Have you heard it’s harder to get into teaching degrees?

Maybe you’ve heard about the new NSW Government admission requirements making it harder to get entry to a teaching degree? Or that it’s taking longer and costing more?


Our ‘Teaching Solution Finder’ below makes it easy to navigate the changes and design a study pathway based on your personal circumstances.

Teaching Solution Finder

Just answer a few quick questions to find your pathway into a teaching degree.

A range of teaching degrees to meet requirements

UNE offers a range of primary, secondary and early childhood teaching degrees, as well as combined early childhood/primary teaching, and primary/secondary teaching degrees.


We have structured our primary teaching and secondary teaching degrees to meet the NESA ‘3 Band 5s including one in English’ requirement within the first year of study. This means you can become a qualified primary or secondary teacher in the same amount of time and for the same cost as before, even if you don’t meet the new entry standards.


UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience 14 years* in a row.

There are now many ‘johnny-come-lately’ universities in online education. UNE has been delivering distance education since 1955 – that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why our students continue to rate us so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality.

Study online across three study periods with 24/7 online tutor support. If you don’t have entry qualifications, our free Pathways Enabling Course gives you entry and credit to most of UNE’s undergraduate degrees.

If you prefer to study on-campus, UNE has a campus in Armidale. 

*The Good Universities Guide ratings 2007-2020.


Number 1 in Student Support in NSW Good Universities Guide Ranking 2020
Number 1 in Teaching Quality in NSW Good Universities Guide Ranking 2020