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: www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/standards-and-procedures.

Jurisdiction QLD
Provider Griffith University
Program title Bachelor of Education (Secondary Major)
Program type Undergraduate
Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) 4 years
Minimum program duration 3.5 years
Stage of schooling Secondary
Mode(s) of delivery On Campus
Campus location(s) Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt
Date of current accreditation 31/12/2018
Accreditation outcome* Three-year accreditation period granted
Accreditation expiry date (optional) 30/12/2021
Quality assurance processes in place

Quality assurance processes include, but are not limited to: 

  • ePortfolio evidence of achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage 
  • Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) 
  • Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) data 
  • Graduate employment data, student satisfaction, and employer satisfaction data (QILT) 
  • Student attrition and retention. 

 

Program description and rationale

To graduate with a Bachelor of Education students are required to complete 32 units including discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, and a primary specialisation for students completing a primary major. 

  

Primary Education 

  • Primary Major with a minor in English, Mathematics or Science 
  • Primary/Special Needs Double Major 
  • Primary/Early Childhood Double Major 
  • Primary/Health and Physical Education Double Major 

The learning/subject areas available for primary specialisation are: English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education. 

Secondary Education 

  • Secondary Major 
  • Junior Secondary/Secondary Double Major 
  • Secondary/Learning Support Double Major  

Teaching Areas include: 

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Design Technology 
  • Digital Technology 
  • Drama 
  • English 
  • Food and Nutrition 
  • Geography 
  • Health and Physical Education 
  • History 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Psychology 
  • Visual Arts  

The Bachelor of Education includes 80 days of supervised professional experience in primary schools.  

For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit: https://www.griffith.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-education-1567 

Griffith University 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:

  • 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.