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Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
Campus

Burwood (Melbourne) only for International students.

Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,620 AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code073714F
IELTS Requirement

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Deakin course code E377
VTAC Codes1400314283 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514283 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Notes:

(i) New course version commencing from 2011 at Burwood (Melbourne) and from 2013 at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

(ii) Dance and Drama discipline sequences are offered Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Health and Physical Education prepares you for a career in health and physical education teaching in upper primary and secondary schools. The course provides theory and practice in the study of education, discipline studies, curriculum studies and in the specialised teaching methods of health and physical education. In addition, you will study a second teaching method of your choice from a selected range of discipline studies offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment or the Faculty of Arts and Education.

You will participate in a highly rewarding professional experience program spending at least 80 days working in schools, with children and alongside experienced teachers.

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Cloud (online) 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.

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Professional recognition

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

 

International students and permanent residents

Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. You are advised to read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at: Further information

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be suitably qualified to find careers in Australian and overseas primary and secondary schools, sports management, recreation and fitness industries, government departments, recruitment and human resource management, professional coaching positions as well as in private academies and agencies.

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Course rules

The degree requires students to complete 32 credit points over the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Students are required to complete: 18 credit points of Education units (which include studies in education, physical and health education, curriculum methods, literacy and numeracy and professional experience); 14 credit points of discipline studies (which include exercise science, applied sports science and discipline content related to the additional teaching method). Additional teaching methods may be taken from a range of discipline areas including Biology, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, English, Mathematics and History.

 

The School of Education teaches 18 of the 32 credit points in this award; 10 credit points of exercise science discipline are taught by the Faculty of Health and 4 units (providing discipline content for the additional teaching method) are taught by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, along with other Schools in the Faculty of Arts and Education.

 

Additional Graduation requirements: Prior to graduation, students MUST have completed an Emergency First Aid Certificate (Level 2) and AUSTSWIM qualifications in order to satisfy VIT Specialist Area Physical Education requirements.

In order to satisfy the Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements for graduates to have good literacy and numeracy skills all students must successfully pass EXC425 Literacy and Numeracy in the Curriculum.

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Discipline sequences

Refer to the details of each discipline for availability.

 

Discipline sequences for additional teaching methods were developed in consultation with the relevant faculties and discipline coordinators. Students must meet any prerequisites required by the offering Faculty. Units offered have been selected to most appropriately support the curriculum methodology study units while maintaining flexibility and student choice. Sequences have been designed to meet the Victorian Institute of Teaching ‘Specialist Area Guidelines’ for secondary teachers.

Specialist area Guidelines for teachers can be found on the website of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Biology
Chemistry
Dance (Burwood (Melbourne) students only)
Drama (Burwood students only)

English - Literature

English - Children's literature

Mathematics
History

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Course structure

Level 1  

Trimester 1

HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety  *

EPP101 Teacher-Learner Identity  

EEH101 Health and Physical Education Studies  

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 1

 

* All seven HSE coded units in this course have a HSE010 prerequisite zero credit point hurdle task unit that is a laboratory preparation unit.


Trimester 2

EPP102 Learning-Teaching Communities  

EEH102 The Art and Science of Movement  

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 2

 

Level 2 

Trimester 1

EPP203 Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A  

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 3


Trimester 2

EEH201 Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study B  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 4


Level 3 (Commenced 2013 for Burwood (Melbourne) students.  Commencing 2015 for Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students.)

Trimester 1

EPP304 Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents  

Plus Curriculum Study 2A for 2nd teaching method

 

HSN201 Principles of Nutrition  

HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  


Trimester 2

EEH315 Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years  

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

EEH405 Senior Physical Education: Curriculum Study  

Plus Curriculum Study 2B for 2nd teaching method

 

Level 4 (Commencing 2014 for Burwood (Melbourne) students.  Commencing 2016 for Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students.)

Trimester 1

EPP305 Policy, Schooling and Society  

EEH455 Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education  

EXC425 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum  

HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription  


Trimester 2

EPP406 Professional Identity and Curriculum Work  

EEH401 Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education  

EEH404 Health: a Family and Community Focus  

ESH403 Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study  

 

Notes:

(i) All seven HSE coded units in this course have a HSE010 prerequisite zero credit point hurdle task unit that is a laboratory preparation unit.

(ii) EEH404 commenced in 2014 and is a core unit at Level 4.

