Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education - Secondary

Southern Cross University

This combined degree prepares graduates to teach in up to two secondary teaching areas in English, mathematics, modern history, biology, chemistry, environmental science, physical education, geography, society and culture and Aboriginal studies. Alternatively, students can study one secondary teaching area, or an area of interest through 10 specialisations to increase employment opportunities. This is in addition to studies in literacy and numeracy, equity and diversity, supporting learners with diverse needs, assessment, and the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in education. Students complete a number of professional teaching experiences to put theory into practice and to observe and reflect on the dynamics of the education environment. They will graduate as teachers who understand the attributes of inclusive education, the development and learning of young people, and the importance of life-long learning.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent and bachelor degree; Personal statement on non-academic capabilities


384 credit points or 32 units; 11 core units; one 8-unit major; and 13 elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Biology; Chemistry; Earth and environmental science; Education-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; English; Geography; Personal development, health and physical education; Mathematics; Modern history; Society and culture


NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Courses have national accreditation through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Coffs Harbour 52.95 No Part time 8 years
Gold Coast 52.95 No Online 4 years
Coffs Harbour 52.95 No Full time 4 years
Gold Coast 52.95 No Part time 8 years
Lismore 52.95 No Online 4 years
Gold Coast 52.95 No Full time 4 years
Lismore 52.95 No Part time 8 years
Lismore 52.95 No Full time 4 years
Coffs Harbour 52.95 No Online 4 years
Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia's east coast with a dynamic teaching and research profile. We have three main campuses: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. The University is proud of its reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the communities we serve to create change that has impact around the world. The regions we call home all have unique characteristics as study locations - from cosmopolitan cities, thriving industries and coastal lifestyles to living laboratories of great natural beauty and ecological diversity - all just outside the classroom. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth operate in collaboration with EduCo. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Southern Cross offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in science and health disciplines, law, engineering, education, humanities, creative arts, tourism, business and information technology. Specialist degrees in Indigenous knowledge, marine science, osteopathy, midwifery and psychology as well as a suite of double degrees round out a rich academic portfolio. Our online courses are delivered with teaching technologies that offer interactive and immersive learning experiences. Work placements and developing practical, industry-specific skills are a feature of our degrees, as is hands-on learning in laboratories, on field trips or through real-world projects. The University is home to nine research centres with global relevance, be it marine ecology, flood mitigation, organic agriculture, plant and geoscience or adolescent development. In the latest 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of at world standard or above in 23 research fields.

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