Students in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) need to select their discipline minor in the first year and enrol in all units in the sequence according to the discipline minor chosen. The course map will guide when these units need to be studied.

Which Discipline Minor are you studying during your degree?

Sequence Unit to Study Semester Offered in 2021 Study Mode
Discipline Minor Unit 1

ENGL104
Exploring Literature

Semester 1

Online OR
Attendance
Discipline Minor Unit 2

ENGL205
Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults

Semester 2 Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 3

EDLA345
Tesol Techniques

Semester 1 Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 4

EDLA346
Assessment and Intervention in English Literacy

Semester 2 Fully Online
Sequence Unit to Study Semester Offered in 2021 Study Mode
Discipline Minor Unit 1

IEAC133
Attitudes and Inclusion

Professional Term 1

OR Semester 1

Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 2

IEAC225
Family and Disability

Winter Term

Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 3

EDIE444
Positive Behaviour Intervention Support

Semester 1 Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 4

EDIE443 - Children and Young People at Risk

Semester 2 Fully Online
Sequence Unit to Study Semester Offered in 2021 Study Mode
Discipline Minor Unit 1

NMBR141
Number Development in Mathematics

Semester 1

Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 2

NMBR142
Geometry and Measurement in Mathematics

Semester 2 Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 3

EDMA413
Statistics and Probability in the Middle School

Professional Term 1

Fully Online
Discipline Minor Unit 4

EDMA414
Algebra and Functions in the Middle School

Winter Term Fully Online

Accreditation to Teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Accreditation is one means of ensuring that teachers' professional qualifications and competencies are formally recognized by Catholic Education Commissions and diocesan Catholic Education Offices with respect to the particular character and educational philosophy of Catholic schools. This is applicable to teachers who want to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools.  Teachers in Catholic primary schools are normally required to teach Religious Education.

Each diocese in Australia stipulates its own requirements for a teacher who is to be granted Accreditation to teach Religious Education. PST’s must follow the Religious Education Accreditation Information, the sequence of units and advice prescribed in the CEG or Course Coordinator/Adviser, in order to be eligible to apply for accreditation.  It is the responsibility of the individual student/teacher to be aware of the diocesan requirements for the school in which employment is sought. Full recognition will be given to teachers who have completed Accreditation to Teach Religious Education requirements upon application.

Please note in some dioceses provision is made for teachers to hold Temporary Accreditation to Teach RE for a maximum period while they complete the appropriate qualifications. The administration processes for acquiring RE Accreditation is managed through each Catholic Education Office.  A visit to each Diocesan website should clearly outline the steps for Applying for Accreditation to Teach Religious Education in Catholic schools. The most accurate and up to date information regarding RE accreditation requirements, sponsorship possibilities and the application process, can be viewed in Diocesan policy documentation.  Please refer to your local Catholic Education Office for further information.


Completing this Discipline Minor will qualify you to teach in Catholic Primary Schools

Sequence Unit to Study Semester Offered in 2021 Study Mode
Discipline Minor Unit 1

THBS100
Introduction to the Bible

Semester 1

Attendance
Discipline Minor Unit 2

THCT100
What Christians Believe

Semester 2 Attendance
Discipline Minor Unit 3

EDRE101
Religious Education 1: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Professional Term 1
OR Semester 1
Attendance 
OR Online
Discipline Minor Unit 4

THCT202
Christian Symbol, Ritual and Sacrament

Semester 2 Attendance
Discipline Minor Unit 5

EDRE102
Religious Education 2: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

Professional Term 5 Attendance 
OR Online

Religious Strand Options

Students can choose from either Catholic or Lutheran units.

Seeking accreditation to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Pre-service Teachers seeking employment in Catholic primary schools are expected to be able to teach Religious Education. Students who wish to teach in Catholic schools are advised to ascertain the accreditation requirements of Catholic Education Offices in their respective diocese to make an appropriate choice.

To meet the varying State and Diocesan requirements, the following set of units of study in Theology and Religious Education is required:

  • EDRE101 Religious Education 1: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • EDRE102 Religious Education 2: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • THBS100 Introduction to the Bible
  • THCT100 What Christians Believe
  • THCT202 Christian Symbol, Ritual and Sacrament

In ACT, QLD, NSW and VIC, UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society, becomes a sixth unit in the Catholic Studies for Accreditation sequence to qualify graduates to teach in a Catholic Primary school.

Students may choose to extend this to a specialist area of 8 units by taking an additional 2 units of Theology as defined in the course rules.


Seeking accreditation to teach in Lutheran Schools

Pre-service Teachers seeking to gain accreditation to teach in Lutheran schools should enrol in the Lutheran strand offered by Australian Lutheran College through ACU. The four strand units listed below are offered online and as workshop intensive modes. Students are granted automatic credit for these units within their ACU degree. Please contact Australian Lutheran College for details (enquiries@alc.edu.au)

For more information, see https://alc.edu.au/study/lutheran-strand-for-pre-service-teachers/

  • BS1003L Exploring the Bible
  • CT1002L The Christian Faith
  • DE3012L The Practice of Lutheran Education
  • DE2007L Principles and Context of Lutheran Schooling
  • UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World

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