Bachelor of Education - Secondary / Bachelor of Arts

Flinders University

This double degree is designed to prepare middle and secondary school teachers (Years 6 to 12). Students will be provided with the background and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Students will gain knowledge of curriculum studies and education studies and undertake professional experience which brings together theory and practice in school settings. On successful completion of this degree students will be able to teach their chosen junior secondary or secondary school subjects such as English, drama, mathematics, health education, biology, Earth sciences, languages other than English, information technology, business education, geography, history, legal studies, psychology and visual arts. Some of these subject areas are only available to study as a major. Note that while some science areas are available in the Bachelor of Arts, students wishing to specialise in science should consider applying for the double degree Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science if they have a strong science background.

Course Fee:

International: $108,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.


Students have an option to complete 2-3 teaching areas based on a major and a minor sequence in a Bachelor of Arts subject discipline plus other Arts topics. Students will also study education topics in education studies and curriculum studies necessary for teaching in secondary schools and will undertake professional experience placements.

Subjects you can Study:

Biological sciences; Business studies; Chinese; Creative writing; Criminology; Drama; Earth sciences; English; French; Geography and Environmental Studies; History; Health Education; Indonesian; Information technology; Italian; Legal studies; Mathematics; Modern Greek; Political studies; Psychology; Spanish; Visual arts; Women studies

Further information:

All School of Education pre-service teachers must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening letter before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards. Pre-service teachers who are not cleared will not be able to complete the requirements of the course. The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening and Licensing Branch. In addition to the above, students must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to commencing the professional experience topics.


Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Part time 8 years
Bedford Park No info No Full time 4 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 26,100 students, with over 5,400 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

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