Bachelor of Education - Primary

Federation University

Childhood experiences created by a great teacher will stay with a child throughout their lifetime. If you want to inspire children and help them achieve their potential, then join us to become part of the next generation of primary teachers. Childhood experiences created by a great teacher will stay with a child throughout their lifetime. If you want to inspire children and help them achieve their potential, then join us to become part of the next generation of primary teachers. You will spend time in each year of your degree observing and working with students in school classrooms. You will develop your own teaching identity and learn how to use your own individual skills to support student learning. You will develop a deep understanding of childhood development, educational theories and practice. You will also learn how to engage children in innovative and purposeful learning. Along with the compulsory education courses, you will have the option of a range of discipline specific electives. Discipline elective options include: Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses Maths, Science, English Literature/Writing and an Inclusive Education stream. Berwick Campus (Domestic Students only) Mathematics, Science, Information & Communication Technologies, Student Welfare, Disability Studies, Humanities (History, Social Geography, Indigenous Studies), English/Literature, and Psychological Studies. The new Inclusive Education stream will open up your career choices, giving you the opportunity to pursue special education. You will be learning and developing classroom skills from your first semester of study, completing a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching practice during the four years of your degree. Completing this program will qualify you to teach primary students up to Year 6. 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: $94,400

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements (year 12): Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2018) and recent secondary graduates (2016 and 2017) 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; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; interstate or overseas equivalent. 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, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to http://www.federation.edu.au/seas Entry requirements (non year 12): Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: 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.

Structure:

480 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Discipline elective options include: Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses Maths, Health and Physical Education, Science, Information & Communication Technologies, Media/Screen Studies, Visual Arts (limited availability), English Literature/Writing, Humanities (History, Social Geography, Indigenous Studies), Student Welfare, Disability Studies, and Psychological Studies. Berwick Campus (Domestic Students only) Mathematics, Science, Information & Communication Technologies, Student Welfare, Disability Studies, Humanities (History, Social Geography, Indigenous Studies), English/Literature, and Psychological Studies. The new Disability Studies stream will open up your career choices, giving you the opportunity to pursue special education. You will be learning and developing classroom skills from your first semester of study, completing a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching practice during the four years of your degree. Completing this program will qualify you to teach primary students up to Year 6. 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.

Study Pathways:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) can consider the following option: 1. Bachelor of Education Studies program - students may be able to transfer into the second year. 2. Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program - designed to provide students an alternate entry into tertiary study.

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.

Recognition:

VIT (Victorian Institute of Technology)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

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

With our number one ranking for teaching quality and an enviable graduate employment rating (The Good Universities Guide 2016), Federation Business School prides itself on being one of the most student-friendly business schools in Australia, and has more than 20,000 domestic and international students.

Location

We offer higher education programs in Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and the Wimmera. We also work with a range of partner institutes across Australia and the world.

Federation Business School combines a strong tradition of education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a regionally based university. Smaller class sizes mean you’re more than a student — you’re part of the new Federation Generation.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

As part of our commitment to provide you with as many opportunities, networks and experiences throughout your time studying with us, WIL is now a core component of our redesigned Bachelor of Business programs and an elective option in some commerce programs. Work Integrated Learning includes internships, overseas study tours and projects. By undertaking WIL you will benefit from our industry connections, apply your theory based knowledge and be job ready upon graduation.

Support Services

The University understands that starting your life as a university student is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have developed the following range of student-focused programs.

  • UniReady
  • Mentor program
  • PASS program
  • Learning skills advisors
  • After hours tutoring
  • ASK program
  • Study skills

For a more detailed list of support services, please visit: federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/student-support

For the best start, live on Res.

With first year students guaranteed accommodation during their first year of study, living on Res is ideal for international students. Join us on Res and experience:

  • Proven transition program to help you settle in
  • Formation of lifelong friendships
  • 24-hour access to residential support
  • Planned experiences and instant networks
  • No hidden costs with bills included in rent
  • Residences located on or close to campus

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