||Bachelor of Education (Prep - 10)
||Currently accepting applications
|Contact Hours (per week)
||Approximately 15 contact hours per week
Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.
||Semester 1, 2016 - Mt Helen
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
- Primary school teacher
- Teacher - middle years (to year 10)
|Program Rules and Requirements
The Bachelor of Education program consists of the following
- 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,
Please note: the two discipline areas undertaken will
determine secondary teaching areas.
|There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
- Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
|Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to apply for a Working With Children Check
Yes, apply for the Volunteer WWCC
Faculty of Education and Arts (Ref 09729)
Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
||International Student Programs
Phone: +61 3 5327 9018
|Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat): 3700537251
|Mid year entry
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
||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
|Application Type - Direct
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.
Non Year 12 applicants who apply via VTAC must complete the VTAC
Personal Statement (Online) and submit this form to VTAC with their
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
- 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
Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Education
can consider the following options;
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
|Program Majors Available|
|2016 - Sample Program Structure|
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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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