Education non-academic requirements

Non-academic requirements video

From 2018, applicants for initial teacher education (ITE) courses must meet academic and non-academic entry requirements

Academic entry requirements apply to all our initial teacher education courses. You can find academic entry requirements for each course in the course links below.

You can meet academic entry requirements through:

  • senior secondary (Year 12) results
  • successful prior study at university or VET level
  • successful completion of relevant professional qualifications
  • approved admissions tests.

Initial teaching courses at Southern Cross University:

Personal Statement

To meet the non-academic entry requirements, you must write a 1000-word personal statement that demonstrates Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies.

Applicants must address the following two categories to demonstrate their understanding of teaching and motivation for undertaking a teaching course. Applicants are encouraged to use work and life experiences and interests to illustrate their suitability.

Example statements

Example statement 1

Example statement 2

Submitting your statements

Direct applicants - submit to teachstatement@scu.edu.au

QTAC applicants - upload your personal statement to your QTAC application by logging in to Application Services.

UAC applicants – Personal statements for teaching courses

If you are applying to more than one teaching course, only one personal statement needs to be submitted.

Further enquiries

Contact the Future Students team online or phone: 1800 626 481