Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Science (BTeach(sec)BSc)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) double degree program prepares students for teaching years X to Y of the Australian Curriculum. It is designed for students who are beginning tertiary study. The primary focus in the first three years of the double degree is on completing the components of the Bachelor of Science which must include two teaching areas taught at the middle school level (years X to Y inclusive).
Students are required to have completed the requirements of the discipline degree to be eligible to enrol into the fourth year of the program.
The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Science is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.


Condition of Admission
Criminal History Clearance: Students must be able to demonstrate a successful a National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) as it is required by teacher employment authorities in Australia and South Australia. A Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) check is required prior to undertaking any professional experience/practicum placements which involves contact with minors (under 18 years of age). These placements are compulsory. International students will be required to obtain a certificate from their home country

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Condition of Continuing Enrolment
LANTITE: progression into the fourth year of the program is subject to the successful completion of both the literacy and numeracy components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE).

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Science

There shall be a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) as part of a double degree program, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 42 units for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary).
  2. Courses to the value of 54 units from the Bachelor of Science including:
  • Level I courses to the value of 18 units
  • Level II courses to the value of 18 units
  • Level III courses to the value of 18 units
  • Two major teaching areas (with at least one from Group 1) from the following:

Major Teaching Area (Group1):

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics

Major Teaching Area (Group 2):

  • Digital Technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

* Defined by Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), a major teaching area is the equivalent of a total of three-quarters of a year’s full time study which equates to a minimum of 18 units. No more than 6 units at Level I and at least 6 units at Level III can be counted. Teaching areas in the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Science is 21 units each.