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Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education Teaching)

Federation University has a long-standing reputation for producing highly skilled, passionate and resilient health and physical education teachers. 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 (Health and Physical Education Teaching) prepares you to teach from year 7 through to VCE. You will have the opportunity to make a difference by giving young people the knowledge and tools to lead healthy and active lives.Areas of study include exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development, learning fundamentals, foundations of health and physical education, health and human development, nutrition, physical activity, creative movement, applied sports science, contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning in health and physical education.In addition to specialising in health and PE education, you will choose a second teaching method:•    English•    History•    Mathematics•    Psychology•    Science•    Outdoor educationYou’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.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
Location
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Berwick
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Gippsland - Churchill
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Length
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Guaranteed ATAR 70.00Lowest Adjusted ATAR - Less than 5 offers

Are you a person who values health and movement and wishes to pass your passion onto young people. We'll help you become an engaging, motivating, and innovative secondary school teacher specialising in Health and Physical Education. 
Federation University has a long-standing reputation for producing highly skilled, passionate and resilient health and physical education teachers. With smaller class sizes, our lecturers get to know our students, providing one-on-one assistance with assignments and course work. 
Our Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education Teaching) 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. 
Through this course you will specialise/major in Health and Physical Education, as well as a choice of another teaching method in either Mathematics, Science, English, History, Information Technology, Psychology, Drama, Outdoor Education or Media Studies. 
Features of courses: 
• Learn through applied movement activities. 
• Complete highly engaging, practical school-based placements. 
Explore areas including: 
• Science of movement 
• Game based learning 
• Lifelong physical activity 
• Health and Human Development 
• Aquatic activities 
• Contemporary Curriculum design 
• Contemporary Pedagogy and assessment approaches 
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 several 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. 

  • Physical education teacher
  • Secondary teacher

Specialist Health and Physical Education teacher Yr. 7 – 10 and VCE 
 

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 course structure or view our enrolment information page.

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

Year 1

Semester 1

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
EDBED1011, 15 credit points
LEARNING AND TEACHING
EDBED1016, 15 credit points
SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY EDUCATION
EDHPE1001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE
EDHPE1002, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline

Year 2

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 1
EDBED2114, 15 credit points
HPE CURRICULUM STUDIES I (JUNIOR YEARS)
EDHPE2000, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline

Semester 2

RELATIONSHIPS, SEXUALITY & COMMUNICATION
EDHPE2001, 15 credit points
BIOMECHANICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
EXSCI2000, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline

Year 3

Semester 1

HPE CURRICULUM STUDIES II (MIDDLE YEARS)
EDHPE3000, 15 credit points
Curriculum Studies Minor

Minor Discipline

Semester 2

CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
EDBED3027, 15 credit points
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SOCIETY
EDHPE3002, 15 credit points
Curriculum Studies Minor

Year 4

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 2
EDBED4113, 15 credit points
GAMES PEDAGOGY
EDHPE4000, 15 credit points
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND FITNESS
EXSCI4000, 15 credit points

Semester 2

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

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

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

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

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

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

ATAR
This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.
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: If you receive an ATAR of 70.00 or higher and complete all the requirements for this course, you will be guaranteed an offer.

Selection rank adjustments
Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Humaniites, any History, Literature, Legal Studies or Philosphy 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 Scheme (SEAS).  Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.  For further information go to Federation University Australia SEAS information and the Federation University Australia website

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.
Casper Test

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 course in a cognate or an appropriate area and;
•Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.
Casper Test
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 will not be eligible for entry into this course.  Applicants in this category should consider a pathway program such as Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program

Essential requirements for selection and application
Casper Test
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. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit  TakeAltus.com
Altus Suite:
•Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT)
Don’t miss the deadlines for each offer round; https://takealtus.com/dates-times /

OR

Applicants can also have their non-academic capabilities assessed based on completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire with the link to complete https://ins.incept.education/i/entry/kBRl0Q3xpfSr

 

Essential requirements for enrolment or 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

English language requirement

Overall IELTS band score of 7.0 (with at least 7.5 for Speaking and Listening and 6.5 for Reading and Writing) or equivalent English language test with the proviso that students must prove they meet the English language requirement as determined by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) to be eligible for registration. 

Extra requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application
Casper
Compulsory: 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)
OR
 
Applicants can also have their non-academic capabilities assessed based on completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire with the link to complete

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.
Essential requirements for enrolment or 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
Working with children check
Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking 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: 3700511451 (Mt Helen), 3700711451 (Churchill), 3701811451 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TN5

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,445 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

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 Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education and apply to transfer into the second year of this program. Students must have successfully completed 8 units in the 1st year of the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education and have a credit average to be elibible for transfer.

 

Pathways from this course:

Master of Education Studies
 

VIT (Victorian Institute of Teaching)

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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

Education

Course coordinator

Amy Walker