Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)



Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code 1652.7
UAC Code 729011 [Bankstown]; 729014 [Parramatta]; 729016 [Penrith]
Entrance Rank 71.40 [Bankstown]; 70.70 [Parramatta]; 70.00 [Penrith]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.



Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
DurationInternational students enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathways to Teaching): 3F
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code1652.7 [CRICOS Code 061013A] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


The Smart Path to Teaching.

In secondary school settings, teachers who can provide inspiration and direction to their pupils are highly valued. The Western Sydney University secondary teaching program gives you the best possible chance of becoming such a teacher and playing a leadership role for others. And, as a Masters level qualification, it can help you progress more quickly to leadership positions in schools.

But, if you want to detour into other non-teaching professions, the two degrees also stand you in good stead for different career directions.

Your study begins with the Bachelor of Arts to provide a strong academic preparation and broad educational qualifications in any of a wide range of areas suitable to secondary teaching. Completion of an Education Studies sub-major is mandatory.

The three year Bachelor of Arts is offered at Parramatta, Penrith and Bankstown campuses. The final year Master of Teaching (Secondary) is offered at Penrith. 

Completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) and the Master of Teaching (Secondary) in four and a half years involves study of the Master of Teaching component in 18 months accelerated mode. The Master of Teaching is also available in normal full-time mode over 24 months, or the part-time equivalent.

Practical Experience

Practice teaching and other field experiences in a variety of secondary school settings. This practical experience will be gained in the Master of Teaching component.

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation by the NSW Institute of Teachers for Secondary School in both government and non-government schools in Australia and most other countries, upon successful completion of the Master of Teaching component.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts / Masters of Teaching (Secondary)

As a graduate of this pathway you can establish a career in education, both inside and outside of the classroom, working in policy, curriculum development, education and administration.

By completing the Master of Teaching (Secondary), you will be qualified to teach in government and non-government secondary schools and colleges.

Academic Profile

Doctor Di Dickenson

I am currently teaching in both the English and Cultural and Social Analysis majors in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. I co-ordinate units in Children's Culture and Children's Literature. I am completing research on children, the media and identity.

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.