CC13 - Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Overview

Course Overview

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 which is administered in Queensland by the Queensland College of Teachers. 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 ten week block placement which includes 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:

  • Accounting
  • 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

Please note: Commencing students cannot choose Accounting AND Business as their two teaching areas. 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 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.

Career Information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course can apply for registration as a secondary school teacher and are qualified to teach in State, Catholic and Independent schools throughout Australia with particular expertise in two discipline teaching areas.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is also recognised as a teaching qualification for employment in educational settings internationally, however additional requirements may apply in some locations.

Graduates of this course have developed significant skills that enhance employment opportunities in other sectors. In combination with work experience and personal qualities, graduates may pursue employment in a variety of career paths including:-

  • government departments (e.g. family services, education and health)
  • education administration
  • community development roles
  • training developers

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BEd(Sec)
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 850235
  • QLD - Noosa - 870232
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 810232
  • QLD - Mackay - 840232
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 850232
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • GLD - 080752G
  • ROK - 080752G
  • MKY - 080752G
  • BDG - 080752G
  • NSA - 080752G
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more units in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your CourseAdvisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

On some locations students may be required to complete one or more units via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your Course Advisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more units in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual unit availability or contact your CourseAdvisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses via supported distance education (external). Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

On some campuses students may be required to complete one or more courses in the Distance mode. Please refer to the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

There are two key components to gain successful entry to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) as outlined below:

Academic Requirements (Pre-requisite Qualification)

QCAA Authority Senior English or equivalent (4, Sound Achievement) and at least one of Mathematics A, B or C (4, Sound Achievement) or equivalent OR

Successful completion of the STEPS course or recognised alternative (non school leavers).

Non-Academic Requirements (Key Capabilities)

As part of entry into this course, applicants will also be assessed on non-academic criteria, centred around the identified key capabilities of successful teaching which are:

  • Motivation to teach
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Resilience
  • Self-efficacy
  • Conscientiousness
  • Organisational and planning skills.

Assessed through two categories:

  • Interest in teaching and children/young people
  • Involvement in personal learning and leadership activities

The non-academic key capabilities will be assessed through the Queensland Initial Teacher Education Selector Tool through the QTAC application process.

International Students

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must have a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing and a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening on an IELTS test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application for admission or have successful completion of an AQF Level 7 equivalent qualification in an English speaking country.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

NIL

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CC21 - Bachelor of Teaching CC15 - Diploma of Education CC23 - Associate Degree of Education
Professional Accreditation

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

Learned Society Accreditiation

Accreditation by the Queensland College of Teachers satisfies the requirements for accreditation of the course under national approval processes outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), the body responsible for the development of quality initial teacher education courses and maintenance of professional standards for teachers in Australia.

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

EDFE13033 - 25 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising a five-week continuous block. In this unit pre-service teachers engage with the school community and key stakeholders in education in a productive way to achieve optimal personal, social and academic outcomes for students over a 25 day (five week) block placement. The unit investigates and critiques theory and skills for effective communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution as applicable to learning environments and teacher-student interactions. In addition, the unit examines the ethical tensions that arise in learning environments and ways of dealing with these dilemmas. The unit also involves focused observation of learning environments, design and implementation of pedagogical strategies, and evaluation of learning outcomes. Pre-service teachers analyse the nexus between teacher pedagogy and teacher-student dialogue in order to engage students in thinking that involves extension, refinement and meaningful use of knowledge. Pre-service teachers will be required to apply knowledge learnt in discipline units to design and implement learning experiences cognisant of student prior knowledge.
EDFE12043 - 20 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 2 provides opportunities for full immersion in all aspects of professional practice and critical reflection during a 20 day placement in a classroom environment. In particular they will focus on the implementation and application of the curriculum documents for their two teaching areas. During their placement students will take an active role in self-evaluation processes and actively seek constructive feedback to improve their practice and respond to identified learning needs to improve student outcomes during this placement. Students use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level) as the basis for monitoring and documenting their professional learning and practice and for the purpose of setting professional learning goals.
EDFE14020 - 25 day extended internship in an educational setting. Students receive an “Internship Authorisation” from the Queensland College of Teachers to be eligible to adopt up to but not exceeding 50% of the mentor teacher’s working load and engage in team teaching with the mentor for the remaining 50%. Full details of the placement are outlined in an Information and Reporting booklet. Students submit evidence of meeting the professional standards at graduate career stage to the mentor teacher and university staff member responsible for Professional Practice 5 on each campus. Mentor teachers are responsible for verifying the evidence statement. On completion of the internship, students present selected aspects of their final e-portfolio to an audience of their peers and pre-service teachers enrolled in the first and second year of the course at a time arranged by the relevant university lecturer on each campus. Distance students complete this activity via Blackboard Collaborate.
EDFE11038 - 20 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. Set tasks for this professional practice are outlined in an Information and Reporting Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools and/ or other educational settings. Students compile a working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating these tasks which are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level). They complete a self-evaluation against the assessment indicators midway through the 10 day block and receive an interim report from the mentor teacher at this stage. Final assessment is completed by a mentor teacher in the placement workplace in conjunction with a University staff member. Students are assessed on a Pass/ Fail basis at the completion of the 10 day block using the same indicators as the Interim Report. Students must pass the practical placement to pass the unit. Follow-up assessment requires students to make additions to an e-portfolio linking specific evidence from the placement to the professional standards.
EDFE14021 - 30 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising five non-assessable contextual days and a 25 day continuous assessable block. Professional Practice 4 provides opportunities for full immersion in all aspects of professional practice and critical reflection during a 25 day (five week) placement in a classroom environment. Students take an active role in self-evaluation processes and actively seek constructive feedback to improve their practice and respond to identified learning needs to improve student outcomes during this placement. Students use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level) as the basis for monitoring and documenting their professional learning and practice and for the purpose of setting professional learning goals. The block placements culminates in the completion of the Final Professional Experience Recommendation from through measuring the standard that has been achieved by the pre-service teacher through comparing it against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage). As part of this unit students complete the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment task which provides written evidence of the achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers(Graduate Career Stage).

