Bachelor of Educational Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is designed for domestic and international students who wish to gain a qualification within the field of education. This degree will allow students who wish to work in Education related fields other than teaching to gain necessary knowledge to pursue a career in fields such as corporate training, educational consultancy, online learning, vocational and community education, curriculum writing, youth services or adult learning. The degree is also designed as a pathway for students who wish to consider future study in teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education. Students who successfully complete the first year of this degree may be eligible to apply for transfer into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) or the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Students who complete the three years of study can progress to a postgraduate Initial Teacher Education qualification.

Course Fee:

International: $70,200

Entry Requirements:

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for the admission into the course, an applicant must have completed: 1. Year 12 with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Bachelor Programs; or2. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved for ACU. International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Program Policy.


240 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society; Justice and change in a global world

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master degree programs.

Further information:

Graduates may find employment as a corporate trainer; educational designer; curriculum writer; educational consultant; vocational educator; adult learning advisor. Further study will enable you to become an early childhood, primary or secondary school teacher.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Education Aide,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 3 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 6 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 6 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 3 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 3 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 6 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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