Primary and secondary teacher education courses FAQ

What are the requirements to become a teacher in NSW schools?

Check the NSW Institute of Teachers website for details of requirements for teachers in NSW. There are different options for study depending on whether or not you already have a degree.

What do I need to do before I apply for a teacher education course?

You should research the requirements for the courses you wish to apply for. Use the course search to find teaching courses available through UAC.

How do I apply for teacher education courses?

You apply for courses listed in the course search using Apply. If you're applying for a secondary teaching course you'll be asked an additional question about the areas you want to teach.

What secondary teaching areas does each institution offer?

If you're applying for a secondary teaching course you'll be asked an additional question about the areas you want to teach. Different institutions offer different teaching areas. Some offer the teaching areas as both 1st area and 2nd area, while others may only offer it as one area or the other. Refer to the Teaching areas offered by institution table for details.

What about languages?