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 500
2017 488
2016 378
2015 257
2014 165
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply discipline specific content knowledge to secondary school learning environments
  • 2. Analyse learning theory, educational theory and practice, and be cognisant of legislation and policy frameworks and standards for professional conduct
  • 3. Review and select resources and strategies that enhance engagement and learning in diverse educational settings and contexts
  • 4. Devise learning sequences that align curriculum, teaching and learning strategies, assessment and reporting requirements
  • 5. Implement teaching and learning sequences that comply with the requirements of relevant legislative and regulatory bodies for educational settings
  • 6. Manage individual and cultural diversity to create inclusive and supportive learning environments
  • 7. Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences to support the interests of learners and learning communities
  • 8. Synthesise theoretical understanding and practical skills to make decisions in response to assessment data and diverse learning, cultural, and/or social needs and contexts
  • 9. Reflect on one’s own practice as a way of identifying personal learning needs and enhancing collaborative professional practice
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Accounting Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Biology Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Business Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Chemistry Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
English Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Geography Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Health and Physical Education Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Home Economics and Hospitality Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Industrial Technology and Design Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 18 Total credit points: 120


Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDSE11024 Teaching Youth
EDED11454 Education as a Profession
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED11457 Responding to Diversity and Inclusion
EDFE11038 Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching
Year 1 - Term 3
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED11458 Indigenous Studies and Learning
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDSE12024 Digital Pedagogies in Secondary Schools
EDSE12025 Engaging Learners: Classroom Management and Neuroscience
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDSE12021 Middle Years Learning and Teaching
EDFE12043 Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of Curriculum
EDSE12028 Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary School Contexts
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED13434 Learning and Wellbeing in Middle School
EDED13435 Students with Special Needs
Year 3 - Term 3
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDFE13033 Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with Others
Year 4 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDSE14004 Assessment and Reporting in Secondary Schools
EDSE14002 Senior Years Learning and Teaching
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED14354 The Ethical Professional
EDFE14021 Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and Learning
EDFE14020 Professional Practice 5 - The Internship

In addition to the above, students are required to complete six units from Discipline Teaching Area 1 and six units from Discipline Teaching Area 2 as follows:-

Year 1, Term 1

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 2

Year 1, Term 2

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 2

Year 2, Term 1

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 2

Year 3, Term 1

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 2

Discipline Teaching Area 2

Year 3, Term 2

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 2

A list of units relating to the Discipline Teaching Areas can be found by accessing the information relating to specific minors in this course. Students should also refer to the More Details section for important information regarding completion of these units.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Accounting must complete and pass the two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ACCT11059 Accounting, Learning and Online Communication
ACCT11081 Introductory Financial Accounting

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ACCT19060 Management Accounting
ACCT19061 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT19062 Intermediate Financial Accounting
ACCT19064 Auditing & Professional Practice
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Biology (including Year 7-10 Science) must complete and pass the two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL11099 Living Systems
BIOL11100 Functional Biology

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
BOTN19001 Terrestrial Botany
MBIO19012 Microbiology
ZOOL19002 Australian Vertebrate Biology
ZOOL12009 Invertebrate Zoology
MARN13007 Coastal Marine Resources
BIOL13031 Ecology: Theory and Application
BIOL12107 Genomes, Genetics & Evolution
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Business must complete and pass two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
LAWS11030 Foundations of Business Law
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
HRMT11011 Human Resource Management

