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Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Education (Primary)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)No
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code015204J
Deakin course codeE359

Note: This course version is for students who commenced prior to 2007.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is offered to intending primary school teachers.  The degree introduces students to the knowledge and competencies required by primary teachers with particular strength in the key learning areas of literacy, numeracy and science education and one other area of choice.  It aims to produce teachers who are able to enter educational practice with the competencies expected of beginning teachers by the education profession; the communication and interpersonal skills to be facilitative teachers; an understanding of the curriculum content and processes appropriate for primary teaching; a thorough understanding of current theories and pedagogical practices related to learning and teaching; an understanding of the major role learning technologies play in the learning process; an awareness of the socio-political role of education in society and the need to work for equity for all for whom they are professionally responsible; an ability to work professionally and productively with teachers, other school-based professionals and parents and an ability to research their own practice and the practices of schools and to see themselves as lifelong learners.

Professional recognition

Approved by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a preservice teaching qualification.

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Contact hours

For each unit of study students 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. 

LOTE requirements

Students wishing to specialise in teaching Languages Other Than English (LOTE) within the Bachelor of Education (Primary) are advised to undertake the LOTE major sequence offered by the Arts Faculty and note the following LOTE requirements:

Students are advised that the requirements of the Victorian Institute of Teaching for primary and secondary teachers of LOTE (Languages Other Than English) are as follows:

  • A post-Year 12 major study in the language, together with teaching methodology in LOTE.

Native speakers of the language may seek a statement of equivalence from a Victorian University, to verify that they meet the standard of a 'post year 12 major study'. Teachers wishing recognition in languages which are not taught in Victorian universities and for which university statements of equivalence are not available, may seek equivalence accreditation with the Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

Elective discipline sequences

Elective discipline sequence units are selected, in consultation with the course adviser, from any of the major discipline sequences listed or from any other major sequence related to a key learning area offered by either the Schools of Arts and Education, Faculty of Health or Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, normally at level 2 or higher for which prerequisite requirements are met. Alternatively, students may build on their selected major discipline sequence.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) course has a 32 unit structure of which 24 units are course-grouped.  Each unit is equivalent to 1 credit point.  The 24 course-grouped units include a compulsory six-unit major sequence in education studies.  The course-grouped units also include the 12 primary curriculum studies units related to the key learning areas.  These units comprise three in language education, three in mathematics education, two in arts education and one each in science education, social education, health and physical education and technology education or LOTE.  The remaining six course-grouped units include two core discipline units in each of language and literature, mathematics and science to support the key learning areas of literacy, numeracy and science education.  The remaining non course-grouped units include a major discipline sequence of 6 credit points related to one of the key learning areas as listed.  Students must meet any prerequisites required by the offering faculty.  The remaining two elective discipline units may be taken from a sequence related to another key learning area or may be taken as an extension to the major discipline sequence.

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Detailed course rules

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) may be awarded at pass level.

To be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Primary) pass degree a person shall:

1. be accepted for enrolment in a course of study leading to the
award of a Bachelor of Education (Primary) pass degree and continue to be accepted for enrolment until completion of that course of study;

2. complete a course of study amounting to 32 credit points provided that the course of study:

2.1 shall include units amounting to 24 credit points from those units specified by the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts and Education from time to time as course-grouped units leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary)

2.2 shall include units amounting to not less than 20 credit points at level 2 or higher, at least 6 credit points of which shall be taken at level 4 or higher

2.3 shall include a major sequence of course-grouped units amounting to not less than 6 credit points

2.4 shall include 6 credit points of course-grouped units in core discipline studies as agreed with the Schools of Arts and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

2.5 shall include units amounting to not more than 8 credit points, which shall include a major sequence of at least 6 credit points in which two credit points shall be taken from each of levels 1, 2 and 3, from the units leading to the award of another degree of bachelor in one of the other faculties in the University as specified by the Faculty Board; and

3. the course of study shall be completed within a period of not less than four years and except with the permission of the Faculty Board not more than 10 consecutive years from the date the person first enrolled in the course.

