BEdPri&Sec

Credit points

320

Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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

In addition, applicants will be required to demonstrate suitability for teaching.

All 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:

  1. the following prerequisites at year 12 level or equivalent:
StatePrerequisites
ACT

Prerequisites: Nil

Assumed Knowledge: Studies in English (T); Studies in Mathematics (T)

To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Studies in Mathematics (T)

NSW

Prerequisites: Nil

Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English and Two units of Mathematics Band 4

To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Mathematics Advanced or Mathematics Extension 1 or 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

QLD

Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); a General science subject (Units 3 & 4, C)

Assumed Knowledge: To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Mathematical Methods C

VIC

Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English;

Mathematics: Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics OR Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics.

OR

b. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may be selected following an interview with the course coordinator and staff of the campus Indigenous Higher Education Unit. They should have:

  1. minimum of three years’ work experience; or
  2. of year 12 or equivalent; or
  3. relevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.



Definition

First Teaching Area: 60 cp of prescribed units selected from a Major which

  1. has two corresponding curriculum units available in the program; and
  2. is recognised as a teaching area by the State jurisdiction in which you wish to gain teacher registration

The 60 cp of units equates to six units with no more than two units at first year level and no fewer than two units at third year level and meets any other requirements of that jurisdiction for that teaching area as a “first teaching area”.

Second Teaching Area: 40 cp of prescribed units selected from a Major or Minor which

  1. has two corresponding curriculum units available in the program; and
  2. is recognised as a teaching area by the State jurisdiction in which you wish to gain teacher registration

The 40 cp of units equates to four units with no more than two units at first year level and meets any other requirements of that jurisdiction for that teaching area as a “second teaching area”.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete:

320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Education Studies units (Part A);
  2. 60 cp from Effective Teaching units (Part B);
  3. 110 cp from Primary Curriculum and Discipline Studies units (Part C);
  4. 80 cp from First Teaching Area units

i. 60 cp from Secondary Discipline Studies units (Part D);

ii. 20 cp from Secondary Curriculum Studies units (Part E);

e. 10 cp from Primary and Secondary Specialisation Units to extend Primary specialisation (Part F);

f. 0 cp from ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Units (Part G)

Other requirements

  1. Students must pass all professional experience components, including professional experience embedded within units.
  2. Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Victoria). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police Check may be required. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of a course listed below may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.

  1. Non-Award Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Bachelor of Educational Studies
  4. Diploma in Liberal Arts
  5. Certificate in Liberal Arts

A student who does not meet the LANTITE requirements may access an appropriate exit point if they meet the requirements of that award.

Progression requirements

Students must pass LNTE100 LANTITE - Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students and LNTE101 LANTITE - Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students before they can attempt the second placement unit EDET200 Effective Teaching 3: Engaging Learners and Managing Learning Environments.

Part A : Education Studies Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10
EDES101Educational Thought10
EDES103Understanding Learners and Their Contexts10
EDES104Digital Cultures and Capabilities10
EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10
EDES302Professional Communication10

Part B : Effective Teaching Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDET100Effective Teaching 1: Becoming a Teacher10
EDET101Effective Teaching 2: Curriculum, Planning and Pedagogy10
EDET200Effective Teaching 3: Engaging Learners and Managing Learning Environments10
EDET300Effective Teaching 4: Students with Disability and Inclusive Education10
EDET400Effective Teaching 5: Assessment and Data Informed Practice10
EDET401Effective Teaching 6: Professional Engagement and Reflection10

Part C : Primary Curriculum and Discipline Studies

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAR290The Arts Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment F 610
EDEN100Foundations of Literacy10
EDEN102Children's Literature for Early Reading10
EDEN290English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-8)10
EDEN291English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2 (8-12)10
EDHP290Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)10
EDMA290Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-12)10
EDMA291Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2 (F-6)10
EDSS290Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)10
EDSI290Science Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (B-12)10
EDTE290Technologies Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)10

Part D : Secondary Discipline Studies Units

Part D.1 OR Part D.2

Part D.1 : Secondary Discipline Studies Units from Bachelor of Arts (First Teaching Area units)

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ARCHArchaeology80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Blacktown#, Brisbane, Canberra#, Melbourne, Strathfield
BUSDBusiness Studies80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
DETIDesign and Technologies80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Strathfield
DRAMDrama80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Blacktown, Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
ECONEconomics80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Blacktown#, Brisbane#, Canberra#, Melbourne#, Strathfield# (Not available in 2023)
ENGLEnglish80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Blacktown, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Strathfield
GEESGeography, Environment and Society80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
HISTHistory80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Blacktown**, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Strathfield**
MATHMathematics80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
MUSCMusic80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Brisbane, Melbourne
SRLGStudy of Religions80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Brisbane, Canberra, Strathfield
THSDTheological Studies80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Brisbane, Melbourne
VISUVisual Arts80Available to study as a Teaching Area in Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield

Please note that the 60 cp must be studied from 1 of the Arts majors and that no more than 2 units can be studied at 100-level and at least 2 units must be studied at 300-level. The Course Coordinator may approve alternative units to form an appropriate sequence of studies.

