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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

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:16 SR:66 ATAR:61.8

UNITS/CREDITS

24/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

080752G

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is an initial teacher education course usually studied over a period of four years. This course will qualify you for professional registration as a secondary school teacher. You will demonstrate evidence of meeting the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) throughout the course of study. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for employment in secondary schools in two teaching areas.

In this course you will complete 125 days of planned teaching practice in secondary schools. Professional practice blocks are included in each year of the course structure, culminating in a teaching internship.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), and consistent with external accreditation course requirements, you will complete:

Professional Studies in Education (20 units equivalent)

  • Discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies (2 x 12 credit point units - i.e. 4 units equivalent)
  • General Education Studies (11 x 6 credit point units)
  • Professional Practice (5 x 6 credit point units)

Discipline Studies (Discipline Teaching Area units) (12 units)

  • 6 Discipline Teaching Area 1 units
  • 6 Discipline Teaching Area 2 units

Discipline Teaching Area units are selected from the relevant Minor listing in this handbook based on unit availabilities by the relevant school that hosts the discipline area. Discipline Teaching Areas you can choose from in this course include:

  • Biology (including Year 7 - 10 Science)
  • Business
  • 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 (including Year 7-10 Science)

Please note: Study undertaken for each Discipline Teaching Area is equivalent to a total of three-quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study, comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years as required by the National Program requirements. In this course, this equates to six units, with no more than two units at first-year level and no fewer than two units at third-year level. Annually, units are determined and advised by relevant Head of Course and/or Course Advisor from the various disciplines.

To be eligible for teacher registration, students in this course are required to undertake and pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators (ITE) prior to graduation.

Core Units 18 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 6

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Bundaberg Mackay Noosa Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021Bundaberg Mackay Noosa Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020Bundaberg Mackay Noosa Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021Bundaberg Mackay Noosa Rockhampton
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 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.
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 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with OthersEDFE1303325 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising a five-week continuous block.
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 5 - The InternshipEDFE1402025 day internship in an educational setting.
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.

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 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.

Rank Threshold OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1


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, 2019.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 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

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.

Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

QueenslandMKY: 840232; NSA: 870232 ; BDG: 810232; ONL: 850235 ; ROK: 850232


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EXPERIENCE AND SUPPORT 
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ONLINE STUDY 

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GRADUATE WORK READY

Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work-integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation's best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation's most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve. 

LIFE-LONG LEARNING

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

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