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How do I become a secondary Design and Technology teacher?

Design and Technology teachers support students to develop their design and production knowledge and skills in a range of areas such as wood, metal, CADD/CAM, electronics and advanced manufacturing such as 3D printing and laser cutting.

What do I need to study?

To become a Secondary Design and Technology Teacher you will need to study one of the following options below.

On successful completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or the Bachelor of Secondary Education (Honours), you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.


Four year undergraduate Honours degree.

Take a direct path into secondary teaching with a four year undergraduate Honours degree. Complete a major and sub-major in the Learnings Areas of your choice, both teachable from years 7 – 12.

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Honours) - SATAC Code 434003

AND Choose
> Design and Technology
as either your major or sub-major Learning Area


Bachelor degree with Master option.

Enjoy the flexibility of completing a bachelor degree with the option to continue with postgraduate studies in teaching and graduate in five years.

On successful completion of an undergraduate degree that meets the learning area requirements, you will need to apply via SATAC and enrol in the following postgraduate program in teaching with UniSA:

Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Design and Technology
(SATAC code: 4CM115)

Please refer to Future Students Enquiries for further information.

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