The BA/BTch combines professional studies in Education with studies in teaching field disciplines from the BA degree.
Four years full-time or equivalent part-time
Mode of Delivery
On campus (Lake Macquarie)
The BA and associated double degrees are accredited by the NSW Department of Education and Training.
The CRICOS registration codes for this Arts degree is: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching 057299E
General Admission Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching course. In addition, the following majors have specific entry requirements:
Recent HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics.
Admission to the Music major is by interview, audition and placement tests. Applicants should normally have studied music for approximately six years, but with approval of the Music Strand Convenor may be admitted with other appropriate music experience. The written theory placement test will consist of questions on key signatures, scale writing (major and minor), intervals, cadences, writing in four vocal parts, and melody writing based on the Australian Music Examinations Board (5th grade level).
English Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers in NSW International students require an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of at least 8.0 for speaking and listening prior to being employed as graduate teachers in New South Wales.
Course Information Booklet
For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:
Bachelor of Arts :: Bachelor of Teaching
The Undergraduate Handbook contains detailed information on each unit.
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There is an increasing demand for Christian teachers to be employed in all school sectors across Australia, including the rapidly expanding Christian school sectors. This course prepares Avondale graduate teachers to be employed by state, independent and private schools across Australia, New Zealand and countries throughout the world. Graduates can be employed as secondary teachers in English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Religious Studies and Visual Arts. The combined degree also allows graduates to pursue a range of career interests relating to their areas of study in arts.
The information provided is a guide but will give you a rough idea as to the costs associated with studying at Avondale. Actual fee amounts vary on the enrolled course and the units that are taken. Please contact us if you have further questions.
If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (HECS-HELP). There are two forms of HECS-HELP assistance:
This is a loan from the Australian Government for all or part of your student contribution amount. No repayment is required until your income exceeds the threshold $44,912 (2010-2011) (CPI Indexed).
If you pay up-front all, or at least $500, of your student contribution amount for units by the census date, you will receive a 20% discount on the amount you pay. Some students are required to pay their student contribution upfront and are ineligible for the upfront discount.
If you are a domestic full fee-paying student, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance. FEE-HELP is available for most Avondale higher education courses. FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth loan scheme that assists eligible students to defer payment of their tuition fees. FEE-HELP can cover all or part of a student’s tuition fees, up to a lifetime limit of $86,422 (2011). The $86,422 (2011) FEE-HELP limit is indexed each year. A loan fee of 20% applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study. The FEE-HELP limit does not include the loan fee. No repayment is required until your income exceeds $44,912 (2010-2011) (CPI indexed).