Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education

Federation University

If science is your passion and you want to work with young people, we want you in this degree. You'll learn about what type of teacher you are and how to use your skills to motivate, support and develop students. When you graduate, you'll be qualified to teach science from middle years through to VCE. You will also have specialized science skills that will open even more doors throughout your career. You'll learn about young people and different learning environments. Yo'll also discover how to make sure students feel included and supported in the classroom. Your science subjects are broad and will see you become skilled in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science and more. While you're learning these skills, you'll practice them in real classrooms throughout your degree. Areas of study include: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, education, environmental science, general science, mathematics, science/education, senior science, teaching (secondary) We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Course Fee:


International: $96,800

Entry Requirements:

Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018) Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. 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. This is not a minimum ATAR or the lowest ATAR selection rank. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics 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) Admission 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 English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admission criteria for applications 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 English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admission criteria for applications 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 experience to strengthen their application. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

Structure:

480 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Biology chemistry; earth sciences; education; environmental science; general science; mathematics; science/education; senior science; teaching (secondary)

Study Pathways:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education can consider the following options; Undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program. Apply for Federation University Australia undergraduate degree in Applied Sciences or the Bachelor of Science and on successful completion, undertake a Master of Teaching (Secondary). You can progress to the Master of Education Studies as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification. Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Further information:

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:

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Laboratory Worker, Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Part time 8 years

With our number one ranking for teaching quality and an enviable graduate employment rating (The Good Universities Guide 2016), Federation Business School prides itself on being one of the most student-friendly business schools in Australia, and has more than 20,000 domestic and international students.

Location

We offer higher education programs in Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and the Wimmera. We also work with a range of partner institutes across Australia and the world.

Federation Business School combines a strong tradition of education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a regionally based university. Smaller class sizes mean you’re more than a student — you’re part of the new Federation Generation.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

As part of our commitment to provide you with as many opportunities, networks and experiences throughout your time studying with us, WIL is now a core component of our redesigned Bachelor of Business programs and an elective option in some commerce programs. Work Integrated Learning includes internships, overseas study tours and projects. By undertaking WIL you will benefit from our industry connections, apply your theory based knowledge and be job ready upon graduation.

Support Services

The University understands that starting your life as a university student is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have developed the following range of student-focused programs.

  • UniReady
  • Mentor program
  • PASS program
  • Learning skills advisors
  • After hours tutoring
  • ASK program
  • Study skills

For a more detailed list of support services, please visit: federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/student-support

For the best start, live on Res.

With first year students guaranteed accommodation during their first year of study, living on Res is ideal for international students. Join us on Res and experience:

  • Proven transition program to help you settle in
  • Formation of lifelong friendships
  • 24-hour access to residential support
  • Planned experiences and instant networks
  • No hidden costs with bills included in rent
  • Residences located on or close to campus

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