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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus)

The Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus) is a unique teacher education course developed specifically for educators in Pacific Island contexts. The course offers three career pathways for graduates and is a gateway to completing further studies toward a Bachelor of Education (Pacific Focus). This initial-teacher education qualification encompasses working with children in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, and Secondary Education.

Being a teacher is a rewarding career and this program aims to provide Pacific Island educators with necessary professional skills and qualifications to meet the needs of current and future generations of students. Students will have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge, and aptitudes for contributing to one of the largest professions worldwide.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and experience to step into a rewarding Pacific Island teaching career. Your career options will include: 

  • early childhood teacher 
  • primary teacher 
  • secondary teacher 
  • school management 
  • human resources 
  • educational research.  

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

Candidates undertaking the Secondary Mathematics specialization are required to enroll on a non-award basis in the unit MTHS100 Introduction to Quantitative Skills and complete this unit within 12 months of commencing the Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus).

Candidates undertaking the Secondary Science specialization are required to enroll on a non-award basis in the units MTHS100 Introduction to Quantitative Skills and CHEM100 Introductory Chemistry and complete these units within 12 months of commencing the Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus).

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE, you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

India

Qualifications 

  • Applicants holding relevant Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Year 12 examination results
  • Applicants holding relevant Indian State Board of Education Board Year 12 examination results, other than PSEB and HSEB
  • Applicants holding relevant Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and Haryana State Education Board (HSEB) Year 12 Examination 
  • Applications holding relevant National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) year 12 examination results
  • Applicants holding a relevant Indian post-Year 10, Year 12 equivalent 3-Year VET level Diploma results in a relevant stream

Standard Entry

  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 60% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant stream, including English if necessary (but not a local language), with an overall First Division (60%+).
  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 65% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant start, including English if necessary (but not a local language), with an overall First Division (60%+)
  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant stream, including English if necessary (but not local language), with an overall First Division (60%+)
  • Must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in their Best of 4 academic subjects in a relevant stream, including English if necessary (but not a local language), with an overall First Division (60%+),
  • Must have achieved an overall minimum average of 60% or First Division results

All students intending to undertake a professional experience placement in Australia whose work is categorized as 'practical training as part of an educational or vocational course'; in schools or other educational institutions (eg pre-schools, kindergartens, and child care centers) must complete an International Criminal Background Check.

Prior to undertaking a professional experience placement in a school setting, there are a number of mandatory requirements that must be fulfilled.

  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 48160 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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