Bachelor of Education - Secondary / Bachelor of Arts

Swinburne University of Technology

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts provides an initial, undergraduate teaching qualification with the opportunity to pursue interests in the humanities. The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) engages students with innovative approaches to teaching and learning with a particular focus on the social, ethical and professional implications of the rise of technology. It combines general education and curriculum studies with three professional placements in a secondary school, ensuring graduates are qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 as well as prepared as future educational leaders and innovators. Combining with this, the Bachelor of Arts offers a range of stimulating study areas equipping students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as a professional in their chosen discipline.

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). All applicants must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority) and a current Police Check throughout the duration of the course. All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must sit the CASPer test. All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course.

Structure:

400 credit points comprising: 17 Core units (250 credit points); 8 Major units (100 units); 4 Other studies units (50 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Chinese; Cinema and screen studies; Creative writing and literature; Digital advertising technology; Global Studies; History; Indigenous Studies; Japanese; Journalism; Media industries; Philosophy; Politics and international relations; Professional writing and editing; Social media; Sociology

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 students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements.

Recognition:

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:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn 62.95 No Full time 4 years
Higher Education Hawthorn 62.95 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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