Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 3:18 PM on Wed, 26 May

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
60
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
Combine your passion for teaching with highly desired technical skills. This course prepares you as a secondary school teacher in the Technological and Applied Studies area, which includes design, food, textiles, computing, graphic and industrial technologies. With a focus on creativity and innovation, this course also has an emphasis on social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

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.

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

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

The block professional teaching experiences, combined with volunteer activities and embedded site visits will provide you with a deep understanding about the role of a teacher. As you will be interacting with young people, upon enrolment you will be expected to apply and attain a valid Working with Children Check for your state or territory. See professional experience requirements.

Combine your passion for teaching with highly desired technical skills. This course prepares you as a secondary school teacher in the Technological and Applied Studies area, which includes design, food, textiles, computing, graphic and industrial technologies. With a focus on creativity and innovation, this course also has an emphasis on social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

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.

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

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

The block professional teaching experiences, combined with volunteer activities and embedded site visits will provide you with a deep understanding about the role of a teacher. As you will be interacting with young people, upon enrolment you will be expected to apply and attain a valid Working with Children Check for your state or territory. See professional experience requirements.

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
  • Engineering 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

LocationTeaching period
OnlineSession  1

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.

Australian/Domestic students

Online
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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 recognition 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:

• 19 core units; and
• 10 units made up of two teaching areas; and
• the remaining units from electives; and
• both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Federal Government.

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

TitleNote

CORE UNITS

Foundation

EDUC1003 -  Foundations for Education
EDUC2009 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities
EDUC2010 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology
EDUC6009 -  Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
ENGL1005 -  Foundations: Language & Literacy
MATH1002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy
EDUC1004 -  Understanding Children and Young People
EDUC2006 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I
EDUC3020 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II
TCHR3007 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher
TCHR3008 -  Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching
TCHR3006 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession

Design and Technology Compulsory Specialisation

EDUC3007 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry
DSGN1002 -  Design and Technology: Essential Technologies
DSGN1003 -  Design and Technology Principles and Processes
DSGN2002 -  History of Design and Technology
DSGN1004 -  Design Management and Communication
DSGN2004 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology
DSGN3002 -  Integrated Technology Project

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

TitleNote
Session 1, Year 1
DSGN1002 -  Design and Technology: Essential Technologies
TEXT2003 -  Textile Science and Innovation
MATH1002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy
ENGL1005 -  Foundations: Language & Literacy
Session 2, Year 1
DSGN1003 -  Design and Technology Principles and Processes
DSGN2004 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology
DSGN1004 -  Design Management and Communication
FOOD2001 -  Food Technology and Society
Session 1, Year 2
EDUC1003 -  Foundations for Education
DSGN2002 -  History of Design and Technology
HOSP1005 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Note 1
FOOD2002 -  Food Technology as an Enterprise
Session 2, Year 2
EDUC1004 -  Understanding Children and Young People
EDUC2010 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology
HOSP1005 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Note 1
NUTR1001 -  Food and Nutrition in Health
Session 1, Year 3
TEXT1001 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Note 1
EDUC2006 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I
TCHR3007 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Note 3
Elective Unit
Session 2, Year 3
TEXT1001 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Note 1
TEXT2002 -  Textiles and Society
EDUC3020 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II
TCHR3008 -  Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Note 3
Session 1, Year 4
DSGN3002 -  Integrated Technology Project
EDUC3007 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry
EDUC2009 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCHR3006 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Note 3
EDUC6009 -  Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
TEXT2001 -  Textiles and Design
Elective unit

TitleNote
Session 1, Year 1
DSGN1002 -  Design and Technology: Essential Technologies
ISYS1001 -  Web Development I
MATH1002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy
ENGL1005 -  Foundations: Language & Literacy
Session 2, Year 1
DSGN1003 -  Design and Technology Principles and Processes
DSGN2004 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology
DSGN1004 -  Design Management and Communication
ISYS1004 -  Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
Session 1, Year 2
EDUC1003 -  Foundations for Education
DSGN2002 -  History of Design and Technology
DSGN1005 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISYS2001 -  Resources for User Interaction Note 4
DATA2001 -  Database Systems
Session 2, Year 2
EDUC1004 -  Understanding Children and Young People
EDUC2010 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology
DSGN1005 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISYS1004 -  Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Note 4
Elective unit
Session 1, Year 3
OFFC1001 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Note 1
EDUC2006 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I
TCHR3007 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Note 3
COMM2003 -  Animation Theory and Practice
Session 2, Year 3
OFFC1001 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Note 1
DSGN2005 -  Graphics Principles and Industry Application
EDUC3020 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II
TCHR3008 -  Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Note 3
Session 1, Year 4
EDUC2009 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities
DSGN3002 -  Integrated Technology Project
EDUC3007 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCHR3006 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Note 3
EDUC6009 -  Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
DSGN2006 -  Computer Aided Design and Graphics
Elective unit

TitleNote
Session 1, Year 1
DSGN1002 -  Design and Technology: Essential Technologies
DSGN1006 -  Timber Design and Production
MATH1002 -  Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy
ENGL1005 -  Foundations: Language & Literacy
Session 2, Year 1
DSGN1003 -  Design and Technology Principles and Processes
DSGN2004 -  Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology
DSGN1004 -  Design Management and Communication
DSGN1007 -  Metal Design and Production
Session 1, Year 2
EDUC1003 -  Foundations for Education
COMM2003 -  Animation Theory and Practice
DSGN2002 -  History of Design and Technology
DSGN1005 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISYS2001 -  Resources for User Interaction Note 4
Session 2, Year 2
EDUC1004 -  Understanding Children and Young People
DSGN2007 -  Timber Industry Practice and Management
EDUC2010 -  Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology
DSGN1005 -  Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISYS1004 -  Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Note 4
Session 1, Year 3
EDUC2006 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I
TCHR3007 -  Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Note 3
DSGN2008 -  Metal Industry Practice and Management
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 3
DSGN2006 -  Computer Aided Design and Graphics
DSGN2005 -  Graphics Principles and Industry Application
EDUC3020 -  Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II
TCHR3008 -  Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Note 3
Session 1, Year 4
EDUC2009 -  Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities
DSGN3002 -  Integrated Technology Project
EDUC3007 -  Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCHR3006 -  Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Note 3
EDUC6009 -  Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Elective unit
Elective unit


Notes

Note 1: 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 2: If a student completes specialisations in both Graphics/Multimedia Technology and Industrial Technology, an additional elective must be selected.
Note 3: This unit involves a professional experience placement.
Note 4: DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia 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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