"The degree gave me the tools and inspiration to re-imagine the way maths is taught. My lecturers gave me the confidence to step outside of the 'standard' box."

Holly Millican

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary) graduate

Teaching is my passion. Every day I come to this job I understand the importance. You can’t take that lightly.

You need to really respect it and that's why I try to give everything I have in each day to these kids.

My name is Nathan Portelli, and I'm a Southern Cross University Education graduate.

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Education and Teaching

Teachers can have a lasting and profound impact on the lives of their students, from the early childhood years right through to secondary school.

Our education and teaching courses are designed to amplify the scope of your teaching practice and all degrees include extensive and meaningful work placements.

Equipped with experience from substantial and meaningful work placements, education graduates will be thoroughly prepared and qualified to work as a teacher in either:

  • Early Childhood settings
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) in secondary schools.

In the words of Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Dean and Head of School, School of Education, what we do matters. We make a difference by preparing outstanding educators and educational researchers for a highly complex and changing world. We make children and young people’s lives better. We lead and contribute to Australian and international curriculum and policy.

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Why choose Education and Teaching with Southern Cross?

5-star rating

5-star rating for learning resources, overall experience and student support in Education and training (GUG 2021)

Higher starting salary

Graduates have a higher starting salary than national average in Teacher Education (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)

Graduate employment

90% of graduates employed within four months of completing their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)

 All courses are delivered online due to COVID-19

All our courses that are shown to be at a specific campus will be temporarily delivered online with no face-to-face teaching for Session 2. This may continue longer depending on when the Government instructs us that it is safe to resume normal face-to-face classes on campus. Our normal online courses will continue unaffected.

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Our education and teaching courses are delivered by various schools on our campuses in Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast. Many courses also offer external and flexible study options.

Developing outstanding teachers for the future. The School of Education offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate course options in childhood, primary, secondary, vocational education and training and higher education.

Whether you join us for a teaching qualification, to build upon your existing professional experience, or to contribute to educational research, being a student at Southern Cross University’s School of Education makes you not only part of our professional network but also part of an education experience that matters.

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There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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Scholarships

The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Southern Cross University regularly holds on-campus and online information sessions.


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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

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Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

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