Bachelor of Education (Prep - 10) - TJ5


On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Education (Prep - 10)
Accepting Applications Applications for 2015 have closed.
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. The timetable for Higher Education programs will be finalised when offers are made.

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.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program qualifies you to teach students in the primary and middle years of schooling (P-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

This program is recognised by the 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 This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
FedUni Code TJ5

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat): 3700537251

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

For further information regarding Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP please visit
For further information regarding student contributions for Commonwealth Supported Places please visit


4 years full-time or 8 years part-time


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

Successful completion of VCE including prerequisites of a minimum equivalent of Units 1 and 2 - General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (either); Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (any); interstate or overseas equivalent.


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

Non-VCE 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 (Humanities and Social Sciences), Information Technology or Applied Sciences. 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:
  3. Successfully complete the Certificate III in Children's Services and the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education & 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 AvailableGeneral, Physical Education, Prep to 6, PE/Other Discipline, Prep to 10
2015 - Sample Program Structure
This Sample Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.

The indicative fees are for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Not all Post Graduate Programs offer a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Indicative Program fees.

General Credit Points CSP Fee

Year 1 Semester 1
EDBED1001 Technology & Communities Of Knowledge 15 $769
EDBED1002 Language And Literacies 15 $769
EDBED1003 Successful Learners 15 $769
EDBED1007 History Curriculum 15 $769

Year 1 Semester 2
EDBED1005 Health & Physical Education Curriculum 15 $769
EDBED1006 Learning & Teaching Mathematics 1 15 $769
SOCOG1002 Asia In Focus 15 $769
WELSI1002 Rural Australia 15 $769

Year 2 Semester 1
EDBED2005 Introduction To Science Education 15 $769
EDBED2106 Learning And Teaching Mathematics Ii 15 $769
BAFND1001 Introduction To Social Inquiry 15 $769
BAFND1002 Narrative & Text 15 $769

Year 2 Semester 2
EDBED2004 Approaches To Teaching In The Arts 15 $769
EDBED2101 Approaches To Teaching English 15 $769
EDBED3005 Indigenous Education 15 $769
EEBED2101 Practicum: Primary Classroom 15 $769

Year 3 Semester 1
EDBED3106 Learning And Teaching Mathematics Iii 15 $769
EDECE3013 Teacher As Researcher 15 $769
EEBED3102 Practicum: Diverse Context 1 15 $769
EDBED3009 Education For Environment And Sustainability 15 $769

Year 3 Semester 2
EDBED3006 Students With Special Needs 15 $769
EDBED3102 Literacy Education In A Global World 15 $769
EEBED3103 Practicum: Diverse Context 2 15 $769
SOCIN1103 Deviance: Criminology And Social Control 15 $769

Year 4 Semester 1
EDBED3002 Social Education And Humanities Curriculum 15 $769
EDBED4001 Perspectives On Curriculum And Education 15 $769
EDBED4006 Team Enterprise 15 $769
SOCIN1102 Youth Studies 15 $769

Year 4 Semester 2
EDBED4004 Professional Policy, Practice & Responsibility 15 $769
EDBED4005 Assessment, Data And Reporting 15 $769
EEBED4104 Extended Practicum 30 $1,538

Indicative Totals:



All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.

Sample Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with final-year mathematics courses, or overseas equivalent.

English Language Requirement

Overall Academic IELTS band score of 7.5, with no less than 8.0 in listening and speaking and no less than 7.0 in reading and writing

CRICOS Program Code 040039J
VTAC (International) 3700537253
FedUni Code TJ5
Duration (International) 4 years
Fee - Annual Fee 2015 18800

Assignments, essays, class presentations, group work, portfolios and possible exams

Other Study Costs

For further information regarding Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP please visit
For further information regarding student contributions for Commonwealth Supported Places please visit

RPL and Credit Transfer

International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at

Teaching Location (International Students)

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method

International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office.

Entry Requirements - International

International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):

Program Enquiries - International International Student Programs:
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018 Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
Further Information Contact Us:
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)

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.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
National RTO Code: 4909.
Information correct as at 22/May/2015