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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March

  • Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Location

    Online

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    BEd(Hons)

  • Course code

    3507292

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February

  • Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Location

    Online

  • Placement

    No  

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

Honours candidates are postgraduate students. Typically, to be eligible for acceptance in the Honours program, a GPA of 5.5 or more from the candidate’s undergraduate degree is required. Please contact the Honours Coordinator for more information.

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate education degree. It enables students to:

  • extend the depth of their education degree (as an expert educator)
  • enhance their career pathways
  • develop a basis for gaining entry into an education PhD program.

The highest performing education students will be accepted to the Honours program. Upon successful completion, they will have an excellent chance of being admitted to a PhD program through the Faculty of Education. Some Honours graduates may also be able to obtain scholarships for their PhD studies.

The Honours degree includes units in educational research skills and research methodology that assists students to conduct a significant research project on a topic of their interest. Generally this research project will be presented in the form of a written thesis. A supervisor (an experienced academic) will closely guide and support Honours students in undertaking their research project (thesis) from concept through to completion. In all respects, Honours students in the Faculty of Education will be regarded as budding researchers who contribute significantly to the research culture in the Faculty. 

Further information, including details about Faculty of Education scholarships available for Honours students, can be found on the Honours Information page.

Download the Honours Handbook.

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“I feel fortunate to be their teacher. They are at an age when their personalities are really emerging. They have such humour and curiosity. You can have a joke with them, yet at the same time they are serious about wanting to learn. They are respectful too. We respect each other.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts of Education

Demonstrate the ability to undertake research and scholarship under supervision

GA2: Creativity

Demonstrate the ability to identify and investigate solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

Apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understandings and creative responses to challenges in Education

GA3: Ethical practice

Recognise and appreciate the value of a commitment to social justice, human rights, ethics and sustainability in scholarship, research and professional practice

Adhere to the ethical issue(s) relevant to research questions and methodologies

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply an advanced mastery of a distinctive body of knowledge and of related theoretical concepts in an area of Education.

Demonstrate an ability to apply competently technical skills related to research project design and methodology

GA5: Lifelong learning

Recognise and appreciate the value of professional learning and reflective practice to ongoing personal and professional development.

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability in educational settings

GA6: Communication and social skills

Present a lucid exposition of knowledge and ideas to various audiences using appropriate scholarly and academic literacies, orally and in written format.

GA7: Cultural competence

Apply educational practices that are informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, global perspectives, inclusivity and respect for the rights of all persons.

Location Teaching period
OnlineTerm  1
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
OnlineTerm  1$30,832 ($3,854 per unit)N/A

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

Career Outcomes

A key aim of the Honours degree is to foster the next generation of academics in education. An Honours degree enables graduates to:

  • specialise in a field of education whereby working towards becoming an expert teacher
  • gain entry into a PhD program
  • work as an educational officer or coordinator in departments of education or non-profit education providers
  • work towards becoming a junior academic in a school or faculty of education.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

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
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Education with Honours, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

  1. First Class;
  2. Second Class (Division 1);
  3. Second Class (Division 2); or
  4. Third Class.

The class of Honours will be determined from an overall result based on 25% on the average final mark for the units EDUC6001 and EDUC6006 and 75% on the final mark for the unit EDUC4009.

Other things to consider

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Part-time students need to complete the two coursework units prior to commencing the Thesis units. Contact course coordinator for course progression details.
EDUC6001Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesbe undertaking 1207286 - Master of Teaching or 3507292 - Bachelor of Education with Honours
EDUC4004Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesEDUC4001 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1 of 3)
Enrolment information"This is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information."
EDUC6006Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
N/A
EDUC4005Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisitesEDUC4001 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1 of 3)
Enrolment informationThis is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.
EDUC4006Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDUC4002 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2 of 3)
Enrolment informationThis is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.
EDUC4007Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDUC4002 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2 of 3)
Enrolment informationThis is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.
EDUC4008Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Anti-requisitesEDUC4003 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)
Enrolment information"This is a continuing unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information."
EDUC4009Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Anti-requisitesEDUC4003 - Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)
Enrolment informationThis is the final thesis unit. Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Education with Honours. Please refer to the Faculty of Education Honours Handbook for further information.


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC6006Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
EDUC6001Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns
EDUC4004Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A
EDUC4005Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B
EDUC4006Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A
EDUC4007Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B
EDUC4008Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A
EDUC4009Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B

Why Education at SCU

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(Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)

Graduate employment

90% of graduates employed within four months of completing their course

(Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)

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Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

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Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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