Education and teaching

If teaching is your dream, you’ll get the chance to make a huge difference to the lives of young people. You’ll get to shape minds, inspire ambition and impact the future.

See the world through the eyes of others

A range of opportunities

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 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.

Early childhood
Primary and secondary education
Inclusive education and disability studies
Leadership and religious education

Stories from education and teaching

Education and teaching
Rocking Dan, teaching man
Primary school teacher Dan Colquhoun’s songs are inspiring a generation of children to embrace learning through music.
Education and teaching
Teaching in Laos
Monique Fahey puts her lessons to work in Laos.

Meet our people

Professor Elizabeth Labone
National Head, School of Education

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.

Kai Glennie
Primary education student

“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.”