Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education

Federation University

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 federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Course Fee:


International: $96,800

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements (year 12); Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018); Prerequisites; 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; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in any Humanities, any History, Literature, Media or Philosophy equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application. Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study Satisfactory completion of at least one year of tertiary study in a relevant field; and Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study Successful completion of a TAFE qualification at Certificate III or IV in a cognate or appropriate area, such as Community Services, Education Support, Children's Services, or Nursing; and At least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service and; Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. OR Successful completion of a recognised TAFE Diploma program in a cognate or an appropriate area and; Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

Structure:

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 Compulsory: All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. 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 for further information about the assessment, visit https://takecasper.com/. To ensure you don't miss the deadlines for each offer round check the CASPer dates here. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

Recognition:

Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

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

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Applied mathematics
  • Clinical sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental science and management

A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

We host Australia’s largest regional technology park accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM. The University’s Tech Park Central, in the heart of Ballarat, enables businesses to have a presence at our School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) campus.

Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

At Federation University you can be assured that your program of study will have industry credibility and recognition. Employers highly rate our graduates and we will prepare you well for your chosen career.

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