# Units only available online

**Students in NSW studying the History major complete either Ancient or Modern History. Unit enrolment advice should be followed. In NSW Ancient History requires 1 unit of Modern History, and Modern History requires 1 unit of Ancient History.

Part D.2 : Secondary Discipline Studies Biology Units (First Teaching Area units)

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BIOL125Human Biology 110
BIOL126Human Biology 210
BIOL206Human Genetics10
BMSC306Advanced Physiology10
BMSC309Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BMSC206Introduction to Neuroscience10
OR
BMSC207Microbiology and Immunology10

The Course Coordinator may approve alternative units to form an appropriate sequence of studies.

Part E : Secondary Curriculum Studies

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAR299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Visual Arts Education 110Teaching area: Visual Arts
EDAR399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Visual Arts Education 210Teaching area: Visual Arts
EDBI399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Biology Education10Teaching area: Biology
EDBU399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Business Studies10Teaching area: Business Studies
EDCB299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Commerce and Business Studies10Teaching area: Business Studies, Economics
EDCH399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Chemistry Education10Teaching area: Chemistry
EDDR299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Drama Education 110Teaching area: Drama
EDDR399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Drama Education 210Teaching area: Drama
EDEN299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in English Education 110Teaching area: English
EDEN399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in English Education 210Teaching area: English
EDEO399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Economics10Teaching area: Economics
EDGE299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Geography Education 110Teaching area: Geography
EDGE399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Geography Education 210Teaching area: Geography
EDHE299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Health Education 110Teaching area: Health
EDHE399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Health Education 210Teaching area: Health
EDHI299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in History Education 110Teaching area: History
EDHI399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in History Education 210Teaching area: History
EDIT299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in ICT and Digital Technologies Education 110Teaching area: ICT and Digital Technologies
EDIT399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in ICT and Digital Technologies Education 210Teaching area: ICT and Digital Technologies
EDMA299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Mathematics Education 110Teaching area: Mathematics
EDMA399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Mathematics Education 210Teaching area: Mathematics
EDMU299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Music Education 110Teaching area: Music
EDMU399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Music Education 210Teaching area: Music
EDOE299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Outdoor Education 110Teaching area: Outdoor Education
EDOE399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Outdoor Education 210Teaching area: Outdoor Education
EDPE299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Physical Education 110Teaching area: Physical Education
EDPE399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Physical Education 210Teaching area: Physical Education
EDPI399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Politics and International Relations10Teaching area: Politics and Internal Relations
EDPS299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Psychology Education 110Teaching area: Psychology
EDPS399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Psychology Education 210Teaching area: Psychology
EDRE299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Religious Education 110RE Accreditation
EDRE399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Religious Education 210RE Accreditation
EDRE440Religion Studies Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment10Teaching area: Study of Religions
EDSI299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in General Science Education 110Teaching Area: General Science, Biology and Chemistry
EDSI399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in General Science Education 210Teaching Area: General Science
EDSS299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Humanities and Social Sciences Education10Teaching area: Politics and International Relations, Society and Culture
EDSO399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Society and Culture10Teaching area: Society and Culture
EDTE299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Design and Technologies 110Teaching area: Design and Technologies
EDTE399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Design and Technologies 210Teaching area: Design and Technologies

Two curriculum studies  in two discipline areas from:

Alternative CPA units may be approved by the Course Coordinator.

Part F : Primary and Secondary Specialisation Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAR310Dance and Drama Education10Secondary teaching area: Drama
EDAR311Music Education10Secondary teaching area: Music
EDAR312Visual and Media Arts Education10Secondary teaching area: Visual Arts
EDEN345Literacy and Diversity Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment10Secondary teaching area: English
EDMA311Intervention in Numeracy10Secondary teaching area: Mathematics
EDRE290Religious Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 110Secondary teaching area: Theological Studies or Study of Religion
EDSI412Alternative Science Conceptions: What, Why and How10Secondary teaching area: Science
EDSS490Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Extension (F-6)10Secondary teaching area: History or Business Studies

The Course Coordinator may approve alternative units to form an appropriate sequence of studies.

Part G : ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Units

Complete exactly 3 of the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LNTE110Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic0
LNTE100LANTITE - Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students0
LNTE101LANTITE - Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students0

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