Bachelor of Technology Education

La Trobe University

The Bachelor of Technology Education is a specialist qualification to teach in secondary schools in the area of Technology. For years between 7 and 10, you can integrate strands of studies including design, creativity and technology. Technology becomes more specialised at the VCE level, and includes design and technology, food and technology, and systems engineering. You'll graduate ready to teach in one or more of these areas and also in VCE.

Entry Requirements:

All applicants are provided advanced standing for the first two years of the course based on: a Certificate of Proficiency of the Victorian Industrial Training Commission or equivalent, substantial relevant work experience such as that the period of apprenticeship and work experience totals not less than 8 years; or, a Certificate of Technology or other approved two-year, full-time, post-Year 11 TAFE certificate or equivalent, plus at least 2 years work experience; or - a Diploma or other approved two-year, full-time, post-Year 12 qualification, or equivalent, plus at least 2 years of relevant work experience. NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place. All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. 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


Students must complete 480 credit points and 80 days of professional experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Design and Technology; Food and Technology; Systems Engineering; Secondary Teaching

Further information:

Students must obtain a Working With Children Check prior to their first placement.


The Bachelor of Technology Education is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).? The Bachelor of Technology Education is endorsed by the Australian Education Union (Victorian Branch) (AEU). In October 2019, The Bachelor of Technology Education course at La Trobe University was endorsed by the Australian Education Union (AEU) as meeting the criteria of the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018. Graduates of this program who have successfully completed 15 days of supervised teaching in adult education will be eligible to advance to the highest classification in Victorian TAFE institutes covered by the agreement.? Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info No Full time 4 years
Bendigo No info No Part time 8 years
Bendigo No info No Full time 4 years
Melbourne No info No Part time 8 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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