Do you want to make a difference in your community, help young people learn and reach their potential and become a role model for the next generation?

Koori MailAn education degree can help you achieve your goals and give back to your community.

To become a teacher, you will normally study at university for four years for an undergraduate teaching degree.

Check out the uni closest to you …

The following universities offer study to become a teacher. A number also offer Indigenous study programs to teach on country.


Australian Catholic University
University of Canberra

New South Wales

Australian Catholic University
Avondale College
Charles Sturt University
Macquarie University
Southern Cross University
University of New England
University of New South Wales
University of Newcastle
University of Notre Dame
University of Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong
Wesley Institute

Northern Territory

Charles Darwin University

Indigenous study program to teach on country:
Batchelor Institute/CDU


Australian Catholic University
Central Queensland University
Griffith University
James Cook University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of Southern Queensland
University of the Sunshine Coast

Indigenous study program to teach on country:
James Cook University RATEP

South Australia

Flinders University
University of Adelaide
University of South Australia

Indigenous Participation Pathway (IPP) program:
University of South Australia


University of Tasmania


Australian Catholic University
Deakin University
LaTrobe University
Monash University
RMIT University

Federation University
University of Melbourne
Victoria University

Indigenous study program to teach on country:
Deakin University Institute of Koorie Education

Western Australia

Curtin University of Technology
Edith Cowan University
Murdoch University
University of Notre Dame
University of Western Australia

Check out the university admissions centre in your state or territory

New South Wales and the ACT
South Australia and the Northern Territory
Western Australia

3 thoughts on “Become a teacher & leader in your community [archive]

  1. Pingback: Inspired into Education « More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative

  2. Hi there , I am a 30 year old Aboriginal man. I live in western Sydney but my family roots are Wiradjuri and are from central NSW . I am very interested in becoming a teacher , I have been for a few years but just never gone to the next step . I’d really love to take that next step and I’m hoping you guys will be able to help me . if u could send any info or even call me on 0403719134 and help me out with this it would be very much appreciated. Thanks for reading, have a great afternoon. Cheers, Jem

    • Hi Jem, we suggest that you contact the ‘Join Our Mob’ program at the NSW Department of Education and Communities, please see:
      This program is designed to increase employment and career development opportunities for Aboriginal people as teachers and it would be useful to discuss your career aspirations with them and see if they can assist in any way.
      Their contact details are:
      Aboriginal Employment and Career Initiatives Team
      Phone: (02) 9836 9103
      Good luck with your endeavours.
      Julianne Treloar
      Research Assistant, MATSITI.

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