Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Course summary for current students

Year

2016 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Cloud (online)No
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code015204J
Deakin course codeE359

Offered to continuing students only from 2008

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

This initial teacher program has been approved by the Victorian Institute of Teaching for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. Graduate intending to apply for registration in Victoria should carefully check all requirements relating to this process specified here


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.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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.

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.

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))

Notes:

(i) Some sequences are available to Warrnambool students by Cloud (online) study only from 2007
(ii) Units in major sequences are subject to changes. Consult course advisor if required.

Course structure

(For students who commenced prior to 2007)

Level 2

ECL210Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments

ESM210Children and Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Concepts

EXP201 Primary School Experience 2A - No longer available for enrolment

EXP202 Primary School Experience 2B - No longer available for enrolment

EXE201Creating Effective Learning Environments

EXE202Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

SLE102Physical Geography

Two level 2 units from the approved major discipline sequence

Level 3

(Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool)

ECL310Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments

ECS310 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environment (HSE) [Final year of offer 2014].

ESM310Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom

EXP301 Primary School Experience 3A - No longer available for enrolment

EXP302 Primary School Experience 3B - No longer available for enrolment

Two level 3 units from the approved major discipline sequence

Two elective discipline units at level 2 or higher

Level 3
(Burwood (Melbourne))

ECL310Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments

ECS310 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environment (HSE) [Final year of offer 2014].

ESM310Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom

EXP301 Primary School Experience 3A - No longer available for enrolment

EXP302 Primary School Experience 3B - No longer available for enrolment

Two level 3 units from the approved major discipline sequence

Two elective discipline units at level 2 or higher

Level 4

ECA410Primary Arts Education: Focussed Study

ECA551Primary Arts Education (Formerly ECA409)

ECL410Literacy Teacher - Researchers in New Times

ESH416 Primary Physical and Health Education [Final year of offer 2014]

ESM410Professional Practice and Mathematics: Designing an Inclusive Program

EST400Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design

EXE401Professional Relationships

EXE402Transition to Beginning Teaching

EXP401 Primary School Experience 4A - No longer available for enrolment

EXP402 Primary School Experience 4B - No longer available for enrolment

EXP403 Primary School Experience 4C - No longer available for enrolment

Notes:

(i) 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

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

Details of major sequences

Biology

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) 

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

SLE111Cells and Genes

SLE132Biology: 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*, SLE152 - No longer available for enrolment

SLE212Biochemistry

SLE222Biochemical Metabolism

SBC231, SBC232 - No longer available for enrolment

SLE311Chemical Hazards

SLE312Toxicology

* 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*, SLE152 - No longer available for enrolment

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)

AIC181Chinese 1A

AIC182Chinese 1B

AIC281Chinese 2A

AIC282Chinese 2B

AIC381Chinese 3A

AIC382Chinese 3B

Chinese (post - VCE non-background speakers)

Burwood (Melbourne)

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIC281Chinese 2A

AIC282Chinese 2B

AIC381Chinese 3A

AIC382Chinese 3B

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A

AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

Chinese (post - VCE advanced background speakers)

Burwood (Melbourne)

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIC283Chinese 2C

AIC284Chinese 2D

AIC383Chinese 3C

AIC384Chinese 3D

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A

AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

Chinese (post - VCE non-background speakers)

Burwood (Melbourne)

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIC281Chinese 2A

AIC282Chinese 2B

AIC381Chinese 3A

AIC382Chinese 3B

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A

AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

Dance

Burwood (Melbourne)

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

ACD307Specialised Technique and Dance Performance

ACD308Choreographic Research and Performance

Drama

Burwood (Melbourne)

 (Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

6 credit points from the following:

ACP109Improvisation: Principles in Action

ACP177Genre and Performance

ACP280Major Performance Project: Page to Stage (2 credit points)

ACP323Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts

ACP378Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre (2 credit points)

Earth Science

Burwood (Melbourne)

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

SLE102Physical Geography

SLE136History of Life

SLE237Biogeography

SLE239Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Choose two from the following:

SLE305Catchment and Coastal Management

SLE342Risks to Healthy Environments

SLE395Palaeobiology

SQE331 - No longer available for enrolment

Environmental Science

Burwood (Melbourne)

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

Choose two from the following:

SLE114Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation

SLE121Environmental Sustainability

SLE132Biology: Form and Function

SLE136History of Life

SLE151Biodiversity: A Global Perspective

Choose two from the following:

SLE207Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment

SLE215Nature Interpretation and Tourism

SLE216Bushfire Management

SLE220Wildlife Ecology

SLE310Pest Plants and Animals

SLE342Risks to Healthy Environments

Environmental Science

Warrnambool

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

Choose one of the following:

SLE105Human Impacts - Pollution

SLE144Aquatic Life

SLE161Aquaculture and the Environment

One of the following:

SLE232Freshwater Biology

SLE255 Marine Biology - No longer available for enrolment

One of the following:

SLE261Diversity of Fishes

SQP211 Waterways Management: Tools and Techniques - No longer available for enrolment

Students undertake the following

SLE319Environmental Planning - Catchments to Coast

And

SLE347 Restoration of Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems - No longer available for enrolment

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.

