Subject Requirements


To become a qualified teacher librarian in NSW public schools, you must:
  1. be an approved primary or secondary teacher with the NSW Department of Education; and
  2. complete an approved postgraduate program at master’s degree level in teacher librarianship.

Teacher librarianship programs prepare graduates for years K - 12. Current staffing practices, however, restrict subject approval to the area of original mainstream teacher classification (e.g. a primary trained teacher is only entitled to the primary teacher librarian code and a secondary trained teacher is only entitled to the secondary teacher librarian code).

The following are approved postgraduate programs*:

  • Charles Sturt University - Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)
  • Edith Cowan University - Master of Information Services (specialisation in Teacher Librarianship)
  • Queensland University of Technology - Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)

* The above list is not exhaustive. New programs delivered by other universities may be available.

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To become a qualified careers adviser in NSW public schools, you must:
  1. be an approved secondary teacher with the NSW Department of Education; and
  2. complete an approved postgraduate program designed to prepare teachers for employment as a careers adviser.

The following universities offer approved postgraduate programs in careers education*:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • James Cook University
  • Swinburne University of Technology

* The above list is not exhaustive. New programs delivered by other universities may be available.

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To become a qualified EAL/D teacher in NSW public school, you must:

  1. be an approved primary or secondary teacher with the NSW Department of Education; and
  2. complete an approved course in EAL/D or TESOL focusing on school based curriculum which includes a practicum in a school setting for years K - 12.

EAL/D or TESOL programs prepare graduates for years K - 12. Current staffing practices, however, restrict subject approval to the area of original mainstream teacher classification (e.g. a primary trained teacher is only entitled to the primary teacher EAL/D code and a secondary trained teacher is only entitled to the secondary EAL/D code).

The following are approved postgraduate programs*:

● Australian Catholic University

○ Graduate Certificate in TESOL

○ Graduate Diploma in Education (Literacy and TESOL)

● Charles Sturt University

○ Graduate Certificate in TESOL

○ Graduate Diploma of TESOL

○ Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

● Macquarie University

○ Graduate Certificate in TESOL

○ Master of Applied Linguistics

○ Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

● University of New England

○ Graduate Certificate in TESOL

○ Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL)

○ Master of Education (TESOL)

● University of Newcastle

○ Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies – TESOL

○ Master of Education (TESOL)

● University of Wollongong

○ Graduate Certificate in TESOL

○ Graduate Diploma in TESOL

○ Master of Education (TESOL)

● University of Technology, Sydney

○ Graduate Certificate in TESOL

○ Graduate Diploma in TESOL

○ Master of Arts (TESOL)

○ Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

* The above list is not exhaustive. New programs delivered by other universities may be available.

 

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