Bachelor of Arts :: Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Honours)

After completing the first two years of the BA/BTch (Sec) 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 (Sec)(Hon) is self accredited by Avondale College of Higher Education and is offered within the term of the Australian Qualification Framework Level 8. The course is nationally registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

The CRICOS registration code for the degree is:
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (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 (Secondary) (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 teachers to be employed by state, independent and private schools across Australia, New Zealand and countries throughout the world.

Financial Information

For current information on tuition, on-campus accommodation and meal costs, see our Financial Information

Updated By: Brian Greentree