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Bachelor of Education (BEDU) - BEd

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Secondary (Springfield campus: 928411; External: 908415; Toowoomba campus: 908411); Early Childhood (Springfield campus: 928181; External: 908185; Toowoomba campus: 908181); Primary (Springfield campus: 928171; External: 908175; Toowoomba campus: 908171)

CRICOS code (International applicants): 065048B

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Springfield, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:4 years full-time, 9 years part-time 

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Professional accreditation

Graduates from the BEd program will have met the requirements to apply for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Graduates from the BEd (Early Childhood) will have also met the requirements of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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Program objectives

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Education program, students will be able to:

  1. Know students and how they learn (possess a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts)

  2. Know the content and how to teach it (transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others)

  3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning (well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others)

  4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (apply knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in planning, problem-solving and decision making in professional practice)

  5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems and transmit knowledge and ideas to others)

  6. Engage in professional learning (through collaborative professional practice apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge and skills in a range of contexts to undertake professional work and as a pathway for further learning)

  7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers, and the community (through professional integrity and ethical practice present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas in order to communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to others).


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 66 or equivalent qualification.^

Academic:

  • English (4, SA) or equivalent

  • Mathematics A, B or C (4, SA) or equivalent

  • Science (4, SA) or equivalent - (Early Childhood and Primary specialisations only)

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 5

  • Compulsory prior study for selected Teaching Areas – (Secondary specialisation only).


Non-academic:

As a result of a national requirement, submission of a 1000-word personal statement that demonstrates Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies. The personal statement must address two categories that show your understanding of and motivations for studying the program:

  • Category 1: Interest in teaching children/young people;

  • Category 2: Involvement in personal learning and leadership activities.


Information regarding the rationale surrounding this admission requirement, is available at Ask USQ.

For information regarding the selection guidelines for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs, including what is expected of you in your 1000-word personal statement, please visit the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) website.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2018 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank. The additional points don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information about USQ's Special Admissions carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Education program is comprised of 32 units at undergraduate level (AQF Level 7). Within the program, the following three specialisations are available:

  1. Early Childhood


  2. Primary


    Or Primary with Special Education Major:


  3. Secondary*



Students can select one specialisation only.

Footnotes:

*Not all teaching areas within the Secondary specialisation are made available every year in on-campus mode at Toowoomba and Springfield campuses. Not all teaching areas within the Secondary specialisation are available entirely externally.

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Program completion requirements

Within the 32 units required to complete this program, each specialisation has a strict Professional experience requirement as follows:

  1. Early Childhood: 105 days supervised placement and 20 days unsupervised placement.

  2. Primary: 95 days supervised placement and 20 days unsupervised placement.

  3. Secondary: 80 days supervised placement and 20 days unsupervised placement.


Please refer to Professional experience for further information.

In addition to successfully completing all requirements for the program, students are required to pass the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (PLANTITE) in order to graduate from the Bachelor of Education program. The PLANTITE assessed initial teacher education students’ literacy and numeracy skills. For important information about the PLANTITE and how this applies to you in your program of study, please go to the PLANTITE FAQ at Ask USQ.

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Required time limits

The standard duration for completion of this program is four years full-time or nine years part-time. Students have a maximum of nine years to complete this program.

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Core courses

Early Childhood

Course  Semester of offer External/Online  Semester of offer Toowoomba Campus  Semester of offer Springfield Campus 
EHF1100 Framing the Professional  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
ECL1100 Language Development and Early Literacy Learning  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
ECM1100 Early Mathematical Thinking  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
ECF1100 Foundations of Early Childhood   1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years)  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDC2200 First Nations Education  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
ECH1200 Early Years Health and Active Play  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDE2010 Childhood, Play and Play-based Learning  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDE3103 Perspectives of Early Years Curriculum, Play and Pedagogy  1, 2 
ECA2100 Early Childhood Creativity and the Arts  1, 2 
EDE2201 Contexts for Learning and Development  1, 2 
EDC2400 Educating Learners with Special Needs Across Contexts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
EHE1100 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Primary  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
ECF2200 Relating with Families  1, 2 
ECP2200 Childhood Resilience and Wellbeing  1, 2 
ECP3200 Early Scientific Thinking and Inquiry   1, 2 
EDE3009 Leadership and Professional Practices  1, 2 
ECF3100 Contemporary Approaches to Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Pedagogy  1, 2 
EHM1200 Mathematics in Early Primary  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
EDX1250 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 1: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDC2100 Supportive Learning Environments: Cultivating Effective Classrooms  1, 2 
ECL3100 Intercultural Communication in Early Learning Contexts  1, 2 
ECL2200 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Primary 2  1, 2 
ECP4100 Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Early Years of School  1, 2 
EDX2260 Teaching Science in Early Primary  1, 2, 3 
EHT4100 Technologies Curriculum and Pedagogy  1, 2, 3 
EDX2190 Humanities and Social Sciences: Evoking Curiosity  1, 2 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum Studies 1  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession  1, 2 

Primary

(and Primary with a major in Special Education)

