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Inspire the next generation

Right now is the perfect time to become a teacher. The Australian Government has announced education as one of Australia’s top three growth industries, with primary and secondary school teachers in high demand (Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018). Our Education degrees are specifically designed to respond to demand and industry changes, and we are among the best in Australia for education graduate success rates.

Our accelerated options mean you can qualify to teach in just 18 months if you already have a degree, or three and a half years if you study our Bachelor of Education. We are also the only Queensland university that gives you the freedom to choose your major in your second year of your Bachelor of Education.

You'll benefit from our 50 years' experience in teacher preparation and have access to powerful industry partnerships and award-winning staff, who will equip you to become ‘that’ teacher that can change children’s lives.

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27 and 28 November

Study education (primary or secondary) at Griffith

Teach sooner

Our trimesters allow you to graduate six months ahead than other universities, so you’ll be ready to launch your teaching career sooner. With the Queensland Government reporting the full-time starting teacher salary at approximately $70,081 per year, you could be earning more than graduates from engineering and law*.

*Based on median starting salaries of bachelor degree graduates in first full-time employment and aged less than 25, by field of education and sector of employment, 2018.

Professional practice

You’ll undertake professional practice in every year of your studies, which includes observation and participation in schools, practice teaching, internships and community field studies. You’ll graduate with a wealth of practical experience and important networks.

Teaching taught differently

Griffith is the only Queensland university that allows you to choose you major from second year in the Bachelor of Education. Our foundation first year will equip you with a thorough understanding of fundamental teaching principles from a global perspective, with a focus on digital learning. All courses in the foundation year of the Bachelor of Education are offered across all three campuses (Gold Coast, Logan and Mt Gravatt).

If you already have a degree you can choose between a Master of Primary Teaching or a Master of Secondary Teaching and study full-time or part-time in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast, or even online for primary teaching.

Primary

Curriculum areas covered in primary education include history and geography, the way language develops and works, mathematics, science and technology, health and physical education and the arts.

In the Bachelor of Education, you’ll also have the option to study a double major in early childhood or special needs education, or complement your study with a minor in English, health and physical education, mathematics or science.

Secondary

Secondary education invests you with the knowledge and skills to teach teenage students through years 7 to 12. If you choose secondary teaching, you’ll be pivotal in rolling out of the new senior curriculum including psychology, English literature, food and nutrition, design and technology, STEM subjects and more.

In the Bachelor of Education, you can choose to study a double major (junior secondary, learning support) and a teaching area, or two teaching areas (biology, chemistry, design, drama, English visual arts etc.).

Tamara Sullivan

Education graduate

From a young age Tamara Sullivan knew she wanted to pursue teaching as a career. ‘I loved caring for children, so it was always my calling in life,’ she says. ‘Griffith University has a wonderful reputation for its outstanding education degrees, so it was my first choice when selecting a university to begin my studies.’ As the Head of Academics and Innovation at Ormiston College, Tamara facilitates the College’s direction in 21st century teaching and learning. Tamara said as a student she enjoyed her practical placements in schools. ‘These experiences enabled me to develop a broad repertoire of teaching skills that would see me well-placed in future years,’ she says.

Tamara Sullivan

Study options

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Scholarships

Over 600 Scholarships available.

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Career outcomes

Griffith University has the highest education graduate success rate in Australia

With your qualifications, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. You will be prepared for a career as a teacher in the public or private sector which can lead to senior positions such as head of department or principal. Your education degree can also open the doors to numerous other career opportunities. You could choose to work in training settings in:

  • Industry and government
  • Outdoor education
  • Adult literacy
  • Libraries
  • Educational research
  • Education policy
  • Consultancy

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

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 you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 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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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 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 21 July — Tuesday 21 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 3 August — Monday 3 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 9 August — Sunday 9 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 14 September — Thursday 17 September

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 you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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

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