Take your career in education to the next level. You could become a fully qualified teacher in just three years.

If you’re currently working as a teacher’s aide, School Learning Support Officer (SLSO), Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO), or other school support personnel in a primary or secondary school, you already make a difference in young people’s lives every day.

At Charles Sturt University, we have a two-step dedicated pathway that allows you to become fully qualified to teach in either primary or secondary school. With relevant TAFE qualifications or other university studies, you can receive credit and fast-track your journey to becoming a teacher.

Here’s how it works.

Step one

Enrol in the Bachelor of Educational Studies


Study online – full-time or part-time. Continue working as a teachers aide. Choose the primary or secondary learning area you want to teach. Receive credit for previous qualifications. Complete in as little as two years full-time study.

Step two

Enrol in the Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary)


Study online – full-time or part-time. Get experience by doing work placements. Specialise in the same learning area as your bachelor’s degree and you’ll receive credit for the undergraduate subjects you successfully completed. Complete your master’s in as little as one year of full-time study working as a fully qualified teacher.


Once enrolled in your master's, you can apply for conditional accreditation from NESA and start teaching in schools.

Remember, you’ll receive personalised support from our pathway support team. From choosing the right subjects for your teaching goals to helping you balance study, work and life – we’ve got your back.

We also believe that everyone deserves access to higher education. That’s why Charles Sturt University awards more than $3 million in student scholarships and grants to students like you every year. Check out what scholarship fits you best and get a helping hand on your study journey.

Apply for the Bachelor of Educational Studies.
Contact us if you want to know more about studying at Charles Sturt University including courses, fees, credit for previous study, accommodation, scholarships and flexible study options.