Diploma of Secondary School Teaching
CQUniversity - Online

Course outline

The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is a professional development course designed for both primary school and secondary school teachers who already hold a teaching registration. The course will allow primary school teachers who want to transition into secondary schools to teach in either Junior Mathematics and Science; Junior English and History; or one of the teaching areas available in the course. The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is also suited for secondary school teachers who want to improve their discipline content knowledge within an existing teaching area or gain discipline content knowledge in order to add a new teaching area. While completing the course students will benefit from the unique model of supported on-site school delivery and online study, which involves experienced school-based teaching staff on-site and university staff online. The flexibility of this course ensures that study needs are met and allows students to gain the appropriate content knowledge for the Australian Curriculum areas at a secondary school level. For more course information, visit Diploma of Secondary School Teaching.


Depending upon the Major (Teaching Area) chosen, students may need to attend Residential Schools.


Biology; Business; Chemistry; English; Geography; Health and Physical Education; History; Home Economics; Industrial Technology and Design; Junior English and History; Junior Mathematics and Science; Mathematics; Psychology.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Current teaching registration

Additional entry requirements

Applicants are required to provide certified evidence of current teacher registration.

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

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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

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

Career opportunities

On completion of this course, graduates will be prepared to make the transition from a primary school teacher to a secondary school teacher or have acquired content knowledge to add a new teaching area.

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CSP/$5496 (1st year contribution)
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21/2 years External