CQUniversity Australia

Diploma of Secondary School Teaching - Specialisation

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00219C

The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is a professional development course designed for both primary school and secondary school teachers who already hold a teaching registration. The course will allow primary school teachers who want to transition into secondary schools to teach in either Junior Mathematics and Science; Junior English and History; or one of the teaching areas available in the course. The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is also suited for secondary school teachers who want to improve their discipline content knowledge within an existing teaching area or gain discipline content knowledge in order to add a new teaching area. While completing the course students will benefit from the unique model of supported on-site school delivery and distance delivery, which involves expert school-based teaching staff on-site and university staff online. The flexibility of this course ensures that students' study needs are met and allows them to gain the appropriate content knowledge for the Australian Curriculum areas at secondary school level.


6 units (48 credit points)


  • Biology minor
  • Business minor
  • Chemistry minor
  • English minor
  • Geography minor
  • Health and physical education minor
  • History minor
  • Home economics and hospitality minor
  • Industrial technology and design minor
  • Mathematics minor
  • Psychology minor.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants are required to provide certified evidence of teaching registration.

Study pathways

Upon completion of this course students may be interested in completing a Graduate Certificate in Brain Based Education or a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study Yes

Further information

It is possible to complete this course in one year of full-time study, however it is designed to meet the needs of currently employed teachers and is therefore available as a part time course taking a maximum of 2.5 years. Depending upon the Major (Teaching Area) chosen, students may need to attend Residential Schools.

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