Course  Semester of offer External/Online  Semester of offer Toowoomba Campus  Semester of offer Springfield Campus 
EPP1100 Thinking and Acting Like a Teacher 1  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EHF1100 Framing the Professional  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EHE1100 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Primary  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
EDX1250 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 1: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDC1400 Thinking and Acting like a Teacher 2  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EHM1200 Mathematics in Early Primary  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years)  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum Studies 1  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDP2111 The Roles of the Teacher 1  1, 2 
EDC2100 Supportive Learning Environments: Cultivating Effective Classrooms  1, 2 
EDX2260 Teaching Science in Early Primary  1, 2, 3 
EDC2400 Educating Learners with Special Needs Across Contexts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
Select one of the following two courses (EDP2222 or SPE3005) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken: 
EDP2222 The Roles of the Teacher 2 (for students undertaking Primary only)
OR
SPE3005 Challenging Behaviour: A Functional Approach in Primary Context (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 
1, 2 
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Middle Primary  1, 2 
EDX2190 Humanities and Social Sciences: Evoking Curiosity  1, 2 
EHI3005 Learning Intervention - Numeracy (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 
EPP3100 Practising as a Professional Teacher 1 
EDX3280 Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary  1, 2, 3 
SPE3009 Learning Intervention - Reading and Writing (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 
EDX3160 Teaching Science in Primary School  1, 2 
Select one of the following two courses (EPP3200 or SPE3006) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken: 
EPP3200 Practising as a Professional Teacher 2 (for students undertaking Primary only)
OR
SPE3006 Developmental Differences in Learning in Primary Context (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 
1, 2 
EDC2200 First Nations Education  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
Select one of the following two courses (EPA3200 or SPE3008) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken: 
EPA3200 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 2: Integrating Arts in the Classroom (for students undertaking Primary only)
OR
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 
1, 2 
Select one of the following two courses (EPF3100 or SPE3007) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken: 
EPF3100 Teaching in Alternative Contexts (for students undertaking Primary only)
OR
SPE3007 Instructional Approaches in Special Education (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 
1, 2 
2, 3 
EDP4130 Reflecting on Practical Teacher Knowledge  1, 2 
EDX3270 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Upper Primary  1, 2 
EHT4100 Technologies Curriculum and Pedagogy  1, 2, 3 
EPM4100 Mathematics in Context  1, 2 
EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession  1, 2 
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner  1, 2 
SPE3003 Teaching Learners with Moderate to High Support Needs (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Primary Context (for the students undertaking the Special Education Major only) 

Secondary

Course  Semester of offer External/Online  Semester of offer Toowoomba Campus  Semester of offer Springfield Campus 
ESF1100 The Educator as Professional  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
ESD1100 Adolescence to Adulthood Development  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
ESP1200 The Beginning Teacher  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDS2401 Junior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy  1, 2 
ESB2100 Positive Behaviour for Learning: Taking Responsibility  1, 2 
EDC2300 Assessment Practices for Secondary  1, 2 
ESP2200 Senior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy  1, 2 
EDC2400 Educating Learners with Special Needs Across Contexts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
ESP3100 Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Contemporary Secondary School Context  1, 2 
EDC1300 The Collaborative Educator  1, 2 
ESN4200 Numeracy and Learning Analytics  1, 2 
EDS4401 Reflexive Professional Practice  1, 2 
ESI4100 Promoting Inclusive Practices   1, 3 
EST4100 Designing Digital and Blended Learning Spaces  1, 2 
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum  1, 2 
EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession  1, 2 
EDC2200 First Nations Education  1, 2  1, 2  1, 2 
EDX4150 Transitions in Post-Compulsory Education   1, 2 

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Major studies

Within the Secondary specialisation, students are required to select two teaching areas – one seven course major teaching area and one five course minor teaching area.

A major teaching area forms part of the Secondary specialisation and is to be defined as a USQ Major which is printed on a student’s testamur as well as aligning with the relevant registering body’s terminology.

When choosing teaching areas, please consider the professional experience requirements of the Secondary specialisation. Queensland students may also like to refer to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) website for guidance in choosing sought after teaching areas.

Students can only select one teaching area from within a Curriculum Domain as indicated. Before commencing study, students are required to have their teaching areas approved by the Program Coordinator for professional experience purposes. Once students become active in the program, they will be required to submit a Form T - BEDU Secondary Teaching Areas. Students need to be aware of the compulsory and recommended prior study for each teaching area. Should the teaching area not be approved, the student will be advised accordingly and provided with advice on alternatives.

Curriculum Domain: Arts

Teaching Areas:

  • Drama

  • Film, Television and New Media

  • Music

  • Visual Art


Curriculum Domain: Business and Economics

Teaching Areas:

  • Accounting

  • Business Studies


Curriculum Domain: English

Teaching Area:

  • English


Curriculum Domain: Health and Physical Education

Teaching Area:

  • Health and Physical Education


Curriculum Domain: Humanities and Social Sciences

Teaching Areas:

  • Geography

  • History


Curriculum Domain: Mathematics

Teaching Area:

  • Mathematics


Curriculum Domain: Sciences

Teaching Areas:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Science


Curriculum Domain: Technologies

Teaching Areas:

  • Digital Technology

  • Graphics

  • Industrial Technology and Design


Specific majors

In this section:

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Accounting

Accounting as a teaching area fits within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Accounting, as well as Years 7 – 12 Business Studies.

Recommended prior study: Accounting in Years 11 and 12.

