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Best Teaching and Education Courses for International Students

Hone your teaching skills in Australia and achieve a competitive advantage both locally and internationally. Choose from a range of available Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offered by 100+ of the best Australian universities and institutes that trust AECC Global to represent them.

With our expertise in creating successful academic and career pathways for aspiring teachers, we can guide you toward realizing your professional and Permanent Residency (PR) goals. Speak to our team of highly trained Education Consultants and Migration Agents about your study plans and begin exploring your options. Have we mentioned FREE Counselling? Call us Today!

Why is Australia the preferred destination for international students keen to study Teaching and Education?

Australia continues to attract international students seeking quality Teaching and Education courses. The country’s long history of academic excellence and annual citation by world university rankings place Australian universities amongst the best in the world. Another reason for its popularity is the natural beauty of the land down under, the unique flora and fauna fascinate visitors and locals alike. For international students, the laidback atmosphere and Australian culture bring in new experiences while they live and study.

Australia has 22,000 available courses. And one of the most popular courses for overseas students is Teaching and Education. The government, universities and professional bodies continuously develop and enhance Teaching and Education courses to maintain its competitiveness. As a result, Australian trained educators are sought after locally and internationally for their expertise. Skills developed during the course such as communication, problem-solving, research are transferrable giving access to world-wide teaching opportunities.

What is Teaching and Education?

It is an area of study that trains aspiring teachers and educators. It highlights an individual’s ability to make a difference in the lives of young people. Teachers and educators are instrumental in assisting, inspiring and motivating students in reaching their potentials.

Courses Available by Providers

AECC Global proudly represents the best Australian education providers, assisting students with visa and migration processes, creating a personalised education pathway and worry-free experience. The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) maintains a list of accredited courses provided by the teacher regulatory authority in each state/territory.

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Master of Teaching (Early Years)
  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Teaching Special Education (Secondary)
Course Duration

From 1 year to 4 years (full time).

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) minimum score 68 in reading and writing and a minimum of 73 in listening and speaking or minimum of IELTS score 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Post Graduate Admission

  • Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) minimum score 68 in reading and writing and a minimum of 79 in listening and speaking or minimum of IELTS score 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 8.0 in listening and speaking.
Visa Requirement

Here are some of the requirements for securing a student visa.

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklists.
Non-Academic Assessments

Introduced in January 2017, all aspiring Teaching and Education students are required to demonstrate their academic and non-academic capabilities to develop skills needed to be successful in their chosen university programs. This step ensures that the most suitable students are selected to enter the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs and are well-suited in the teaching profession. It also elevates the quality of interested students to the program considering the high entry standards.

Gaining recognition is CASPer test. It is a 90-minute online non-cognitive test designed to evaluate key personal and professional characteristics that make for successful students and graduates of a teaching career. The test cost is $80 per sitting. The personal qualities being tested includes:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Motivation to teach
  • Conscientiousness
  • Resilience and self-efficacy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organisational and planning skills

While there is no standard form of non-academic selection criteria implemented across the country, the information is available in universities’ entry requirements. Alternatively, AECC Global education consultants are able to guide you through the entry the requirements of your university of choice.

In the state of Victoria, CASPer test is widely used, other Victorian institutions assess personal attributes in other ways such as interviews and Teacher Selection Statement (TSS).

To know more about how to prepare for CASPer test, read our blog entitled, Planning on Studying an Education Course in 2018?

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Depending on previous studies and experiences, students could be eligible for credit towards the chosen programme*. This will avoid taking the same unit or similar qualifications already taken from previous studies. It will help minimise the cost of the course, help students focus on other units and shorten the course duration, allowing more time for practical training.

Further Study Pathways

Graduates of Teaching and Education courses have the option to pursue Post Graduate courses to further their academic achievements. Experienced education consultants in AECC Global can guide you in mapping out your education pathway.

And for eligible international students, who wish to launch their career right away, are able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa*. It is designed to provide graduates pathway from study to industry relevant employment in Australia, which will count towards Permanent Residency.

Temporary Graduate Visa

Graduates are able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa*. Temporary Graduate visa holders are able to study, stay and work in Australia temporarily after the completion of the studies, depending on qualifications, for eighteen (18) months to two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

Registration

Following graduation, international students can apply for provisional registration to be able to start teaching. Subsequently, they can work towards full registration through the teacher regulatory authority in each state/territory.

Australian Capital Territory - Teacher Quality Institute and Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities
New South Wales - NSW Education Standards Authority
Northern Territory - Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory
Queensland - Queensland College of Teachers
South Australia - Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
Tasmania - Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania
Victoria - Victorian Institute of Teaching
Western Australia - Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Teaching and Education courses can take advantage of plentiful job availability. Teaching opportunities are increasing in private and public sector.

Pathway to Success

Graduates of Teaching and Education are able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa*. Temporary Graduate visa holders are able to study, stay and work in Australia temporarily after the completion of the studies, depending on qualifications, for eighteen (18) months to two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be counted towards Permanent Residency. High demand for Teaching and Education graduates can be seen in the occupations listed consistently in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

Sample of which are Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher, Middle School Teacher (Aus), Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Education Teachers (nec) and Special Needs Teacher.

As most visa types, an assessment procedure by a recognised authority, in this case, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), is required as part of the visa application for work sponsorship or for migration purpose such as Permanent Residency. Graduates can look ahead in building teaching career and invest for bright future in Australia.


We at AECC Global are committed to helping create a personalised pathway to success in your chosen career and in Australia. Contact us now and start your future today.

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