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
ECON19031 Environmental Economics
ECON19033 Macroeconomics
LAWS19032 Company & Association Law
MGMT19126 Operations Management
MRKT19030 Marketing Communications
MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Chemistry (including Year 7-10 Science) must complete and pass two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CHEM11041 Chemistry for the Life Sciences
SCIE11024 Science Investigation

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CHEM19085 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM12077 Food Science & Analysis
CHEM13082 Nanotechnology: Health and the environment
CHEM13081 Biomaterials: Environmental and Medical Applications
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach English must complete and pass two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11055 Popular Genres
LITR11043 The Short Story

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR19051 Literary Theory
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19056 Shakespeare: The Movie
Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
LITR19057 Contemporary Australian Literature
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Geography must complete and pass the two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOH11001 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG11023 Physical Geography of Australia

Advanced Level Units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
GEOG13013 Sustainable Regions and Cities
EVST19022 Climate Change: Risk and Assessments

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
EVST19020 Environmental Management Systems
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
EVST19007 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG19029 Applied Demography
EVST19008 Development and Environmental Policy
GEOG12020 Australian Weather and Climate
GEOG12021 Remote Sensing of Environment
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Health and Physical Education Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Physical Education (including Year 7-10 HPE and Year 11-12 Physical Education) must complete and pass two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement
ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
ESSC12004 Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
ESSC12005 Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology
NUTR12001 Human Nutrition
HLTH12030 Drugs in Society
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach History must complete and pass two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11037 Ancient & Medieval Civilisations: An Introduction
HIST11038 The Modern World Emerges: An Overview

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
HIST19031 Australia's Foreign Relations
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
HIST19029 Modern Japan
HIST19032 War and Australian Society
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Home Economics and Hospitality Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Home Economics and Hospitality must complete and pass the two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDVT11021 Food Technology
EDVT11022 Textile Technology

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NUTR12001 Human Nutrition
EDSE12023 Individuals, Families & Communities
EDSE13001 Culinary Science for Teachers
EDSE14001 Fashion Design

In addition to the on-line Moodle site requirements, EDVT11021, EDVT11022, EDSE13001 and EDSE14001 also include compulsory Residential Schools delivered face-to-face. Please consult the current handbook under "Residential Schools" for further details.

Trade EntryStudents who enter the course with a relevant Trade Qualification can apply for up to six units credit toward the required twelve Discipline Teaching Area units for this course. If successful, this credit is applied to the six units that comprise Discipline Teaching Area 1. Discipline Teaching Area 2 must comprise the completion of the six units listed above.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Industrial Technology and Design Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Industrial Technology and Design must complete and pass the two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDSE11023 Metal Technologies and Design
EDSE11022 Timber Technology and Design

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDSE12027 Industrial Design Processes
EDSE12026 Graphics and 2D Computer Aided Design Technologies
EDSE14005 Manufacturing
EDSE13002 Industrial Skills

In addition to the on-line Moodle site requirements, all units within this Discipline Teaching Area also include compulsory Residential Schools delivered face-to-face. Please consult the current handbook under "Residential Schools" for further details.

Trade EntryStudents who enter the course with a relevant Trade Qualification can apply for up to six units credit toward the required twelve Discipline Teaching Area units for this course. If successful, this credit is applied to the six units that comprise Discipline Teaching Area 1. Discipline Teaching Area 2 must comprise the completion of the six units listed above.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36


Students wishing to teach Mathematics must complete and pass two Level 1 units from the list below plus four Advanced level units.

Level 1 Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MATH11160 Technology Mathematics
STAT11048 Essential Statistics

Advanced Level Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MATH12223 Calculus and Linear Algebra A
MATH12224 Calculus and Linear Algebra B
MATH13217 Advanced Calculus
MATH13218 Advanced Applications of Mathematics
More Details

Mid-Year Entry

 

Students commencing mid-year in the Bachelor of Education courses (CC12, CC14, CC13) have the option to complete an accelerated course structure of 3.5 years. This course structure will align your course completion with those students who commenced in Term 1 of the same year. (Please note, this course structure does not apply to students commencing in Term 1)

To be eligible to follow the accelerated course structure, you will be required to enrol as outlined within the Term 2 (mid-year entry) study plans for your course. The mid-year entry study plan includes enrolment over Term 3 and some terms of over-enrolment (5 units per term). Please contact the Course Advice Team via email at spc@cqu.edu.au for a personalised mid-year entry study plan.

Please note, in the event that you receive a failed grade or do not wish to study the required units over Term 3, you will no longer be eligible to follow the accelerated course structure.


