Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Teaching - Secondary

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) at Charles Sturt University is designed for those who already hold an approved undergraduate degree, and qualifies you to teach one or more subjects to secondary students and support their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.Available as an online degree, a selection of subjects are also offered in Session 3 to either accelerate the completion of your Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) or spread your study commitments across the year. This enables further flexibility to assist in achieving your qualification in secondary education.


To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) must meet the following admission requirements to be assessed:Completion of a relevant undergraduate degree (and, if applicable, appropriate postgraduate studies [AQF Levels 8-10]) that includes at least a major study in one secondary teaching area of the secondary school curriculum.A Major Study is study undertaken for an equivalent to a total of three-quarters of a year of full time higher education study (0.75 EFTSL), usually comprising sequential discipline study undertaken over three years. In most programs, this equates to at least six units with no more than two at first year level and no fewer than two at third year level.Charles Sturt takes a holistic approach to understand each applicant's potential for academic success. Each student is assessed on a range of factors including academic readiness, previous study, work and life experience, motivation to succeed, and an awareness of the demands of tertiary study.Students are assessed and need to enter with a first teaching area (major) and may have additional teaching areas/specialisations that can be first teaching areas (major) or second teaching area (minor). Teaching areas must be approved by Course Director.Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) can be approved as a Teaching Area. It is recommended that students have a First Teaching Area and can then be assessed to add a TAS specialisation. These Teaching Areas include
  • Engineering Studies, Food Technology, Graphics & Multimedia, Industrial Technology and Textiles Technology.Teacher Librarian can be approved as an additional Teaching Area only. Students must have a First Teaching Area and can be assessed to add Teacher Librarianship if an approved ALIA Course has been completed. Note: Students should check with future employment sector about employment positions and opportunities.Outdoor Education can be approved as an additional Teaching Area only. Students must have a First Teaching Area and can be assessed to add Outdoor Education if a Bachelor (or above) Outdoor Education Course has been completed.Note: Students should check with future employment sector about employment positions and opportunities.Any students wanting to have Music as a Teaching Area can have this assessed to be an approved Teaching Area.Note: The Graduate Entry Bachelor of Teaching Secondary Course Accreditation requirement, requires final professional experience placement to be completed in AustraliaEnglish Language Proficiency Entry Requirements for Initial Teacher Education ProgramsAll applicants who do not meet the Standard CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements must demonstrate proficiency by completing an Academic IELTS (or equivalent) with an overall score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening) - see CSU Concordance Tables for accepted equivalent measures.NOTE: Please refer to relevant National or State employing bodies for their English language proficiency requirements when seeking employment.


This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $8,214
International: $49,280
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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