Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0102080

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) is a double degree that enables you to gain the skills and expertise to become a secondary school mathematics teacher. As a graduate, you will be a qualified mathematics teacher proficient in innovative curriculum, teaching and assessment practice. This course includes university-level mathematics, extending your knowledge to ensure you have a deep understanding of the content in the secondary school curriculum. You will develop a contemporary understanding of the variety of ways students learn mathematics and the diversity of teaching approaches needed to ensure all students understand mathematics.

Students study Mathematics as a major and will also study another specialisation from our Arts disciplines. Unit offerings include options in Theology and Religious Education that enable students to teach in Catholic/Lutheran schools.

Secondary school placements during the course ensure valuable practical experience for students.

Professional experience

The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings.

Work placement

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • secondary school teaching, including Catholic, government and independent settings
  • institutes of technical and further education (TAFE)
  • vocational education
  • community education centres
  • private colleges
  • special education settings

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 1,11,708; Unit fee: 3,103
Expected Jul 2023 4 years
Read more4 years in accelerated mode full-time or equivalent part-time

Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum of 65 in reading and writing and a minimum of 73 in listening and speaking

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) with a minimum of 27 in reading, 29 in writing, 27 in listening and 24 in speaking

ACU English Language Test: A+ (80 or above)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and a minimum of 191 in listening and speaking.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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