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Secondary Education

Secondary education is another popular course among students in Australia who are seeking a stimulating and fulfilling career in the teaching. Australia is great place for high quality, well recognized courses in teaching for beginners and new secondary school teachers.

The career opportunities for graduates in Education are growing each year, especially in many states and regional areas of Australia. There is a shortage in secondary science, mathematics and other disciplines across Australia. Qualified teachers with the requisite degree can fill up these gaps.

Teachers play an important role in preparing the potential workforce for the future. Secondary Education is important in as much as developing young adolescents into adults and making their pathways into the professional world.

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Bachelors in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) offers a qualification for students who want to teach in years 7 to 12 in private, government and other independent school sectors. This course is suitable for those who are looking to register as a teacher in Australia. It makes you qualified specialist in your teaching sphere and efficiently teach the subjects relevant to the Australian curriculum

It focuses on developing graduates who would take up roles of responsible teachers with critical skills and applying best practices in education for the new age learners.

Course duration: 4 years full time or equivalent part-time

Eligibility

  • Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no sub-score less than 7.0 for Speaking and Listening. This may slightly vary from university to university
  • Qualification equivalent of the completion of 13 years schooling Australia as well as completion of relevant subjects in senior high school or other equivalent especially for degrees which need a strong base in Science and Mathematics
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Masters in Teaching (Secondary Education)

Masters in Teaching (Secondary Education) is a pathway to a successful career in teaching with real world and practical experience that prepares you for your professional life ahead. Most universities are able to offer short teaching placements and give access to many teaching assignments and opportunities through tie ups with various schools and teaching institutes.

After the successful completion of the program graduates can aim to apply for teacher registration in many of the Australian states. Applicants must keep in mind that there are several decisive factors for their eligibility for registration by the Teachers Registration Board of Australia along with other regulatory authorities that validate their degree. Applicants must keep a check on the different registration requirements which keep changing time to time.

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Course Duration: 2 years full time or longer for part time

Eligibility

  • Academic IELTS band score of 7 (no band less than 7) and speaking and listening of 7.5
  • An undergraduate degree from an approved university or institution
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Visa Requirement

For all international students aspiring to take up the course the following are required from their side to secure a student visa

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

PR Pathway

Education and teaching are definitely the courses that increase the prospects of international students to eventually get their PR. After successful completion of the higher degree in Education or teaching, international students can get apply for a Skill Assessment with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

After a positive result, you might be eligible to apply for PR. The teaching profession in the skills lists are Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Needs Teacher, University Lecturer, Vocational Education Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages amongst others.

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Frequently asked questions about studying Teaching and Education in Australia

Australia is one of the top destinations for international students seeking quality education. Not only is it home to world class universities, cited annually by world university rankings, but your studies here will be recognized internationally.

With the progressive and innovative programs, not only will you learn through the most up to date methods and materials as a student, but you will see Australia’s top-notch education system first-hand that will help you in your own career after your course.

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Masters of Teaching (Secondary)

*Does not lead to registration but can be packaged with a Higher Education Course

The Certificate III courses last an average of 1 year while a Diploma’s average duration is 2 years.
For Higher Education courses, Bachelor Programs have a duration of 4 years on average while Masters Programs have an average duration of 2 years.

VET Admission

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent
  • As low as IELTS score 6.0 overall (no score below 5.5 in each of the component) or equivalent*

Undergraduate Admission

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent
  • As low as IELTS score 7.0 overall (no score below 6.5 in each of the component) or equivalent*

Post Graduate Admission

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline
  • As low as IELTS score 7.5 overall (no score below 7.0 in each of the component) or equivalent*

*These are average scores, certain schools may require higher or lower scores for admission

Visa Requirement
Here are some of the requirements in securing student visa.

  • A valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • Offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklists.

Depending on your previous studies and experiences, you could be eligible to credit previously taken units towards your chosen program. This is so as to avoid unnecessary repetition of a unit you have already taken up in the past.

It will also help minimize the cost of the course, help students focus on other units, and shorten the course duration, allowing more time for practical training.

Credit Transfers are entirely up to the Course Provider and whether they will accept your previous studies.

After completing either a Bachelor or Masters Course, you will be able to qualify for registering to become a teacher with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). Depending on what state you graduated form, there may be slight differences in the registration process, but all requirements are updated frequently on their website.

As a graduate of a Bachelor or Masters in Teaching, you may be able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa*. Temporary Graduate visa holders are able to study, stay and work in Australia temporarily after the completion of the studies, depending on qualifications, for eighteen (18) months to two (2) years.

An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

After completion of a Bachelor or Masters, you can jump into a fulfilling career as a Teacher. Depending on what you studied, you can pursue a career as an Early Childhood Education Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Middle School Teacher or Secondary School Teacher. You might even progress to the role of a School Principal if you work hard and gain enough experience after graduating.

Opportunities are on the rise for Primary and Secondary School Teachers, and are in great demand for Early Education Teachers.  According to JobOutlook.gov.au, teachers also have a much lower rate of unemployment compared to other occupations.

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