4. the course of study shall include satisfactory completion of at least 80 days of supervised school experience.

Students should note that four years of tertiary study inclusive of teacher education is required for employment as a teacher in Victoria.

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Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

 

Major discipline sequences are related to each of the primary key learning areas. The sequences have been developed in consultation with the Faculties of Arts, Faculty of Health and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Students must meet any prerequisites required by the offering faculty. Units offered have been selected to most appropriately support the primary curriculum studies while maintaining flexibility and student choice.


Disciplines
Biology 
Biological Chemistry 
Chemistry 
Chinese - (beginners)
Chinese - (post - VCE advanced background speakers)
Chinese - (post - VCE non background speakers)
Dance 
Drama 
Earth Science 
Environmental Science 
Environmental Science 
Health and Physical Education
Indonesian (beginners) 
Indonesian (post-VCE)
Information Technology 
Language and Literature - Literature focus
Language and Literature - Linguistics focus
Language and Literature - Literature focus
Language and Literature - Literature focus 
Mathematics
Media and Communication offered to students commencing 2007
Multimedia Technology 
Performing Arts 
Studies of Society and Environment (Humanities)
Studies of Society and Environment (Humanities) 
Visual Arts (Burwood (Melbourne)) 
Visual Arts (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

*These sequences available to Warrnambool students by Cloud (online) study from 2007
Note: Units in major sequences are subject to changes. Consult course advisor if required.

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Course structure

(for students who commenced prior to 2007)
Level 2
Trimester 1

EXE201 Creating Effective Learning Environments  

ECL210 Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments  

EXP201 Primary School Experience 2a  

And one level 2 unit from the approved major discipline sequence


Trimester 2

EXE202 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting  

SLE102 Physical Geography  

ESM210 Children and Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Concepts  

EXP202 Primary School Experience 2b  

And one level 2 unit from the approved major discipline sequence

Level 3

(Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool)
Trimester 1
ESM310 Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom  

EXP301 Primary School Experience 3a  

And one level 3 unit from the approved major discipline sequence
And one elective discipline unit at level 2 or higher


Trimester 2

ECL310 Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments  

ECS310 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environment (HSE) [Final year of offer 2014].
EXP302 Primary School Experience 3b  

And one level 3 unit from the approved major discipline sequence
And one elective discipline unit at level 2 or higher


Level 3

(Burwood (Melbourne))
Trimester 1

ESM310 Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom  

EXP301 Primary School Experience 3a  

And one level 3 unit from the approved major discipline sequence
And one elective discipline unit at level 2 or higher


Trimester 2

ECL310 Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments  

ECS310 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environment (HSE) [Final year of offer 2014].
EXP302 Primary School Experience 3b  

And one level 3 unit from the approved major discipline sequence
And one elective discipline unit at level 2 or higher


Level 4

Trimester 1

EXE401 Professional Relationships  

ECA409 Teaching the Arts in Primary Schools  

ESH416 Primary Physical and Health Education final year of offer 2014.
EST400 Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design  

EXP401 Primary School Experience 4a  

EXP402 Primary School Experience 4b  

Note: Students undertaking a major study in Languages Other Than English (LOTE) at either Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or Warrnambool will undertake ESJ457 Studies in Curriculum 1 (ESJ457 students to select Curriculum Studies in LOTE Education specialism) in trimester 1 instead of EST400 Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design


Trimester 2

EXE402 Transition to Beginning Teaching  

ECA410 Primary Arts Education: Focussed Study  

ECL410 Literacy Teacher - Researchers in New Times  

ESM410 Professional Practice and Mathematics: Designing an Inclusive Program  

EXP402 Primary School Experience 4b  

EXP403 Primary School Experience 4c  

Note: ESM410 Professional Practice and Mathematics: Designing an Inclusive Program is delivered in wholly Cloud (online) mode.

