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Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - CC13

A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will prepare you as a well-rounded graduate that qualifies for professional registration as a secondary school teacher within Australia. You will benefit from frequent and meaningful opportunities for work experience and professional practice in authentic educational settings.

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STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK CUT OFF

OP:15 SR:68 ATAR:65.1

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:15 SR:68 ATAR:65.1

UNITS/CREDITS

24/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Queensland: English (4, SA); Maths (A, B or C) (4, SA)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

080752G

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will prepare you as a well-rounded graduate that qualifies for professional registration as a teacher throughout Australia.

The course includes 125 days of planned teaching practice in secondary schools plus other opportunities for you to apply theoretical knowledge in practical ways. You will also develop the skills required to teach effectively in a wide range of contemporary educational settings.

During your studies, you will choose two teaching disciplines to focus on, such as biology (including year 7 - 10 science), business, chemistry (including year 7 to 10 science), english, geography, health and physical education (including year 7 - 10 HPE and year 11 - 12 physical education), history, home economics and hospitality, industrial technology and design, mathematics and psychology.

Core Units 18 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 6
MinorsUnitsDescription
Biology6


Business 6


Chemistry6


English6


Geography6


Health and Physical Education6

PLEASE NOTE:

All ESSC units have compulsory Residential Schools for Mixed Mode students. Please ensure you check the CQUniversity Handbook Residential School Page for dates and the relevant Unit Profile for more details. Please note that residential schools may be held outside the term in which the unit is run.

History6


Home Economics and Hospitality6


Industrial Technology and Design6


Mathematics6


Psychology6


COURSE STRUCTURE

To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you are required to complete 30 units, including core educational studies and 12 units in two chosen discipline teaching areas (six units per discipline teaching area).

Discipline teaching areas:

  • business
  • biology (including year 7 – 10 science)
  • chemistry (including year 7 – 10 science)
  • english
  • geography
  • health and physical education (including year 7 – 10 HPE and year 11 – 12 physical education)
  • history
  • home economics and hospitality
  • industrial technology and design
  • mathematics
  • psychology

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to TeachingEDFE1103820 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising five non-assessable contextual days and five assessable days completed on a one day per week basis throughout Term 2 of the first year and a 10 day continuous assessable block. Set tasks for this professional practice are outlined in an Information and Reporting Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools and/ or other educational settings. Students compile a working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating these tasks which are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level). They complete a self-evaluation against the assessment indicators midway through the 10 day block and receive an interim report from the mentor teacher at this stage. Final assessment is completed by a mentor teacher in the placement workplace in conjunction with a University staff member. Students are assessed on a Pass/ Fail basis at the completion of the 10 day block using the same indicators as the Interim Report. Students must pass the practical placement to pass the unit. Follow-up assessment requires students to make additions to an e-portfolio linking specific evidence from the placement to the professional standards.
Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of CurriculumEDFE1204320 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising five non-assessable contextual days and five assessable days completed on a one day per week basis followed by a ten day continuous assessable block. Professional Practice 2 provides opportunities for full immersion in all aspects of professional practice and critical reflection during a 20 day placement in a classroom environment. In particular they will focus on the implementation and application of the curriculum documents for their two teaching areas. During their placement students will take an active role in self-evaluation processes and actively seek constructive feedback to improve their practice and respond to identified learning needs to improve student outcomes during this placement. Students use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level) as the basis for monitoring and documenting their professional learning and practice and for the purpose of setting professional learning goals.
Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with OthersEDFE1303325 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising a five-week continuous block. In this unit pre-service teachers engage with the school community and key stakeholders in education in a productive way to achieve optimal personal, social and academic outcomes for students over a 25 day (five week) block placement. The unit investigates and critiques theory and skills for effective communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution as applicable to learning environments and teacher-student interactions. In addition, the unit examines the ethical tensions that arise in learning environments and ways of dealing with these dilemmas. The unit also involves focused observation of learning environments, design and implementation of pedagogical strategies, and evaluation of learning outcomes. Pre-service teachers analyse the nexus between teacher pedagogy and teacher-student dialogue in order to engage students in thinking that involves extension, refinement and meaningful use of knowledge. Pre-service teachers will be required to apply knowledge learnt in discipline units to design and implement learning experiences cognisant of student prior knowledge.
Professional Practice 5 - The InternshipEDFE1402025 day extended internship in an educational setting. Students receive an “Internship Authorisation” from the Queensland College of Teachers to be eligible to adopt up to but not exceeding 50% of the mentor teacher’s working load and engage in team teaching with the mentor for the remaining 50%. Full details of the placement are outlined in an Information and Reporting booklet. Students submit evidence of meeting the professional standards at graduate career stage to the mentor teacher and university staff member responsible for Professional Practice 5 on each campus. Mentor teachers are responsible for verifying the evidence statement. On completion of the internship, students present selected aspects of their final e-portfolio to an audience of their peers and pre-service teachers enrolled in the first and second year of the course at a time arranged by the relevant university lecturer on each campus. Distance students complete this activity via Blackboard Collaborate.
Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and LearningEDFE1402130 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising five non-assessable contextual days and a 25 day continuous assessable block. Professional Practice 4 provides opportunities for full immersion in all aspects of professional practice and critical reflection during a 25 day (five week) placement in a classroom environment. Students take an active role in self-evaluation processes and actively seek constructive feedback to improve their practice and respond to identified learning needs to improve student outcomes during this placement. Students use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level) as the basis for monitoring and documenting their professional learning and practice and for the purpose of setting professional learning goals. The block placements culminates in the completion of the Final Professional Experience Recommendation from through measuring the standard that has been achieved by the pre-service teacher through comparing it against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage). As part of this unit students complete the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment task which provides written evidence of the achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers(Graduate Career Stage).
Compulsory Residential SchoolSome units in selected Minors may require attendance at residential schools. Please ensure you check the CQUniversity Handbook Residential School Page for dates and the relevant Unit Profile for more details. Please note that residential schools may be held outside the term in which the unit is run.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2019Bundaberg, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019Bundaberg, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online


Term dates for 2019

Term 1: 11 March to 7 June
Term 2: 15 July to 11 October
Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1

Academic Requirements

English (4, SA), or equivalent; Maths A, B or C (4, SA), or equivalent.

Non-Academic Requirements

All applicants must provide a mandatory written statement in support of your non-academic capabilities, demonstrating you hold the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outlined by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).

In your written statement you will need to provide details on:

    · Why you are interested in becoming a teacher,

    · Why you believe teaching is a great career choice,

    · Your involvement in personal learning and leadership activities,

    · Your participation in community or volunteering activities that promote learning.

Further information on what is specifically required will be provided during the application process.

English Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

    · a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

    · bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 1 year fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

    · An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.5 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 8.0 for Speaking and Listening; or

    · An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study with CQUniversity, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

NIL

On completion of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you will be qualified to teach two specialist areas within secondary schools to Year 12. Like most professions, teaching has specific workforce demands and sometimes oversupply. Before undertaking a course of study, you should check with major employers regarding potential employment prospects.

A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) provides you with the professional knowledge, skills and engagement outlined in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career stage). As a graduate you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration administered in Queensland by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE). These two tests (one literacy and one numeracy) are part of the accreditation requirements of this course and there is an expectation that students enrolled in an ITE course will be undertaking the tests and successfully meet the benchmarks prior to graduation. Further information about the LANTITE including how to register can be found on their website.

Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?

You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.


The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 1, 2 and 3.


Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.


You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.


To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).


If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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