Course Planners

For Course Planners please refer to http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE). These two tests (one literacy and one numeracy) are part of the accreditation requirements of this course and there is an expectation that students enrolled in an ITE course will be undertaking the tests and successfully meet the benchmarks prior to graduation. For further information about the LANTITE including how to register please refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Professional Practice

Students will be required to complete 90 supervised placement days and a 25 day internship in order to satisfy the course accreditation requirements.

· EDFE11038 - Professional Practice 1: 20 day supervised placement

· EDFE12043 - Professional Practice 2: 20 day supervised placement

· EDFE13033 - Professional Practice 3: 25 day supervised placement

· EDFE14021 - Professional Practice 4: 30 day supervised placement

• EDFE14020 – Professional Practice 5: 25 day extended internship in an educational setting.

As part of QCT accreditation, students must have passed ALL coursework, except EDED14354 The Ethical Professional, before undertaking EDFE14022 Professional Practice 4 – Learning and Teaching in Action and EDFE14020 Professional Practice 5 – The Internship.

Placements should be completed as per the structure identified in the Professional Practice Calendar which can be accessed from the Education Gateway Moodle site at the beginning of each academic year. In situations where variations to the calendar are unavoidable, the pre-service teacher should obtain approval by email from the Associate Director of Professional Practice (or their delegate).

Pre-service teachers must be aware that they cannot receive remuneration in any form for duties carried out as part of Professional Practice placements.

Working with Children Check

Pre-service teachers must be enrolled in a CQUniversity Professional Practice unit and be in possession of a current Positive Notice Blue Card (or equivalent “Working with Children” check issued in other Australian states or territories) to be eligible for placement in a school/early learning centre/educational site. Please contact your Placement Officer to obtain further information.

Credit Transfer

Students will be assessed for credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and will be required to nominate the CQU units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQU unit, have been successfully completed. You must supply relevant documentation (study guides, unit profiles, academic transcript etc) to do this. Students may only gain credit transfer for up to 67% of the overall course.

Credit transfer is normally granted only for units satisfactorily completed in the last 5 years for practical placement units and in the last 7 years for curriculum units at a recognised educational institution.

Please note, if your study was undertaken outside of the timeframes listed above, you may not be eligible for credit unless you can supply certified documents showing that you have been continually using the required skills in the work force. Only TAFE diploma level or above is recognised for advanced standing at tertiary level (with the exception of the Trade Entry outlined below).

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the guidelines and application process or contact your Course Advisor.

Trade Entry – Credit Transfer for Trade qualifications:

Students entering the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course with a recognised Trade qualification who wish to teach Secondary Industrial Design and Technology or Home Economics and Hospitality subject areas may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) into this course of study.

Applicants must provide a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio to support an application for advanced standing of which a maximum of 6 units may be approved towards Teaching Discipline Area 1.

The advanced standing application must include a Trade experience portfolio of evidence, comprising the following:

· Evidence of successful completion of a recognised Trade qualification, or a combination of other relevant qualifications suitable for your chosen discipline teaching area;

· Evidence of successful completion of a recognised Australian apprenticeship and documented experience in the chosen teaching area; and

· Documented evidence of 3 to 5 years verifiable post trade work experience in the relevant industry, in the form of a Statement of Service from the employer/s.

Unit outlines are not required for these qualifications.

IMPORTANT: Students who are successful in gaining six (6) unit credits for Teaching Discipline Area 1 from their trade qualification MUST complete the six (6) units outlined in the Industrial Design and Technology or Home Economics and Hospitality teaching areas as their Discipline Teaching Area 2.

For example, if your trade experience portfolio relates to Hospitality and you are successful in gaining credit for Teaching Area 1 you must then complete the 6 units outlined in the Home Economics and Hospitality Minor as your second teaching area. If you wish to complete two teaching discipline areas no credit from your trade qualification/work experience can be awarded.

These requirements are set down by the accrediting body, the Queensland College of Teachers, and must be met in order for credit to be awarded.

Discipline Teaching Areas

Students to choose two Discipline Teaching Areas from the following list and complete 6 courses per teaching area:

• Business

• Biology (including Year 7 – 10 Science)

• Chemistry (including Year 7 – 10 Science)

• English

• Geography

• Health and Physical Education (including Year 7 – 10 HPE & Year 11 – 12 Physical Education)

• History

• Home Economics & Hospitality

• Industrial Technology and Design

• Mathematics

• Psychology

Please note: The Home Economics and Hospitality and Industrial Technology & Design discipline teaching areas cannot be taken together due to workshop clashes.

Career Opportunities

Like other professions, the teaching profession is impacted by issues of supply and demand. It is therefore wise to investigate your employment prospects prior to deciding on a course specialisation. This is especially important if you are unable to relocate.