This teaching area provides a background in financial and other information for making and evaluating decisions about the allocation of scarce resources. A comprehensive accounting system is central to assisting in the discharge of accountability and to the development and maintenance of the financial control of business organisations. Accounting information helps to evaluate performance and to report on the operation of an organisation from both an internal and external perspective. Please refer to the Accounting Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making   
ACC1105 Accounting Principles  Pre-requisite: ACC1101
Enrolment is not permitted in ACC1105 if ACC1102 and/or ACC3101 has been previously completed  
ACC2102 Financial Accounting  Pre-requisite: ACC1105Enrolment is not permitted in ACC2102 if ACC1102 has been previously completed  
ACC2115 Company Accounting  Pre-requisite: ACC1102 or ACC2102 or ACC2103  
ACC3116 Accounting and Society  Pre-requisite: ACC2115 
ACC3118 Auditing  Pre-requisite: (ACC1102 or ACC2102) and ACC2115  
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Biology

Biology as a teaching area fits within the domain of Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Biology, as well as Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: A Science in Years 11 and 12.

Biology is the study of the natural systems of the living world. There are two broad aspects to these natural systems. One is concerned with the study of the many different kinds of organisms and their interactions with each other and with the non-living parts of their environment. The other aspect is the study of the internal structure of organisms and the processes that maintain life. Please refer to the Biology Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
BIO1101 Biology 1^   
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^   
BIO2103 Biology 2^  Pre-requisite: BIO1101  
BIO2202 Plant Physiology   Pre-requisite: BIO1101
Recommended co-requisite: BIO2103 
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation  Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201  
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

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Business Studies

Business Studies as a teaching area fits within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Business Communication and Technologies and Business Management, as well as Years 7 – 12 Business Studies.

Recommended prior study: Business Communication and Technologies (BCT) or Business Management (BM) or Accounting in Years 11 and 12.

This teaching area provides a background in financial and other information for making and evaluating decisions about the allocation of scarce resources. A comprehensive accounting system is central to assisting in the discharge of accountability and to the development and maintenance of the financial control of business organisations. Accounting information helps to evaluate performance and to report on the operation of an organisation from both an internal and external perspective. Please refer to Business Communication and Technologies (BCT) Syllabus and the Business Management Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management   
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts   
MGT2001 Risk Mitigation, Work Health and Safety   
MGT2002 Perspectives of Organisation   
MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship   
MGT3203 Project Management Processes   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Chemistry

Chemistry as a teaching area fits within the domain of Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Chemistry, as well as Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: Chemistry in Years 11 and 12.

Chemistry provides an understanding of the materials around us and why they behave as they do. Being central to understanding the phenomena of the reactions of matter in our material universe, it also bridges links with other branches of natural science. Please refer to the Chemistry Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^   
CHE2120 Chemistry 2^  Pre-requisite: CHE1110  
BIO2119 Biochemistry of Nutrition  Pre-requisite: CHE2120  
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals   
Select one of the following two courses (SCI3302 or ENV2015): 
SCI3302 Industry Placement ORENV2105 Applied Chemistry and Microbiology  3   1   Pre-requisite: completion of second year 
BIO3219 Biochemistry of Human Diseases  Pre-requisite: BIO2119 
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

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Digital Technology

Digital Technology as a teaching area fits within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Information Technology Systems (ITS) and Information Processing Technology (IPT), as well as Years 7 – 12 ICT and Technology.

Recommended prior study: Information Technology Systems (ITS) or Information Processing and Technology (IPT) in Years 11 and 12.

Information Processing and Technology (IPT) is an area of study that provides students with knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of information technology. It emphasises problem identification and solution rather than the use of specific applications, and is an intellectual discipline that involves a study of information systems, algorithms, software programming, human–computer interaction, and the social and ethical issues associated with the use of information technology. Please refer to the Information Processing and Technology (IPT) Syllabus for further information.

Information Technology Systems (ITS) is a practical discipline which prepares students to meet these rapid changes and to respond to emerging technologies and trends. It provides students with the knowledge and skills used in the systems supporting IT. These systems range from those supporting the development of information, such as documents or websites, to those supporting technology, such as computers or networks. Please refer to the Information Technology Systems (ITS) Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
CSC1401 Foundation Programming   
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts   
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation   
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
CIS2003 Component Based Software Development  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
EDS4406 Secondary Computing Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Drama

Drama as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Drama.

Compulsory prior study: Drama in Years 11 and 12.

Drama provide a medium for exploration, social criticism, celebration and entertainment and is explored through the dimensions of forming, presenting, and responding. The study of drama actively promotes participation in an experiential mode of learning that blends intellectual and emotional experience and offers a unique means of enquiry that contributes to pre-service teachers knowing and understanding themselves and the world.

Please be aware that some courses offered in the Arts have an audition component and or on-campus participation. Please check all of these aspects with the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts before selecting this teaching area.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
THE1001 Theatre in Context 1: Sophocles to Shakespeare   
THE1002 Theatre in Context 2: Bourgeois to Broken    Recommended that THE1001 be completed prior to THE1002.  
THE2003 Children's and Young People's Theatre   
THE2022 Creative Development   This course is only offered on-campus at Toowoomba.
Recommended that THE1001 and THE1002 be completed prior to THE2022
THE2007 Shakespearean Theatre: Then and Now  Alternates with THE2008
Recommended that THE1001 and THE1002 be completed prior to THE2007
THE2006 Theatre Manifesto   Alternates with THE2005  
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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English

English as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 English. In some schools students may also be required to teach Year 12 English Extension (Literature); Years 11 and 12 Literacy; English for ESL Learners; Functional English and English Communication.

