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Education is an evolving and growing industry with a range of roles outside typical classroom settings. Our graduates gain expertise, experience and skills for both teaching and non-teaching roles.

A good teacher can change lives and truly impact the communities in which they live. Nationally there is a strong investment in both schools and teacher training and professional development. Paid study scholarships, guaranteed jobs after graduation and fast tracked career opportunities are just some of the benefits for education graduates. Your education qualifications will also open doors in a range of other roles in government, research, adult education, online study, curriculum and policy development – the opportunities are endless.

Why study education at UON?

  • Build confidence early - participate in simulated classrooms and virtual reality experiences from the first year of your studies. This includes volunteer opportunities  and Ed Outreach experiences such as shadowing students or working in a variety of community settings.
  • Diversify your teaching skills with experience in non-traditional settings like rural schools, an overseas experience or a special needs class - one of at least three separate professional experience placements.
  • Choose your path after completing the second year of your studies – you can move into education research or continue with specialist, intensive teaching placements.
  • Learn global skills - Our education discipline ranks in the top 100 in the world . We take a new approach to learning that creates education leaders who have globally transferable skills.
  • Be a graduate in demand with opportunities to become specialists in multiple teaching areas, along with skills and experience for both teaching and non-teaching roles. This is why our Education graduates enjoy a 94%+ employment rate.

What you can study

We understand that sometimes you don't know exactly which degree you'd like to pursue, but you know which field excites you. Use these areas of interest to narrow down your study options based on your interests and career goals.

Early childhood is the period from birth to five years old. As an early childhood educator you play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of young children during these crucial early years. Degrees in this area prepare you for both teaching and non-teaching roles within educational settings and related industries. You will work with diverse families and children in settings including childcare centres and preschools.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Daycare Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Outdoor Education Teacher
  • Early Childhood Liaison Officer

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Primary school is the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills. Primary school teachers are qualified to teach children from Kindergarten to year 6. Graduates who specialise in this area work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Primary Teacher
  • School Librarian
  • Curriculum Officer
  • Home School Liaison Officer

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Health and Physical Education (PE) specialists play constructive roles within and beyond the school system. They motivate and teach secondary students to explore a range of physical activities, sports and healthy lifestyle issues. They help empower future generations to develop self-esteem, fitness, teamwork and a healthier outlook. Health and PE professionals pursue careers not only in education, but also in related industries such as health promotion; fitness; sport and recreation; physical activity research; and community sports.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Health and PE Teacher
  • Trainer
  • Health Programs Officer
  • Sport and Recreation Officer

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Health and Physical Education)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Humanities educators are experts in a range of areas including Aboriginal Studies; Ancient History; Business and Legal Studies; Drama; Economics; English; Geography; Languages; Media Studies; Modern History; Society and Culture; Studies of Religion; and Teaching English as a Second Language. Humanities teachers usually specialise in up to three areas of focus which dramatically improves employment prospects. While many Humanities professionals choose to work in education, others enjoy careers outside teaching in a variety of industries.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Humanities Teacher
  • Careers Adviser
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Librarian

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Aboriginal Studies)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Ancient History)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Business Studies)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Drama)
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Economics)
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Economics, Business and Legal Studies)
  7. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in English)
  8. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Geography)
  9. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Languages)
  10. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Modern History)
  11. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Society and Culture, Geography, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion)
  12. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Society and Culture, Studies of Religion, and Ancient or Modern History)
  13. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Unlock unique and exciting opportunities when you combine your degree with study of a language. Study our Diploma in Languages either on its own or alongside your degree. Choose from a range of different languages and get a diploma level qualification.

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Chinese)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in French)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in German)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Japanese)
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Teaching English as a second language)
  6. Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  7. Diploma in Languages

As a secondary Mathematics professional, your love of numbers can shape, guide and nurture the next generation. Maths teachers and mathematicians are in high demand and a degree in this area gives you the flexibility to choose where you end up. You could work as a classroom teacher or move into other roles within the Education sector; or you could use your qualifications to become a specialist mathematician in public or private enterprise.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Adult Education Advisor
  • Tutor
  • Mathematician

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Mathematics)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Science education professionals have the unique opportunity to combine their passions in one rewarding career. These professionals are versatile scientists but also have in-demand skills in how to educate the next generation of budding science experts. Science teachers are qualified to teach secondary students from year 7 to 12. However completing the science component of your Education degree may open up career options in other growing industries such as health and sciences.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Science Teacher
  • Science Education Officer
  • School Programs Liaison Officer
  • Scientist

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Biology)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Chemistry)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Earth and Environmental Science)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Physics)
  5. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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. Careers are not only limited to the education sector, with opportunities in a range of other innovative industries like research and design; construction; architecture; and creative industries.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Technology Teacher
  • VET Teacher
  • Community Project Officer
  • Research Officer

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Computer Technology: Information System & Software Design)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Design Technologies)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Textile Technology)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Food Technology)
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Industrial Technology)
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Engineering Technology)
  7. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Graphics and Multimedia)
  8. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Medical education specialists contribute to science and innovation in education or commercial and industrial ventures. With a background in biomedical science, these specialists are able to simplify complex medical or scientific information for general consumption. The strong science background of these medical professionals may also mean they have the option to branch into science teaching.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Medical Education Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Medical Science Journalist
  • Bioinformatics Expert

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Biomedical Science (major in Industry and Education)

Special education teachers work with students who have physical and intellectual disabilities, visual or hearing impairment, mental health diagnosis or learning difficulties. They work collaboratively with parents, teachers and other professionals to ensure students’ learning opportunities and outcomes are met in either integrated mainstream or specialist learning settings. Qualified special education professionals work in a range of immensely rewarding roles both in and out of school settings.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Home School Liaison Officer
  • Learning and Development Consultant
  • Multicultural Community Liaison

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Special Education)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Visual arts teachers help develop confident, creative individuals, artists, designers and cultural participants. They not only teach the practical skills and theory of various art forms, they also teach the history of these art forms. Career options extend beyond the classroom, with a range of other roles in local government and other community organisations available for qualified visual art education professionals.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Visual Art Teacher
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Art Therapist
  • Community Project Officer

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Visual Art)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate degrees are a higher level of study that clarify and redefine your new. In most cases, but not all, you would usually complete a postgraduate qualification after your undergraduate degree.

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PhD and Research Masters

Higher degrees in research are centred on defining your new through research and discovery. Research PhDs or Masters can only be completed after the Honours component of your undergraduate degree.

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World top 100 ? for education