Bachelor of Education (Prep - 10) - TJ5


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On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Education (Prep - 10)
Accepting Applications Currently accepting applications
Program Coordinator Adele Echter-Baltrunas
Contact Hours (per week) Approximately 15 contact hours per week
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Commences Semester 1, 2016 - Mt Helen
Program Outline

Great teachers provide inspiring, safe and happy learning environments for children and young adults. If you see yourself supporting, encouraging and sharing your knowledge with students in primary and or secondary school settings, this degree is designed for you. You'll spend time in each year of your degree observing and leading students in school classrooms. You'll also learn to develop your own teaching identity and how to use your individual skills to help your students learn.

This degree will give you the opportunity to qualify as a general primary school teacher and to teach any two of the following teaching areas in secondary schools: English, Science, PE, Maths, Visual Arts, ICT, Health and Humanities. You'll learn about the new and broad roles expected of teachers. Your future career will see you as an important member of school communities, where you will work with students, fellow teachers and parents.

The degree is comprised of education studies, curriculum studies, discipline studies and professional experience.

You will undertake a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching placement. This includes the opportunity during 3rd year of overseas placements in: Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, England, China, New Zealand, Nepal

Areas of study include: Education, curriculum studies, literature, mathematics, general science, history, sociology, health, information communication technologies, cultural studies.

Career Opportunities
  • Primary school teacher
  • Teacher - middle years (to year 10)
Program Rules and Requirements

The Bachelor of Education program consists of the following courses:

Compulsory Courses:
- Language and Literacies
- Approaches to Teaching English
- Learning and Teaching Mathematics I, II & III
- Technology and Communities of Knowledge
- Health and Physical Education Curriculum
- Approaches to Teaching in the Arts
- Introduction to Science Education
- Social Education and Humanities Curriculum
- Perspectives on Curriculum and Education
- Assessment Data and Reporting
- Successful Learners*
- Australian History Curriculum
- Literacy Education in a Global World
- Indigenous Education
- Teacher as Researcher
- Professional Policy, Practise & Responsibility
- Practicum: Primary Classroom*
- Practicum - Diverse Context I*
- Practicum - Diverse Context II*
- Extended Practicum*

* These courses consist of a Professional Experience component (minimum of 80 days throughout the four year program), where students are required to travel throughout Victoria to attend schools and other educational settings. Placements are arranged by the Professional Experience Administrator in accordance with the School of Education and Arts guidelines. Associated travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the student.


The P-10 sequence consists of two discipline areas of study with four courses in each.

Discipline sequences offered: Literature; Mathematics; General Science; Computing; History; Sociology & Cultural studies, Health

Please note: the two discipline areas undertaken will determine secondary teaching areas.

Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply for a Working With Children Check (WWCC)?

Yes, apply for the Volunteer WWCC


Faculty of Education and Arts (Ref 09729)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864

International Students International Student Programs
Phone: +61 3 5327 9018
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
FedUni Code TJ5

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat): 3700537251

Mid year entry No
Credit Points 480
Duration (EFTSL) 4 years

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent


Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to Apply page for further information.
Federation University Australia offers a number of programs which are eligible for Open Access entry for current Year 12 students. Further information can be found on our Open Access page.
Application Type - VTAC Yes
Application Type - Direct Yes
Entry Requirements

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


Non-Year 12: Year 11 Maths (Units 1 and 2 or equivalent) and a study score of 25 in VCE English (Units 3 and 4 VCE or equivalent). Non Year 12 applicants applying through VTAC must complete a VTAC Personal Statement online.

Students who have not completed further study will need to provide VCE results if applying via Direct Application, or provide a CV of work history demonstrating Literacy and Numeracy capabilities. Applicants with minimal further study or work history will be require to provide a Personal Statement.

An interview may be required.

Extra Requirements

Non Year 12 applicants who apply via VTAC must complete the VTAC Personal Statement (Online) and submit this form to VTAC with their application.

Non Year 12 applicants who are required to attend an interview will be notified of the arrangements by telephone or mail.

Successful applicants are required to apply for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) card before commencing their program. A copy of the WWCC card must be supplied to the University prior to commencing professional experience placements. More information can be found at the WWCC website.

Pathways/Alternate Entry
  • Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Education can consider the following options;

  1. Apply for Federation University Australia undergraduate degree in Arts, Information Technology or Science. On completion of the first year, re-apply for the Bachelor of Education. Students who have performed at a high standard will have increased chances of getting accepted. If the student is not accepted, they can complete the undergraduate degree and then a Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary).
  2. Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Education for Semester 1. (The Bachelor of Education is unlikely to offer a mid-year intake). Students undertaking FAST in Semester 1 can:
    • Seek mid-year entry to an undergraduate degree such as the Bachelor of Arts
    • Undertake volunteer work in schools after Semester 1.
    • Enrol in single units (courses)
  3. Successfully complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and then apply for entry into the Bachelor of Education with the equivalent of one year of credit.

Students can progress to the Master of Education Studies as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification

Indicative Fees

Please visit to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.

Program Majors Available
2016 - Sample Program Structure
Further Information A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

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Information correct as at 29/Oct/2015

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