Students will engage with a wide variety of literary, mass media and everyday texts in addition to conceptualise, imagine, appreciate, experiment, speculate, reflect, make decisions, hypothesise, analyse and evaluate their ability to think, use language, and make meaning. Please refer to the English Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature    
ENL1001 Australian Stories    
Select one of the following two courses (ENL2004 or ENL2005): 
ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time
OR
ENL2005 Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature  
2   2   :  
Select one of the following two courses (ENL2006 or ENL2007): 
ENL2006 Literature and Adolescence: Writing the Child
OR
ENL2007 Speculative Fictions / Science Fiction  
2   1    
Select one of the following two courses (ENL3004 or ENL3008): 
ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books
OR
ENL3008 Screening Literature: Texts in Adaptation  
2   2   Pre-requisite for ENL3004: ENL1000 or ENL1001  
ENL3000 Modernism   Pre-requisite:ENL1000 
EDS4410 Secondary English Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 orEDS2401 

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Film, Television and New Media

Film, Television and New Media as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Media, as well as Years 11 and 12 Film, Television and New Media and Creative Arts.

Compulsory prior study: Film, Television and New Media in Years 11 and 12.

Film, Television and New Media are our primary sources of information and entertainment. They are important channels for education and cultural exchange. They are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities. Please refer to the Film, Television and New Media Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
FTR1004 Editing    
FTR1005 Location Production    
FTR2006 Documentary and Factual Entertainment   Pre-requisite: FTR1005 and FTR1007  
FTR2001 Short Film Production   Pre-requisite: FTR2006 
FTR3002 Story and Style    
FTR3000 Media Business    
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401 

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Geography

Geography as a teaching area fits within the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Geography and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Recommended prior study: Geography in Years 11 and 12.

Geography contributes to the content, cognitive processes, skills and values that it can promote to help to explore, understand and evaluate the social and environmental dimensions of the world. Geography evokes feelings for environments and people in environments covering themes such as managing the natural environment, people and development, social environments, and resources and environment. Please refer to the Geography Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201 
CLI1110 Weather and Climate   
ENV2201 Land Studies   
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability   
URP3201 Sustainable Urban Design and Development   
EDS4408 Secondary Humanities Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401 

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Graphics

Graphics as a teaching area fits within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Technology and Years 11 and 12 Graphics.

Recommended prior study: Graphics in Year 11 and 12.

Graphics is an area that develops skills in interpreting, generating and creating graphical communication. Students experience a journey from planning to production in simulated real-world contexts. Please refer to the Graphics Syllabus for further information.

Please note, components of this teaching area are to be completed cross-institutionally through Central Queensland University (CQU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). Please be aware other universities sometimes have other requirements such as residential schools, so please check carefully before choosing this teaching area. Please also check last days to enrol into cross-institutional study for each semester with the other institutions.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design   
EDSE12026 Graphics and 2D Computer Aided Design Technologies^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Mackay, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE12027 Industrial Design Processes^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
MEC2304 Solid Modelling  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN Recommended prior study: ENG1100 
ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society   
MGT3203 Project Management Processes   
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology*   2, 3  Studied cross-institutionally with Charles Sturt University (CSU) 

Footnotes
^Offered cross-institutionally by Central Queensland University.
*Offered cross-institutionally by Charles Sturt University.

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Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Health and Physical Education as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Health and Physical Education (HPE) and Years 11 and 12 Physical Education; Health Education and Recreation.

Recommended prior study: Health and Physical Education in Years P - 10.

Health and Physical Education focuses on Health and Physical Education curriculum and pedagogy, the sociocultural underpinnings of sport and physical activity; the study of personal, social and community health and wellbeing from a socio-ecological perspective and the scientific bases of human movement including, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and sports psychology; skill acquisition and development. Please refer to the Health and Physical Education senior curriculum area for further information. These are the Year 11 and 12 syllabuses for Physical Education; Health Education and Recreation. You can also refer to the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education P – 10 available on the Australian Curriculum or QCAA websites sites.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum Studies 1  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH
Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) only — EPP1100 or EDC1300  
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Movement  Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) only — EDP2111 
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing  Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) only — EDP2111 
EDH2253 Scientific Bases of Movement 1   
EDH3258 Humans in Movement  Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) only — EDP2111 
EDH2254 HPE Curriculum Studies 2    
EDH3257 HPE Curriculum Studies 3  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Pre-requisite: BEDU Only — EDX1450
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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History

History as a teaching area fits within the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 History or Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Years 11 and 12 Ancient and Modern History.

Recommended prior study: Ancient or Modern History in Years 11 and 12.

The study of History is an integral part of the Social Sciences, and provides the knowledge necessary to understand the social, cultural, political and economic activities and institutions of society and their relationship with the natural environment from a historical perspective. Please refer to the Ancient History Syllabus and the Modern History Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE   
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History   
Select one of the following two courses (HIS2000 or HIS2001): 
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia
OR
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History  
2   1   Pre-requisite: One unit of History or HIS1000 or HIS1001  
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE   
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea*  Pre-requisite: Any first year History course 
Select one of the following two courses (HIS3002 or HIS3006): 
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century*
OR
HIS3006 Modern Asian History ^ 
3   2   Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations  
EDS4404 Secondary History Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Footnotes
*This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
^This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Industrial Technology and Design

Industrial Technology and Design as a teaching area fits within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Industrial Technology and Years 11 and 12 Engineering Technology..

Compulsory prior study: Relevant trade background (preferably a trade certificate).

Technology has been developed through working and building with materials and tools and has been an integral part of society for as long as humans have had the desire to improve their quality of life. This Teaching Area encourages knowledge and application of available resources, systems and practices through inquiry, design and problem-solving methodologies. Please refer to the Technology Studies Syllabus for further information.

