ATAR cut-off
65.35
73.00 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

UAC code

484550
Newcastle

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

Face to Face

Duration

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

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • 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.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12373
CRICOS code: 084163G

Study technology teaching at UON

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

Explore and develop your passion for current and emerging technologies. Become an expert technologist with innovative and in-demand teaching skills.

As a secondary teacher in your chosen technology subjects, you will nurture students’ abilities to innovate in real-world situations using technological applications. This includes the design, creation and evaluation of products and systems.

Your degree will prepare you for a successful future in education, while also paving the way for professional careers across innovative industries such as research and design; construction; architecture; and creative industries.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs - 93% of our secondary teaching graduates from 2015 secured employment within four months of graduating.
  • Be work-ready with at least three professional experience placements (estimated 90 days) and ongoing volunteer opportunities.
  • Teaching admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.
  • Become a high-demand teacher and choose from diverse specialisations in high growth industries.
  • Flexible career paths allow our graduates to work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals in various related sectors.

Teaching scholarships

What you will study

Depending on your interests, you will choose from the following majors:

  • Design Technologies - a foundation in communication and design will provide a strong base for expertise in design and industrial technologies.
  • Computing Technologies - alternatively, you can focus on information and communications technologies (ICT) to become an information systems specialist.

To complement your technology expertise and teaching skills, you will also develop capabilities across teaching strategies, assessment, project-based learning and applied studies.

You may also achieve additional expertise and teaching qualifications in another subject area to complement your chosen study pathway:

  • engineering technology (design)
  • food technology (design)
  • textiles technology (design)
  • software design (computing)

­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 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.

Additional documents

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Our graduates are well prepared and enjoy great employment prospects with 93% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree.

There is a strong demand for highly skilled technology education graduates. While many choose to teach or work in education, your qualification also opens doors to diverse careers in high growth industries such as research and design; construction; architecture; and creative industries.

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

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.

Below is a sample of job titles and descriptions that includes positions in secondary schools suitable for teaching graduates as well as positions that will require further study or experience.


Opportunities also exist outside of the school system. Below is a list of sample jobs relevant to this area of study. Some jobs may require further study or specific experience.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (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.

BOSTES

BOSTES | Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (logo)

BOSTES was created by the NSW Government in 2014 to sustain and improve the already high standards of achievement in NSW schools.

BOSTES brings together the curriculum, teaching, assessment, registration and policy functions previously provided by the Board of Studies NSW, and the NSW Institute of Teachers.

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.