Bachelor of Education (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

Arts at Monash provides a comprehensive gateway to a wide range of fascinating areas of study across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Pair this with a degree in Education and you can share that fascination with the next generation of young people - inspiring and engaging young developing minds. This double degree course will prepare you either for primary or secondary school teaching. Students specialising in secondary education will qualify as subject specialist teachers in two secondary teaching areas, while students specialising in primary education will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with particular expertise in either English and literacy, or mathematics and numeracy. This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of, the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education, or the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education, and also the Bachelor of Arts. You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either Education or in an Arts field. Within the Arts degree, a wide choice of majors and minors, spanning literary studies, politics, music, history, geography, sociology, indigenous studies, linguistics, film and screen, communications, and a range of language and cultural areas, will provide you with a rich repertoire of study pathways. Taken together with your education studies, these will prepare you for a highly rewarding career. Our graduates become leaders in teaching practice, but beyond this, they also lead in public debate, policy development and community action across the world. You can also pursue a career in a wide range of professions that draw on your major studies in arts and which are complemented by your education studies, perhaps publishing, editing and writing, community program development or education journalism.


This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full time study but is completed in 4 calendar years. Studies in Education and Arts are taken concurrently.


  • Ancient cultures
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Australia in the world
  • Australian studies
  • Behavioural studies
  • Bioethics
  • Chinese studies
  • Communications and media studies
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Education studies
  • English as an international language
  • Film and screen studies
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • History
  • Holocaust and genocide studies
  • Human geography
  • Human rights
  • Humanities
  • Indigenous cultures and histories
  • Indonesian studies
  • International relations
  • International studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese studies
  • Jewish studies
  • Journalism
  • Korean studies
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Primary teaching
  • Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Secondary teaching
  • Social science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Teaching
  • Teaching-primary
  • Teaching-secondary
  • Theatre
  • Ukrainian studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 1 and 2: two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS) 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. All applicants must sit Casper. Casper is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information visit Casper can only be taken online, on specific dates between September and January. To ensure you meet the Casper deadlines for your application go to


Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study pathways

Diploma of Higher Education

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 84

Fee comments

Campuses: Clayton.

In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points in the second year. The total course fee represents the 204 total credit points required.

Further information

All students will be required to complete a Working With Children Check (WWCC).

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