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On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Education
Accepting Applications Currently accepting applications for Semester 2, 2014 at the Mt Helen Campus
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 2, 2014 - Mt Helen Campus; Semester 1, 2015 - Mt Helen and MIT
Program Outline

The 4 year Bachelor of Education program will prepare you as a professional educator, providing a qualification to teach in primary schools (P-6), or in primary and middle years of schooling (P-10)*.

* P-10 strand offered at Mt Helen (Ballarat) campus ONLY.

The program is comprised of Education Studies, Curriculum Studies, Discipline Studies and Professional Experience.

Successful completion of this program will give you the foundation, knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the learning needs of students as individuals and in groups, and know how to provide these students with enriching, stimulating and motivating learning environments that will cater for their diverse needs
  • Understand and appreciate the broader contexts of education and other professional environments, and be aware of the complex issues associated with communities, schools, families and individuals
  • Understand the curriculum requirements of schools, and be innovative and enterprising in creating learning environments
  • Possess an understanding of yourself as a life-long learner within the teaching profession.
Career Opportunities

Mt Helen (Ballarat): Successful completion of the Bachelor of Education program qualifies you to teach students in the primary years (P-6), or primary and middle years of schooling (P-10).

MIT (Melbourne): Successful completion of the Bachelor of Education program qualifies you to teach students in the primary years (P-6).

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.

DISCIPLINE COURSES
The P-6 sequence consists of four courses in one discipline area of study and two courses in a second discipline area of study.

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

Mt Helen (Ballarat)
Discipline sequences offered for both P-6 and P-10 students: Literature; Mathematics; General Science; Computing; History; Sociology & Cultural studies.

Discipline sequences offered for P-6 students only: Psychology and Health & Physical Education; Visual Arts

Discipline sequences offered for P-10 students only: Health

Please note: for P-10 students, the two discipline areas undertaken will determine secondary teaching areas.

MIT (Melbourne)
Discipline sequences offered for P-6 students: Computing; Literature; History; Sociology & Cultural Studies.

Program Content For further information regarding the Program Content for this program, please select the link below:
(Prep - 6) Literature
(Prep - 6) Psychology
(Prep - 6) Mathematics & General Science
(Prep - 6) Literature & History
(Prep - 6) Mathematics & Computing
(Prep - 10) Health & Mathematics
(Prep - 10) Cultural Studies & History
(Prep - 10) Literature & History
(Prep - 10) Sociology & History
(Prep - 10) Mathematics & Computing
(Prep - 6) Health and Physical Education
Program Majors AvailablePhysical Education, Prep to 10, General, Prep to 6, PE/Other Discipline
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 $756
EDBED1002 Language And Literacies 15 $756
EDBED1003 Successful Learners 15 $756
EDBED1007 Australian History Curriculum 15 $756

Year 1 Semester 2
EDBED1005 Health & Physical Education Curriculum 15 $756
EDBED1006 Learning & Teaching Mathematics 1 15 $756
SOCOG1002 Asia In Focus 15 $756
WELSI1002 Rural Australia 15 $756

Year 2 Semester 1
EDBED2005 Introduction To Science Education 15 $756
EDBED2106 Learning And Teaching Mathematics II 15 $756
BAFND1001 null 0 $0
BAFND1002 null 0 $0

Year 2 Semester 2
EDBED2004 Approaches To Teaching In The Arts 15 $756
EDBED2101 Approaches To Teaching English 15 $756
EDBED3005 Indigenous Education 15 $756
EEBED2101 Practicum:Primary Classroom 15 $756

Year 3 Semester 1
EDBED3106 Learning and Teaching Mathematics III 15 $756
EDECE3013 Teacher As Researcher 15 $756
EEBED3102 Practicum - Diverse Context 1 15 $756
EDBED3009 Environment And Sustainability 15 $756

Year 3 Semester 2
EDBED3006 Students With Special Needs 15 $756
EDBED3102 Literacy Education In A Global World 15 $756
EEBED3103 Practicum - Diverse Context 2 15 $756
SOCIN1103 Deviance: Criminology & Mobile Citizens 15 $756

Year 4 Semester 1
EDBED3002 Social Education And Humanities Curriculum 15 $756
EDBED4001 Perspectives On Curriculum And Education 15 $756
EDBED4006 Team Enterprise 15 $756
SOCIN1102 Youth Studies 15 $756

Year 4 Semester 2
EDBED4004 Professional Policy, Practice & Responsibility 15 $756
EDBED4005 Assessment Data And Reporting 15 $756
EEBED4104 Extended Practicum 30 $1,511

Indicative Totals:

450

$22,679

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.
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

Is this an eligible program for the FedUni's Regional Education Entry Program (REEP)?

Yes, the Bachelor of Education is eligible for REEP entry

School/Department

School of Education and Arts (Ref 09748)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
Email: info@federation.edu.au
Web: http://www.federation.edu.au/schools/education-and-arts

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: http://federation.edu.au/international
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
VTAC Code Mt Helen: 3700537251, MIT: 3700437251
Mid year entry Yes
Credit Points 480
Duration (EFTSL) 4 years
Other Study Costs

For further information regarding Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP please visit www.goingtouni.gov.au
For further information regarding student contributions for Commonwealth Supported Places please visit www.backingaustraliasfuture.gov.au

Duration Four years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Location

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
MIT (Melbourne)

Application Method Application is via VTAC at www.vtac.edu.au
Mid Year applicants and current FedUni students wishing to transfer to another FedUni program are required to complete the Direct Application for Admission (Internal Transfer) form. To obtain a copy of this form, please visit www.federation.edu.au/apply
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.

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. Information regarding the WWCC can be found at www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren
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.

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, 2015. (The Bachelor of Education is unlikely to offer a mid-year intake in 2014). 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.

Negotiated offers will be taken into this program. This degree is a REEP eligible program.

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

Indicative Fees Indicative Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: $22,679

Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.

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

To access the Entry Requirements for this program click here.

English Language Requirement

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

VTAC (International) 3700537253
CRICOS Program Code 040039J
FedUni Code TJ5
Duration (International) 4 years
Fee - Annual Fee 2014 $15,700
Assessment

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 www.goingtouni.gov.au
For further information regarding student contributions for Commonwealth Supported Places please visit www.backingaustraliasfuture.gov.au

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 international@federation.edu.au

Teaching Location (International Students)

Mt Helen Campus

MIT (Melbourne)

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. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Extra Requirements - Int

    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. Information regarding the WWCC can be found at www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren

    Program Enquiries - International International Student Programs:
    Tel: +61 3 5327 9018 Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
    Email: international@federation.edu.au
    Further Information Contact Us:
    Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) Email: info@federation.edu.au

    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.
    Information correct as at 12/Jun/2014
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