 

Curriculum study method units

Biology

ESS444 Science: Curriculum Study  

ESS467 Senior Biology: Curriculum Study  

 

Chemistry

ESS444 Science: Curriculum Study  

ESJ460 Studies in Curriculum (TESOL or Senior Chemistry)  

Note: ESJ460 students to select Senior Chemistry: Curriculum specialism.

 

Dance

(ECA431/ECA432 students to select Dance specialism)

ECA431 Arts Education Discipline Study 1  

ECA432 Arts Education Discipline Study 2  

 

Drama

(ECA431/ECA432 students to select Drama specialism)

ECA431 Arts Education Discipline Study 1  

ECA432 Arts Education Discipline Study 2  

 

English - Literature

ECL461 English Education A  

ECL462 English Education B  


English - Children's literature

ECL461 English Education A  

ECL462 English Education B  

 

Mathematics

ESM424 Mathematics: Curriculum Study  

ESM425 Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study  

 

History

ECS471 History and Humanities: Curriculum Study A  

ECS472 History and Humanities: Curriculum Study B  

Detailed course rules

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education may be awarded at pass level. To be awarded the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education pass degree a person shall:

1. be accepted for enrolment in a course of study leading to the award of a Bachelor Health and Physical Education 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 shall

2.1 include units amounting to 25 credit points from those units specified by Faculty Board from time to time as course-grouped units leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Health and Physical Education.

2.2 include units amounting to not less than 22 credit points at level 2 or higher, at least 6 credit points of which shall be taken at level 3 or higher, and at least 6 credit points of which shall be taken at level 4 or higher; and

2.3 include a major sequence of 6 units of professional education units amounting to not less than 6 credit points which include professional experience; and

2.4 include a major sequence of health and physical education studies of not less than 6 credit points; and

2.5 include a major sequence of no more than 8 credit points in a discipline area related to the curriculum method study of health and physical education; and

2.6 include a minor sequence of at least 4 credit points in an additional discipline area which is to be related to the secondary curriculum method studies undertaken as agreed with the Schools of Arts, and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment; and

3.  Prior to graduation, students are required to supply a certified copy of their level 2 Emergency First Aid and AustSwim qualifications in order to satisfy VIT Specialist Area Physical Education.

 

4. 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.

5. 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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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.

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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants are required to have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent.  Prerequisites:  Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of general mathematics or mathematical methods  or units 3 and 4: any Mathematics. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English other than ESL.


Provision is made for the intake of mature-age or special-entry applicants. Prerequisite studies and/or special requirements apply for entry into the second teaching method of choice offered by the Faculties of Arts and Education; Medicine, Nursing, Health and Behavioural Sciences; or Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Refer to the relevant Course Structures and the VTAC Guide.

All applicants except CY12 must lodge a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health (Secondary) Personal particulars form online at www.deakin.edu.au/education/forms.php by 30 September.

Late applicants or change of preference by 10 December. To be considered for Early Round NONY12 applicants must apply by 30 September. All applicants must meet any prerequisites or extra requirements specified for their choice of discipline studies for their second teaching method. 
Test: Applicants who do not meet the mathematics and English VCE prerequisites, or have not completed Year 12 or have not undertaken study within the last 5 years must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.

 

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.

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Credit for prior learning - general

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.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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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 are asked to ensure they are conversant with the Standards for Graduating Students as required by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The school-based experience is organised by the Faculty of Arts and Education Professional Experience Office in consultation with schools. Students are advised that (normally) any paid or unpaid work undertaken in a school as an unqualified teacher/teacher’s aide will not be recognised for credit in the course.  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 are advised 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.). Teacher registration includes the ability to satisfy the Standards for Graduating Students (available at: vit.vic.edu.au).

 

Students receive 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 Education Studies/ Professional Experience units

 

EPP101 Teacher-Learner Identity  [Coursework only from 2015]

 

EPP102 Learning-Teaching Communities  

 

EPP203 Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A  

 

EPP304 Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents  

 

EPP305 Policy, Schooling and Society  

 

EPP406 Professional Identity and Curriculum Work  

 

To pass the units listed above pre-service teachers must successfully complete the unit work assignment component, submitting and passing the unit’s associated assessment pieces;

and successfully complete the appropriate professional experience days based in school/s.

The practicum component is assessed primarily by the supervising classroom teacher in consultations with the pre-service teacher. Satisfactory completion of the practicum component within each education studies/professional experience unit is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

 

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