We’ve been producing graduate teachers for longer than nearly anyone else in Australia. We’re connected to a strong community of industry partners, so you get all the practical experience and confidence you need. You’ll feel ready from your very first day in the classroom.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As a student, you can complete part of your degree overseas. And you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects such as supporting education programs in Thailand and Cambodia.
As our graduate, you can work in Catholic and other faith-based schools, government and independent schools, and a wide range of education settings.
You also get to choose from courses in early childhood, primary and secondary education, inclusive education and disability studies, leadership and religious education.
Explore the range of courses that ACU offers at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are other ways you can become a teacher, and we can help. Explore our education pathways to get started.
Professor Elizabeth Labone is the National Head of the School of Education. Her field of expertise is education psychology and she is an internationally recognised scholar in the area of teacher efficacy.
Professor Labone has worked in teacher education for more than 25 years. Her recent projects include a large multi-state study of the engagement and retention of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and a review of resilience in school leaders.
“I enjoy how interactive my course is. It isn’t just sitting in a classroom being told what to do. The classes are hands-on and fun. You want to attend every single one.
I want to change children’s outlook on life and teach them that what they believe, they can achieve. Just like my teachers taught me.”
Books, fees, living expenses — costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.