Bachelor of Education (Primary)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

Study towards a creative, rewarding and challenging career with Deakin’s Bachelor of Education (Primary). Gain the knowledge, skills, understandings and values required to teach young people. Deakin’s aim is for graduates to be professional educators who can demonstrate that they are classroom ready and able to make a difference to students’ learning. 

Throughout the course you will explore all areas of primary curriculum including literacy, mathematics, science, arts, humanities, health and physical education and technology, developing in-depth specialist knowledge in one of the priority curriculum areas. You will also be supported in your learning through Deakin’s Professional Experience Program.

Bachelor of Education (Primary) students at Deakin can apply to undertake a unique International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) pathway, to prepare them for teaching in IB PYP schools. This option,recognised by the International Baccalaureate organisation,  involves completing 2 elective units and undertaking 2 placements in third year in IB PYP schools.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    • Warrnambool

New course version commencing 2017.

NOTE: Currently undertaking accreditation with the VIT

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400314273 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514273 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714273 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place

Deakin code

E359

CRICOS code

015204J

Level

Undergraduate

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses can be found at International Students - Apply site (Step 3).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Year 12 Student Applicants

Prerequisites:  Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Non-Year 12 Student Applicants

Refer VTAC entry.

Elective units

Applicants must meet any prerequisites or extra requirements specified for their choice of elective discipline units selected from Arts, Science or Health or Physical Education.

 

IELTS / English language requirements

An applicant for registration as a teacher must meet the standards of competence in both written and oral communication in the English language.
If you completed all four years of the higher education study required for registration in English at an institution in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, The United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, you will meet the requirements for English language competence.

For International students: If you did not complete all four years of the higher education study you are presenting for consideration for registration as outlined above, you will be required to undertake one of the approved English language tests.

Cloud studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Professional Recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) is currently undertaking accreditation with the VIT as a nationally accredited course for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. Graduates intending to apply for registration in Victoria should carefully check all requirements relating to this process specified at vit.vic.edu.au

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire broad and coherent theoretical knowledge and understanding of education and the application of this knowledge and skills in teaching and learning, particularly for primary school contexts 

Communication

Engage in appropriately diverse effective interpersonal, oral, written, digital and non-verbal communication with students, their parents or caregivers, colleagues and other stakeholders to demonstrate empathy, develop rapport and build professional teacher/ student/ parent/ caregiver relationships with trust for quality learning and teaching. 

Digital literacy

Select, collect, use and create a range of digital teaching and learning resources and technologies to support student engagement and learning. 

Critical thinking

Critically evaluate and synthesise contemporary research and theoretical perspectives relating to teaching, student learning, and using diverse assessment data to make judgments about the use of appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies. 

Problem solving

Critically reflect on professional practice to generate creative, innovative and authentic solutions to a range of real-world problems encountered in the learning and teaching contexts and professional learning communities. 

Self-management

Actively work and learn independently with responsibility taken for professional actions and judgements 

Teamwork

Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals, families and members of the wider community who share responsibility for student learning and their wellbeing. 

Global citizenship

Engage in professional, intercultural and ethical approaches that addresses social justice, equity, diversity, and sustainability issues.

Approved by Faculty Board

 

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Education (Primary), students must complete 32 credit points of study as follows:

  • 26 core units;
  • 4 credit points of primary subject specialisation
  • 2 credit points of electives

This course includes 80 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course.

Contact Student Services for further unit enrolment advice.

26

Core Units

6

Electives

32

Total Units

Years 1-4

Year 1

  • Australian Literacy Test ELN010 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Australian Numeracy Test ELN011 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010 AIA105
  • Literature for Children and Young Adults ALL153
  • Perspectives On Learning and Teachers' Work ETP101
  • Social Contexts of Education ETP102
  • Ecology and the Environment SLE103
  • Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics SIT106
  • Engaging and Exploring Arts Education ECA100
  • Primary Physical Education EEH116
  • Year 2

  • Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments ECL210
  • Student Health and Wellbeing EEH217
  • Children and Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Concepts ESM211
  • Classroom Relationships ETP200
  • Learners Living in Their World: Humanities Perspectives EEO211
  • Primary Science Education 1 EES245
  • 2 credit point of specialisation units;

    Year 3

  • Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom ESM310
  • Educating Students with Additional Needs ETP300
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy ETP303
  • Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments ECL310
  • Primary Arts Education: Focussed Study EEA311
  • 2 x 1 credit point elective units (IB PYP pathway students take specific elective units)

    1 credit point specialisation unit

    Year 4

  • Learners Inquiring in and About Their World: Human Disciplines EEO410
  • Literacy Teacher - Researchers in New Times ECL410
  • Primary Science Education 2 EES440
  • Professional Practice and Mathematics: Designing an Inclusive Program ESM410
  • Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design EST400
  • Assessment: Ways of Knowing Learners ETP400
  • University-To-Work Transition ETP403
  • Specialisations

    Specialisations will be available subject to demand and availability and quotas may be applied if necessary.

