Course Description

This course provides professional development for two or three-year trained teachers to upgrade their Diploma or Bachelor of Teaching qualifications to a Bachelor of Education. It builds upon students' previous studies in teacher education and is able to supplement their earlier study in ways which can meet employer requirements for a fourth year of teacher education as a pre-requisite in Australia for continuing accreditation/registration as a teacher. Further, the course aims to provide currency for teachers who have experienced lengthy periods of absence from the profession and who wish to re-enter it. Unit selection must be approved by the National Course Coordinator before commencement of studies to ensure that graduates will meet Teacher Accreditation Regulations. Students who have a three-year qualification complete the equivalent of one year full-time study.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,560 total course cost.


1 - 1.5 years full time, 2 - 3 years part time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.4% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 79.4% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.9% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Australian Catholic University (ACU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.7% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 4.6% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $61,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.