Course Description

This four-year specialist degree will give you a professional qualification to teach in secondary schools in the area of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE), along with a second teaching area of specialisation.

Service learning and community engagement are key features of this degree. In all four years of the course you will be given service learning opportunities and work with educational, health and sporting organisations. Totalling 140 hours, this will supplement your professional experience placement in schools.

Work-based placements (totalling 560 hours) begin in the first year of the course and the amount of responsibility and duration of the placements progressively increases until the final placement, when you will be competent to teach under minimal supervision.

Our Health and Physical Education program, established in 1939, is considered one of the best in Australia. If you have a real passion for health, sport and the science of movement, this is the perfect course for you. It offers a range of unique experiences, including the opportunity to specialise in PDHPE and an additional teaching area. Once you complete the degree, you will be qualified to work in a variety of fields.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 63.8% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 83.8% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.3% (national average 77.8%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.4% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 7.0% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $62,800 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 090281G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BUEDUHPE1000

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.
  • Applicants to all undergraduate education degrees (except Early Childhood) will be required to complete a brief personal statement.

    Guaranteed entry ATAR: 80