The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
73.13 (Median SR)
73.13 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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

Start dates
  • First intake in 2021
  • First intake in 2021

AUD32,175 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40107
CRICOS code: 095155F

Textiles and Design

Study an Additional Teaching Area in Textiles and Design for Secondary Education at UON

Textiles and Design teachers encourage students to become competent, creative, responsible and reflective learners. When you study an additional teaching area in Textiles and Design, you’ll study courses which prepare you to teach the HSC and junior courses. As a Textiles and Design secondary school teacher, you will enable students to develop key skills through textile-based project work. These include:

  • investigation
  • experimentation
  • design
  • making/creation

You’ll design lessons which stimulate your classes’ creativity through practical and theoretical learning. As a Textiles and Design teacher, your lessons will teach students to develop an apparel or decorative design from brief to product. Juniors will produce simple designs such as cushions, handkerchiefs and pyjamas, while seniors will focus on self-directed design projects.

Provide the next generation with both passion and the foundation to potentially pursue further study, training or work in this field.

What jobs can you get with an Additional Teaching Area in Textiles and Design?

By studying the Textiles and Design additional teaching area within your Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree at UON, you will gain valuable knowledge in the field of Design Technologies. Our graduates have found work in:

  • High school teaching
  • Educational policy development
  • Research and analysis

Enhance your career opportunities with additional expertise in the field and open doors to opportunities in related industries. We offer a variety of teaching areas which can be effectively combined with Textiles and Design including Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Design Technologies , Visual Arts and Society and Culture.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning more about apparel and textile design.
  • Goals to inspire young students to actively engage with the study and practice of textile design, particularly in relation to apparel.
  • A commitment to demonstrating safe workshop procedures, so that students can choose to pursue their passion for textiles outside of school.

What do you learn in a Textiles and Design Additional Teaching Area?

Study an additional teaching area in Textiles and Design to learn about the design and production of apparel. You’ll also focus on how to teach high school courses in this field. As part of this additional teaching area, you can study:

  • 3-Dimensional Design: Students will study the technical, historical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to fibres-textiles design as part of their coursework. You will learn core concepts in the discipline, which will inform your study of specialist courses in second and third year.
  • Textile Technology: In this course you’ll learn about design influences, technology choices and application. You’ll understand how to develop a finished product from an initial brief, and the various components of the design process. This will be essential to informing your practical lesson plans.
  • Specialist Studies in Technology: From second year you’ll study courses in the high school syllabi for Textiles and Design topics. You’ll learn course content, methods of assessment and how to cater for different modes of learning. By the end of this course stream you’ll be prepared to take the lead and teach a secondary school textiles class.

Which degrees include this Additional Teaching Area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study an additional teaching area in Textiles and Design.