Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education

If science is your passion and you want to work with young people, we want you in this degree.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
70.00Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments: The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

You'll learn about what type of teacher you are and how to use your skills to motivate, support and develop students. When you graduate, you'll be qualified to teach science from middle years through to VCE. You will also have specialised science skills that will open even more doors throughout your career.

You'll learn about young people and different learning environments. You'll also discover how to make sure students feel included and supported in the classroom.

Your science subjects are broad and will see you become skilled in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science and more.

While you're learning these skills, you'll practice them in real classrooms throughout your degree.

Areas of study include: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, education, environmental science, general science, mathematics, science/education, senior science, teaching (secondary)

We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

  • Laboratory officer
  • Secondary teacher
  • Teacher
  • Tutor

The science component of the joint degree provides the knowledge, skills and values appropriate for effective scientific investigation and communication, enabling entry into a variety of career options.

The education component prepares students as professional educators for the new and broader roles expected of them in schools now and into the future. It provides a qualification to teach in secondary schools (years 7-12).

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
EDBED1011, 15 credit points
LEARNING AND TEACHING
EDBED1016, 15 credit points
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
SCBIO1010, 15 credit points
CHEMISTRY 1
SCCHM1001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PLANET EARTH
SCGEO1103, 15 credit points
STATISTICAL METHODS
STATS1000, 15 credit points
Minor Sequence Courses

Year 2

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 1
EDBED2114, 15 credit points
DESIGNING FOR LEARNING
EDDDE2103, 15 credit points
UPON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
MATHS1000, 15 credit points
Minor Sequence Courses

Semester 2

Major Sequence Courses

Minor Sequence Courses

Year 3

Semester 1

Major Sequence Courses

Semester 2

CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
EDBED3027, 15 credit points
Major Sequence Courses

Year 4

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 2
EDBED4113, 15 credit points
Elective Course

Major Sequence Courses

Semester 2

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 3
EDBED4114, 15 credit points
TEACHER AS PROFESSIONAL
EDBED4115, 15 credit points
Major Sequence Courses

14 - 16 hours per week
This program requires a total of 640 placement hours, across 16 weeks.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)


Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.

Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments

The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.

If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

This is not a minimum ATAR or the lowest ATAR selection rank.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 40 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of tertiary study in a relevant field; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements.  Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

  • Successful completion of a TAFE qualification at Certificate III or IV in a cognate or appropriate area, such as Community Services, Education Support, Children's Services, or Nursing; and
  • At least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service and;
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

OR

  • Successful completion of a recognised TAFE Diploma program in a cognate or an appropriate area and;
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements.  Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements.  Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Extra Requirements


Essential requirements for selection and application

CASPer

All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit https://takecasper.com/. Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round; check the CASPer dates here.

 

Essential requirements for enrolment and graduation

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE)

Prior to graduation, students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) . Visit our LANTITE webpage for more information, including advice about when you should sit the test. Link is https://federation.edu.au/schools/school-of-education/student-resources/lantite 

Working with children check

Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements. 

Police record check

Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements. 

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700537331 (Mt Helen)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TA5

CRICOS code: 069147M

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Other study costs

For further information regarding Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP please visit studyassist.gov.au

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Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education can consider the following options;

  1. Undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program.
  2. Apply for Federation University Australia undergraduate degree in Applied Sciences or the Bachelor of Science and on successful completion, undertake a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

You can progress to the Master of Education Studies as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Graduates will be recognised to seek registration to teach in secondary schools through the Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT).

At FedUni, the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is a compulsory requirement of your teaching course. It is also a requirement for teacher registration. Find out more here.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Anitra Goriss-Hunter