Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Away from Base)

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is available by direct entry application to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Away From Base mode. This study mode allows students to live and work in their local community, while studying and attending 4 residentials of one week each in Strathfield throughout the year. ACU has a long-held reputation as a leading provider of quality and innovative teacher education. This course is designed for people who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and inspiring young minds. A graduate of this course is eligible for registration as a primary teacher in government, independent and Catholic schools. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) combines theory with practice, ensuring students not only learn about the social, political and cultural contexts that shape education in schools, but also gain hands on practical experience in primary school teaching by undertaking professional placements within schools during the course. This course allows students to live and work in their local community while they learn how to teach in each of these key learning areas: literacy mathematics science technology. In addition students may elect to study religious education. In addition to working within your home community, you' ll also gain practical experience by being placed within schools during the course (this is a compulsory component and is taken in block-periods that may extend from 1 to 10 weeks in NSW, and 1 to 6 weeks in Queensland). Students are also required to attend two compulsory residential schools on campus each semester.

Structure

320 credit points. Students must complete professional experience units during which time they are required to be available full-time. All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period. Graduates of this course must have completed ten days of community engagement.

Subjects

  • Primary education

Standard entry requirements

  • An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement. Assumed knowledge includes minimum requirements in English and Mathematics. In addition, applicants will be required to demonstrate suitability for teaching. All applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed: the following prerequisites at year 12 level or equivalent: Australian Capital Territory Prerequisites: Nil Assumed Knowledge: Major in English (T) and Major in Mathematics (T) New South Wales Prerequisites: Nil Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English and Two units of Mathematics Band 4 Queensland Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • A General science subject (Units 3 & 4, C) Victoria Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English
  • Mathematics: Units 1 and 2 - two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4 (any Mathematics). OR Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may be selected following an interview with the course coordinator and staff of the campus Indigenous Higher Education Unit. They should have: minimum of three years' work experience
  • Orof year 12 or equivalent
  • Orrelevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program. Additional ApprovalsRequirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police check may be required. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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