Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This is a two-year teacher preparation program for students who already hold a tertiary degree which maps to two secondary school curriculum teaching areas, and who aspire to be teachers. Through an integration of theory and urban, rural and remote practical placements, this course prepares graduates to teach two subject specialisations to year 12 in secondary schools, and who are competent, critically engaged and caring. Curriculum study areas include English, mathematics, sciences, information and communication technology (ICT), humanities and social sciences, art, health and physical education, business, and languages other than English (LOTE). Students must attend prescribed professional placements in secondary schools during the course. 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 information, visit Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary).
The JCU Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course.

Other requirements

A Queensland Working with Children Card (Blue 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 Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the minimum English language requirements; refer to institution.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Additional entry requirements

Successful completion of an appropriate bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution which includes the completion of subjects in two teaching areas appropriate to curriculum areas in Australian secondary schools ie subjects that link to the national school curriculum (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)) and/or the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). Applicants must nominate two teaching areas in preferred order on their QTAC application. Available teaching areas are: English; Mathematics; History; Geography; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Digital Technologies; Chinese; French; Japanese; Legal Studies; Economics; Accounting; Business; Health and Physical Education; Arts. All applicants must also satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria. Applicants’ non-academic capabilities will be assessed by QTAC using an instrument developed in consultation 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

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

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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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Secondary school teacher, teaching in the tertiary sector, staff training and development, roles with Department of Foreign Affairs.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$3950 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters degree by coursework
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time