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UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

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  • How to Apply

UNE provides a range of quality programs in Early Childhood, Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, and Special and Inclusive Education.

Early Childhood

UNE offers a range of qualifications in Early Childhood - whether you want to build on your prior study and work experience to become qualified as a four-year trained Early Childhood Teacher, or want a dual qualification to enable you to work in both Early Childhood Centres and Primary Schools. 

Primary Education

Our Primary Education programs will qualify you to work as a primary teacher across Australia, and also give you opportunities to study a range of discipline areas, along with professional placements. They can also be completed in tandem with either Early Childhood Education or Secondary Teaching, so you’ll graduate with double the career options.

Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching)

The Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching) is an initial-teacher education program to prepare Primary teachers who can teach from Kindergarten to Year 6. The degree structure also allows students to complete a primary teaching specialisation in Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Languages.

This degree is structured to meet the NESA ‘3 Band 5s including English’ requirements within the first year of study. This means you can become a qualified primary in the same amount of time as before, even if you don’t meet the new entry standards.

Secondary Education

We offer Secondary Education degrees in the curriculum areas of Arts, Mathematics, Music and Science. These degrees have teaching areas available in the following disciplines:

Arts: Aboriginal Studies (HSIE), Ancient History (HSIE), Drama, Economics (HSIE), English, Geography (HSIE), Languages, Modern History (HSIE), Society and Culture (HSIE), Studies in Religion (HSIE), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Science: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Technology Software Design and Mathematics, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics

Our Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts, Mathematics, Music or Science) are structured to meet the NESA ‘3 Band 5s including English’ requirements within the first year of study. This means you can become a qualified primary in the same amount of time as before, even if don’t meet the new entry standards.

Special and Inclusive Education

Our Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary) is one of the few offered in Australia and can be studied either online or on-campus.

In-Service Conversion

This degree is designed for currently accredited teachers to upskill to a new sector of teaching (i.e. secondary to primary or primary to secondary), or for accredited secondary teachers to upskill to another teaching subject.

Postgraduate Degrees

UNE provides a range of postgraduate degrees for teachers that are tailored to their demanding lifestyles and varying career aspirations, including teachers working toward an advanced level of accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Within the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies specialisations in Gifted and Talented: Teaching for High Potential; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (also known as Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)); or Careers and Transition Education are available.

In the Master of Education, specialisations in Comparative Education, eLearning, Gifted and Talented Education, Indigenous Australian Education, Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (also known as Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)) and Literature and New Literacies are available.

Need help finding the right Teaching degree for you?

We've built an online tool to help navigate the changes to entry requirements for Teacher Education degrees (i.e. '3 Band 5's including one in English) - our Teaching Solution Finder. Just answer a few short questions to find the study pathway that will help you to become a teacher in no extra time.

Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.

A History of 5 Star Online study

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.

We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in February/March, July and November: giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.

To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.

Online Community

We believe that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community.

Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter.

UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

Student Support 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3 pm – 12 am) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

Check the 

Course and Unit Catalogue

 to see if

 any units

 in your degree have intensive schools.

Teaching Quality 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

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The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

Getting Started

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
3. 
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 1, 2019.
APPLY NOW
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

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Got a question?

1800 818 865

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
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Got a question?

1800 818 865

Study {{PageLabel}} with the only online uni to be awarded 5 stars for Overall Satisfaction every year for 13 years.

UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

Education and Teaching Courses

UNE provides a range of quality programs in Early Childhood, Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, and Special and Inclusive Education.

Early Childhood

UNE offers a range of qualifications in Early Childhood - whether you want to build on your prior study and work experience to become qualified as a four-year trained Early Childhood Teacher, or want a dual qualification to enable you to work in both Early Childhood Centres and Primary Schools. 

Primary Education

Our Primary Education programs will qualify you to work as a primary teacher across Australia, and also give you opportunities to study a range of discipline areas, along with professional placements. They can also be completed in tandem with either Early Childhood Education or Secondary Teaching, so you’ll graduate with double the career options.

Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching)

The Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching) is an initial-teacher education program to prepare Primary teachers who can teach from Kindergarten to Year 6. The degree structure also allows students to complete a primary teaching specialisation in Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Languages.

This degree is structured to meet the NESA ‘3 Band 5s including English’ requirements within the first year of study. This means you can become a qualified primary in the same amount of time as before, even if you don’t meet the new entry standards.

Secondary Education

We offer Secondary Education degrees in the curriculum areas of Arts, Mathematics, Music and Science. These degrees have teaching areas available in the following disciplines:

Arts: Aboriginal Studies (HSIE), Ancient History (HSIE), Drama, Economics (HSIE), English, Geography (HSIE), Languages, Modern History (HSIE), Society and Culture (HSIE), Studies in Religion (HSIE), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Science: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Technology Software Design and Mathematics, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics

Our Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts, Mathematics, Music or Science) are structured to meet the NESA ‘3 Band 5s including English’ requirements within the first year of study. This means you can become a qualified primary in the same amount of time as before, even if don’t meet the new entry standards.

Special and Inclusive Education

Our Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary) is one of the few offered in Australia and can be studied either online or on-campus.

In-Service Conversion

This degree is designed for currently accredited teachers to upskill to a new sector of teaching (i.e. secondary to primary or primary to secondary), or for accredited secondary teachers to upskill to another teaching subject.

Postgraduate Degrees

UNE provides a range of postgraduate degrees for teachers that are tailored to their demanding lifestyles and varying career aspirations, including teachers working toward an advanced level of accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Within the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies specialisations in Gifted and Talented: Teaching for High Potential; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (also known as Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)); or Careers and Transition Education are available.

In the Master of Education, specialisations in Comparative Education, eLearning, Gifted and Talented Education, Indigenous Australian Education, Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (also known as Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)) and Literature and New Literacies are available.

Need help finding the right Teaching degree for you?

We've built an online tool to help navigate the changes to entry requirements for Teacher Education degrees (i.e. '3 Band 5's including one in English) - our Teaching Solution Finder. Just answer a few short questions to find the study pathway that will help you to become a teacher in no extra time.

Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.

Study Online

A History of 5 Star Online study

We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in February/March, July and November, giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.

To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support

Student Support Team

As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.

Online Community

We believe that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community.

Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter.

UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3pm – midnight) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

To see if any units in your degree have on-campus intensive schools check the

Course and Unit Catalogue

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

Pathways to Study

The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

How to Apply

Getting Started

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
3. 
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 1, 2019
APPLY NOW
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

Privacy Policy

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
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Got a question?

1800 818 865