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The Bachelor of Technology Education prepares students as secondary school teachers of design and technology. They also choose to specialise in two of the following teaching areas: computing, graphics/multimedia, industrial (timber and metal), food and textiles technologies.
It is a distance education course supported by online learning sessions, podcasts, and block workshops for some units.
The course also provides students the opportunity to gain nationally recognised competencies towards the qualifications required to teach vocational courses in schools. The course has a focus on creativity and innovation and a strong underpinning in social, cultural and environmental sustainability.
The Bachelor of Technology Education is closely integrated with vocational education courses. Some specialisations incorporate specified certificates and/or competencies from TAFE or other recognised VET providers. Students who already hold the appropriate TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualifications will receive advanced standing.
Units with a practical component require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, if numbers permit, in Sydney.
Graduates can pursue careers as secondary teachers of design and technology, graphics technology, industrial technology, food technology, textiles technology, and computing studies. They are also in demand in the emerging technology areas of private enterprise and organisations where innovation, technology skills and specific industry knowledge are highly desired.
This course is approved by the NSW Institute of Teachers and is nationally recognised. Graduates of the course meet the qualification requirements for accreditation/registration as a teacher in schools across all Australian states and territories.
Usually, teacher education qualifications approved in New South Wales are recognised internationally, but students need to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding accreditation requirements.
The course includes in-school teaching experience in a range of secondary school settings and a requirement to gain some current experience in relevant industries.
Students study Design and Technology and choose two of the following specialisations:
Students may also elect to pursue a research pathway by completing a double-weighted Honours research project.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Technology Education a total of 384 credit points (usually 32 units) must be completed.
Students with a distinguished academic record who complete the required research and project units (in accordance with the Specific Award Rules) can graduate with Honours.
Please note that some majors and units may not be available at each location. Unit availabilities are published for each study period and vary from year to year. Please contact the School for further information.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
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Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
May be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities.
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|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||www.scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Ph: 1800 626 481
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|Distance Education: 331191||Distance Education: 051091||N/A|
This course is available by distance education, which includes online and resource-based learning, and online tutorials. Units with a practical component require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, if numbers permit, in Sydney. Students are encouraged to establish mentoring partnerships with local schools.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Most units comprise of two to three assessment tasks which may include a combination of essays, practical projects, the creation of teaching resources, written research reports, presentations, portfolio development and online assessment.
Students gain use of secondary school facilities during the intensive face-to-face workshops that are normally conducted during weekends and school holiday periods.
Note: To apply to study this distance education course use the Apply with UAC or Apply with QTAC button below.
Pre-requisite Year 12 subjects
There are no pre-requisite subjects required for this course.
Distance Education Undergraduate applications
To apply to study this undergraduate degree at SCU via distance education, apply online through the NSW Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). For more information please visit either the UAC or QTAC websites: www.uac.edu.au or www.qtac.edu.au. A late fee applies for UAC and QTAC applications received after the 30th of September.
At Southern Cross University, your previous study or work experience may help you cut time off your degree.
We recommend that you apply for advance standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more details and how to apply please visit the Advanced Standing website.
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Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Qualification for Admission
Applicants for admission to candidature must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English, or demonstrate proficiency of English by:
Candidates who have completed appropriate TAFE qualification/s or other relevant courses not otherwise counted in Part C may be granted advanced standing for up to four (4) elective units.
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