Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2017 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Brisbane (17/63)
  • Melbourne (62.50)
  • North Sydney (71.55)
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The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science is a double degree, taken in 4 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) designed for students intending to become teachers in secondary schools.

The course combines teaching theory with practice, ensuring that you not only learn about the social, political and cultural contexts that shape education in schools, but also gain hands on practical experience in secondary school teaching by undertaking professional placements within schools throughout your degree.

Students have the opportunity to major in either the discipline of Chemistry, Biology or the Environment.

Ballarat

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment

Brisbane

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment

Melbourne

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

North Sydney

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment
  • Mathematics

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Attendance)
  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $7607 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

Assumed knowledge includes minimum requirements in English and Mathematics as well as in intended teaching area to be studied.

In addition applicants will be required to:

  1. demonstrate suitability for teaching;
  2. meet any additional prerequisite requirements imposed by state jurisdictions.

Applicants who do not meet state jurisdictional minimum requirements will be able to undertake approved alternative entry pathways.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

New South Wales

  • Prerequisites:
    • English (Standard) Band 3
    • Mathematics (any) Band 3
    • Science (any) Band 3
  • Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English
  • Mathematics discipline: Mathematics other than Mathematics General 2

Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach.

Queensland

  • Prerequisites:
    • English (4,SA)
    • Maths A, B or C (4,SA)
    • Science (any) (4,SA)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites:
    • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English
    • A study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any)
    • A study score of at least 25 in Science (any)
  • Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics discipline: Units 3 and 4: Mathematical Methods

2. Additional Approvals

All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Each course has a different ATAR/OP cut off and these vary each year. The table below shows the range of scores achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. Please note some of these scores may have been adjusted by various entry schemes. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2017

OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer L/N L/N
75th percentile OP to receive an offer N/P N/P
Median OP to receive an offer N/P N/P
25th percentile OP to receive an offer N/P N/P
Lowest OP to receive an offer L/N L/N
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer L/N L/N
75th percentile Rank to receive an offer N/P N/P
Median Rank to receive an offer N/P N/P
25th percentile Rank to receive an offer N/P N/P
Lowest Rank to receive an offer L/N L/N
  • L/N – indicates low numbers of less than 5 OP/Rank based offers made.
  • N/P – indicates figure is not published if less than 25 OP/Rank based offers made.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 77.75 86.45
75th percentile ATAR to receive an offer N/P N/P
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/P N/P
25th percentile ATAR to receive an offer N/P N/P
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 51.50 62.50
  • N/P – indicates figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR based offers made.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer L/N L/N
75th percentile ATAR to receive an offer N/P N/P
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/P N/P
25th percentile ATAR to receive an offer N/P N/P
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer L/N L/N
  • L/N – indicates low numbers of less than 5 ATAR based offers made.
  • N/P – indicates figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR based offers made.

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2017
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
L/N N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study L/N N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) L/N N/P
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) L/N N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
L/N N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 8 100%
  • L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/P – Not published due to low enrolment numbers.
Applicant background 2017
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
6 35.29%
Vocational education and training (VET) study L/N N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 8 47.06%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) L/N N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 17 100%
  • L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/P – Not published due to low enrolment numbers.
Applicant background 2017
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
L/N N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study L/N N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) L/N N/P
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) L/N N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
L/N N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 11 100%
  • L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/P – Not published due to low enrolment numbers.

Further information

Ballarat, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC

Alternative/Special Entry

Adjustment Factors which may improve your entry rank

Articulation from another course

Mature-age Entry if you’re over 21 and haven’t completed prior study

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience – An entry score can be calculated based on your work experience – you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.

If you have an entry rank but it’s not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to an entry score
  • Complete an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required entry rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new entry score will be calculated from your results in the ACU units. Note – you may need to complete up to 8 units (equivalent to one year full-time) and achieve more than a pass grade to gain entry to this course.

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings in chosen teaching areas.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, eg Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

NSW Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Entry Requirements

Entry to all undergraduate teaching degrees in New South Wales (NSW) requires three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English or equivalent. This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach.

Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

Students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before undertaking their final professional experience placement.

Domestic Students

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science is a double degree, taken in 4 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) designed for students intending to become teachers in secondary schools.

The course combines teaching theory with practice, ensuring that you not only learn about the social, political and cultural contexts that shape education in schools, but also gain hands on practical experience in secondary school teaching by undertaking professional placements within schools throughout your degree.

Students have the opportunity to major in either the discipline of Chemistry, Biology or the Environment.

Ballarat

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment

Brisbane

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment

Melbourne

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

North Sydney

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment

Minors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environment
  • Mathematics

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Melbourne
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
North Sydney
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2756.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $22048.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $88192.00 (2018)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an IELTS minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking. Pre-requisites may also apply for entry into some major and minor sequences.

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings in chosen teaching areas.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, eg Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

NSW Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Entry Requirements

Entry to all undergraduate teaching degrees in New South Wales (NSW) requires three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English or equivalent. This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach.

Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

Students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before undertaking their final professional experience placement.

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