Bachelor of Community and Human Services/Bachelor of Education

Federation University

Our four-year degree will prepare you to become a confident, engaging and supportive teacher of psychology to secondary students and/or work in the area of student welfare in schools. You will develop skills in community and health services and learn all about the ethics and skills needed to help improve the lives of others. You can work with students from Years 7 through to VCE. And you may even choose to work with students in programs where they've been identified as 'at risk' or disengaged. And throughout your career, you can switch between teaching and working in a community welfare role in schools. During this degree, you'll spend many of your hours in the field, learning the latest practices and seeing situations unfold in the classroom and in community settings. Many of the contacts you make during these placements can lead to your future career. This degree is VIT accredited to enable you to teach and work in schools. It is not ACWA accredited. Areas of study include: communications, community studies, human services practice frameworks, psychology, research, rural social welfare, social policy, sociology. You will undertake a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching placement. This includes the opportunity during 3rd year for overseas placements in locations such as: Timor Leste, England, China, New Zealand, Nepal. We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit www.federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements (year 12) Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018) Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments: The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS. Guaranteed ATAR This program has a guaranteed ATAR. If you meet the program pre-requisites and any Essential Requirements for Admission, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in any Humanities, Literature, Media, Philosophy or Psychology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application. Entry requirements (non year 12) Admissions Criteria for applicants with a higher education study Satisfactory completion of at least one year of tertiary study in a relevant field; and Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admissions Criteria for applicants with a vocational education and training study Successful completion of a TAFE qualification at Certificate III or IV in a cognate or appropriate area, such as Community Services, Education Support, Childrens Services, or Nursing; and At least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service and; Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. OR Successful completion of a recognised TAFE Diploma program in a cognate or an appropriate area and; Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admissions Criteria for applicants with work and life experience Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant work and life experience to strengthen their application. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

Structure:

480 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

communications, community studies, human services practice frameworks, psychology, research, rural social welfare, social policy, sociology.

Study Pathways:

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements can consider the following options; 1. Undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program. 2. Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Education Studies for Semester 1. Students undertaking FAST in Semester 1 can: Seek mid-year entry to an undergraduate degree such as the Bachelor of Community and Human Services Undertake volunteer work in schools after Semester 1. Enrol in single units (courses)

Further information:

CASPer All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. 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 for further information about the assessment, visit https://takecasper.com/. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

Recognition:

Graduates will be recognised to seek registration to teach in secondary schools through the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 8 years

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Applied mathematics
  • Clinical sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental science and management

A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

We host Australia’s largest regional technology park accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM. The University’s Tech Park Central, in the heart of Ballarat, enables businesses to have a presence at our School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) campus.

Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

At Federation University you can be assured that your program of study will have industry credibility and recognition. Employers highly rate our graduates and we will prepare you well for your chosen career.

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