So you want to be a teacher? Teaching can be very rewarding, but it’s also incredibly challenging and requires a lot of hard work. Teachers may benefit from great holidays, but the reality is that they spend much of that time preparing class plans and writing reports.
Working directly with children and young adults is a central focus of teachers, so if the thought of spending whole days with this demographic is appealing, this might be the profession for you.
Most courses lead into an area of teaching that focuses on either a particular group of students (such as early childhood, primary or secondary), a particular subject (such as English, physical education or science) or a particular aspect of teaching (such as librarianship, sport or special education).
The best courses in the education field offer an engaging general education, looking at everything from philosophical issues to school structures, including education systems in other countries.
There are almost 350 undergraduate degrees in education and training listed on our course search. We looked at which ones performed best in skills development, student support and full-time employment.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their studies. The top spot goes to The University of Notre Dame Australia with 92.2% satisfaction rate with University of Wollongong just behind with 92%.
This rating compares the proportion of students who were satisfied with the support they received from their institution. Swinburne University of Technology placed highest with a satisfaction rate of 86.6%, followed very closely by University of New England (UNE) with 83.7%.
This rating compares the employment rates of graduates of undergraduate degrees from different universities — specifically, graduates who were employed full time four months after completing their course. First place goes to University of Queensland with an 90.3% rate of employment, and an exceptionally second goes to RMIT with 90.2%,
View all 2021 rankings for education and training by The Good Universities Guide — filter by study level to view both undergraduate and postgraduate ratings.