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: www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/standards-and-procedures.
|Program title||Master of Secondary Teaching|
|Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)||2 years|
|Minimum program duration||18 months|
|Stage of schooling||Secondary|
|Mode(s) of delivery||On Campus / Online|
|Campus location(s)||Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt|
|Date of current accreditation||18/11/2022|
|Accreditation outcome*||Five-year accreditation period granted|
|Accreditation expiry date (optional)||31/12/2027|
|Quality assurance processes in place||
Quality assurance data collection processes include, but are not limited to:
National collections such as QILT.
Program description and rationale
To graduate with a Master of Secondary Teaching students are required to complete 16 units, including discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies and a primary specialisation. Students have the option to fast-track the Masters and become a teacher within 1.5 years.
The learning areas available for specialisations are:
Design and Technology
Food and Nutrition
Health and Physical Education
Languages Other Than English
The Master of Secondary Teaching includes 60 days of supervised professional experience in secondary schools.
For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit:
Griffith University’s Master of Secondary Teaching graduates have successfully passed the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE), the final Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) and the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA).
* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including: