Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
James Cook University - Cairns

Course outline

This course prepares graduates for a career in teaching and related fields. It examines learners and learning theories, curriculum studies and approaches to teaching and assessment. It includes professional experience commencing in year one of the course. Students undertake practical work in schools and a variety of other educational sites in rural and remote locations as well as wider community settings. The course has a special focus on education for sustainability and improving outcomes for Indigenous students. It prepares teachers to work with adolescents from ages 13 to 18, with emphasis on teaching Years 7 to 12. Graduates typically teach across two key learning areas to Year 10 and specialise in one discipline to Year 12. This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for teacher registration in Australia. For most current course information, visit Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at JCU.
The JCU Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course.

Note

All education students must participate in a five-day intensive Professional Orientation Program on campus in the final year of their program. Not all teaching areas are available at Cairns.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry for: D Higher Education (General Studies)/B Education (Secondary).

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. All students must meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) standard prior to their final placement and Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA).Refer to Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students. Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the minimum English language requirements; refer to institution.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

Students considering teaching secondary science must have Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C). Students considering teaching secondary maths must have Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).
Students considering teaching Industrial Technologies and Design must have a Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical, Fabrication, Toolmaking, or related areas) or Certificate III in Carpentry, Joinery, or related areas; plus three years recent and relevant post-training industry experience. Students considering teaching Food Technologies and Design must have a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery; plus three years recent and relevant post-training industry experience.
All applicants must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria. QTAC assesses applicants’ non-academic capabilities using an instrument developed with the Australian Council of Deans of Education.

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

97.60

80.85

72.85

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.60

82.85

74.85

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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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

<5*

0

<5*

0

5

<5*

<5*

12

Percentage of all students

<5*

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

41.7%

<5*

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Secondary teacher, physical education teacher, administrator in education, community development roles.

Course Code
323111
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$7000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Cairns & Far North Queensland