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

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

Contact

 

www.federation.edu.au 
info@federation.edu.au 
1800 FED UNI

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses
QLD
WA
NSW
VIC
ACT
TAS
SA
NT