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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Teacher Assistant | Secondary School Teacher | Teacher | View all

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About this course

You love working with people and want to help young people succeed. This Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course from Edith Cowan University may be your next career step.

Designed for students seeking to become secondary school teachers in Western Australia, this practical and flexible qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of teaching.

With a particular focus on integrating information technology into learning, this qualification ensures your teaching practice is relevant, flexible and backed by best practice thinking. You'll be able to support students to develop the IT skills required to advance exciting and innovative learning methods in the classroom, helping you to best support students' learning.

With three practical placements and the opportunity to undertake internships, this course ensures students graduate with comprehensive and competitive practical skillsets, giving you the experience required to thrive in the classroom. Combining theory and practice, this teaching qualification ensures you're ready to effectively help young learners the minute you leave the classroom.



To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed secondary education within the previous two years and hold a sufficient ATAR rank for this qualification; OR
  • Have studied a higher education course since leaving secondary education, either recently or some time ago; OR
  • Have completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by or on behalf of a higher education provider; OR
  • Have completed or enrolled in but not completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course since leaving secondary school; OR
  • Have professional or work experience that can demonstrate your readiness for higher education.

Applicants are also required to submit a personal statement.

Areas of study

In this teaching course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Personal literacy
  • Personal numeracy
  • Communication skills for teaching and learning
  • Becoming a teacher
  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Creating positive learning environments
  • First professional practice
  • Integrating curriculum with practice
  • Second professional practice
  • Working with Indigenous Australian children, youth and their families
  • Literacy in teaching and learning
  • Assistant teacher program
  • Diversity in the secondary classroom
  • Curriculum enrichment for the major secondary specialisation
  • ICT-enhanced curriculum


Edith Cowan University Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia and fulfils the academic study requirement for registration as a secondary school teacher in Western Australia. After completing this course, you'll be able to apply to work as a teacher in secondary schools across the state.

You'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience required to thrive in the challenging and dynamic area of teaching, and help make a difference in the lives of young learners.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Fees may be paid upfront, or deferred for eligible students through the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan program.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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