NSW Council of Deans - Teacher Employment video - Barbara Preston of the NSW Council of Deans of Education describes the current employment climate for NSW teachers (September 2015).
Changes to admission requirements for initial teacher education courses
The Australian government has introduced new standards for the selection of entrants to initial teacher education (ITE) courses. UNE, in conjunction with other NSW providers, will apply the new standards from Trimester 1 2018 admissions onwards. A key aspect of the new standards is that providers are required to assess applicants not only on their academic capability, but also on “non-academic capability”, defined as a range of attributes and motivations that are common to effective teachers. For details on the new selection requirements, see the Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Entry (link to page) instructions and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s guidelines.
UNE is working closely with our accrediting body (NSW Education Standards Authority), NSW Council of Deans of Education and the NSW Universities Admissions Centre on how to approach the new standards. We are developing an assessment tool to ensure that applicants are transparently and rigorously assessed for suitability for teaching. Course admission requirements will be updated as details are finalised.
Your study options
Whether you're interested in teaching or education training and development, we have a program that will help you excel as a leader in your field. Please choose from one of the study options below.
Undergraduate Teaching Degrees
If you're leaving school or have never studied at a university and want to become a teacher, please find out about our undergraduate courses.
Undergraduate Non-Teaching Degrees
The Bachelor of Training and Development is a course for students who are interested in education and training but who do not wish to become teachers in schools.
Graduate Entry Degrees
Preservice programs are for graduates who hold a relevant degree and are seeking a teaching qualification.
Postgraduate coursework degrees will suit those who have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to undertake further studies in education. These courses are for people who already hold teaching qualifications or for whom teaching qualifications are not necessary — these courses do not qualify you to be a teacher.
Higher Degree Research
If you are a graduate who is wishing to continue your studies with a specific emphasis on higher degree research, we invite you find out more about the higher degree research opportunities that we offer within the School of Education.
Do you need further clarification?
The following questions are designed to assist you choose the right course to become a teacher.
1. Are you a school leaver and/or never completed a course at uni?
2. Do you hold a degree (not a teaching degree)?
3. Do you have a degree and a teaching qualification?