Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts provides an initial, undergraduate teaching qualification with the opportunity to pursue interests in the humanities. The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) engages students with innovative approaches to teaching and learning with a particular focus on the social, ethical and professional implications of the rise of technology. It combines general education and curriculum studies with three professional placements in a secondary school, ensuring graduates are qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 as well as prepared as future educational leaders and innovators. Combining with this, the Bachelor of Arts offers a range of stimulating study areas equipping students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as a professional in their chosen discipline.
- 400 credit points comprising: 17 Core units (250 credit points)
- 8 Major units (100 units)
- 4 Other studies units (50 credit points)
- Cinema and screen studies
- Creative writing and literature
- Digital advertising technology
- Global Studies
- Indigenous Studies
- Media industries
- Politics and international relations
- Professional writing and editing
- Social media
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). All applicants must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority) and a current Police Check throughout the duration of the course. All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must sit the CASPer test. All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course.
Graduates will be eligible for provisional registration by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as secondary teachers, and by reciprocal arrangements with teacher education authorities in other states, they are eligible for provisional registration in all Australian states and territories.
Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements.