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

The BA/BTch combines professional studies in Education with studies in teaching field disciplines from the BA degree.

Course code



Four years full-time or equivalent part-time

Mode of Delivery

On campus (Lake Macquarie)


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

The CRICOS registration codes for this Arts degree is:
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching 057299E

Entry Requirements

General Admission Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching course. In addition, the following majors have specific entry requirements:

Mathematics (Major/Minor)

Recent HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics.

Music (Major/Minor)

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

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 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.

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