Australian Catholic University
As a primary teacher you will have a creative, challenging and rewarding career helping and inspiring children to develop important lifelong skills. You will become adept at managing social, cultural and developmental diversity. You can choose from a range of subject specialisations in English, mathematics, health and physical education, Indigenous education, language (Spanish or Italian), science and technologies, religious education, the arts or Indigenous education available to First Peoples.
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the ACT Teacher Quality Institute require students to pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to completing the final professional experience placement.
All students in initial teacher education courses must meet the LANTITE test standard prior to graduation. You need to demonstrate once that you have met the standard for each test component (literacy and numeracy) before you undertake your final teaching placement. Test results are transferrable and do not expire.
Transferring into an ITE course from another institution, does not reset your LANTITE sitting allowance. If you have not met the standard for either component after your first attempt, it is very important that you contact the Course Coordinator immediately to discuss your options.
Teaching in a primary setting.
Primary teacher in government, independent and Catholic schools, educator in community education centres, private colleges and inclusive education settings; policy development.
This program has been submitted for accreditation.
The Professional and Community Engagement program, embedded in the course, provides a number of opportunities for students to complete a practicum in a range of school and community settings. Students must obtain a Working With Children Check before the first professional experience placement.
Visit the ACU website for general information about tuition fees.
Questionnaire: You are required to answer a questionnaire about your motivation and suitability for teaching when you apply. Preview the teaching questionnaire.
Assumed knowledge: For Strathfield/North Sydney/Blacktown campuses: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English; any 2 units of mathematics (Band 4). For Canberra campus – ACT: English (T) (Major); any mathematics (T) (Major). NSW: English Advanced, any 2 units of mathematics.
Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach.
Also refer to the ACU general admission criteria.
View all details of this course on the ACU website.
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