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Details of major sequences

Biology

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) 


(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE132 Biology: Form and Function  

(Prerequisites apply)
Two credit points from SBB2 or SQB2 - coded units.
Two credit points from SBB3 or SQB3 - coded units.

Biological Chemistry

Burwood (Melbourne)


The Biological Chemistry major provides the fundamental language of chemistry and chemistry arithmetic essential for students wishing to understand the more chemically oriented facets of modern biology.
(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)

 

SLE131 Unit description is currently unavailable  *

SLE152 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SLE212 Biochemistry  

SLE222 Biochemical Metabolism  

SBC231 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SBC232 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SLE311 Chemical Hazards  

SLE312 Toxicology  

 

* SLE131 - First year Chemistry units have changed from 2013.  Students to please contact Student Services for unit advice.

Chemistry

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 
(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)
Students should seek course advice in choosing their units.

SLE131 Unit description is currently unavailable  *

SLE152 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Two credit points from SBC2 - coded units
Two credit points from SBC3 - coded units

 

* SLE131 - First year Chemistry units have changed from 2013.  Students to please contact Student Services for unit advice.

Chinese (beginners)

Burwood (Melbourne)

 

AIC181 Chinese 1A  

AIC182 Chinese 1B  

AIC281 Chinese 2A  

AIC282 Chinese 2B  

AIC381 Chinese 3A  

AIC382 Chinese 3B  

Chinese (post - VCE non-background speakers)

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIC281 Chinese 2A  

AIC282 Chinese 2B  

AIC381 Chinese 3A  

AIC382 Chinese 3B  

AIC385 Chinese for Business Purposes A  

AIC386 Chinese for Business Purposes B  

Chinese (post - VCE advanced background speakers)

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIC283 Chinese 2C  

AIC284 Chinese 2D  

AIC383 Chinese 3C  

AIC384 Chinese 3D  

AIC385 Chinese for Business Purposes A  

AIC386 Chinese for Business Purposes B  

Chinese (post - VCE non-background speakers)

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIC281 Chinese 2A  

AIC282 Chinese 2B  

AIC381 Chinese 3A  

AIC382 Chinese 3B  

AIC385 Chinese for Business Purposes A  

AIC386 Chinese for Business Purposes B  

Dance

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A  

ACD102 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B  

ACD203 Contemporary Dance Practice and History A  

ACD204 Contemporary Dance Practice and History B  

ACD307 Specialised Technique and Dance Performance  

ACD308 Choreographic Research and Performance  

Note:
(i) Entry by audition is required for ACD101.
(ii) Students will need to undertake their audition in level one even if they do not take their Dance or Drama units until level two.

Drama

Burwood (Melbourne)

 

(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

ACP109 Improvisation: Principles in Action  

ACP177 Genre and Performance  

ACP279 Voice, Body, Text  

ACP280 Major Performance Project: Page to Stage  

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre  

ACP323 Applied Theatre  

 

Earth Science

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)

SLE136 History of Life  

SLE102 Physical Geography  

SLE237 Biogeography  

SLE239 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  


Choose two from the following:

SLE305 Catchment and Coastal Management  

SQE331 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SLE395 Palaeobiology  

SLE342 Risks to Healthy Environments  

 

 

Environmental Science

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)
Choose two from the following:

SLE132 Biology: Form and Function  

SLE114 Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation  

SLE121 Environmental Sustainability  

SLE151 Biodiversity: A Global Perspective  

SLE136 History of Life  

Choose two from the following:
SLE220 Wildlife Ecology  

SLE207 Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment  

SLE215 Nature Interpretation and Tourism  

SLE216 Bushfire Management  

SLE310 Pest Plants and Animals  

SLE342 Risks to Healthy Environments  

Environmental Science

Warrnambool


(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)
Choose one of the following:

SLE144 Aquatic Life  

SLE105 Aquatic Pollution  

SLE161 Aquaculture and the Environment  

One of the following:
SLE232 Freshwater Biology  

SLE255 Functional Marine Biology  

One of the following:
SLE261 Diversity of Fishes  

SQP211 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Students undertake the following:
SLE347 Unit description is currently unavailable  

AND

SLE319 Environmental Planning - Catchments to Coast  

Health and Physical Education

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


(offered by Faculty of Health)
Note: Students at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) may need to take some units via Cloud (online) mode.

