BEdSec /BA(Tech)

Credit points

360

Minimum duration

4 years in accelerated mode full-time or equivalent part-time 

*Subject to unit availability

Approved locations

  • 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.

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 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 the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

StatePrerequisites

New South Wales

Prerequisites: Nil

Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English

Two units of Mathematics Band 4

Assumed Knowledge: 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.


(a)  Students must pass all professional experience components, including professional experience embedded within units.

(b)  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 Vic). 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.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.



Definition

"Major": 80 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level, at least 40 cp at 200-level and at least 20 cp from 300-level.

"Minor": 40 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Education with a named specialisation in secondary/Bachelor of Arts (Technology) a student must complete 360 cp consisting of:

  1. 200 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, for the Bachelor of Education degree, consisting of:
  2. 60 cp from Education Studies units (Part A)
  3. 60 cp from Effective Teaching units (Part B)
  4. 40 cp from Secondary Curriculum Studies units (Part C)
  5. 20 cp from Education Electives or Discipline Studies units (Part D)
  6. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part E)
  7. 0 cp from LNTE110 Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic and LNTE111 Literacy and Numeracy Test (Part F).
  8. 160 cp in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Technology sequence) degree, consisting of:
  9. 80 cp from Technology Specified units (Part G)
  10. 40 cp from Technology Extension Elective units (Part H)
  11. 40 cp from Computing Minor units (Part I)


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 qualifies a student to teach in Australia.

  1. Non-Award Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Non-Award Certificate in Liberal Arts
  4. Diploma in Liberal Arts
  5. Bachelor of 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 LNTE111 Literacy and Numeracy Test before they can attempt the second placement unit EDET101 Effective Teaching 2: Principles of Curriculum, Planning and Pedagogy.

Schedule of unit offerings

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
EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10
EDES300Comparative Education: Local and Global Contexts10
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 : Secondary Curriculum Studies (major and minor)

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDIT299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in ICT and Digital Technologies Education 110
EDIT399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in ICT and Digital Technologies Education 210
EDTE299Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Design and Technologies 110
EDTE399Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Design and Technologies 210


Part D : Education Electives Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDRE429Foundation Studies Teaching in Catholic Schools10Students intending to teach in Catholic Schools in Victoria only
EDST470Secondary Technology and Engineering in an Integrated STEM Classroom10
EDFX204Engaging with Global Communities Personal Professional Learning in International Education Contexts10
EDFD454Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum10

Part E : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
OR
PHCC102Being Human10
OR
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
OR
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part F : Literacy and Numeracy Test

Complete exactly 2 of the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LNTE110Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic0
LNTE111Literacy and Numeracy Test0

Part G : Technology Specified Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
SCIT101Stem Principles10
TECH105Design Principles10
TECH107Design in Timber10
TECH108Design in Textiles10
TECH206Design in Metal10
TECH207Food and Society10
TECH306Product Design Innovation10
TECH307Technologies Professional Experience10

Part H : Technology Extension Elective units - Choose two areas from below

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
TECH210Food and Nutrition10Food Technology
TECH213Food Industries10Food Technology
TECH208Product Design10Industrial Technology
TECH211Electromechanical Technologies10Industrial Technology
TECH209Textile Industries10Textile Technology
TECH212Textile Innovations10Textile Technology

Part I : Computing Minor Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
COMP104Fundamentals of Computing10
COMP106Communicating with Data10
COMP202Programming Essentials10
COMP205Creating with Data10

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