Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 3:27 PM on Wed, 21 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

May be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities.

4 years full-time
Location
Online
Start date
March
Course code
3207322
Course abbreviation
BTech/BEd(Sec)
Credit points
384
Equivalent units
32
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview
This course prepares you as a secondary school teacher in the Technological and Applied Studies key learning area, with a focus on creativity and innovation and a strong underpinning in social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

Flexibility of learning is just one of the advantages of this degree that will see you qualify to teach in New South Wales and Queensland.

This course supports a pathway from vocational education courses. Students who hold the appropriate TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualifications receive advanced standing.

As well as building your understanding and proficiency in educational leadership, assessment approaches and teaching methods, you’ll put your learning into practice during placements in secondary schools or vocational education settings.

It's a degree that encourages and rewards your commitment, creativity and innovation, opening the way to a career in teaching or in professional roles in organisations where the demand for such qualities is increasing.

This course prepares you as a secondary school teacher in the Technological and Applied Studies key learning area, with a focus on creativity and innovation and a strong underpinning in social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

Flexibility of learning is just one of the advantages of this degree that will see you qualify to teach in New South Wales and Queensland.

This course supports a pathway from vocational education courses. Students who hold the appropriate TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualifications receive advanced standing.

As well as building your understanding and proficiency in educational leadership, assessment approaches and teaching methods, you’ll put your learning into practice during placements in secondary schools or vocational education settings.

It's a degree that encourages and rewards your commitment, creativity and innovation, opening the way to a career in teaching or in professional roles in organisations where the demand for such qualities is increasing.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature at a New South Wales campus of Southern Cross University must have satisfied requirements specified by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for admission to an initial teacher education course that is approved for the purposes of enabling graduates to apply for registration as a teacher in New South Wales, including:
    1. satisfactory completion of the UAC or QTAC non-academic entry requirement test.
  2. For the purposes of satisfying English Language Proficiency requirements for admission, applicants will only be considered on the above criteria and will not be considered on the basis of other criteria established by the Rules Relating to Awards - Rule 2, Section 1 - English Language Proficiency Subsection.
    1. have completed senior secondary study to the equivalent of the Australian year 10 (or above) or have completed at least one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) at AQF Diploma equivalent or higher where:
      1. the country where those studies were undertaken is listed in Schedule A of the Rules Relating to Awards - Rule 2; and
      2. the language of instruction was English; or
    2. achieved a minimum test score, within two (2) years of the date of application for admission, equal to or above the minimum listed below:
      1. International English Language Test System (IELTS). The applicant must have a minimum overall score of 7.5, including a minimum result of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules and 7.0 in reading and writing; or
      2. International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR). The applicant must have a score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Credit for prior learning

Candidates who have completed appropriate TAFE qualification/s or other relevant courses not otherwise counted in Part B may be granted advanced standing for up to three (3) elective units.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score7.5
Overall Score or equivalent7.5
Reading7.0
Writing7.0
Listening8.0
Speaking8.0

About the course

Students study three main teaching subjects including Design and Technology and a choice of two of the following:

  • Computing Technology: Information Systems
  • Food Technology
  • Graphics/Multimedia Technology
  • Industrial Technology (timber and metal)
  • Textile Technology

Units with a practical component may require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, where numbers permit, in Sydney. 

All students will need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) test prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Online1

Units with a practical component require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, where numbers permit, Sydney. 

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

View domestic application details View international application details

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Exercise critical analysis, problem solving and decision making needed to perform competently and effectively as an educational professional.

Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and evaluate ideas and theories.

Demonstrate an ability to develop creative and effective responses to intellectual, professional and social challenges.

Demonstrate creativity, innovation and enterprise to resolve design issues and the management of practical projects.

Demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to social responsibility, ethics and legal principles consistent with what is expected of an education professional working in a learning community and with students, parents and carers.

Demonstrate a commitment to student safety and support within professional frameworks.

Demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety issues related to the teaching of Technology and Applied Studies.

Demonstrate a broad, integrated knowledge and understanding of the technology disciplines in the Technology and Applied Studies curriculum.

Apply pedagogical principles and practice to ensure effective teaching and learning in Technology and Applied studies education, with sound feedback and assessment practices.

Demonstrate a commitment to maintaining or advancing information and literacy skills to keep currency with pedagogical practice.

Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice.

Communicate concisely and appropriately in oral and written form in professional educational settings.

Communicate sensitively and appropriately with students within a professional framework.

Demonstrate a variety of teamwork skills applicable in professional learning community settings.

Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons, in local and international contexts.

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of inclusion and diverse learning needs.


Assessment methods

Most units comprise of two to three assessment tasks which may include a combination of essays, practical projects, creating teaching resources, written research reports, presentations, portfolio development and online assessment.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Secondary teachers of design and technology, graphics technology, industrial technology, food technology, textiles technology, and/or computing technology; professional roles in organisations where innovation, technology skills and specific industry knowledge is highly desired.  

Professional placement

Students complete significant blocks of in-school supervised professional experiences throughout the degree to demonstrate their capabilities as teachers. 

Professional recognition

This course is currently undergoing its five-year reaccreditation process with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for national accreditation through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Usually, Australian teacher qualifications are recognised internationally, but students need to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding accreditation requirements.

All Initial Teacher Education students across Australia need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). At Southern Cross University the LANTITE needs to be successfully completed prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

Permission to undertake a professional experience placement will be at the discretion of the Dean of Education.

Exit Award
Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points).

Students may be eligible to exit with the Associate Degree of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points).

Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).


Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access and Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleLevel of learningNote

CORE UNITS

Foundation

EDU71002 -  Foundations for EducationIntroductory
EDU10712 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse AbilitiesIntermediate
EDU20001 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication TechnologyIntermediate
EDU83003 -  Inclusive TeachingAdvanced
ENG10010 -  Foundations: Language & LiteracyIntroductory
MAT10002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and NumeracyIntroductory
EDU10514 -  Understanding Children and Young PeopleIntroductory
EDU10631 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIntermediate
EDU10632 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIAdvanced
TCH10014 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a TeacherIntroductory
TCH20001 -  Professional Experience II: Effective TeachingIntermediate
TCH30002 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the ProfessionAdvanced

Design and Technology Compulsory Specialisation

EDU10633 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and IndustryAdvanced
DES10634 -  Design and Technology: Essential TechnologiesIntroductory
DES10635 -  Design and Technology Principles and ProcessesIntroductory
DES10636 -  History of Design and TechnologyIntermediate
DES10637 -  Design Management and CommunicationIntroductory
DES10638 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and TechnologyIntermediate
DES10639 -  Integrated Technology ProjectAdvanced

TEACHING AREAS

ELECTIVES



Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

TitleLevel of learningNote
Session 1, Year 1
DES10634 -  Design and Technology: Essential TechnologiesIntroductory
DES10643 -  Textile Science and InnovationIntermediate
MAT10002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and NumeracyIntroductory
ENG10010 -  Foundations: Language & LiteracyIntroductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 -  Design and Technology Principles and ProcessesIntroductory
DES10638 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and TechnologyIntermediate
DES10637 -  Design Management and CommunicationIntroductory
ENP10645 -  Food Technology and SocietyIntermediate
Session 1, Year 2
EDU71002 -  Foundations for EducationIntroductory
DES10636 -  History of Design and TechnologyIntermediate
HOS10644 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in FoodIntroductory Note 2
ENP10646 -  Food Technology as an EnterpriseIntermediate
Session 2, Year 2
EDU10514 -  Understanding Children and Young PeopleIntroductory
EDU20001 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication TechnologyIntermediate
HOS10644 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in FoodIntroductory Note 2
NUT00214 -  Food and Nutrition in HealthIntroductory
Session 1, Year 3
ENM10640 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in TextilesIntroductory Note 2
EDU10631 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIntermediate
TCH10014 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a TeacherIntroductory Note 1
Elective Unit
Session 2, Year 3
ENM10640 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in TextilesIntroductory Note 2
DES10642 -  Textiles and SocietyIntermediate
EDU10632 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIAdvanced
TCH20001 -  Professional Experience II: Effective TeachingIntermediate Note 1
Session 1, Year 4
DES10639 -  Integrated Technology ProjectAdvanced
EDU10633 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and IndustryAdvanced
EDU10712 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse AbilitiesIntermediate
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCH30002 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the ProfessionAdvanced Note 1
EDU83003 -  Inclusive TeachingAdvanced
DES10641 -  Textiles and DesignIntermediate
Elective unit

