• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Why study  Education (Secondary) and Special Education at Flinders University 

  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to register as a teacher in secondary school
  • Earn a double degree in only four years that includes an education degree with a special education degree
  • Get work-ready with professional experience placements in secondary schools where you can learn practical skills, put theory into practice, and develop important relationships with students, parents and colleagues
Your career

Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as teachers in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways. The Bachelor of Bachelor of Special Education prepares you for a range of professional roles related to supporting students with disabilities and their families within the broader community.

Potential occupations include:

  • secondary teacher
  • developmental educator
  • graduate administrative officer
  • youth and children’s support officer
  • special education teacher
Potential employers include:
  • secondary schools
  • government schools
  • independent schools
  • government education departments
  • special education or disability service settings

Accreditation

Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

    Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time only for domestic students.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives of Disability and Rehabilitation  
  • Communication and Language  
  • Teaching and Educational Contexts 
  • Foundations of Special Education  
  • Professional Experience: Year 1 (Middle and Secondary Schooling) 
  • Students with Learning and Behavioural Difficulties 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, you must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia, and satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.

CRICOS: 092881M

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    27100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27100 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6994 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6994 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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