Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching)
University of New England - Armidale

Course outline

The Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) is a unique dual sector teacher education course that offers two career pathways for graduates. It is an undergraduate teacher education qualification that encompasses working in both Primary Schools and Secondary Schools. All candidates complete a NESA or National primary specialisation with a curriculum focus.

The following are NESA primary specialisations: a Language; Mathematics; or Science and Technology.

Students completing a NESA specialisation will receive a NSW Department of Education code on their teacher registration documentation which may advantage them for future employment in NSW Government schools. All other students will complete a National specialisation in English/Literacy.

Being a teacher is a rewarding career for those who enjoy being part of children’s growth and learning. The professional understandings and abilities learned in the Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) will be valued by the broader community. Students will have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes to become a successful teacher and a member of one of the largest professions worldwide.

For external study, contact the UNE Future Students Team. For more course information, visit UNE’s Course Handbook.


This course is accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Other requirements

The course includes 80 days of professional experience of which 10 days are online, 20 days are in a primary school setting, 20 days are in a primary or middle school setting and 30 days are in a secondary school setting. Students must complete a number of requirements prior to undertaking a professional experience placement; refer to institution for details. In Queensland, a Blue Card is required. Teacher education students must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students before their final-year professional experience placement; visit Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students Fact Sheet for more information. Students must also complete a Teaching Performance Assessment during their final professional experience placement.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of New England and for this course, refer to UNE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Teaching Personal Statement; NSW Teacher Education Course Entry Requirements

Additional entry requirements

English (Units 3 and 4, A); a minimum of two other General subjects (Units 3 and 4, A). Contact the University for more information about the Teaching Personal Statement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background including Australian citizens are advised that this course has a higher English language requirement than many UNE courses. Refer to for information on how to meet these requirements.

Recommended study
For those intending to teach mathematics: Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





Agriculture, Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Drama, English, Ancient History, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History, Society and Culture, Studies of Religion, Languages [Chinese, Classical Languages (Greek/Latin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish], Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, TESOL (EAL/D)

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

You will graduate with a broad range of teaching and critical thinking skills, ready to adapt to the rapidly evolving education field. Your career options include:
primary school teaching
high school teaching
school management
education officer
educational research.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$6440 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 10 years Part time

New England and North West NSW