TitleLevel of learningNote
Session 1, Year 1
DES10634 -  Design and Technology: Essential TechnologiesIntroductory
ISY10209 -  Web Development IIntroductory
MAT10002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and NumeracyIntroductory
ENG10010 -  Foundations: Language & LiteracyIntroductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 -  Design and Technology Principles and ProcessesIntroductory
DES10638 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and TechnologyIntermediate
DES10637 -  Design Management and CommunicationIntroductory
ISY10212 -  Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory
Session 1, Year 2
EDU71002 -  Foundations for EducationIntroductory
DES10636 -  History of Design and TechnologyIntermediate
DES10648 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ITC72003 -  Resources for User InteractionIntroductory Note 4
CSC72001 -  Database SystemsIntermediate
Session 2, Year 2
EDU10514 -  Understanding Children and Young PeopleIntroductory
EDU20001 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication TechnologyIntermediate
DES10648 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY10212 -  Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory Note 4
Elective unit
Session 1, Year 3
SEC10647 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in ComputingIntroductory Note 2
EDU10631 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIntermediate
TCH10014 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a TeacherIntroductory Note 1
COM00456 -  Animation Theory and PracticeIntermediate
Session 2, Year 3
SEC10647 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in ComputingIntroductory Note 2
DES10649 -  Graphics Principles and Industry ApplicationIntermediate
EDU10632 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIAdvanced
TCH20001 -  Professional Experience II: Effective TeachingIntermediate Note 1
Session 1, Year 4
EDU10712 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse AbilitiesIntermediate
DES10639 -  Integrated Technology ProjectAdvanced
EDU10633 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and IndustryAdvanced
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCH30002 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the ProfessionAdvanced Note 1
EDU83003 -  Inclusive TeachingAdvanced
DES10650 -  Computer Aided Design and GraphicsIntermediate
Elective unit

TitleLevel of learningNote
Session 1, Year 1
DES10634 -  Design and Technology: Essential TechnologiesIntroductory
DES10651 -  Timber Design and ProductionIntroductory
MAT10002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and NumeracyIntroductory
ENG10010 -  Foundations: Language & LiteracyIntroductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 -  Design and Technology Principles and ProcessesIntroductory
DES10638 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and TechnologyIntermediate
DES10637 -  Design Management and CommunicationIntroductory
DES10652 -  Metal Design and ProductionIntroductory
Session 1, Year 2
EDU71002 -  Foundations for EducationIntroductory
COM00456 -  Animation Theory and PracticeIntermediate
DES10636 -  History of Design and TechnologyIntermediate
DES10648 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ITC72003 -  Resources for User InteractionIntroductory Note 4
Session 2, Year 2
EDU10514 -  Understanding Children and Young PeopleIntroductory
DES10653 -  Timber Industry Practice and ManagementIntermediate
EDU20001 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication TechnologyIntermediate
DES10648 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY10212 -  Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory Note 4
Session 1, Year 3
EDU10631 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIntermediate
TCH10014 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a TeacherIntroductory Note 1
DES10654 -  Metal Industry Practice and ManagementAdvanced
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 3
DES10650 -  Computer Aided Design and GraphicsIntermediate
DES10649 -  Graphics Principles and Industry ApplicationIntermediate
EDU10632 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum IIAdvanced
TCH20001 -  Professional Experience II: Effective TeachingIntermediate Note 1
Session 1, Year 4
EDU10712 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse AbilitiesIntermediate
DES10639 -  Integrated Technology ProjectAdvanced
EDU10633 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and IndustryAdvanced
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCH30002 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the ProfessionAdvanced Note 1
EDU83003 -  Inclusive TeachingAdvanced
Elective unit
Elective unit


Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: This double-weighted unit requires completion of a Certificate III level vocational qualification, as designated by the School of Education, or specific competencies drawn from Certificate II and Certificate III level vocation qualifications, as designated by the School of Education and as outlined in the unit statement.
Note 3: If a student completes specialisations in both Graphics/Multimedia Technology and Industrial Technology, an additional elective must be selected.
Note 4: DES10648 is a double-weighted unit requires completion of a Certificate III level vocational qualification, as designated by the School of Education, or specific competencies drawn from Certificate II and Certificate III level vocation qualifications, as designated by the School of Education and as outlined in the unit statement.

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