48 months
29000 AUD/year
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This fun and creative four-year double degree Bachelor of Secondary Education - Bachelor of Arts from University of Canberra will see you develop into a knowledgeable and informed classroom-ready teacher, qualified for employment across both state and independent schools.  

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You’ll study a choice of two teaching streams from a range of arts and humanities disciplines, including English languages, history, business studies, the creative arts, geography, religious studies, psychology, media studies, legal studies, and more.

Thanks to a series of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units, you’ll put your teaching theories to the test in a real-world environment, regularly engaging with secondary school students across the entire range of year levels. 

At the completion of the course, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running as a newly qualified teacher, confident in helping to enthuse young people aged 12 to 18 about a range of subjects across the arts spectrum.

Study the Bachelor of Secondary Education - Bachelor of Arts from University of Canberra and you will: 

  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in two arts disciplines, across a range of classes and year groups, within a secondary school environment
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in secondary settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences, and develop teaching activities for a range of indigenous, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) and mainstream settings
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the required content knowledge for all secondary school curriculum areas to teaching and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies, and the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning.

Career opportunities

  • Secondary school teacher
  • English teacher
  • History teacher
  • Visual arts teacher
  • Drama teacher


This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Addressing Challenges in Educational Environments
  • Classroom Climate and Organisation
  • Context of the Education Profession 
  • Curriculum - Planning, Assessing and Reporting 
  • Designing Learning for Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Human Development and Learning  
  • Philosophy of Education  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
  • All applicants will be required to complete a written statement in response to questions designed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession.
CRICOS Code: 088696B  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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