Accreditation summary template

National summary statement about the accreditation process

The accreditation process involves a rigorous assessment of an initial teacher education (ITE) program against a set of nationally agreed standards. Accreditation standards and procedures are designed to ensure that all graduates of ITE meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage. This ensures the program is of high quality and prepares pre-service teachers for the teaching profession. The process also includes an assessment of a provider’s quality assurance and continuous improvement mechanisms, as well as ensuring that the provider has a nationally endorsed teaching performance assessment which all graduates must successfully complete.

In Queensland, each program is assessed by a panel of nationally trained assessors that includes school leaders, employers, practising teachers and higher education representatives. A mandatory site visit involving forums with school partners, graduates, ITE students and the teaching staff of the ITE program is embedded in Queensland reaccreditation processes. Panels make a recommendation to the QCT’s Professional Standards Committee, which holds responsibility for granting accreditation and determines the length of the accreditation period. A maximum of five years accreditation may be granted.

More information on the accreditation process may be found at:

Jurisdiction QLD
Provider Queensland University of Technology
Program title Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts
Program type Undergraduate
Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) 4.5 years
Minimum program duration 4.5 years
Stage of schooling Secondary
Mode(s) of delivery On Campus
Campus location(s) Kelvin Grove
Date of current accreditation 31/12/2018
Accreditation outcome* Five-year accreditation period granted
Accreditation expiry date (optional) 30/12/2023
Quality assurance processes in place

Quality assurance processes include, but are not limited to: 

  • Course Analytic Profile data 
  • Professional Experience Reports (QPERF) 
  • Quality Teaching Performance Assessment (QTPA) data 
  • QILT data – destination survey, student experience and employer satisfaction 
  • Analysis of ITE Impact Study and Preparedness to Teach Graduate Survey 
  • Program Performance data. 


Program description and rationale

To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts students are required to complete 36 units, including core educational studies and units in two teaching areas, one being in fine arts and the other from English, Geography, History or Mathematics. 

Discipline teaching areas: 

  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • English 
  • Film, Screen and New Media 
  • Geography 
  • History 
  • Mathematics 
  • Music 
  • Visual Arts. 

Students who take a Fine Arts major in Creative Writing have English as their first teaching area, and can select a second teaching area from Geography, History or Mathematics.  

The QUT Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Fine Arts includes 80 days of supervised professional experience in secondary schools. 

For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit: Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Arts - Creative Writing; Dance; Drama; Film, Screen and New Media; Music; Visual Arts. 

Queensland University of Technology graduates have successfully passed the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE), the final Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) and the Quality Teaching Performance Assessment (QTPA). 

* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including:

  • submission of an annual report on the operation of the program
  • prior approval of any significant changes to the program
  • employment of only registered teachers to supervise or assess the work of a preservice teacher in a prescribed school.