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We’re producing the next generation of teachers and education solutions

Griffith is among the best for education graduate success rates in Australia and our School of Education and Professional Studies is ranked in the top 150 worldwide. Our education degrees span all levels of learning, from early childhood, primary and middle school, right through to high school, adult and vocational education. We also offer specialist programs in high-demand areas, including special education and autism studies through our Autism Centre of Excellence.

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Sunday 11 August, 9 am - 2 pm

Study education at Griffith

A rewarding teaching career starts here.

This video features Griffith education staff, students and alumni, including: Donna Pendergast - Head of School of Education and Professional Studies; David Hartley—author and Acting Principal of Shailer Park State School; Rebecca Johnson—author, 2015 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in science teaching in primary school, and Griffith Arts, Education and Law 2016 group Alumnus of the Year winner; and Jonathan Webb—Griffith student on practicum at MacGregor State School.

Develop in-demand expertise

Our graduates are sought after in the independent, Catholic and state education systems in Queensland, as well as internationally. Our degrees prepare you for work by linking theory with practice, and give you the opportunity to develop your teaching skills in interesting and diverse locations.

The Australian Government has identified education and training as one of Australia’s top five growing industries (Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018) and our degrees are specifically designed to respond to industry demand and changes.

Study among the best

Griffith has over 50 years of teacher preparation experience. Our lecturers are recognised as among the best in Australia, including Dr Kevin Larkin who was named the 2018 Australian University Teacher of the Year by Universities Australia.

Enjoy flexibility and choice

We offer a unique and extensive suite of qualifications and specialisations that will lead you to exciting new opportunities. If you already have a degree, you can qualify to teach in just 18 months, or accelerate your teaching career with a qualification in a high-demand specialist area. At the postgraduate level you can also choose how, when and where you study, all with the full support of our award-winning staff.

Benefit from our powerful partnerships

We maintain strong relationships with schools and industry partners, including two school-based teacher education centres of excellence. You'll have the opportunity to engage with experts who are moving education forward in priority areas, including teaching literacy and developing teachers as researchers.

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Career opportunities

Our education degrees span a variety of teaching careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may work as a primary, secondary or special needs school teacher, a physical education teacher or sports coach.

Student story

Todd Winton

Griffith education graduate

Learning diversity teacher

My Griffith degree gave me the confidence and experience with a vast range of teaching practices

Todd Winton doing some research

20 Jun 2019

English-Samoan bilingual kindy connects kids to culture 

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03 Jun 2019

Bridging the Gap: Transitioning From Adolescence To Adulthood With ASD

Read more about Bridging the Gap: Transitioning From Adolescence To Adulthood With ASD

Key dates

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Wednesday 15 May — Thursday 16 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 1 July — Friday 5 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 4 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 12 July

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Saturday 20 July — Sunday 21 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 23 July — Tuesday 23 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 5 August — Monday 5 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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