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 University.

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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.

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Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Courses

To meet the non-academic requirements of initial teacher education courses, you are required to write up to 1,000 words under four specific categories (approximately 250 words per section). The majority of categories are based on the key capabilities outlined in the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies. Complete and submit your Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Courses (PSITE)

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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Teaching Performance Assessment (TPS)

The TPA is conducted within the final professional experience placement of all Education degrees. The TPA reflects the elements of planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting. Each section is equally weighted (25%) and is deemed to be reflective of classroom teaching practice. The TPA assesses 31* out of 37* of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate level (*depending on context) which have been mapped across tasks within each section of the TPA.

Each of the TPA tasks will be graded as Exceeds Expectations, Demonstrated or Not Demonstrated except for the lesson observation in the Teaching section which is graded by the Tertiary Supervisor as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Each section of the TPA must be passed for TES to meet the criteria for passing the TPA. The TPA will be graded overall as either a Pass (Satisfactory) or Fail (Unsatisfactory).

All Teacher Education Students must successfully complete the TPA as a requirement for graduation.

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