Bachelor of Education - P-12

Victoria University (VU)

The Bachelor of Education (P-12) is a four-year, full-time teacher education course that examines the continuum of education and provides students with sufficient background, skills, and knowledge to teach from Preparatory year (Foundation) through to Year 12. It also provides a community and school-based approach to teacher education, with significant opportunities for students to pursue a range of teaching methods. Throughout the course, students will work in primary and secondary settings to complete at least 80 days of supervised teaching practice. This partnership between schools and the university provides the context through which students will engage in a praxis inquiry model that links practice and theory. In Year 4 of the course, students will participate in an extended placement in either a primary or secondary school. The Bachelor of Education (P-12) offers 16 major areas of discipline studies including Art, Biology, Digital Media, Disability Studies in Education, English Literary Studies, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Health, Humanities, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Outdoor Education, Physical Education (Secondary), Psychology and Student Welfare. In accordance with Department of Education and Training Policy students are required to complete a Working with Children Check prior to being placed in a school. Additionally, students selecting to major in Outdoor Education will be required, by completion of the Level 1 units in the major, to have a current Leaders Wilderness First Aid certificate (or equivalent).

Course Fee:

International: $95,200

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4 and a study score for English as an Additional Language (EAL) 30 or any other English 25; and successful completion of Units 1 and 2 - two units of general mathematics or mathematical methods (any)


384 credit points in total. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 80 days supervised teaching practice.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Further information:

Successful completion of a non-academic attributes assessment, for example, the CASPer test or equivalent. It is a requirement for initial teacher training courses in Victoria. Students will also have to satisfy the National requirements for teacher registration through satisfactory completion of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students prior to starting the course or prior to commencement of their second full-time year of study. Students will require a Working with Children Check to be eligible to undertake and participate in workplace visits, placements or projects.


Victorian Institute of Teaching

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info No Part time 8 years
Footscray Park No info No Full time 4 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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