Please note, components of this teaching area are to be completed cross-institutionally through Central Queensland University (CQU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). Please be aware other universities sometimes have other requirements such as residential schools so please check carefully before choosing this teaching area. Please also check last days to enrol into cross-institutional study for each semester with the other institutions.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals   
EDSE12027 Industrial Design Processes^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE11022 Timber Technology and Design^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE11023 Metal Technologies and Design^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE12026 Graphics and 2D Computer Aided Design Technologies^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Mackay, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
MGT2001 Risk Mitigation, Work Health and Safety   
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology*  Studied cross-institutionally with Charles Sturt University (CSU) 

Footnotes
^Offered cross-institutionally by Central Queensland University.
*Offered cross-institutionally by Charles Sturt University.

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Mathematics

Mathematics as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Mathematics, including Mathematics A, B and C as well as Functional Mathematics; Pre-vocational Mathematics and Numeracy short courses.

Compulsory prior study: Mathematics B in Years 11 and 12.

Mathematics is an integral part of a general education. It underpins science and technology, most industry, trade and commerce, social and economic planning and communication systems and is an essential component for effective participation in a rapidly changing society. The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialities and professional applications of mathematics are built. Please refer to the Mathematics Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics  Pre-requisite: Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Mathematics B or equivalent. This course is equivalent to MAT1500. Students cannot enrol in MAT1100 if they have successfully completed MAT1500 . 
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  This course is equivalent to MAT1502 and substantially equivalent to ENM1600. Students cannot enrol in MAT1102 if they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in MAT1502 or ENM1600.
It is recommended that MAT1100 is studied prior to enrolling in MAT1102
Select one of the following two courses (STA2300 or STA3100): 
STA2300 Data Analysis
OR
STA3100 Evaluating Information  
2   2   STA3100 cannot be taken in conjunction with STA2300 Data Analysis.  
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II  Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600  
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations  Pre-requisite: MAT2100 
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems  Pre-requisite: MAT2100 
EDS4402 Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Music

Music as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Music and Years 11 and 12 Creative Arts and Music Extension.

Compulsory prior study: Music and/or Creative Arts in Years 11 and 12.

Music is an important part of cultural life. It makes a significant contribution to personal, social and cultural identities, it offers a unique form of self-expression and communication, and it assists beginning educators to understand people of different cultures. Fundamental to the study of music is the development of creativity and expressiveness, which goes hand in hand with fostering self-discipline, concentration, listening skills and fine-motor skills. Please refer to the Music Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MUI1007 Making Music 1: Learning Musical Languages   
MUI1000 Making Music 2: Creating Melody and Harmony  Pre-requisite: MUI1007  
MUI2002 Making Music 3: Popular Song Writing   
MUI2008 Making Music 4: Composing and Improvising  Pre-requisite: MUI1000 
MUI3011 Making Music 6: Contemporary Arranging and Production  Pre-requisite: MUI2008 
MUI3012 Musical Contexts 3: Critical Perspectives   
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Physics

Physics as a teaching area fits within the domain of Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Physics, as well as Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: Mathematics B and Physics in Years 11 and 12.

Physics is the fundamental science in that its principles are used to varying extents in other science disciplines. The study of Physics gives students a means of enhancing their understanding of the world around them, a way of achieving useful knowledge and skills, and a stepping stone for further study. It is more mathematical than other sciences and so beginning educators of Physics can expect to use concepts from mathematics subjects. Please refer to the Physics Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
PHY1104 Physics 1   
PHY1911 Physics 2   
PHY2204 Astronomical Techniques  Recommended that students have undertaken PHY1104 or PHY1911 prior to PHY2204
PHY2206 Medical Physics   
PHY3303 Modern Physics   
PHY3304 Photonics   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Science

Science as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: A Science in Years 11 and 12.

The Australian Curriculum: Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues. Please refer to the Junior Science Syllabus or other senior syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals   
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation  Recommended students complete REN1201 prior to REN3301 
PHY2206 Medical Physics   
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability   
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  Recommended students complete REN1201 prior to REN3302 
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Visual Art

Visual Art as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Visual Art and Years 11 and 12 Creative Arts.

Compulsory prior study: Visual Art in Years 11 and 12.

Visual Art involves the production of artworks (making) and the appreciation of artworks (appraising) through the processes of researching, developing and resolving. Please refer to the Visual Art Syllabus for further information.

Please be aware that some courses offered in the Arts have an audition component and on-campus participation. The Contemporary Arts Practice courses 1-5 must be taken at the Toowoomba campus. Each of these courses has a Studio Practice component which can only be taken at the Toowoomba campus and which must be taken by Secondary Visual Art students. Separate application, interview and folio is required for Visual Art. Please contact the School of Arts and Communication, email usq.support@usq.edu.au or telephone +61 7 46 311 079 or complete the Creative Arts Audition/Interview Registration Form.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
VSA1001 Contemporary Art Practice 1   
VSA1002 Introduction to Contemporary Art Practice   
VSA2002 Contemporary Art Practice 2  Pre-requisite: VSA1001 and VSA1002 
VSA2003 Contemporary Art Practice 3  Pre-requisite: VSA1001 and VSA2002 
VSA2000 Perspectives in Contemporary Art   
VSA3004 Contemporary Art Practice 4   
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Minor Studies

Within the Secondary specialisation, students are required to select two teaching areas – one seven course major teaching area and one five course minor teaching area.

