Master of Secondary Teaching

Program code

5700

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1.5 to 2 years full-time
3 to 4 years part-time

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$4,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Non-Education Bachelor degree or equivalent plus Non-academic entry requirements

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1

How to apply

Admission requirements

Applicants will need a completed Bachelor degree (or equivalent) that does not lead to teacher registration (with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale) with disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas.

Applicants must also complete non-academic entry requirements to be eligible for this program.

You can explore the key learning areas further on the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website. Applicants must have completed a quarter of their degree (a minimum of six subjects) in their first nominated teaching area. The second teaching area must include a minimum of another six courses for senior secondary or four courses for junior secondary.

Teaching area requirements for Secondary Education

Please refer to the Teaching Area Guide for more information.

Note: Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is not an entry requirement for this program. However, if you have achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more component of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with your program application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the program if one or more component of LANTITE remains at 'unsatisfactory' after two test attempts for that component. Griffith University does not support reset of LANTITE test attempts.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.

How to apply

QTAC applications for Trimester 1-2023 close on 31 January 2023.

Selection for admission to this program is made on the basis of academic merit and non-academic entry requirements.

Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

This program is quota managed for which there is a limited number of places available to ensure that sufficient resources are available to support the students. Meeting the admission requirements for this program may not result in an applicant receiving an admission offer.

Note: As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education programs (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to this program. For further information, please visit the QTAC Teacher entry website.

Guaranteed Admission Scheme

The Guaranteed Admission Scheme does not apply to this degree.

A summary of the student profile for this program can be found on the QTAC website for Gold Coast | Mt Gravatt. The Rank profile is located on the Student Profile tab.

Note: Applicants are not permitted to defer an offer. Should you be unable to accept an offer, you must re-apply for entry in the following year.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous Bachelor-level study was completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.5 in IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking and a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing;
  • OR a score of at least 4 in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the ISLPR*;
  • OR successful completion of at least three years full-time Bachelor-level study where the language of instruction is English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America;
  • OR a result of Level A in each of the four skill areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) if this has already been undertaken for employment in New South Wales.

* The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, 9 Gowrie Street, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.

This program is accredited and language requirements have been set to ensure applicants meet both Griffith University language requirements and requirements for registration within Queensland. The Queensland College of Teachers requires graduating teachers to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency (ELP) with their application for registration unless they have completed the full four years of higher education study required for registration in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America. Further information is available on the Queensland College of Teachers website.

QTAC application information

Master of Secondary Teaching - Gold Coast
ATAR/RANK *
93.00
QTAC code

232092

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Prerequisites

Completed Bachelor degree or equivalent that does not lead to teacher registration with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7.0 point scale with disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas plus non-academic entry requirements.

*The above ATAR/Rank from the 2022 admission cycle represents the minimum adjusted ATAR/Rank to which an offer was made. Minimum thresholds can change from year to year and should be used as a guide only for any future intakes.

Master of Secondary Teaching - Mt Gravatt
ATAR/RANK *
93.00
QTAC code

223352

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Prerequisites

Completed Bachelor degree or equivalent that does not lead to teacher registration with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7.0 point scale with disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas plus non-academic entry requirements.

*The above ATAR/Rank from the 2022 admission cycle represents the minimum adjusted ATAR/Rank to which an offer was made. Minimum thresholds can change from year to year and should be used as a guide only for any future intakes.

Master of Secondary Teaching - Online
ATAR/RANK *
93.00
QTAC code

273225

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Prerequisites

Completed Bachelor degree or equivalent that does not lead to teacher registration with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7.0 point scale with disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas plus non-academic entry requirements.

*The above ATAR/Rank from the 2022 admission cycle represents the minimum adjusted ATAR/Rank to which an offer was made. Minimum thresholds can change from year to year and should be used as a guide only for any future intakes.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect.