Course summary

To increase employment opportunities, students of this combined degree can graduate as a primary school teacher and gain a specialist skill set. Students have the flexibility to either specialise in Learning and Support or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education^; or they can study another area of interest through a broad range of education and general electives. This is in addition to discipline and curriculum studies in English; mathematics; human society and its environment; science and technology; creative arts; and personal development, health and physical education.

In their first year, students study essential foundational content for teaching in primary schools. Starting in their second year, and continuing throughout the remainder of their degree, students study curriculum, pedagogy and effective teaching strategies. They also begin significant blocks of practical teaching experiences in primary schools. These experiences give students the opportunity to put theory into practice and to observe and reflect on the dynamics of the education environment. Students graduate with broad capabilities to increase employment opportunities in primary schools and other education-related fields.

Entry into our teaching degrees will be based on an indicative ATAR of 70 or OP of 13 with no additional prerequisite entry requirements. Our education degrees are combined with a Bachelor of Arts to ensure a comprehensive foundation for our educations students in relevant discipline areas like mathematics, English and science.

^These specialisations provide a means to focus on an area of interest and are an excellent foundation for subsequent in-service professional learning. They do not however lead to a specialist teaching qualification. Students are advised to refer to their relevant teacher registration jurisdiction for specialist teaching accreditation requirements. 

Choosing a specialisation may require you to study units in session three. Session three units may also coincide with professional experience units resulting in a challenging workload particularly when assessment items are due. You are advised to check the sessions in which units are offered when considering your study plan. 



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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'