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Trade to Teaching

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 Trade to Teach Internship Program pilot can help you along the way by providing:

  • financial support while you study a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) specialising in Design and Technology
  • a paid internship teaching position with support in the classroom to enable you to gain professional experience
  • a permanent teaching position following graduation.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Financial support in the form of a $20,000 (taxed) scholarship to assist with study expenses during the first year of your full-time undergraduate teaching degree (specialising in ITD).
  • Internship employment (full-time pay) from the second year of study and for the remainder of your degree with a half teaching load in a Queensland state school to support the completion of your qualification. The teaching qualification must be completed in a maximum of 4 years.
  • Access to a community of practice and mentor to support professional practice.
  • An offer of permanent employment as a teacher in a secondary Queensland state school in subject areas such as Furnishing, Building and Construction, Industrial Graphics, Industrial Technology, Engineering Skills, and Materials and Technologies specialisations following graduation and provisional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.


Bachelor of Education (Secondary) BSED 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 Industrial Technology and Years 11 and 12 Design, Engineering, Building and Construction Skills, Engineering Skills, Furnishing Skills, Industrial Graphics Skills and Industrial Technology Skills.


Compulsory prior study: Information Technology Design, Graphics, Engineering in Years 11 and 12 or other certificate course in this area OR a trade qualification.


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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