Bachelor of Education (P-12)

VU course code: EBED | CRICOS: 071581G | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person
Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


Get qualified as both a primary and secondary school teacher with a Bachelor of Education (P-12) from Victoria University (VU). 

Become a well-rounded teacher with this unique education degree that allows you to teach any school level. Granting the qualifications for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) accreditation, VU’s P-12 teaching degree is one of the only courses of its kind in Australia.

If you’re looking to specialise in a study area relevant to all ages, this teaching degree will allow you to choose from a wide range of job opportunities. Or, if you’re unsure which age group you’ll be suited to teaching, this is an excellent way to keep your options open.

Ninety-three percent of our Bachelor of Education students are employed within the first four months of graduation (VU Australian Graduate Survey).

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR 72.30

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: EBED

VTAC course code: 4301040261, 4301010961, 4301042771, 4301011001

Campus: Footscray Park

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Education (P-12) – all specialisations.
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer84.5692.37
Median rank to receive an offer73.1484.25
Lowest rank to receive an offer59.5772.30


Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

Essential for admission (all applicants)

Successful completion of a non-academic attributes assessment, for example, the CASPer test or equivalent. CASPer is an online test designed to assess and applicant's personal and professional attributes and is a requirement for all initial teacher training courses in Victoria.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Education (P-12) students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of: 240 credit points of Core studies 96 credit points of Major studies 48 credit points (either Option A or B)
Option A (This option is recommended for students who choose to undertake a second Secondary teaching method) 48 credit points of Minor Studies Option B (This option is suitable for students who require more flexible enrolment opportunities) 48 credit points of any Minors or Elective units. Additional Notes Students are required to meet the required benchmarks for LANTITE prior to commencement of their second year placement units. Students are required to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to be eligible to graduate from their Victorian Institute of Teaching-accredited program. Students will need to monitor the VIT website for details in relation to the tests that will be considered; a link to advice and fact sheets about the test and to the external test provider. Refer to Students also complete a minimum of 80 days Professional Experience comprising well-structured, supervised and assessed teaching practice. This course has organised 103 days, which substantially improves the minimum.


Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places




With this unique degree, you have the option to find work in both primary and secondary schools, both public and private. Depending on your specialisation, you could find a role teaching topics including English, maths, science, creative arts, business, health, physical education (PE), psychology or welfare studies.

Both primary and secondary school teachers can earn much higher salaries than the average Australian. Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to see the annual employment growth and average salary for primary school teachers and secondary school teachers.

Graduate with accreditation

Graduates from the Bachelor of Education are qualified to be accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching and to teach in primary and secondary school settings.