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Academic Records

You must arrange for your university to send to the College the academic records for all the degrees and programs you listed on your application form. The College will base its evaluation on these records. See Academic Records and Transcripts for details.


Statement of Professional Standing

A Statement of Professional Standing is required from the country, province or state where you completed your teacher education program, and from any other country, province or state where you are or have been certified to teach.

See Australia: Statement of Professional Standing to learn what is required and an address for obtaining the document.


Teaching Certificate

You must send a photocopy of your teaching certificate from all jurisdictions where you are or have been authorized to teach. This applies even if you have never taught there.

Province or Territory Required document Issued by
Australia Capital Territory (ACT) Photocopy of Teacher Registration (Full or Provisional) ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI)

New South Wales (NSW) With teaching experience:

Photocopy of New South Wales Institute of Teachers Membership Card

Without teaching experience:

Photocopy of Statement of Eligibility
OR
Photocopy of approval from the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities
OR
Photocopy of Certificate of Accreditation at Professional Level
Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) - If the teaching certificate was issued prior to January 1, 2017

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) - If the teaching certificate was issued after January 1, 2017

Northern Territory Photocopy of Teacher Registration (Full or Provisional) Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory
Queensland Photocopy of Queensland Teacher Registration (Full or Provisional) Queensland College of Teachers
South Australia Photocopy of Teacher Registration (Full or Provisional) Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
Tasmania Photocopy of Teacher Registration (Full or Provisional) Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania
Victoria Photocopy of Teacher Registration (Full or Provisional) Victorian Institute of Teaching
Western Australia Photocopy of Teacher Registration (Full or Provisional) Teacher Registration Board of Western
Australia (TRBWA)

Australia Education Overview

You will find below information on the education system in Australia as well as some general outcomes of the evaluation of teacher education programs completed in Australia.  

While we have made every effort to ensure that the material on this site is accurate at the time of posting, there may be changes of which the College is not yet aware. The information provided is general and should not be considered as an individual assessment of your file.

The information below is organized in the following way:

  • description of teacher education in Australia
  • general credential assessment outcome for applicants who have completed teacher education programs in Australia 

Teacher Education - Australia

Primary Teacher Education

The most common award in Australia is the Bachelor of Education (Primary), which requires four years of full time study.

Those with a Bachelors degree in a field other than education can take a one or two year Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) program, a two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Education (Primary) program, or a two-year Master of Teaching program.

There are also a number of combined degrees such as a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Ed (Primary), Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Applied Science.

Until the late 1990s, some universities offered a three-year undergraduate teaching degree. Most common was the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). 

Some universities offer a Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Primary Education for those wanting to upgrade from the three-year Bachelors degree. 

Secondary Teacher Education

Secondary teacher education programs prepare teachers to teach ages 12 to 18 (Grades 6 or 7 to Grade 12). The most common program is the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), which is four years of full time study. Students with a Bachelor’s degree can take a one or two year Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) program, a two year Bachelor of Education (secondary) program or a two-year Master of Teaching program. 

Language Proficiency

Acceptable teacher education programs completed in Australia are completed in English and therefore satisfy the language proficiency requirement.

Summary

Many applicants who have completed their teacher education programs in Australia meet the College’s registration requirements for certification. Some applicants may be required to complete additional teacher education coursework that will be listed as conditions on the certificate.

To be eligible for certification, you will still have to meet the academic, language proficiency, and suitability requirements for certification. 

This is for information purposes only. Each applicanion will be reviewed  on a case-by-case basis.

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