Bachelor of Technology Education

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

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.

Structure

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

Subjects

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

Standard 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 https://takecasper.com/ . To ensure you meet VTAC deadlines for each offer round go to http://www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html

Recognition

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.

Further information

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

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