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Trade to Teach Internship Program

Do you currently hold a trade qualification and want to pursue a teaching career in a secondary school setting in Industrial Technology and Design (ITD)?

The Queensland Government Trade to Teach Internship Program can help you along the way by providing:

  • financial support1 while you study a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) specialising in Design and Technology full-time
  • a paid internship teaching position2 with support in the classroom to enable you to gain professional experience
  • permanent employment as an ITD teacher in a secondary Queensland state school following graduation and provisional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

As a University of Southern Queensland Trade-to-Teach intern, you have the additional benefit of:

  • receiving credit towards your degree based on prior learning and qualifications
  • qualifying for two teaching areas (Design and Technology plus one other3) providing career flexibility
  • individually tailored program maps
  • access to a community-of-practice and academic mentor to support your professional development
  • flexible study options online, on-campus or both from one of Australia’s most experienced flexible study providers
  • refreshing your study skills before you begin Trimester 1 through our Tertiary Preparation Pathway

1 Financial support is provided in the first year through a $20,000 (taxed) scholarship and for the remainder of the program through paid full-time internship employment in a school.
2 Internship employment consists of 50% internship within a school and 50% study. The teaching qualification must be completed in a maximum of four years.
3 For example, Business, Health and PE, History, etc.


Bachelor of Education (Secondary) program information

Design and Technology as a teaching area fits within the learning area of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Design and Technologies and Years 11 and 12 Design, and up to two of the related Applied Senior Syllabuses, including Engineering, Building and Construction Skills, Engineering Skills, Fashion, Furnishing SkillsIndustrial Graphics Skills, or Industrial Technology Skills dependent on their relevant industry experience.

Compulsory prior study for Trade to Teach Applicants only: Design or Engineering in Years 11 and 12 OR other certificate course in this area OR a trade qualification with relevant industry experience.

Technology has been developed through working and building with materials and tools and has been an integral part of society for as long as humans have had the desire to improve their quality of life. This Teaching Area encourages knowledge and application of available resources, systems and practices through inquiry, design and problem-solving methodologies. Please refer to the Technology Studies Syllabus for further information.

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