Course Description

This program will give you the knowledge, skills and practical experience to teach personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) in secondary schools.

With a strong focus on practical workplace training, your coursework is enhanced by more than four months of practical experience. You'll learn first hand how to tackle everyday teaching challenges during two placements of four weeks each, as well as school visits and a nine-week internship in a high school. As part of the final internship you will also complete a professional research project.

During the course, you will:

  • develop the skills and knowledge to create innovative teaching programs that cater for diverse student needs
  • be ready to teach after on-the-job training, by enhancing your studies with more than four months of secondary school placements
  • be mentored by teaching staff who are internationally renowned researchers and practitioners.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $13,132 total course cost
International Students: $40,000 per year full-time


2 years full time, 3 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.9% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 79.0% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.0% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.3% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 2.4% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 020155D
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MATEACHI2HPD

Entry Requirements