Bachelor of Secondary Education

Prepare for a rewarding career as a secondary school teacher with the flexibility to teach from Year 7 through to VCE.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Berwick
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Guaranteed ATAR 70.00
 Lowest Adjusted ATAR - Less than 5 offers

We'll help you become an engaging, motivating and innovative secondary school teacher.

With smaller class sizes, our education lecturers get to know our students, providing one-on-one assistance with assignments and course work – that’s why we’re Victoria’s #1 university for student support*.

Our Bachelor of Secondary Education will see you gain a deep knowledge of two specialist teaching areas combined with valuable classroom experience. You will graduate with the confidence to connect with young people and teach from year 7 through to VCE.

We give you the option of two streams to complete your degree – you can choose a major and minor or a double major.

Major and minor stream specialisations: 

Majors

  • Humanities
  • Art (Mt Helen and Gippsland)
  • English
  • Science
  • Senior Science

Minors

  • English
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Media Studies

Double major stream specialisations:

  • English
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Outdoor Education
  • History
  • Information Technology

You’ll be ready to teach by undertaking a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching placement with our partner schools throughout the course.  

Teachers are in high demand and you can teach across Australia in remote communities, thriving regional centres or in our capital cities.

You are required to sit the CASPer test as part of your application. We recommend booking your CASPer test in advance so your application is not delayed. View CASPer test date/times.

We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream of becoming a great teacher. Visit our Become a Teacher website and use our interactive study tool to find your path to a rewarding career in education.

*The Good Universities Guide 2021

  • Teacher
  • Secondary teacher

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
Major Discipline

Minor Discipline

Semester 2

Major Discipline

Minor Discipline

Year 2

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 1
EDBED2114, 15 credit points
DESIGNING FOR LEARNING
EDDDE2103, 15 credit points
Major Discipline

Minor Discipline

Semester 2

RELATIONSHIPS, SEXUALITY & COMMUNICATION
EDHPE2001, 15 credit points
Major Discipline

Minor Discipline

Year 3

Semester 1

Curriculum Studies Major

Curriculum Studies Minor

Major Discipline

Semester 2

CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
EDBED3027, 15 credit points
Curriculum Studies Major

Curriculum Studies Minor

Major Discipline

Year 4

Semester 1

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
EDBED3118, 15 credit points
TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 2
EDBED4113, 15 credit points
Electives

Major Discipline

Semester 2

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 3
EDBED4114, 15 credit points
TEACHER AS PROFESSIONAL
EDBED4115, 15 credit points
Electives

Eighty (80) days of professional experience (practicum/work integrated learning) is required over the four years of this program.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Applicants have completed Year 12 with an ATAR of 70 or above.

Prerequisites

  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admissions 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/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admissions Criteria for applicants 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/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admissions Criteria for applicants 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 work and life experience to strengthen their application.

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Extra Requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application

CASPer

All applicants are required to complete Altus Suite as part of their application. Altus Suite 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. Altus Suite consists of two-parts, however only the Casper component is compulsory for Federation University applications. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit TakeAltus.com

Altus Suite:

Part One (Compulsory)

  • Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT)

Part Two (Recommended)

  • Snapshot: 10-minute one-way video interview with standardised questions

Completion of Snapshot is recommended but not compulsory for Federation University applications.

 Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round;  https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

 

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

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

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700511441 (Mt Helen), 3700511531 (Mt Helen), 3700711441 (Churchill), 3700711531 (Churchill), 3701811441 (Berwick), 3701811531 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TN5

CRICOS code: 106091M

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.

Students may undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program.

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

Peter Sellings