Contact us

Change to view Australian and NZ students' course information. You are viewing international students' course information.


  • You will be qualified in two teaching areas, and able to teach all years in a secondary school.
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT. 
  • This course meets national and state professional teaching standards for graduate teachers.
  • If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, you may be eligible to study a graduate entry program.
QTAC course code 404492 February; 403492 July
QUT course code ED59
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Note: Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Education
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 080477M
  • Community Education Officer
  • Deputy principal
  • Educator
  • Head of department
  • School principal
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Trainer


As a secondary teacher, you can contribute to the development and further growth of keen young adult minds in the real world. You can share your passion for your chosen teaching areas. 

In the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you will choose a major and a minor teaching area depending on your desired career outcome. A good background in your selected teaching areas at Year 12 level (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.

Why choose this course?

Healthy, active living benefits individuals and societies in many ways. As a teacher of health and physical education, you have the opportunity to work with students to enhance their own and others’ health, wellbeing and physical activity participation in a range of varied and changing contexts. With QUT’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree, you will gain an understanding of approaches to teaching and planning instruction in health and physical education for the senior and junior years of schooling. Your studies will include human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, game-based learning, and performance activity.

You will be taught by leading academics and equipped with quality support and cutting-edge resources. You will be prepared to teach subjects in the Australian Curriculum. 

Real-world learning

QUT organises professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators. You may also have the opportunity to participate in additional learning experiences that are unique to QUT. Recently, a group of our students travelled to Vietnam and worked with local primary schools to deliver HPE classes and nutritional information to local students.

Learn from the best

You’ll be taught by staff with extensive experience as primary and high-school teachers, teacher educators, high performance coaches and coach consultants.

Many of our staff are active researchers and you can be confident that what you’re learning reflects latest industry knowledge and practice. Areas of recent research include sport coaching, skill learning and acquisition, educational psychology, and sport for development in marginalised communities.

Real-world facilities

QUT’s new sports facility at Kelvin Grove campus features an artificial turf sports field and adjacent amenities. The facility is used for teaching purposes across HPE and other health courses, and offers all QUT students an enhanced space for recreational sporting activities.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to teach health and physical education in secondary schools. Your career will be guided by, but not limited to, your chosen teaching areas. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, may also equip them for a variety of careers including community education officers and training developers. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

The course meets professional teaching standards for graduate teachers for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Advanced standing

If you wish to be considered for advanced standing (credit) for studies competed at another institution, you must supply supporting documentations with your application.  Supporting documentations include your official academic transcripts, documents proving that you've completed your course, such as your diploma or certificate (if applicable) and unit outlines or course syllabus for the units you're seeking credit for.  You will be considered for credit at the time we assess your application for admission into the course.  

You do not need to submit a separate application for credit.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

Blue card: you will need to apply for a blue card because you will be working with children or young people as part of this course.

Literacy and numeracy: you will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 13
    Rank 71
    Did you get an OP 1-5?

    If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

    Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    Additional entry requirements

    Additional entry requirements

    Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) capabilities criteria.

    You must submit your personal statement  addressing suitability criteria. Applicants are to address two categories describing their work and life experiences that demonstrate the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies and their understanding of and motivations about the course they are applying for.


    You must have passed four semesters at Australian high school level or equivalent:

    • English; and
    • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

    Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

    You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects, by completing bridging courses or the QUT Foundation program.

    How to meet prerequisite requirements


    Working with Children Check: blue card

    You'll need to apply for a blue card because you'll be working with children or young people as part of this course. There's no cost if you apply through QUT.

    You will be requested to submit your blue card application form immediately after receiving your offer. You won't be able to accept your offer and enrol if you don't submit your correctly completed blue card application form on time.

    How to apply for a blue card


    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

    2018: $29,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    Scholarships and financial support

    You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

    These scholarships are available for this course:

    View all undergraduate scholarships


    How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Health and Physical Education

    Are you ready to submit your application?

    You're ready if you've:

    1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 2
    2. Checked important dates
    3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
    4. Checked costs and scholarships
    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
    6. Gathered supporting documents
    7. Completed an application form and a personal statement

    All done? Then you're ready to apply

    Email me this course

    Email me this course as a PDF

    Please wait…

    Download this course as a PDF


    Stay connected

    Please wait…

    Get just the information you want on courses, scholarships and events.