Bachelor of Education (P-12)

VU course code: EBED | CRICOS: 071581G | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years
Hybrid, In person

Tuition fee per semester: AU$15,500

VU Melbourne: Footscray Park
29 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

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’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

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

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




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.

The teaching industry is expected to grow over the next five years, reaching 157,300 primary school teachers and 160,100 secondary school teachers in Australia by 2026. Both primary and secondary school teachers can earn much higher salaries than the average Australian. 

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.