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Teaching and Education Courses at Excelsia College

Our education courses acknowledge and embrace the tremendous fulfilment and satisfaction that is a part of teaching, and the many opportunities teachers have to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young adults.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepares teacher education students to teach in independent, state and Christian schools. When you complete your teacher training at Excelsia College, you gain the teaching qualifications that will fully prepare you for a fulfilling career in education.

Excelsia's online Master of Educational Leadership will give you the tools as a teacher to further transform your classroom and advance into leadership roles in education.

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) is designed to provide graduate early childhood teachers with knowledge, skills and understanding that will equip them to provide such quality early childhood education and care. The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education is delivered on campus and is suitable for both domestic and international students.

The Master of Education Research and the Master of Education Research (STEM) are intended for postgraduate students who wants to develop advanced research skills, specialist knowledge and transferable skills in critical analysis and problem solving. Students can then pursue a PhD qualification in education and STEM education.

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Choosing to study at Excelsia was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The learning environment has been fantastic, the academic staff have been very supportive and continue to model to me how to become a great teacher. I have also made friends from a diverse cultural background and I can see a great career ahead of me.

Sonu Khadka
Student of the Bachelor of Early Childhood

What qualifications do you need to be a teacher in Australia?

In addition to being qualified, all teaching students in Australia must complete literacy and numeracy tests to ensure that their skills are within the top 30% of all Australians. Students are also expected to undergo a criminal background check and a Working With Children Check.

Can you become a teacher without a degree?

To become a teacher, you will need at least a Bachelor’s degree in teaching for the level of education you want to teach in. If you are looking to become a teacher after completing an undergraduate degree in another field, you can get accredited by studying a Master of Teaching or Graduate Diploma in Education which will take up to two years.

What’s it like to be a teacher?

A teaching career would be best for those who enjoy working with children and are strongly interested in developing the intellectual, academic and social growth of children. Strong organisational skills and leadership skills are required for this position, however there is an aspect of fun and creativity also involved.

What is the salary of a primary school Teacher?

According to Seek’s Career Advice, the average teacher in Australia earns a salary of up to $80k AUD per year.

(updates annually)

What do I need to study to become a teacher?

You need a university qualification to work as a teacher in Australia and, in most states and territories, there are two common pathways: complete a four-year teaching degree – which, depending on where you studied, qualifies you to become an early childhood or primary school teacher and, in some circumstances, a secondary school teacher. Excelsia has Master of Teaching - primary or secondary to equip you with the qualifications you need to become a teacher; alternatively, if you are a postgraduate, you can study a Master of Education.

What skills do I need to become a primary school teacher?

To become a teacher, you need to have empathy, organisational skills as well as a motivation to empower and teach others.

What can I do with an education/teaching degree?

With a teaching degree, you can either apply to work across a range of private or public institutions or even as a private tutor depending on your specialisation.

Studying a teaching course at Excelsia College can lead you to multiple career paths in the education sector. From Early Childhood Education to Primary and Secondary Teaching courses, Excelsia’s courses prepare you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a teacher.


  • In faith

    Our courses are taught from a Christian worldview. You’ll learn how to teach with heart, inspire greatness, create a learning community and encourage independent thought and respect in your classroom.
  • Online community

    Our Master of Teaching courses are delivered online via the Excelsia College Online Learning Portal (Moodle). You will access all of your course materials, connect with your lecturers and other students, participate in engaging, healthy (and friendly) debates, and grow alongside your fellow students.
  • Flexible study options

    Fast-track to your new career by studying the accelerated eighteen month course. Or if you're a busy body take your time with our four-year part-time study, or two years full-time.
  • Student Support

    The School of Education organises your schools for Professional Experience and visits every student on practicum. You'll also have access to facilities and services like disability support, the library, counselling, study preparation sessions, careers services and the chaplain.