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3 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time


The Bachelor of Science (Science for Teaching) will provide students aspiring to become specialist Maths/Science teachers with a solid foundation in Science and/or Maths and facilitate a seamless pathway to a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

The degree provides you with two Teaching Majors in Science and up to 3 teaching minors, enabling you to teach General Science to Year 10 and Science to VCE secondary levels.

The flexible structure allows you to study a range of science areas including:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • environmental science
  • and mathematics
  • as well as study areas from other colleges such as business, physical education, english and humanities.


Graduates from this course may gain employment and develop careers in a range of scientific educational roles in:

  • industry
  • government
  • professional
  • and community settings.

Those who complete a Master of Teaching (Secondary), in addition to the Bachelor degree, will be qualified to register with the VIT to teach in secondary schools. Specialist units within the degree have been approved by the VIT as providing the requisite undergraduate units for specialist Maths and Science Teaching.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Science (Science for Teachting) students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core units;
  • 96 credit points of Major studies (from the list below);


Plus one of the following:

Option A:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Major studies (from the list below);

Option B:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Minor studies (2 in total from the list below).

First Year Core Units



We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and concepts of mathematical and scientific knowledge and practical skills that underpin the profession of science in industrial and educational settings;  
  2. Develop and apply in-depth knowledge of specialist areas, including accessing, analysing and evaluating information and resolving complex problems with creativity and intellectual independence;  
  3. Apply independent, collaborative and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate contemporary changes in science, education and industry to wide ranging audiences;  
  4. Critically review, analyse, adapt and apply broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of scientific and mathematical principles in diverse contexts;  
  5. Exhibit professional judgement, by adapting the knowledge and skills obtained to make effective decisions that reflect social, political and/or ethical contextual factors;  
  6. Exercise high levels of cultural competence to work effectively in socially and culturally diverse communities and settings.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.


Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis.
  • Year 12: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English PLUS Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (any) or Mathematics (any).
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

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