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  

HSH207 Socio-Economic Status and Health  

HSE313 Understanding Children's Physical Activity  

HSH314 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Note:

(i) HSH207 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students are required to enrol at Burwood (Melbourne), although not required to attend class at Burwood (Melbourne).

(ii) Some students may need to seek course advice to complete the Health and Physical Education sequence.

Indonesian (beginners)

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIF146 The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia  

AIF142 Conversational Indonesian B  

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  

AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  

AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  

Indonesian (post - VCE)

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  

AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  

AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  

Choose 2 units from:

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes  

AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature  


Note:

(i) AIF320 are offered in alternate years 2015, 2017.

(ii) AIF354 & AIF345 are offered in alternate years 2016, 2018 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online).

Information Technology

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool*


(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)

*Note: Available to students at Warrnambool by Cloud (online) mode.

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT103 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT201 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT231 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT301 IT Practice  

SIT396 Complex Analysis  

Language and Literature

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)
Literature focus

ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions  

ALL154 Power Politics and Texts for Young People  

ALL230 Re-Imagining Literature for Young People  

ALL373 Greek Tragedy: Death, Sex and Vengeance  

ALL379 Representing Australia  


Notes:
(i) Students are required to select either ALL373 or ALL379.
(ii) The unit ALL379 is delivered in cloud (online) mode.

(iii) ALL379 is offered in trimester 3.

Language and Literature

Burwood (Melbourne)

 

Linguistics focus

ALL154 Power Politics and Texts for Young People  

ELL101 Language: Speech and Sounds  

ELL102 Language: Words and Structure  

ELL201 Language and Social Contexts  

ELL202 Texts Across Cultures  

Language and Literature

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)
Literature focus

ALL101 The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others  

ALL154 Power Politics and Texts for Young People  

ALL230 Re-Imagining Literature for Young People  

ALL373 Greek Tragedy: Death, Sex and Vengeance  

Or
ALL375 Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds  

Or
ALL376 Classics and Trash  (This unit was titled Surviving Myth in 2011)

Language and Literature

Warrnambool


(offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)
Literature focus

ALL101 The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others  

ALL201 Love, Death and Poetry  

ALL154 Power Politics and Texts for Young People  

ALL326 Material Girls, Material Boys  

ALL230 Re-Imagining Literature for Young People  

Mathematics

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool*


(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment)
Note:
(i) Students at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) may need to take some units in Cloud (online) mode.
(ii) *Available to students at Warrnambool by Cloud (online).

(iii) ** SIT281 is required for students intending to study SIT392.

(iv) Students enrolled prior to 2006 should consult the course advisor.

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  
and

Students may select from:

SIT281 Cryptography  **
or
SIT292 Linear Algebra for Data Analysis  
SIT291 Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling  

Choose two from:

SIT396 Complex Analysis  

SIT392 Public-Key Cryptography  

SIT399 Computational Decision Analysis  




Media and Communication

Burwood (Melbourne)

 
(offered to students commencing in 2007)

ALC101 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning  

ALC102 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media  

Select 2 second level units from:
AAM220 Cinemas and Cultures  

ALC208 Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries  

ALC209 Screening Contemporary Masculinities  

ALC215 Globalisation and the Media  

Select the third level unit:
ASC346 Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture  

Select 1 third level unit from:
ALC314 Advertising: Designing Desires  

ALC320 Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects  

 

Notes:
(i) ALC314, ALC320 are cloud (online) mode units.