    1 common specialisation capstone unit:

  • Building Leadership Capacity in the School and Wider Community ECP400
  • And 3 unit sequence from one of the following specialisations:

    Mathematics and Numeracy

  • Mathematical Visualisation and Reasoning SIT176 (commencing 2018)
  • Problem Solving, Modelling and Mathematical Applications ESM215 (commencing 2018)
  • Primary Mathematics Lesson Study ESM303 (commencing 2019)
  • Language and Literacy

  • Exploring Digital Media: Contexts of Online Participation ALC203
  • Re-Imagining Literature for Young People ALL230
  • Diversity, Language and Literacy ECL351 (commencing 2019)
  • Humanities

    2 from:

  • People and Place: An Introduction to Human Geography AIG103
  • Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century AIA300
  • Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century AIA200
  • plus

  • Sustainability, Inquiry & Action - a Humanities Perspective EEO301 (commencing 2019)
  • Science

    2 from:

  • Cells and Genes SLE111
  • Chemistry in Our World SLE133
  • Physics for the Life Sciences SLE123
  • plus

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education EES300 (commencing 2019)
  • Special Educational Needs

  • Communication and Diverse Learners EEI202 (commencing 2018)
  • Diversity, Disability and Social Inclusion HDS106
  • Personalising Learning: a Transdisciplinary Approach EEI301 (commencing 2018)
  • Health and Physical Education

  • Sport and Exercise Practice EEH203
  • Health Behaviour HBS110
  • Health and Physical Education in the Curriculum EEH302
  • Languages

  • Teaching and Learning Languages in Primary Contexts ECL306 (commencing 2018)
  • Concurrent enrolment in A225 Diploma of Language, with up to 4 credit points of CPL given upon completion.

    The Arts

    One of the following:

    Visual Arts

  • Contemporary Art Practice: Body ACV101
  • Contemporary Art Practice: Space ACV102
  • Arts Education Specialisation Study ECA304
  • Drama

  • Improvisation: Principles in Action ACP109
  • Genre and Performance ACP177
  • Arts Education Specialisation Study ECA304
  • Dance

  • Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A ACD101
  • Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B ACD102
  • Arts Education Specialisation Study ECA304
  • Music - Students to enrol as a cross-institutional student at Box Hill Institute

    Box Hill units: MUT103 Theory 1 Voice leading; AND MUT107 Aural 1

    Box Hill units: MUT101 Music Technology AND MUT105 History 1

  • Arts Education Specialisation Study ECA304
  • IB PYP 

  • Teaching in a Global World EEG402
  • Introduction to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) ECL307
  • Additional electives

  • Role of Multimodal Therapies in Special Education EEI302 (offered 2018)
  • Coding Counts: Programming and Robotics EES301 (offered 2019)
  • Music Studies: Earth, Wind and Fire ECA210 (offered 2018)
  • Place, Culture & Teaching in a Global Context EEG302
  • Introduction to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) ECL307 (offered 2018)
  • Teaching in a Global World EEG402
  • Navigating the Visual World EEA211
  • How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides an approved pathway from the Associate Degree of Education (E200)*.  On successful completion of the Associate Degree of Education students are eligible to articulate (or pathway) into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) into the second year of the course.

    Applicants who have completed the Advanced Diploma of Rudolph Steiner Education may articulate into the Bachelor of Education (Primary).  Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty (details above) for course advice and credit arrangements.

    * Specific units of study must be completed within E200 for full credit to be granted.  You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Further study options

    Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Education courses.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
    Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Additional course information

    For each unit of study, you are expected to participate in at least three hours of formal contact each week of trimester. A minimum of six hours of study time in addition to the formal contact is also expected for each unit each week.

    You will complete a minimum of 80 days supervised school experience over the duration of the course, providing hands-on experience in a primary school setting.

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Geelong Waurn Ponds

    Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, boasting expansive landscaped grounds.


    Warrnambool

    Three-hours from Melbourne, our Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches.


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