Training and Retraining - Design And Technology Teacher Association QLD

Training and Retraining options for Design and Technologies Teachers






Australian Catholic University:

● Secondary Education Courses:

● Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts (Design Innovation and Technologies):

● Graduate Diploma in Design and Technologies Education

● Master of Teaching (Secondary)




● Bachelor Of Arts/Bachelor Of Teaching (Secondary)


Charles Sturt University:

● Master of Teaching (Secondary)
● Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Industry Entry



Newcastle University:

● Bachelor of Education (Secondary): https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-education-secondary/what-you-will-study/majors/design-technologies



Southern Cross University

● Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary): https://www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/courses/bachelor-of-technology-bachelor-of-education-secondary-3207322/

● Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary): https://www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/courses/bachelor-of-arts-bachelor-of-education-secondary-3207311/2020/



University of Western Sydney

● Teaching and Education Courses: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/courses/teaching-and-education-courses.html



University of Technology Sydney

● Bachelor of Engineering Studies Master of Teaching in Secondary Education https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/find-a-course/bachelor-engineering-studies-master-teaching-secondary-education https://www.youtube.com/watchv=KqV7bhie5WA



NSW Teaching Scholarships and Funding Opportunities:

● Choose Rural: https://teach.nsw.edu.au/find-teaching-jobs/choose-rural/benefits-and-incentives
● Get paid to study: https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/getpaidtostudy



Trade to Teach Internship Program

A new Trade to Teach Internship Program pilot provides a supported pathway into teaching for tradespeople who want to become Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) teachers. The new pilot from the Queensland Department of Education offers:

  • a $20,000 scholarship in the first year of study of an undergraduate teaching degree (secondary – specialising in ITD) at a partner university (Central Queensland University (CQU) or University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)
  • internship employment (with a half teaching load) in a Queensland secondary state school (on a full-time intern wage of approx. $66,000 per annum) for the second and remaining years of study
  • access to a community of practice and dedicated ITD mentor to support professional practice
  • a permanent position in a Queensland State School upon graduation and provisional registration as a teacher.

Applications open on 12 September and remain open until 9 October 2022, so don’t delay.

Download the fact sheet.

For more information on the Trade to Teach Internship Program pilot, and to see eligibility criteria, visit www.qld.gov.au/tradetoteach or contact TradetoTeach@qed.qld.gov.au

James Cook University QLD

● James Cook University, Bachelor of Education (Secondary): https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-education-secondary
○ James Cook University, Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Admission requirements: https://www.jcu.edu.au/course-and-subject-handbook/courses/undergraduate-courses/bachelor-of-education-secondary
● James Cook University, Masters of Teaching and Learning (Secondary): https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses/master-of-teaching-and-learning-secondary
○ James Cook University, Masters of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) admission requirements: https://www.jcu.edu.au/course-and-subject-handbook/courses/postgraduate-courses/master-of-teaching-and-learning-secondary

more information



University Southern QLD

https://www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current/education/BSED.html#specific.major.study5 (Springfield and Toowoomba campuses)\



Griffith University

https://www.griffith.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-education-1567 (Design and Technology as a second teaching area – Gold Coast Campus)



CQ University

https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-education-secondary (Industrial Technology and Design – Mackay Campus)
● Making a Career Change to Teaching webinar on Monday 13 June 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm: https://www.cqu.edu.au/events/event-items/information-session/trade-to-teach-webinar

Click to access trade-entry-teacher-pathway.pdf


QLD Teaching Scholarships and Funding Opportunities:

● Scholarships and grants: https://teach.qld.gov.au/scholarships-and-grants




Swinburne University (Post Graduate)

● Master of Teaching (Secondary) https://www.swinburneonline.edu.au/online-courses/education/master-teaching-secondary?gclid=CjwKCAjw_o-HBhAsEiwANqYhpwi-NxxF-q7aXquXkqS_r8OZS3IV5MoAiL21U56EXOXdRy1N-x2CgxoCl3sQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds



Victoria University (Post Graduate)

● Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)



VIC Teaching Scholarships and Funding Opportunities:


● Targeted initiative to attract more teachers:

● Innovative Initial Teacher Education Programs: https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/innovative-ite-programs/print-all




Edith Cowan University

● Design And Technology Education Major https://www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/bachelor-of-education-secondary/unitset?id=MABUTO&crsCd=Y68


WA Teaching Scholarships and Funding Opportunities:

● Leap Program https://www.education.wa.edu.au/leap-program




Flinders University

● Design And Technology Education Major https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/courses/bachelor-design-technology-innovation



University of South Australia



UPDATED 5th June 2022 – Compiled by: https://dattaaustralia.com/



ITD and FTD teaching areas in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at JCU


Industrial Technologies & Design and Food Technologies & Design at JCU


This year, Education at James Cook University has introduced new teaching areas to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary): Industrial Technologies I Design (ITD), and Food Technologies & Design (FTD). As well as the regular pathways into the degree, there are industry-entry options for qualified and experienced tradespeople.


Industry-entry pathway


Qualified and experienced tradespeople can gain the equivalent of 1-year of credit towards a 4-year B.Ed. The industry entry ITD or FTD teaching areas are paired with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Specialisation, so that graduates are qualified to teach subjects in Years 7-12, including VET qualifications offered in schools.

Credit for the ITD/FTD–VET Specialisation is granted for a relevant trade qualification plus a minimum of three years of relevant industry experience (post training), and a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. The Cert. IV TAE is not required as a pre-requisite to the degree, but it must be completed as a requirement to graduate. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Most units can be completed online in the industry-entry pathway, to enable greater flexibility. Some on-campus learning takes place in Townsville or Cairns.


Regular pathway (for school-leavers and tradespeople without industry experience)


A pathway is also available for school-leavers and tradespeople without industry experience, who are interested in teaching ITD or FTD. These options qualify graduates to teach relevant subjects in Years 7-12, including General and Applied subjects in senior secondary.

ITD is available as a first teaching area that can be paired with a second teaching area of interest from the Course Handbook. For example, ITD–Digital Technologies; ITD–Business. 12CP of credit (4 units of study) is available for a relevant trade qualification (Apprenticeship and Trade Certificate III) in Fitting and Turning/Machining, Metals Engineering, Carpentry, Joinery, or related areas. 3CP of credit (one unit of study) is available a relevant VET qualification (e.g., Cert. I in Construction; Cert. II in Construction Pathways; Cert. II in Engineering Pathways; Cert. II in Furniture Making Pathways).

FTD is available as a second teaching area that can be paired with a first teaching area of interest. For example, Business–FTD; Biology–FTD. The second teaching area includes four FTD  units, offered by way of cross-institutional study via USQ.

Study is completed via a blended mode, with a combination of online and on-campus learning.


Find out more, and how to apply

You can find out more about the B.Ed. (Secondary) teaching areas at JCU via the Course Handbook (click on the ‘Handbook’ drop-down menu).

Refer to the ‘Pathways to JCU’ drop-down menu if you are not a recent school-leaver.

School-leavers can apply via QTAC (‘How to apply’ drop-down menu).

Direct entry to the B.Ed. is also available with a Cert. III in Education Support (course pre-requisites still apply).

See also: Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study.

If you have specific questions about the new teaching areas, email: Louisa.Tomas@jcu.edu.au.



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