A minor teaching area is to be defined as a USQ Minor and is not printed on a student’s testamur as well as aligning with the relevant registering body’s terminology.

When choosing teaching areas, please consider the professional experience requirements of the Secondary specialisation. Queensland students may also like to refer to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) website for guidance in choosing sought after teaching areas.

Students can only select one teaching area from within a Curriculum Domain as indicated. Before commencing study, students are required to have their teaching areas approved by the Program Coordinator for professional experience purposes. Once students become active in the program, they will be required to submit a Form T – BEDU Secondary Teaching Areas. Students need to be aware of the compulsory and recommended prior study for each teaching area. Should the teaching area not be approved, the student will be advised accordingly and provided with advice on alternatives.

Curriculum Domain: Arts

Teaching Areas:

  • Drama

  • Film, Television and New Media

  • Music

  • Visual Art


Curriculum Domain: Business and Economics

Teaching Areas:

  • Accounting

  • Business Studies

  • Economics

  • Legal Studies


Curriculum Domain: Early Childhood Studies

Teaching Area:

  • Early Childhood Studies


Curriculum Domain: English

Teaching Area:

  • English


Curriculum Domain: Health and Physical Education

Teaching Area:

  • Health and Physical Education


Curriculum Domain: Humanities and Social Sciences

Teaching Areas:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

  • Geography

  • History

  • Religion and Ethics


Curriculum Domain: Mathematics

Teaching Area:

  • Mathematics


Curriculum Domain: Sciences

Teaching Areas:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Science


Curriculum Domain: Technologies

Teaching Areas:

  • Digital Technology

  • Engineering Studies

  • Graphics

  • Industrial Technology and Design


Curriculum Domain: Other Specialist Area

Teaching Area:

  • Special Education


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies as a teaching area fits within the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, as well as Years 7 – 10 Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies provides opportunities to examine important events from various points of view to ensure that all perspectives are represented. By understanding that there are various ways of viewing the world, it will help to identify and address prejudice and racism. Please refer to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment requirements 
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia  1, 2   
EDS4408 Secondary Humanities Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  
Choose three of the below courses: 
ISE1001 First Nations Literature and Writings   
ISE2000 Reconciliation from Policy to Practice  Pre-requisite: ISE1000 
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State  Pre-requisite: ISE1000 
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community  Pre-requisite: ISE1000 
ISE3001 Perspectives on Knowledge  Pre-requisite: ISE1000 

Accounting

Accounting as a teaching area fits within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Accounting, as well as Years 7 – 12 Business Studies.

Recommended prior study: Accounting in Years 11 and 12.

This teaching area provides a background in financial and other information for making and evaluating decisions about the allocation of scarce resources. A comprehensive accounting system is central to assisting in the discharge of accountability and to the development and maintenance of the financial control of business organisations. Accounting information helps to evaluate performance and to report on the operation of an organisation from both an internal and external perspective. Please refer to the Accounting Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making   
ACC1105 Accounting Principles  Pre-requisite: ACC1101 
ACC2102 Financial Accounting  Pre-requisite: ACC1105 
ACC2115 Company Accounting  Pre-requisite: ACC1102 or ACC2102 or ACC2103  
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Biology

Biology as a teaching area fits within the domain of Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Biology, as well as Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: A Science in Years 11 and 12.

Biology is the study of the natural systems of the living world. There are two broad aspects to these natural systems. One is concerned with the study of the many different kinds of organisms and their interactions with each other and with the non-living parts of their environment. The other aspect is the study of the internal structure of organisms and the processes that maintain life. Please refer to the Biology Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
BIO1101 Biology 1^   
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^   
BIO2103 Biology 2^  Pre-requisite: BIO1101  
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

Business Studies

Business Studies as a teaching area fits within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Business Communication and Technologies and Business Management, as well as Years 7 – 12 Business Studies.

Recommended prior study: Business Communication and Technologies (BCT) or Business Management (BM) or Accounting in Years 11 and 12.

This teaching area provides a background in financial and other information for making and evaluating decisions about the allocation of scarce resources. A comprehensive accounting system is central to assisting in the discharge of accountability and to the development and maintenance of the financial control of business organisations. Accounting information helps to evaluate performance and to report on the operation of an organisation from both an internal and external perspective. Please refer to Business Communication and Technologies (BCT) Syllabus and the Business Management Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management   
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts   
MGT2001 Risk Mitigation, Work Health and Safety   
MGT2002 Perspectives of Organisation   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Chemistry

Chemistry as a teaching area fits within the domain of Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Chemistry, as well as Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: Chemistry in Years 11 and 12.

Chemistry provides an understanding of the materials around us and why they behave as they do. Being central to understanding the phenomena of the reactions of matter in our material universe, it also bridges links with other branches of natural science. Please refer to the Chemistry Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^   
CHE2120 Chemistry 2^  Pre-requisite: CHE1110  
BIO2119 Biochemistry of Nutrition  Pre-requisite: CHE2120  
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

Digital Technology

Digital Technology as a teaching area fits within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Information Technology Systems (ITS) and Information Processing Technology (IPT), as well as Years 7 – 12 ICT and Technology.

Recommended prior study: Information Technology Systems (ITS) or Information Processing and Technology (IPT) in Years 11 and 12.

