Course Description

Applications for Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) are only accepted for commencement in SP1 or SP3. Students wishing to commence their studies in other study periods can do so by enrolling in the Level 1 Open Units.
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) course is designed for people seeking to attain an Initial Teacher Education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. Students will develop advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education and in meeting the needs of 21st century learners. Most units in this course will be offered fully online, in order to provide more flexible access. Students will have four opportunities to engage in professional practice in schools, culminating in a final professional placement of 10 continuous weeks.
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) will be chosen by those who wish to teach in Secondary schools in Years 7 - 12. Students in this course will specialise in one Secondary school curriculum area and will be qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 in this major teaching area. The curriculum areas offered in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) are: The Arts - Visual Arts, English and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
Please Note: Applicants for admission will be required to elect a major teaching area from those offered via OUA. These are: The Arts – Visual Arts, English and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Starting dates

February, August

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Curtin University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 58.5% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 80.0% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.5% (national average 77.8%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Curtin University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 73.0% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 2.9% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $63,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 003910D
Curtin University Code: OB-EDSC1

Entry Requirements



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