Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening). The cost of the testing will be met by the applicant. English test results must be no more than two years old.
Additional selection requirements
All students must meet minimum literacy and numeracy standards upon entry and completion as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.
The entry requirements for this course give consideration to upcoming expectations for entry into ITE prescribed by AITSL and QCT. Students intending to enter teacher education, both at the undergraduate level, program commencing in 2016 or later are required to have (unless superseded by subsequent tertiary study): (1) at least ‘Sound Achievement’ in the current QSA Authority Subject of Senior English; and (2) at least ‘Sound Achievement’ in Mathematics (QSA Mathematics A and /or B and /or C or equivalent subject from another jurisdiction).
Applicants’ previous degrees must include a sufficient amount of study in their intended secondary teaching areas as specified below.
A minimum of SIX subjects (with at least TWO subjects at level 3) normally undertaken within the previous 10 years in a secondary area of teaching to year 12, (Biology, Business, Drama, English, Health and Physical Education, History/SOSE, Information Communication Technologies (ICT), LOTE, Mathematics, Science 21, Physics or Visual Arts), together with a minimum of FOUR subjects (TWO at level 2) normally undertaken within the previous 10 years in a secondary area of teaching to year 10 (Business, Drama, English, Geography, Health and Physical Education, History/SOSE, Information Communication Technologies (ICT) LOTE, Mathematics, Music, Science and Visual Arts).
Special admission requirements
Students wishing to do concurrent studies in teaching disciplines to satisfy requirements for candidature, must be interviewed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) and receive prior written approval to enrol concurrently at this, or another university.
Post Admission requirements
This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students
Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):
This course includes prescribed professional placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.
For more information, refer to:
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