Bachelor of Education - Secondary

Swinburne University of Technology

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) provides students with the capacity to engage in innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a secondary school, as well as the ability to reflect on the social, ethical and professional expectations that the rise of technology brings to the classroom and the nature of learning. The degree combines general education studies, teaching methods (curriculum studies), and professional experience. Students may choose to specialise in at least two teaching disciplines. In addition, students are afforded three professional placements at a secondary school, a total of 80 days. As a result, graduates are not only qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 but also prepared as future educational leaders and innovators.

Course Fee:

Australian: $26,264

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL); and Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in any Mathematics. All applicants must sit and achieve an appropriate standard on a selection test used to assess an applicant's non-academic personal and professional attributes. Applicants applying to transfer from another initial teacher education course must disclose all LANTITE attempts.All enrolled students must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority). A Police Check may also be required by a school prior to a placement. All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must sit the CASPer test.


400 credit points comprising: 11 Core units (162.5 credit points); 3 Professional Experience units of study (37.5 credit points); 16 discipline studies units (200 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further information:

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation. You can also earn credit towards your degree. Choose from professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements.


Graduates will be eligible for provisional registration by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as secondary teachers, and by reciprocal arrangements with teacher education authorities in other states, they are eligible for provisional registration in all Australian states and territories.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn 68.4 No Full time 4 years
Higher Education Hawthorn 68.4 No Part time

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Join the hundreds of thousands of grads before you.

For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
  • Our engineering students design, build and race their own Formula SAE car and showcase it at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Our information technology students create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs.
  • Our design school is in the Top 40 worldwide (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject) and our students collaborate with universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.
  • Many other graduates have gone on to work at places like NAB, Telstra, IBM and ANZ Bank. 

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Beyond that, we prioritise your learning experience above all else. Swinburne was ranked in the top three in Victoria for student satisfaction, outstripping the national average (QILT Student Experience Survey 2016). 

With that goal in mind, we recently launched the Bachelor of Engineering Practice – Australia’s first engineering degree that uses project-based learning, while eliminating lectures and exams. And that’s just for a start.

Levels of study

From master degrees and postgraduate programs to bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates, Swinburne offers options for everyone. 

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