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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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:62 ATAR:62

UNITS/CREDITS

24/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C). Non-academic entry requirements also apply.

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

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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Bundaberg, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
MinorsUnitsDescription
Biology6

No additional notes.

Business 6

No additional notes.

Chemistry6

No additional notes.

English6

No additional notes.

Geography6

No additional notes.

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

No additional notes.

Home Economics and Hospitality6

No additional notes.

Industrial Technology and Design6

No additional notes.

Mathematics6

No additional notes.

Psychology (including Year 7-10 Science)6

No additional notes.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to TeachingEDFE11038Supervised Placement as per EDFE11038 Unit Profile
Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of CurriculumEDFE12043Supervised Placement as per EDFE12043 Unit Profile
Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with OthersEDFE13033Supervised Placement as per EDFE13033 Unit Profile
Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and LearningEDFE14021Supervised Placement as per EDFE14021 Unit Profile
Some 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.

Rank Threshold
SR 62 | ATAR 62.0

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.

Rank Cut-Off - minimum unadjusted
OP 16 | SR 69 | ATAR 66.0

Rank Cut-Off - minimum adjusted
OP 16 | SR 69 | ATAR 66.0

The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these 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.


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

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). You may consider the prompts mentioned below in each question to frame your response. For your application to be considered, you must write 200-500 words for each of the questions below:

  • Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.
    (In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.)

  • Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning & development activities that you have engaged in.
    (In your response describe how these leadership, community and/or learning & development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.)

  • Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.
    (In your response provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.)

  • Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome.
    (In your response explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.)

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

Students must be in possession of a current Positive Notice Blue Card (or equivalent “Working with Children” check issued in other Australian states or territories) to be eligible for placement in a school site.

Health Requirements

Students must meet the inherent requirements for the chosen teaching area (minor) pathway selected and must ensure they adhere to any requirements within the scope of teaching these subjects within schools,.

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.

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 by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. 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.

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.

South AustraliaONL: 5C4024
Western AustraliaONL: 150614
QueenslandONL: 850235 ; MKY: 840232; ROK: 850232 ; BDG: 810232


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

YOUR CHOICES
Our teaching courses are initial teacher education course and qualify you for professional registration by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Choose from:

If you hold a Bachelor degree in a non-education discipline and wish to gain a teaching qualification, choose from:

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
You will have the opportunity to complete professional practice blocks where you will gain practical and relevant experience. These blocks are scheduled in each year of your course giving you opportunities to continually apply the skills and knowledge you gain from your studies to authentic teaching scenarios.

Each of our Bachelor of Education courses include125 days of planned teaching practice in schools broken into five professional practice blocks and culminating in a teaching internship.

YOUR E-PORTFOLIO
Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop an e-portfolio. Your e-portfolio is a valuable career planning and preparation tool that you can use to showcase to future employers your abilities and demonstrate the experience, skills and knowledge you have gained through your studies.

Your professional practice blocks and the authentic assessments that you complete throughout your studies provide you with opportunities to build and develop your e-portfolio and enhance your career outcomes.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?

View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?
  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Perfect for returning CQUni students or if you are changing your CQUni course.

OPTION 1: IDEAL FOR MOST SITUATIONS, APPLY VIA A TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
South Australia Apply via SATAC
All other states Apply via ApplyCQUni

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


OPTION 2: WANT TO STUDY WITH ONE OF OUR PARTNER STUDY HUBS? APPLY VIA APPLYCQUNI
Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Geraldton Universities Centre Supported online study which may include local tutorial support, and access to local study facilities.
Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Supported online study which may include local tutorial support, and access to local study facilities.
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.


Apply via ApplyCQUni


OPTION 3: ARE YOU A RETURNING CQUNI STUDENT OR CHANGING YOUR CQUNI COURSE? APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct