Teaching – course notices

Fees

All Australian and New Zealand citizens, and Australian permanent residents are offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). The 2014 CSP fee for the Master of Teaching is $6044 per year ($3022 per semester) for a student undertaking 48 credit points (1 EFTSL). Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens must pay upfront, but Australian citizens can choose to defer payment to the tax system via a HECS-HELP loan.

All students paying upfront will be sent an invoice shortly after enrolment.

Further information about fees is published on http://sydney.edu.au/future-students/domestic/undergraduate/costs/commonwealth-supported-places.shtml


Timetables

Timetables for the Master of Teaching course can be downloaded from the Faculty's timetables page. To ensure they are allocated to tutorial groups, all students must also download a personal timetable from the MyUni self-administration website during Orientation week.

Semester dates can be viewed on the University's Timetable website.


Course handbooks

The Faculty handbook entry for the Master of Teaching can be viewed at Handbooks Online.

The handbook contains information about enrolment, the course program and calendar, the names and contact details for key academic and administrative staff, lists of units of study, course policies and regulations, and Senate resolutions affecting the degrees.


Scholarships

MTeach candidates are eligible for a number of scholarships offered by the University, the Faculty and other bodies. Information about University and Faculty scholarships and prizes is available from the Scholarships and prizes section of the Faculty website.


Graduation

Information about graduation, including graduation dates, is available from the graduations website.


NSW DEC Graduate Recruitment Program sessions

Representatives from the NSW Department of Education and Communities will visit the University on several occasions to discuss employment opportunities in the Department.

During these sessions, DEC Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP) personnel will answer questions and distribute information about how to apply for employment under the program.

Further information about the DEC GRP and a form to register for an interview are available on the DEC website.


NSW Teachers Federation professional development days

Under the terms of the internship agreement between the University, employers and the unions, attendance at the applicable NSW Teachers Federation day is compulsory for all MTeach students in programs for primary or secondary teaching. Only students in the Early Childhood program are excused from attending. Sessions are dedicated to employment issues including:

  • applications for employment rights

  • entitlements and salary levels

  • permanent and casual teaching

  • Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW requirements.


Accreditation by BOSTES NSW

Under the Institute of Teachers Act 2004 all graduates (so-called 'new scheme teachers') must be accredited against the standards for Professional Competence prior to employment in schools. Further details can be found on the BOSTES website.