(ii) ALC101 also offered trimester 3.

Multimedia Technology

Burwood (Melbourne)


(offered by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment - available from 2007)

SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

SIT162 Interactive Media Systems  

SIT262 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT263 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SIT361 Multimedia Systems and Technology  

SIT362 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Performing Arts

Burwood (Melbourne)

 

ACP109 Improvisation: Principles in Action  

ACP177 Genre and Performance  

ACD110 Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness  

ECA310 Discovering Music A  

ECA311 Discovering Music B  

Note:  ECA310, and ECA311 are School of Education units offered from 2007.


Studies of Society and Environment (Humanities)

Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool

 

AIA105 Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010  

AIA106 Populate Or Perish: Australia's People  

Or

AIH108 The World After the War: 1945 - 1991  

AIH109 Unit description is currently unavailable  null

Or
ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A  

ASC102 Introduction to Sociology B  

Level 2 - two units from level 2 AIA, AIH and ASC units
Level 3 - two units from level 3 AIA, AIH and ASC units
Note: Other units may be selected in consultation with the course director. Units available vary between campuses.

Studies of Society and Environment (Humanities)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

AIA105 Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010  

AIA106 Populate Or Perish: Australia's People  

ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A  

ASC102 Introduction to Sociology B  

and
ASC346 Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture  

Or
ASC370 Sociology and the Law (ASC370 final year of offer 2013)
and
ASC287 Love, Sex and Relationships  

Note: Other units may be selected in consultation with the course director.

Visual Arts

Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool


ACV101 Studio Art: Painting and Practice A  

ACV102 Studio Art: Painting and Practice B  

ACV205 Studio Art: Painting and Practice C  

ACV206 Studio Art: Painting and Practice D  

ACV307 Studio Art: Painting and Practice E  

ACV308 Studio Art: Painting and Practice F  (2 credit points from 2015)

Visual Arts

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


ACV101 Studio Art: Painting and Practice A  

ACV102 Studio Art: Painting and Practice B  

EEA211 Navigating the Visual World   

EEA212 Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts   

ECA433 Arts Education Discipline Study 3  

ECA434 Arts Education Discipline Study 4  

Note:
(i) EEA211, EEA212, ECA433 and ECA434 are School of Education units

Elective discipline sequences

Elective discipline sequence units are selected, in consultation with the course adviser, from any of the major discipline sequences listed or from any other major sequence related to a key learning area offered by either the Schools of Arts, Faculty of Health or Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, normally at level 2 or higher for which prerequisite requirements are met. Alternatively, students may build on their selected major discipline sequence.



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Working with Children Check

 

The Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.) requires a person who engages in child-related work, as defined in the Act, to obtain an assessment notice under the Act, known as a Working with Children Check (WWCC). The Act is administered by the Department of Justice: justice.vic.gov.au

School experience placements in schools in the course of a university degree are “child-related work”.  Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.), administered by the Department of Justice, a student teacher must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) before commencing school experience placements in a school.  The WWCC must remain current throughout the course.  It is an offence under the Act to engage in school experience without holding a WWCC.

 

Students will not be allowed to commence school experience in any school in Victoria until a Working with Children Check is obtained.  The Department of Education has requested that on the application form a student nominates the University as the (or one of the) employers.  The University will then be sent a copy of the assessment notice.  Because the University needs to assure a school that a student placed at the school has a current Working with Children Check, each student must give their authority to provide the assurance - a student will be required to sign an authority for the University to inform a school that a WWCC has or has not been obtained.

 

While the University will hold on file documentation relating to the WWCCs obtained by students engaged in school experience, it is each student’s responsibility to ensure that he or she can produce the WWCC card to the school upon request and to keep the WWCC current under the Act.

