If teaching is your dream, you’ll get the chance to make a huge difference to the lives of young people. You’ll get to shape minds, inspire ambition and impact the future.
We’ve been producing graduate teachers for longer than nearly anyone else in Australia. We’re connected to a strong community of industry partners, so you get all the practical experience and confidence you need. You’ll feel ready from your very first day in the classroom.
As our graduate, you can work in Catholic and other faith-based schools, government and independent schools, and a wide range of education settings.
You also get to choose from courses in early childhood, primary and secondary education, inclusive education and disability studies, leadership and religious education.
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are other ways you can become a teacher, and we can help. to get started.
"I’ve always dreamed of becoming a high school teacher. From a very young age I always had really positive role models as teachers and so I was inspired by them to do the same thing.
I'm really enjoying my time in the classroom with my students. It's wonderful to see how enthusiastic they are about learning.”
Professor Elizabeth Labone is the National Head of the School of Education. Her field of expertise is education psychology and she is an internationally recognised scholar in the area of teacher efficacy.
Professor Labone has worked in teacher education for more than 25 years. Her recent projects include a large multi-state study of the engagement and retention of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and a review of resilience in school leaders.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.