Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate/Masters degree
Course length: 5 years (or equivalent part-time)
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 90.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR
Advanced Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Arts, General Science, Languages, Science/Master of Teaching

International students: Entry and English requirements

Course overview

Flinders offers fully integrated five-year qualifications for high-achieving students that enable you to graduate with a Master of Teaching on top of a bachelor degree. Education topics are studied in all five years of the double degree together with Bachelor of Arts topics in the first three years. In the final years you study topics from the Master of Teaching. In addition to your Bachelor/Master of Teaching you can also complete a Master of Education with a minimum of an additional semester of study.

The Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a five-year double degree designed to prepare you to teach the key areas in high schools. You will develop knowledge of curriculum relevant to your chosen discipline, use educational theory to inform your judgement, and apply what you have learnt in a range of educational settings with diverse groups of students 

You will also have the opportunity to gain professional experience as a student teacher in the secondary school environment.

On successful completion of this degree you will be able to teach in your chosen junior secondary or secondary school subjects such as English, drama, mathematics, health education, biology, earth sciences, languages other than English, information technology, business education, geography, history, legal studies, psychology and visual arts. Some of these subject areas are only available to study as a major. Note that while some science areas are available in the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary), if you wish to specialise in science and you have a strong science background, you should consider applying for the double degree Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary).

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Flinders?

This course:

  • prepares you for a career in secondary education
  • allows you to graduate with two qualifications at the end of 5 years
  • caters for study in a varied range of topics, from Bachelor of Arts topics, to education studies, curriculum studies necessary for teaching in secondary schools, and professional experience topics.

Professional Recognition/Membership

Successful completion of this program provides a recognised academic qualification which will enable graduates to apply for teacher registration in South Australia and some overseas countries.

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

Master of Teaching component

At the end of third year students will need to meet a minimum graduate point average requirement to progress on to the Master of Teaching topics in years four and five.

Students must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) before they can apply for school experience and teaching practicum placements.

In addition, the Australian Government has recently introduced the Literacy and Numeracy Test for all initial teacher education (ITE) students to ensure that they have the high level of personal literacy and numeracy skills required of teachers. The test is a single, national instrument designed to assess elements of an individual’s literacy and numeracy skills and will be used to demonstrate that ITE graduates are in the top 30 per cent of the population for literacy and numeracy. All South Australian students commencing an ITE program after 1 January 2017 will be required to meet the benchmark prior to graduation. Further information, including registration details.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234761
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $6,639

International students
CRICOS code: 092438G
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $25,800
2019: $27,600




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

This double degree may enable graduates to progress on to a Master of Education which they could complete in a minimum of an additional semester of study and/or apply for a research higher degree.

Course brochures

Domestic students
Education (PDF 2MB)
International students

International course guides