 

Students are required to apply for a WWCC through a participating Australia Post outlet (which can be found on the Australia Post website or the Department of Justice website) and provide proof to the faculty that the WWCC has been undertaken.

 

Should a student fail to obtain a WWCC, practical training in a school will not be provided, and as practical training is a requirement for completion of a teaching degree, the student may be unable to complete the degree.  Should such a situation arise, the University will provide advice on options for tertiary study.

 

It is the responsibility of students undertaking placements outside Victoria to enquire about and, where necessary, to meet any similar legislative or other requirements concerning working with children. 

 

Professional Experience requirements

Students are required for registration purposes (and for the award of the degree) to have completed over the duration of their course a minimum of 80 days of supervised school experience. Students should ensure they are conversant with the Standards for Graduating Students as required by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The school experience is organised by the Professional Experience Office and students do not make contact with schools regarding placements under any circumstances. Students are required to comply with the on-line instructions regarding enrolment/re-enrolment in school experience; failure to enrol/re-enrol jeopardises a student’s school experience placement.

Students should note that it is a requirement of the course that school experience is undertaken in conjunction with their curriculum studies and Education Major studies and during the time tabled dates unless, in exceptional circumstances, alternative arrangements are negotiated and agreed to in writing with the Professional Experience Office. Students should note that normally any paid or unpaid work undertaken in a school as an unqualified teacher/teacher’s aide will not be recognised for credit as recognised prior learning in supervised school experience for this course. Students may be required to complete the school experience component of the course outside the academic year.

A satisfactory level of teaching competence during supervised school experience is required for award of the degree. An “unsatisfactory” result on any school experience placement will be referred to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee.

 

 

Graduates of an accredited teaching course should note that teacher registration is required in Victoria and is administered by the Victorian Institute of Teaching under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic.).  Prospective students should acquaint themselves with the requirements for registration in Victoria or in any other relevant location.  These requirements include the ability to satisfy the Standards for Graduating Students (available at: vit.vic.edu.au)

Professional Experience enrollment

Students need to carefully follow the instructions correctly when enrolling or re-enrolling online in school experience units. Failure to enrol or re-enrol correctly jeopardises a student’s school experience placement and this could lead to a delay in the award of the degree. Students must follow Faculty rules in relation to the number of days of school experience to be completed for each placement as per the Professional  Experience Handbook (available from the campus of enrolment) which includes the published school experience timetable. Students should note that a ‘day’ constitutes a whole school day (not part thereof).

Students should obtain a copy of the Professional Experience Handbook each year from the Professional Experience Office (also available at deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/education/schoolexp). Information contained in the Handbook is updated annually and is a summary of Faculty rules in relation to school experience.

Schedule of School Experience units: Bachelor of Education (Primary)

EXP201 Primary School Experience 2A 
10 days 

EXP202 Primary School Experience 2B 

Burwood (Melbourne) - 10 days 

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)/Warrnambool - 10 day block

 

EXP301 Primary School Experience 3A
Burwood (Melbourne)  - 10 days
Waurn Ponds (Geelong)/Warrnambool - 10 day block

 

EXP302 Primary School Experience 3B
Burwood (Melbourne)  - 10 days
Waurn Ponds (Geelong)/Warrnambool - 10 day block

 

EXP401 Primary School Experience 4A 
Burwood (Melbourne)/Warrnambool  - 10 days
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - 15 day block

 

EXP402 Primary School Experience 4B 

Burwood (Melbourne)/Warrnambool  - 15 day block 

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - 10 day block

 

EXP403 Primary School Experience 4C
Burwood (Melbourne)  - 15 day block
Waurn Ponds (Geelong)/Warrnambool - 15 day block


Students are assessed on an Ungraded Pass(UP)/Fail(N) basis. Students will receive a fail grade for unsatisfactory performance, school experience days commenced but not completed or if no contact is made with School Experience Office for placement.

 

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007