Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education

Federation University Australia

You have an interest in the humanities, media and social science area, and would like to teach from Year 7 to VCE students. We'll prepare you for this through subjects like 'Learning and Teaching', 'Young People and Learning Environments' and 'Diversity and Inclusion in Educational Settings'. We'll help you become an engaging, motivating and innovative secondary school teacher. Perhaps you'll help students learn languages, perfect their written English or share your love for psychology. You can teach across Australia in remote communities, thriving regional centres or in our capital cities. Or you might even travel overseas to teach. With this degree, you'll be working and teaching in secondary schools across the state for 80 days. This includes the opportunity during 3rd year of overseas placements in: Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, England, China, New Zealand or Nepal. Areas of study include: education, history, human behaviour, humanities, Japanese language, literature, psychology, teaching (secondary), and philosophy. We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Course Fee:

International: $93,200

Entry Requirements:

The minimum ATAR requirement including SEAS is 70, Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Maths or Maths Methods, or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; interstate or overseas equivalent.


480 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

education, history, human behaviour, humanities, Japanese language, literature, psychology, teaching (secondary), and philosophy.

Study Pathways:

Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Students may undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program.

Further information:

CASPer (Year 12, Non-Year 12): All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit To ensure you meet VTAC deadlines for each offer round go to Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment: Some applicants may be required to complete a literacy and/or numeracy test. Applicants required to complete the test will be notified. Personal Statement Non-year 12 applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and submit a Personal Statement to support their application.


Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Part time 8 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

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