Information Processing and Technology (IPT) is an area of study that provides students with knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of information technology. It emphasises problem identification and solution rather than the use of specific applications, and is an intellectual discipline that involves a study of information systems, algorithms, software programming, human–computer interaction, and the social and ethical issues associated with the use of information technology. Please refer to the Information Processing and Technology (IPT) Syllabus for further information.

Information Technology Systems (ITS) is a practical discipline which prepares students to meet these rapid changes and to respond to emerging technologies and trends. It provides students with the knowledge and skills used in the systems supporting IT. These systems range from those supporting the development of information, such as documents or websites, to those supporting technology, such as computers or networks. Please refer to the Information Technology Systems (ITS) Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
CSC1401 Foundation Programming   
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts   
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation   
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
EDS4406 Secondary Computing Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Drama

Drama as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Drama.

Compulsory prior study: Drama in Years 11 and 12.

Drama provide a medium for exploration, social criticism, celebration and entertainment and is explored through the dimensions of forming, presenting, and responding. The study of drama actively promotes participation in an experiential mode of learning that blends intellectual and emotional experience and offers a unique means of enquiry that contributes to pre-service teachers knowing and understanding themselves and the world.

Please be aware some courses offered in the Arts have an audition component and or on-campus participation requirement. Please check all of these aspects with the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts before selecting this teaching area.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
THE1001 Theatre in Context 1: Sophocles to Shakespeare   
THE1002 Theatre in Context 2: Bourgeois to Broken    Recommended that THE1001 be completed prior to THE1002.  
THE2003 Children's and Young People's Theatre   
THE2007 Shakespearean Theatre: Then and Now  Alternates with THE2008
Recommended that THE1001 and THE1002 be completed prior to THE2007
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Early Childhood Studies.

Compulsory prior study: A Certificate I, II or III in Child Care.

The primary focus of the Early Childhood Studies (VET only) field of study and industry is to promote the wellbeing of young children and a greater awareness of the importance of quality practices in the wider community. Throughout the course, pre-service teachers are encouraged to develop knowledge and understanding including development and learning from ecological, sociocultural and contemporary perspectives, children’s rights, the value of play, concepts of childhood, the critical role of early childhood educator, the importance of families, positive behaviour strategies, involvement and participation of all learners, work place health and safety, early childhood pedagogies, principles, practices and expectations, and legislation and ethical issues. Please refer to the Early Childhood Studies Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
EDE2201 Contexts for Learning and Development   
ECL1100 Language Development and Early Literacy Learning   
ECM1100 Early Mathematical Thinking   
ECF1100 Foundations of Early Childhood   
ECH1200 Early Years Health and Active Play    

Economics

Economics as a teaching area fits within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Economics, as well as Years 7 – 10 Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Recommended prior study: Economics in Years 11 and 12.

The study of Economics enables decision-making based on contemporary economic theory. Economics is a study of how to use scarce resources in the best way possible Households, businesses and governments are confronted with “the economic problem: of alternative uses of their limited resources. Please refer to the Economics Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
ECO1000 Economics  1, 2, 3   
ECO2000 The Macro-economy and Business   
ECO2001 Business Economics   
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Engineering Studies

Engineering Studies as a teaching area fits within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Engineering Technology in Years 11 and 12.

Compulsory prior study: Mathematics B and Engineering or Design Technology in Years 11 and 12.

Engineering Technology is an area of study that provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the underlying principles of engineering in its broadest sense. It is concerned with the theoretical concepts and practical applications related to technology, industry and society, engineering materials, engineering mechanics, and control systems. Please refer to the Engineering Technology Syllabus for further information.

Please note one course is to be undertaken cross institutionally with Charles Sturt University (CSU). Please be aware other universities sometimes have other requirements such as residential schools so please check carefully before choosing this teaching area. Please also check last days to enrol into cross-institutional study for each semester with the other chosen institution.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
Complete the following four required courses: 
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design  1, 2   
MEC1201 Engineering Materials  1, 2, 3   
ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society  1, 2, 3   
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology  2, 3  Studied cross-institutionally with Charles Stuart University (CSU).  
Choose one additional course from the list below: 
ENV2105 Applied Chemistry and Microbiology      
ENV2201 Land Studies      
MIN2001 Mining Technology and Mineral Processing      
MIN2002 Mine Planning and Design      
CIV2605 Construction Engineering      
CIV2502 Structural and Building Technology      
CIV3603 Construction Methods      
AGR2301 Agricultural Science      
AGR3305 Precision and Smart Technologies in Agriculture      
MEC2304 Solid Modelling      
MEC2101 Thermodynamics      

English

English as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 English. In some schools students may also be required to teach Year 12 English Extension (Literature); Years 11 and 12 Literacy; English for ESL Learners; Functional English and English Communication.

Students will engage with a wide variety of literary, mass media and everyday texts in addition to conceptualise, imagine, appreciate, experiment, speculate, reflect, make decisions, hypothesise, analyse and evaluate their ability to think, use language, and make meaning. Please refer to the English Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature    
ENL1001 Australian Stories    
Select one of the following two courses (ENL2006 or ENL2007): 
ENL2006 Literature and Adolescence: Writing the Child
OR
ENL2007 Speculative Fictions / Science Fiction  
2   1   Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001  
Select one of the following two courses (ENL2004 or ENL2005): 
ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time
OR
ENL2005 Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature  
2   2   Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001  
EDS4410 Secondary English Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 orEDS2401 

Film, Television and New Media

Film, Television and New Media as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Media, as well as Years 11 and 12 Film, Television and New Media and Creative Arts.

