Early Childhood Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Birth – 12 years)

Primary Teaching Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTch(Prim))

Secondary Teaching Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching
Master of Teaching (Secondary) (MTch(Sec))

Postgraduate Education Degrees Offered

Master of Education (MEd)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

*Only students working in childcare may complete this degree via distance. All other students will need to be enrolled on-campus for the first four semesters, and then have the option to complete the remainder of units via distance education.


Avondale offers a range of undergraduate teaching degrees, both standalone and combined with other Avondale courses. Studying teaching at Avondale will equip you with the practical experience and skills needed to teach in Christian, independent and state early childhood, primary and high school systems, both within Australia and overseas.

What makes Avondale’s teaching degrees practical is that you will engage in classroom experiences from your second year of full time study. These are undertaken in a variety of relevant learning environments to enable the application of theory in a practical setting.

Student Profile

These tables give an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in undergraduate education courses at Avondale College of Higher Education.

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ATAR (OP in Qld) Profile

The ATAR (OP in Queensland) tables report the profile for those students offered places, wholly or partly on the basis of their ATAR or OP, in the education courses in 2017.

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Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Courses

In order to meet the non-academic entry requirements, you are required to write close to 1000 words under four specific categories (approximately 250 words per section). The majority of these categories are based on the key capabilities as outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies. This form is to be forwarded to the Avondale Admissions, Avondale College of Higher Education, PO Box 19, Cooranbong NSW 2265, Australia or Email : or Fax +61 2 4980 2151 marked private and confidential.

Postgraduate Study & Research

Avondale offers a range of postgraduate research and study options, including a Master of Education (MEd), as well as the internationally-recognised Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

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National Literacy and Numeracy Test

The Australian Government has introduced a National Literacy and Numeracy Test that Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students will be required pass. (This includes Master of Teaching students though does not apply at this stage to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)(Birth – 5 Years) Course).

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Early placement equips you with more practical experience, helping you create professional connections while providing the opportunity to be a competent job-ready teaching graduate.


Commonwealth Supported Places available for eligible undergraduate and MTch (Primary) and MTch (Secondary) students. FEE-HELP is available for eligible postgraduate students.

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Scholarships are available for Avondale students, including a scholarship offered exclusively to students looking to study the BSc/BTch degree.

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“Seeing kids reach their potential... and being able to affirm them so that they pursue it… that’s what I love about teaching.”
– Master of Teaching (Secondary) graduate