Professional Experience Unit (PEU)
Our PEU is dedicated to ensuring you gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for a successful career in education.
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
Face to Face
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
4 years full-time.
Face to Face
Secondary teachers have the unique distinction of being able to nurture, teach and support students at a very critical period of their growth and development. You will be at the forefront of tomorrow, directly influencing and enabling future generations at the cusp of their maturity.
Combine your passion for education with your chosen subject areas of interest to gain in-depth expertise, confidence and skills to change lives and empower young minds. UON education graduates are both qualified teachers and highly skilled specialists who work in both teaching and non-teaching roles across education and related industries.
*This is an approximate period. For more information, refer to the Practical Experience section.
Gain a stronger competitive edge and widen your career opportunities with a diverse range of study and pathway options allowing you to specialise in more than one field. Choose from 30 diverse subject areas and increase your knowledge, expertise and career pathways.
As a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) graduate, you will benefit from an integrated, experience-based approach to becoming a skilled, knowledgeable and innovative secondary school teacher, as well as a confident specialist in your chosen areas of expertise.
Our education graduates are well prepared and enjoy great employment prospects with 97% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree.
Our Bachelor of Education graduates are both qualified teachers and non-teaching professionals who work in classrooms, various education settings and across related industries in Australia and around the world. For instance, you could find yourself encouraging a student to follow their passions in Mathematics to help them get into MIT; or encouraging the quiet student to find their voice in public speaking and debating; or nurturing the leadership qualities of the next CEO of Qantas.
When you study secondary education at UON, your flexible skillset and specialist expertise will widen your employment prospects. Below are some typical jobs available to our graduates:
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree at UON is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) (formerly BOSTES). Graduates will be eligible to register with NESA for secondary teaching.
Aspiring teachers are qualified to work as year 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.
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 set and monitor quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools.
The new Bachelor of Education degrees are designed to increase your competitive edge and employability. Learning is more innovative and experience-based, ensuring that UON Education graduates are more employable than ever.
Enjoy hands on teaching experience from your first year and develop your skills through Teach Live where you will enjoy simulated classrooms and virtual reality experiences. First year students also enjoy community service experiences.
As you move through your degree you will complete at least three professional experience placements. This equates to approximately 90 days supervised professional experience in relevant school settings. Students also benefit from ongoing volunteer placement opportunities, a strong alumni network and an engaging online platform.