Course essentials

VU course code:
EDES
VTAC course code:
4300843281
Study mode:
Full Time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face
Duration:
1 year full time

Achieve your dream of becoming a teacher – even if you missed selection for the Bachelor of Education. This education course prepares you to enter the second year of a teaching degree.

This program has been designed for students who didn’t meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education through the VTAC (or direct) selection process.

We help you build the literacy and numeracy skills needed for a career in education or education support, over a longer 16-week semester.

Successful completion earns you a place in the second year of the Bachelor of Education (P-12), where you’ll learn to teach all age groups – from prep to Year 12. For the degree program, you’ll choose a specialist teaching area in:

  • art, music, digital media or media studies
  • outdoor or physical education (secondary)
  • psychology, student welfare
  • disability studies in education
  • health or food technology
  • English literacy studies
  • environmental science
  • mathematics
  • humanities
  • biology.

Real classroom experience

If you continue to the Bachelor of Education (P-12), you’ll be job-ready before you graduate – thanks to your extensive experience teaching in a classroom. You’ll be ready to work locally or overseas in a profession with increasing demand around the world.

National & international teaching opportunities

Our teaching degrees offer exciting opportunities for professional experience through work placements, including:

  • teaching in rural/remote locations
  • overseas study tours in Malaysia, China, Timor Leste and more
  • sports, literacy and leadership programs with sporting organisations including the Western Bulldogs
  • mentoring school students in university-ready skills
  • creative art projects.

 

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Direct applications due 19 February 2018.

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Careers

This course may help you find work as a teacher aide, supporting teachers in their work.

Once you’ve completed the Bachelor of Education (P-12), you could find a rewarding career in a public or private primary or secondary school.

Demand for teachers in Melbourne’s west is high – and set to continue rising. The Department of Planning and Community Development figures predict greater than 40 per cent increase in births in the region in the next five years.

Salaries

These are average salaries across the teaching professions:

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degrees and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

Course objectives

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

  1. Appraise a broad and coherent body of knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum and assessment in relation to the changing nature of education in a rapidly-evolving global context;  
  2. Apply knowledge of educational issues to improve classroom practice in primary and secondary classrooms;  
  3. Discuss of a range of learning theories and identify how they enhance student learning in primary and secondary classrooms;  
  4. Develop students' capabilities and capacity in literacy and numeracy that enhance communication for academic contexts, including in the use of Information and Communication Technologies;  
  5. Foster creative skills and thought processes so as to prepare to confront and pro-actively solve 21st Century challenges;  
  6. Develop contextual understandings of contemporary life in a global community, and collaborate with colleagues to promote principles of peace, sustainability, ethical conduct, and political and economic freedom;  
  7. Articulate and contrast ideologies of education and review the concepts of inclusion, equity and access for socially just education;  
  8. Investigate the changing nature of society to prepare for the development of educational policies, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment processes relevant to students' needs.  

Course structure

To attain the Diploma of Education Studies students will be required to complete:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Core studies

Year 1, Semester 1

Select 12 credit point unit from the following:

Year 1, Semester 2

Select alternate 12 credit point unit from the following:

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.

Credits

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: Certificate IV in Liberal Arts or equivalent
  • Year 12: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in any other English.
  • Mature: Direct application with personal information and possible interview

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.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be credited for up to 24 credit points of study.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

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 for this course

Before you apply, consider whether you also wish to apply for:

When you're ready:

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Direct applications due 19 February 2018.

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