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 Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Program type Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) 4.5 years
Minimum program duration 4 years
Stage of schooling Secondary
Mode(s) of delivery On Campus / Online
Campus location(s) Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove
Date of current accreditation 5/6/2020
Accreditation outcome* Five-year accreditation period granted
Accreditation expiry date (optional) 31/12/2025
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

Students in SV02 Bachelor of Science / EU50 Master of Teaching (Secondary) choose one 240 credit point major from the following disciplines below and this provides the discipline content knowledge required for a first teaching area (minimum of six, 12 credit point units or 72 credit points). Students who complete an Earth Science or Environmental Science major are eligible for Earth and Environmental Science as their first teaching area:

 Biological Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics

 SV02 students take 48 credit points of mathematics discipline units (four,12 credit point units), which meets their second teaching area requirement in the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

The QUT Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) includes 60 days of supervised professional experience in secondary schools.

The Bachelor of Science component is on campus, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) component is on campus/online.

For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit the QUT website.

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.