MTeach FAQs – prerequisites

Q. What is a unit of study?
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Also referred to as a ‘course’, ‘subject’, ‘unit of credit’, ‘paper’. One 'unit of study' is equivalent to a six-credit-point subject at The University of Sydney. It is equal to a quarter of a full-time load in one semester.



Q. I completed a BSc/BA at Sydney University, am I eligible for primary teaching?
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Please refer to the prerequisite information on the website. You need to complete a self-assessment of the units you completed within your degree and compare it to what is required in the prerequisite table. Every degree is different and your eligibility depends on what units you completed within your degree.



Q. I have read the information on the website and I am still having trouble completing the application form and working out the prerequisites. Can I give you a copy of my transcript or make an appointment to discuss my transcript with you?
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No. We do not take appointments nor to we assess degrees prior to receiving your application. Please refer to the website and use the information to complete your application as best you can. You are welcome to drop by the faculty office during opening hours if you have any questions but we will not review individual transcripts.



Q. I completed my degree in 1985, is there a time limit?
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No. It doesn’t matter how long ago you completed your undergraduate degree.



Q. I can’t remember the exact content of the units of study I completed because I finished my degree 20 years ago. What do I write?
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If you can’t remember the content of what you studied try to track down copies of handbooks, which should be available at your university. If you are unable to do this then you need to do the best you can to remember the content and make an attempt to fully complete your application. This will help us understand exactly what you’ve studied. It’s in your best interest to write what you can – especially if the units are applied studies or a combination of two KLA or subject areas.



Q. I completed a Bachelor of Hospitality and my units don’t match up with the KLAs. What do I do?
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They will match up. You need to read the information carefully and base your self-assessment on the unit content rather than the title. If you are still not sure, do your best to match your units to a KLA and we will assess it on receipt.



Q. I completed a Bachelor of Nursing and my units don’t really match up to the curriculum areas because I didn’t have a ‘major’ or ‘minor’? What do I do?
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Do your best to allocate each unit to a particular area based on the subject content of the unit. You don’t have to have an official ‘major’ and ‘minor’ area as not all degrees are structured the same.



Q. What is considered a ‘relevant degree’ for entry to the MTeach(Early Childhood)?
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There are no restrictions on what degree you need to hold for entry to the early-childhood designation. Your application will be assessed in conjunction with the interview.