The top 3 Teacher Education universities in Australia for 2017 are

  1. Australian Catholic University
  2. Queensland University of Technology
  3. University of New England

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • education faculty size (student numbers)
  • graduate and student satisfaction with teaching courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Teacher Education field definition

Teacher Education includes Early Childhood, and Primary and Secondary.

Detailed study areas: Teacher-Librarianship, Teacher Education (specialising in Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education and Special Education), English as a Second Language Teaching and Curriculum and Education Studies, Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Teacher Education, Nursing Education Teacher Training.

Australian Catholic University

The teaching and education program at ACU is ranked 1st in Australia.

The program is Australia's biggest and gets solid course ratings and graduate outcomes.

Queensland University of Technology

The Faculty of Education at QUT is second in the subject rankings for Teacher Education in 2017.

The Faculty achieves a high course satisfaction rate among recent graduates. QUT's indicative salary for education graduates is also impressive, indicating a high employment rate.

University of New England

The (mainly online) School of Education program at UNE is in the top 3 for Australia.

UNE scores highly for program size and course satisfaction.

Teacher Education Rankings

Updated: 9 September 2016

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

1. Education Faculty Size

Source: uCube Higher Education Statistics (Category: Education)

2. Student Course Satisfaction

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by overall satisfaction among current students and recent graduates, with an adjustment for lower average satisfaction rates among current students.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for low incomes of unemployed graduates.