By becoming a teacher you’ll gain job satisfaction that few will experience. Other than parents, teachers have arguably the biggest influence on a child’s life. We believe that teaching is about the power of connection and helping students be the best they can be.
With the critical shortage of teachers nationally, teaching offers the prospect of strong and stable employment opportunities. Teaching is a highly rewarding career that combines good pay with great opportunities.
This innovative new program provides teacher education from a Christian worldview. An initiative between Morling College and Christian Heritage College, this course will equip you for a career in teaching through:
Online study as a student of CHC (Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching)
Practical placement and mentoring by a Christian teacher
Face-to-face enrichment program with your peers
Suitable for both school leavers and career changers, this course is available at a very moderate cost through access to Commonwealth Supported Places.
The Christian Teacher program has classes opening twice a year, in February and July. Places are limited so apply early to avoid disappointment.
The Christian Teacher comprises of three key elements:
Outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education degrees as a student of CHC
Mentoring, supervision and pastoral support from an experienced Christian teacher, assisting students’ professional formation through Morling partner schools.
Opportunity to participate in regular cohort enrichment days run by the Morling Education faculty at the Sydney and Perth campuses.
This innovative course is designed to enrich the student experience academically, pastorally and spiritually.
To speak to someone about your options and how this course will work for you, drop us a line and we will have someone contact you.
The program is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers and is recognised by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). It is also recognised by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA).
Commonwealth Supported Places are available.
Students rate their experience of studying Teacher Education (Undergraduate) through Christian Heritage College well above the national average.
Found full time employment on graduating
Had a positive overall experience vs 75% national average
Were positive above their skills development vs 82% national average
Rated teaching practices positively vs 80% national average
Rated support services positively vs 75% national average
Student Experience Survey 2020-2021, QILT Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching.
Find out further details about The Christian Teacher in the FAQ below:
Teaching is a unique job in more ways than one. By becoming a teacher you’ll gain job satisfaction that few will experience. Other than parents, teachers have arguably the biggest influence on a child’s life. We believe that teaching is about the power of connection and helping students be the best they can be.
It is an exciting calling and journey that will help you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Every day will present you with opportunities to really make a difference encouraging and speaking the truth of the Gospel into the lives of young people.
There are multiple pathways to becoming a life-changing teacher, depending on the type of study you have done in the past:
If you are a recent school leaver or if you haven’t completed a bachelor degree, then your next step is to complete a Bachelor of Education (either Primary or Secondary - depending upon the student age and subject you wish to teach).
If you have completed a bachelor degree in another field, you can become a teacher in just two years through our Master of Teaching program. Again, this course is offered in both Primary and Secondary teaching.
Morling College NSW and WA, is partnering with Christian Heritage College in Queensland to provide a quality Initial Teacher Education program called The Christian Teacher. The course structure is an embedded practice model, meaning there are two main components:
All courses will be run by the innovative and inspirational teaching staff of Christian Heritage College (CHC). CHC combines a commitment to academic excellence, with a dedication to Christian truth. Courses at CHC are highly regarded and accredited by industry bodies. The degree is recognized as a teaching qualification in other states, including NSW, ACT and WA.
Morling College will then support all students by sourcing Christian schools for students to be trained and mentored within across NSW, ACT and WA. Students will receive face-to-face tutorial support, regular enrichment days on campus, and pastoral care and encouragement.
Expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) course consists of four teaching and learning strands:
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course consists of 4 strands:
The Master of Teaching (Primary)
This is a two year post graduate course designed for career changers. It will provide students with an understanding of the primary school sector, focusing on skills and abilities in literacy, numeracy, curriculum content, and information and communication technologies.
It consists of three strands:
The Master of Teaching (Secondary)
This is a two year post graduate course that provides foundational understandings of the Secondary school context with a particular emphasis on teaching from a Christian perspective. The course equips students with effective teaching and learning strategies to apply their knowledge, expertise and experience to engage the adolescent learner.
It consists of three strands:
The courses offer a range of flexible and interactive modes of study. All modes are comprehensively supported by a learning platform with wide-ranging resources, learning activities and communication forums. The delivery modes include options of engaging weekly via:
1. Virtual class member via streaming into live lectures (business hours)
2. Virtual F2F study group via online tutorials (after hours)
Morling College will provide additional support and guidance though virtual and F2F enrichments day, study support and school liaison.
Bachelor of Education (Primary & Secondary): 4 years full-time| 8 years part-time
Master of Teaching (Primary & Secondary): 2 years full-time| 4 years part-time
Bachelor of Education Programs
Minimum Selection Threshold
BEd Primary: Year 12 studies, or equivalent, in Mathematics, English and Science
BEd Secondary: Mathematics and English
NSW: 3 x Band 5 subjects (English must be band 5) and Band 4 in Mathematics
Master of Teaching Programs
GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale.
Teaching Personal Statement: two written statements on 1) your motivation to become a teacher; and 2) your involvement in personal learning and leadership activities (see QTAC website for further information QTAC Teacher Entry.)
Morling College has established partnerships with Christian schools to assist and support students to become the next generation of teachers. This apprenticeship-like approach will place students in schools where they will be mentored and encouraged in their teaching journey.
Students will be uniquely placed to observe and learn from experienced teachers, while having opportunities to develop their teaching skills. This will equip students with invaluable teaching experience, ensuring they are truly classroom-ready upon graduation.
In addition to being mentored through our embedded teaching model, students will take part in the Professional Experience Program (PEP). This consists of:
Bachelor of Education Programs: 115 days of supervised practicum undertaken in a range of schools.
Master of Teaching Programs: 85 days of supervised practicum undertaken in a range of schools.
Practicum placements are available in a wide variety of schools in both urban and regional settings.
These school-based placements create authentic learning experiences and are integral to shaping teaching practice.
All students enrolling in initial teacher education courses at CHC, through The Christian Teacher program with Morling College, are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place which significantly reduces the tuition fees. Students can also access Fee Help if they wish to defer their tuition costs.
This means the government sets the level of the maximum contribution required from students towards their tuition fees. In 2022 the student contribution set by CHC for most units was $490 per unit.
So, the 2022 cost of each course was approximately:
|ITE degree||Total Units||Units per semester||Units per year||Cost per semester||Annual cost||Total Cost|
|Bachelor of Education||32||4||8||$1 960||$3 920||$15 680|
|Master of Teaching||16||4||8||$1 960||$3 920||$7 840|
Due to the rise in the number of students, and the predicted retirement of many current teachers in the coming years, there is an expected shortfall in the number of teachers required. Despite the number of teachers rising steadily, teacher training is not keeping up with student enrolment. With the critical shortage of teachers nationally, teaching offers the prospect of strong and stable employment opportunities.
Teaching is a highly rewarding career that combines good pay with great opportunities. Added to this, our partnerships with Christian schools will see you develop classroom-ready skills that will ensure a great school fit and a smooth transition into your teaching career.
As CHC are located in Brisbane, all applications are submitted through QTAC (the TISC equivalent in WA and UAC in NSW).
All applications received from WA , NSW and ACT will be directed to Morling College so that students can be part of the Morling College school placement and enrichment part of the program.
In NSW, students can apply for Conditional accreditation through NESA when they are in their final year of an accredited undergraduate or graduate entry teaching degree.
In WA, students can apply for Provisional registration through TRBWA when they are in their last Semester of study.
Graduates from the initial teacher education study component through CHC, enjoy one of the highest employment rates of any university in Australia, with an employment rate over the past two years of 100% for MTeach graduates and 93% for BEd graduates.