University of New England UNE

Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus)

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00003G

If you are a Pacific Islander looking to become a teacher in your island home with your family and community, UNE’s Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus) is your ideal course. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a qualified early childhood, primary or secondary school teacher, with the flexibility to study online. Bring your unique understanding of your community to the classroom, with the goal of helping Pacific Islander students to develop and learn. Learn from UNE's tight-knit specialist Pacific Island team. Build your confidence as a teacher, ensuring you make a meaningful contribution to your students. At UNE, we help make your Pacific Island teaching goals a reality with a qualification that is both in demand and rewarding.


96 credit points (equivalent to 16 units standard units) including core units and an approved specialisation.


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education (Computer Studies/IT)
  • Secondary Education (English)
  • Secondary Education (Mathematics)
  • Secondary Education (Science)
  • Secondary Education (Social Science/Geography)
  • Secondary Education (Social Science/History)

Standard entry requirements

Entry is based on Australian Year 12 equivalence. English language requirements must also be met.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $48,160 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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