Education and Teaching

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Transform your future

Southern Cross graduate teachers have a lasting and profound impact on the lives of their students, from children in the early childhood years right through to students in secondary schools.

Our degrees engage with contemporary and transformative thinking in education, nurtured by a dynamic community of researchers and thought leaders at the University who contribute to Australian and international curriculum and policy. Whether it’s a degree to prepare you as an early childhood educator, a primary or secondary school teacher, a postgraduate qualification in an area of specialist knowledge or a research degree to tackle the pressing issues in our education sector, you’ll be taught by sector-leading academics.

Initial teacher education courses include extensive and meaningful professional experience placements, ensuring that graduates are profession-ready. Accreditation of all our teaching courses provides career opportunities in New South Wales, Queensland and across Australia.

Your knowledge, skills and opportunities are enhanced by learning under our unique Southern Cross Model – designed to deliver greater momentum and motivation, achieve milestones quickly, and to set you up for success at university and beyond.

Jack Fiedler, Education graduate and primary school teacher stands in a park in front of a picnic table that has kids backpacks on it

“I feel fortunate to be their teacher. They are at an age when their personalities are really emerging. They have such humour and curiosity. You can have a joke with them, yet at the same time they are serious about wanting to learn. They are respectful too. We respect each other.”

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Why choose Education at Southern Cross University?

5-star rating

5-star rating for postgraduate overall experience, student support, skills development and teaching quality in Education and Training (GUG 2023)

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)

How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply to Southern Cross University.

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

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Entry pathways

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

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Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is developing outstanding teachers for the future, offering 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 Faculty of Education makes you not only part of our professional network but also part of an education experience that matters.


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