Charles Darwin University

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Bachelor of Educational Studies offers a flexible three year undergraduate degree with a wide range of opportunities and choices available to graduates. It offers flexibility in education career options, such as vacation care, homework centres, tutoring in private colleges and home tutoring. It also gives those candidates with an interest in education the option of studying a broad range of Education subjects relating to education as a discipline (non-teaching).


This course offers 2 common units, 6 core units, 11-13 specialist electives and 3 elective units.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCommon Units(2 units)20cpCommon units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)PLUS EITHERCUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability ORCUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologySelect Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options. Core Units(6 units)60cpCompulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.EST200 Child and Adolescent DevelopmentEST203 Teaching Indigenous LearnersEST300 Assessment, Moderation and ReportingEST302 Researching Classroom PracticeEST303 Special Needs in the ClassroomEST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy (replaces EST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education from 2020)Specialist Electives (11 - 13 units)130cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 130 credit points selected from core or specialist elective units listed for either the WEDP01 Bachelor of Education Primary or the WEDS01 Bachelor of Education Secondary. Electives(3 units)30cpElective units totalling 30 credit points selected from any undergraduate units offered by the University. Students may select units from the WEDP01 or the WEDS01 if desired.  240cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or aboveStudents should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.


  • Education

Standard entry requirements

There is no direct entry into this course. This course is only available as an internal course transfer from the Bachelor of Education Primary or the Bachelor of Education Secondary. Students must complete a minimum of 40 credit points in the Bachelor of Education Primary or the Bachelor of Education Secondary to be eligible to apply for transfer.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $26,712 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
CDU Online International: $26,712 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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