Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

This dual degree allows students to take two degrees and gain a teaching qualification underpinned by strong disciplinary knowledge in two selected teaching areas. The arts component provides content knowledge in a wide choice of majors. The secondary education component provides the skills, knowledge and practical experience required for teacher registration and employment. The course prepares students to teach across secondary schools, and offers practical school-based learning, drawing on current research into effective teaching methods. It prepares students for the challenges of secondary school teaching through on-campus lectures, tutorials and workshops integrated with practical experience in schools. For more information, visit Bachelors of Arts/Education (Secondary) at UQ.


Ancient history/history; Chinese or Chinese translation and interpreting; drama; economics; English; film and television studies; French or French advanced; geography; German; Japanese or Japanese advanced; legal education studies; mathematics; media and digital cultures; music or popular music and technology; psychology; Spanish. Specialisations: Music.

Other requirements

A Blue Card is required; refer to institution. Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program are required to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate and must pass the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA).

Note: Fourth year of the program (professional year) commences in Semester 1 only and must be completed full-time.

Admissions Criteria

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


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); Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.
Inherent requirements apply, for more information refer to UQ website.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), as well as other authorities, to teach in schools around Australia, and some worldwide. Once registered, graduates can work as a secondary school teacher in state or independent schools in Queensland, or undertake further study to qualify as a principal; curriculum adviser; guidance or career officer; department head.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8670 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Education, Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time