Bachelor of Education Studies

This is your opportunity degree. Your opportunity to become the great teacher you know you can be.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

We have designed this degree to give your teaching career a kick start. If you were disappointed in your ATAR or if you do not meet the subject entry requirements to begin a teaching degree, this is the course for you. You can use this 3 year degree in 3 ways:

If you did not meet the entry requirements to commence a teaching degree, you can commence your studies with the Bachelor of Education Studies. At the completion of first year, if you have maintained a good academic standard throughout the year, you may be eligible to apply for a transfer into the second year of a FedUni teaching degree. This means that you may still qualify as a VIT registered teacher within 4 years of study.

Alternatively, you may complete the three years of this degree, and continue into a Master of Teaching in either Secondary, Primary or Early Childhood teaching and qualify as a VIT registered teacher within 4.5 years.

Finally, this is a 3 year generalist degree that can prepare you for work in Learning and Education and allow you to discover more about the education system. This degree will qualify you to work in many roles including as an Education Officer developing programs for a wide range of industries or as an Education Support Officer (Integration Aide) working to support students within a school setting. Or you may be interested in working in education policy as a project officer. The opportunities for graduates are very broad.


  • Non teaching roles in the Education sector
  • Education support worker (Integration aide)
  • Education officer

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

EDBED1011, 15 credit points
EDBED1016, 15 credit points
Minor Sequence Courses

Semester 2

EDBED1012, 15 credit points
EDBED1018, 15 credit points
Minor Sequence Courses

Year 2

Semester 1

EDBED2008, 15 credit points

Semester 2

Year 3

Semester 1

EDBED3018, 15 credit points
EDBED3112, 15 credit points

Semester 2

EDBED3111, 15 credit points
EDBED4012, 15 credit points
This program requires a total of 40 placement hours, across 1 week.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)


  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

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.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Humanities, any History, Literature, Legal Studies or Philosophy 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, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.


Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).


Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level (with at least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service) or higher.


Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: 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.


Extra Requirements

Working with children check

Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. For more information see:

Police record check

Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements as part of this course. For more information see:

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

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510561 (Mt Helen), 3700710561 (Churchill), 3701810561 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TC5

CRICOS code: 091968A

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,985 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

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).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:

Other TAFE studies
Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program.  You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course. 
Bridging programs


  • Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program  provides you an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university.  On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Education Studies for the next semester.

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.


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


Pathways from this course:

At the beginning of second year, you can apply to transfer to another undergraduate Education program at Federation University, where you can qualify as a teacher and gain registration with VIT. 

Please note, you will not be eligible for VIT registration upon completion of this degree.

If you are wanting to become a registered teacher with VIT, you would need to transfer to one of the other Bachelor of Education programs at FedUni - see the Pathways/alternate entry section.

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

Cheryl Glowrey