ATAR cut-off
76.28 (Median ATAR)
82.05 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

Find out more about IELTS.


4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12368
CRICOS code: 084159D

Study humanities teaching at UON

If you believe that children are our future, we believe you are.

Enjoy the best of both worlds - gain specialist expertise and widen your employment prospects in other industries, while also qualifying to teach secondary education. Develop real-world skills with hands-on study and rich practical experience opportunities (local, national and international).

Explore your interests and diversify with two or three chosen specialisations. Inspire the next generation with teaching expertise in a range of popular subject areas. Alternatively, your in-depth knowledge and high-level skills also open employment prospects in related industries.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs - 100% of our humanities teaching graduates from 2016 secured employment within four months of graduation.
  • Teaching admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.
  • Gain flexible expertise in two or three diverse areas of specialisation – choose from 14 specialist areas.
  • Graduate job-ready with three professional experience placements (estimated 90 days) and ongoing volunteer opportunities.
  • Additional career paths widen employment options. Graduates are teachers, industry leaders and professionals in their chosen specialist areas.

Teaching scholarships

What you will study

Benefit from an integrated approach to become a skilled, knowledgeable and innovative secondary school teacher, as well as a specialist in your chosen areas of expertise.

Enjoy flexible study options and choose two or three specialisations:

  • Aboriginal studies
  • business studies
  • drama
  • economics
  • English
  • geography
  • languages – Chinese, French, German, Japanese
  • legal studies
  • modern or ancient history
  • society and culture
  • studies of religion

Core areas of study include:

  • secondary teaching and learning
  • special education
  • Aboriginal studies
  • educational psychology and sociology
  • multi-literacies
  • research methods

We are also one of the only universities in the country where you also get an honours level qualification as part of your Teaching degree. UON graduates leverage their honours qualifications to their advantage, pursuing higher positions, competitive salaries and career progression. As part of the honours component you will complete one of two study pathways.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Our graduates are among the best prepared and enjoy great employment prospects, with 100% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree.

Graduates of this program are qualified to work as Secondary (7-12) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors.

While many choose to work in education, others enjoy careers outside teaching in a variety of industries. Because of the in-depth level of their specialist studies, graduates hold significant skills and knowledge in their chosen areas of expertise.

The following list provides some typical example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours). Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours).

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

All our graduates complete with an honours-level qualification so you will enjoy a distinct employment advantage over graduates from other universities. Honours graduates are favoured by employers and sometimes pursue higher positions and salaries.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours) degree at UON is accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards NSW (BOSTES). Graduates will be eligible to register with BOSTES.


The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017. NESA works with the NSW community to drive improvements in student achievement. They will set and monitor quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools.

Practical experience

Practical experience

Practical experience is a critical component of your studies. You will complete at least three professional experience placements during your degree. This equates to approximately 90 days supervised professional experience in relevant school settings from your second to fourth years of study.

Gain more intensive work experience through ongoing volunteer opportunities in local schools through:

  • Teach Outreach is a volunteer placement program run by our School of Education. This program provides hands-on experience at local schools, centres and community organisations.
  • NuTeach is an online platform for our 6,000+ Education students and 150+ staff in Australia and around the world. This space provides opportunities to network and collaborate, as well as to develop your professional identity.
Global Learning Equity Network

GLEN aims to transform teacher education in order to revolutionise how we nurture and inspire children to lead amazing lives.

Australian College of Educators (ACE)

ACE is the national professional association for educators across all sectors and systems, providing a collective voice for all Australian educators.