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  • Mid-year entry is only available to applicants with suitable advanced standing (credit). See the entry requirements tab for details.
  • You can select two teaching areas for specialisation.
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT. 
  • 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 2019 July, February
Note: Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only. This course is available in July (in 2019) but not in July (2018).
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Education
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CRICOS code 080477M
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  • 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 the growth of young adults and share your passion for your chosen teaching areas.

Why choose this course?

Mathematics teachers play a central role in developing students’ essential scientific and numeracy capabilities. Students develop fundamental skills across number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. Mathematics teachers have the opportunity to prepare students for learning in a range of disciplines and provide them with the skills they will need in their personal life and career.

You will be a qualified specialist in your teaching areas and learn to effectively teach subjects in the Australian Curriculum and other frameworks. You’ll be encouraged to create future-focussed learning opportunities for your students and be equipped with positive strategies to manage your classrooms.

Real-world learning

QUT organises professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators. At QUT you may be selected for additional opportunities to spend more time in schools and other settings to gain extra experience.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to teach 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, equip them for a variety of career paths. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.


Professional recognition

This course is currently being updated and undergoing re-accreditation with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and the Queensland College of Teachers. Please check this page for the latest updates.

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

Blue card

Student teachers must undergo a criminal history check prior to undertaking professional experience in a school or centre, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18 years). For Queensland and international placements a blue card must be obtained. In other Australian states and territories you must fulfil the local requirements for working with children. As a QUT student, you can apply for a blue card through QUT for free. Submit your blue card application to HiQ as soon as you've received your offer.

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. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

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


This course is currently being updated for 2019 entry, and further details will be displayed when available.

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)
Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

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.

2019: $30,900 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) - Mathematics

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

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