Bachelor of Arts :: Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) (Not for new students)

After completing the first two years of the BA/BTch, or BBus/BTch, or BSc/BTch or BEd (Secondary) course students may gain entry into the Honours program based on academic performance. Honours units replace some of the units in the regular program. The honours option allows selected students to complete a program in research methodology and conduct their own research under supervision. Furthermore, this program enhances the efforts of high potential students to influence professional practice through research, and facilitates access for students to proceed to research-based studies at Masters or Doctoral level.

Course Code



Four years full-time or equivalent part-time

Mode of Delivery

On campus (Lake Macquarie)


The BA/BTch degrees are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

The CRICOS registration code for the degree is:
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching(Honours) 057300F

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.

Entry Requirements

An average mark of 75% or greater in the units of the undergraduate program is needed for admission to the Honours program.

Course Information Booklet

For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Teaching (Honours)

Unit Synopsis

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 primary 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.

Financial Information

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.

Updated By: Brian Greentree