Bachelor of Community and Human Services/Bachelor of Education

A degree that will enable you to teach secondary school students or become a welfare officer in school or educational settings.  
Location
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Entry requirements
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.
Length
4 years
(480 credit points = EFTSL)
Commences
Semesters 1

Our four-year degree will prepare you to become a confident, engaging and supportive teacher of psychology to secondary students and/or work in the area of student welfare in schools. You will develop skills in community and health services and learn all about the ethics and skills needed to help improve the lives of others.

You can work with students from Years 7 through to VCE. And you may even choose to work with students in programs where they've been identified as 'at risk' or disengaged. And throughout your career, you can switch between teaching and working in a community welfare role in schools.

During this degree, you'll spend many of your hours in the field, learning the latest practices and seeing situations unfold in the classroom and in community settings. Many of the contacts you make during these placements can lead to your future career.

This degree is VIT accredited to enable you to teach and work in schools. It is not ACWA accredited.

Areas of study include: communications, community studies, human services practice frameworks, psychology, research, rural social welfare, social policy, sociology.

You will undertake a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching placement. This includes the opportunity during 3rd year for overseas placements in locations such as: Timor Leste, England, China, New Zealand, Nepal.

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

  • Community development officer
  • Teacher
  • Tutor
  • School wellfare co-ordinator
  • School wellbeing co-ordinator
  • School wellbeing officer
  • School welfare officer
  • Psychology teacher (secondary)

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact FedUni 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 FedUni for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Year 1

Semester 1

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
EDBED1011, 15 credit points
LEARNING AND TEACHING
EDBED1016, 15 credit points
Major Discipline Community and Human Services

Major Discipline Psychology (1)

Semester 2

Major Discipline Community&Human Services (2)

Major Discipline Psychology (1)

Year 2

Semester 1

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

Major Discipline Psychology (1)

Semester 2

Major Discipline Community&Human Services (2)

Major Discipline Psychology (1)

Year 3

Semester 1

PSYCHOLOGY CURRICULUM 1
EDBED3037, 15 credit points
Major Discipline Community and Human Services

Major Discipline Psychology (1)

Semester 2

CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
EDBED3027, 15 credit points
PSYCHOLOGY CURRICULUM 2
EDDDE3116, 15 credit points
Major Discipline Community and Human Services

Major Discipline Psychology (1)

Year 4

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 2
EDBED4113, 15 credit points
Major Discipline Community&Human Services (2)

Major Discipline Psychology (1)

Semester 2

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 3
EDBED4114, 15 credit points
TEACHER AS PROFESSIONAL
EDBED4115, 15 credit points
Major Discipline Community&Human Services

Major Discipline Psychology

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

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510121 (Mt Helen)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TR5

CRICOS code:

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 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.

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.

Subject Adjustments  

A study score of 40 in any Humanities, Literature, Media, Philosophy or Psychology 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)

 

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.

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.

 

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 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. 

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

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

Travel for placement, Working with Children Check (WWCC)

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.


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Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements 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. Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Education Studies for Semester 1. Students undertaking FAST in Semester 1 can:

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

 

 

Domestic students will undertake a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching placement.

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

Dr Anitra Goriss-Hunter