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 University of Queensland
Program title Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)
Program type Undergraduate
Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) 4 years
Minimum program duration 4 years
Stage of schooling Secondary
Mode(s) of delivery On Campus
Campus location(s) St Lucia
Date of current accreditation 29/11/2019
Accreditation outcome* Five-year accreditation period granted
Accreditation expiry date (optional) 30/12/2024
Quality assurance processes in place

Quality assurance processes include, but are not limited to:

  • Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment data
  • Final Professional Experience Report data
  • Student Evaluation of Course and Teaching (SECaT)
  • Graduate case studies and graduate teacher surveys
  • Professional partners surveys
  • School Review and Teaching and Learning committees
  • National collections such as QILT.

Program description and rationale

To graduate with a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) (BHSPE (Hons)), students are required to complete 29 courses, including ten educational studies courses and 17 courses in two discipline teaching areas (11 HPE and six science courses).

 Discipline teaching areas:

  • Biology (including Year 7-10 science)
  • Health and Physical Education (including Year 7-10 HPE, Year 11-12 Physical Education, and Year 11-12 Health Education).

 The UQ BHSPE (Hons) includes 103-113 days (depending on the school calendar) of supervised professional experience, with 12-13 of those in primary schools or with primary school students, and the remainder in secondary schools.

 The BHSPE (Hons) program is housed in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences (SHMNS) in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

 For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit:

 University of Queensland 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.