HBS107Understanding Health

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE313Understanding Children's Physical Activity

HSH207Socio-Economic Status and Health

HSH314 Health and Schools - No longer available for enrolment

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)

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B

Indonesian (post - VCE)

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B

Choose 2 units from:

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Note:

(i) AIF320 are offered in alternate years 2017, 2019.

(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.

SIT101Fundamentals of Information Technology

SIT103Database and Information Retrieval

SIT201, SIT231 - No longer available for enrolment

SIT301IT Practice

SIT396Complex Analysis

Language and Literature

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)
Literature focus

6 credit points selected from the A300 Literary Studies major sequence

Language and Literature

Burwood (Melbourne)

Linguistics focus

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

ELL101Language: Speech and Sounds

ELL102Language: Words and Structure

ELL201Language and Social Contexts

ELL202Texts Across Cultures

Language and Literature

Burwood (Melbourne)

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

Literature focus

ALL101The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

ALL230Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

ALL375Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

Or

ALL376Classics and Trash (This unit was titled Surviving Myth in 2011)

Language and Literature

Warrnambool

(Offered by Faculty of Arts and Education)

Literature focus

ALL101The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

ALL201Love, Death and Poetry

ALL326Material Girls, Material Boys

ALL230Re-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.

SIT192Discrete Mathematics

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
And

Students may select from:

SIT281Cryptography **

Or

SIT292Linear Algebra for Data Analysis
SIT291Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling

Choose two from:

SIT392Public-Key Cryptography

SIT396Complex Analysis

SIT399Computational Decision Analysis

Media and Communication

Burwood (Melbourne)

(Offered to students commencing in 2007)

ALC101 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning (Final year of offer 2014)

ALC102 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media (Final year of offer 2014)

Select 2 second level units from:

AAM220 Cinemas and Cultures (No longer available for enrolment)

ALC208 Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries (No longer available for enrolment)

ALC209 Screening Contemporary Masculinities (No longer available for enrolment)

ALC215Globalisation and the Media

Select the third level unit:

ASC346Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture

Select 1 third level unit from:

ALC314 Advertising: Designing Desires (No longer available for enrolment)

ALC320 Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects (No longer available for enrolment)

Multimedia Technology

Burwood (Melbourne)

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

SIT161Principles of Interactive Media

SIT262 Authoring of Interactive Media - No longer available for enrolment

SIT263 Interface Design - No longer available for enrolment

SIT263Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT361Multimedia Systems and Technology

SIT362Unit description is currently unavailable

Performing Arts

Burwood (Melbourne)

ACP109Improvisation: Principles in Action

ACP177Genre and Performance

ACD110Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness

ECA310Discovering Music A

ECA311Discovering Music B

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

Studies of Society and Environment (Humanities)

Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010

AIA106Sex, Race and Australia's People

Or

AIH108The Cold War World: 1945-1991

AIH109 - No longer available for enrolment

Or

ASC101Introduction to Sociology A

ASC102Introduction 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)

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010

AIA106Sex, Race and Australia's People

ASC101Introduction to Sociology A

ASC102Introduction to Sociology B

And

ASC346Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture

Or

ASC370 Sociology and the Law (Final year of offer 2013)

And

ASC287Love, Sex and Relationships

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

Visual Arts

Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool

ACV101Contemporary Art Practice: Ideas

ACV102Contemporary Art Practice: Space

ACV205Contemporary Art Practice: Pluralism

ACV206Contemporary Art Practice: Abstraction

ACV307Contemporary Art Practice: Research

ACV308Studio Art: Painting and Practice F (2 credit points)

Visual Arts

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

ACV101Contemporary Art Practice: Ideas

ACV102Contemporary Art Practice: Space

EEA211Navigating the Visual World

EEA212Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts

ECA433Arts Education Discipline Study 3

ECA434Arts Education Discipline Study 4

Note: 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.



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 enrolment

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 - No longer available for enrolment
10 days 

EXP202 Primary School Experience 2B - No longer available for enrolment

Burwood (Melbourne) - 10 days 

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)/Warrnambool - 10 day block

EXP301 Primary School Experience 3A - No longer available for enrolment

Burwood (Melbourne)  - 10 days

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)/Warrnambool - 10 day block

EXP302 Primary School Experience 3B - No longer available for enrolment

Burwood (Melbourne)  - 10 days

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)/Warrnambool - 10 day block

EXP401 Primary School Experience 4A - No longer available for enrolment

Burwood (Melbourne)/Warrnambool  - 10 days

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - 15 day block

EXP402 Primary School Experience 4B - No longer available for enrolment

Burwood (Melbourne)/Warrnambool  - 15 day block 

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - 10 day block

EXP403 Primary School Experience 4C - No longer available for enrolment

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.