Compulsory prior study: Film, Television and New Media in Years 11 and 12.

Film, Television and New Media are our primary sources of information and entertainment. They are important channels for education and cultural exchange. They are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities. Please refer to the Film, Television and New Media Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
FTR1004 Editing    
FTR1005 Location Production    
FTR2006 Documentary and Factual Entertainment   Pre-requisite: FTR1005 and FTR1007  
FTR2001 Short Film Production   Pre-requisite: FTR2006 
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401 

Geography

Geography as a teaching area fits within the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Geography and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Recommended prior study: Geography in Years 11 and 12.

Geography contributes to the content, cognitive processes, skills and values that it can promote to help to explore, understand and evaluate the social and environmental dimensions of the world. Geography evokes feelings for environments and people in environments covering themes such as managing the natural environment, people and development, social environments, and resources and environment. Please refer to the Geography Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201 
CLI1110 Weather and Climate   
ENV2201 Land Studies   
EDS4408 Secondary Humanities Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401 

Graphics

Graphics as a teaching area fits within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Technology and Years 11 and 12 Graphics.

Recommended prior study: Graphics in Years 11 and 12.

Graphics is an area that develops skills in interpreting, generating and creating graphical communication. Students experience a journey from planning to production in simulated real-world contexts. Please refer to the Graphics Syllabus for further information.

Please note, components of this teaching area are to be completed cross-institutionally through Central Queensland University (CQU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). Please be aware other universities sometimes have other requirements such as residential schools so please check carefully before choosing this teaching area. Please also check last days to enrol into cross-institutional study for each semester with the other institutions.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design   
EDSE12026 Graphics and 2D Computer Aided Design Technologies^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Mackay, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE12027 Industrial Design Processes^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
MEC2304 Solid Modelling  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN Recommended prior study: ENG1100 
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology*   2, 3  Studied cross-institutionally with Charles Sturt University (CSU) 

Footnotes
^Offered cross-institutionally by Central Queensland University.
*Offered cross-institutionally by Charles Sturt University.

Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Health and Physical Education as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Health and Physical Education (HPE) and Years 11 and 12 Physical Education; Health Education and Recreation.

Recommended prior study: Health and Physical Education in Years P – 10.

Health and Physical Education focuses on Health and Physical Education curriculum and pedagogy, the sociocultural underpinnings of sport and physical activity; the study of personal, social and community health and wellbeing from a socio-ecological perspective and the scientific bases of human movement including, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and sports psychology; skill acquisition and development. Please refer to the Health and Physical Education senior curriculum area for further information. These are the year 11 and 12 syllabuses for Physical Education; Health Education and Recreation. You can also refer to the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education P – 10 available on the Australian Curriculum or QCAA websites sites.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum Studies 1  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH
Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) only — EPP1100 or EDC1300  
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Movement  Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) only — EDP2111 
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing  Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) only — EDP2111 
EDH2253 Scientific Bases of Movement 1   
EDH3257 HPE Curriculum Studies 3  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Pre-requisite: BEDU Only — EDX1450
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

History

History as a teaching area fits within the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 History or Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Years 11 and 12 Ancient and Modern History.

Recommended prior study: Ancient or Modern History in Years 11 and 12.

The study of History is an integral part of the Social Sciences, and provides the knowledge necessary to understand the social, cultural, political and economic activities and institutions of society and their relationship with the natural environment from a historical perspective. Please refer to the Ancient History Syllabus and the Modern History Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE   
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History   
Select one of the following two courses (HIS2000 or HIS2001): 
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia
OR
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History  
2   1   Pre-requisite: One unit of History or HIS1000 or HIS1001  
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE   
EDS4404 Secondary History Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Industrial Technology and Design

Industrial Technology and Design as a teaching area fits within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Industrial Technology and Years 11 and 12 Engineering Technology.

Compulsory prior study: Relevant trade background (preferably a trade certificate).

Technology has been developed through working and building with materials and tools and has been an integral part of society for as long as humans have had the desire to improve their quality of life. This Teaching Area encourages knowledge and application of available resources, systems and practices through inquiry, design and problem-solving methodologies. Please refer to the Technology Studies Syllabus for further information.

Please note, components of this teaching area are to be completed cross-institutionally through Central Queensland University (CQU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). Please be aware other universities sometimes have other requirements such as residential schools so please check carefully before choosing this teaching area. Please also check last days to enrol into cross-institutional study for each semester with the other institutions.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals   
EDSE12027 Industrial Design Processes^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE11022 Timber Technology and Design^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE11023 Metal Technologies and Design^  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology*  Studied cross-institutionally with Charles Sturt University (CSU) 

Footnotes
^Offered cross-institutionally by Central Queensland University.
*Offered cross-institutionally by Charles Sturt University.

Legal Studies

Legal Studies as a teaching area fits within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Legal Studies.

Recommended prior study: Legal Studies in Years 11 and 12.

Responsible citizens should develop a basic understanding of the operation of our legal system in order to understand the interplay of ‘law in society’. Legal Studies provides basic legal knowledge and awareness of the range of regulatory laws (rules) and the procedures for empowering all stakeholders to contribute to, and participate in, responsible citizenship. Please refer to the Legal Studies Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
LAW1111 Australian Legal System  1, 2   
LAW1113 Civil Obligations A (Contract and Torts)  Co-requisite: LAW1111 
LAW3421 Family Law  Pre-requisite: LAW1111 
LAW3471 Criminology   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Mathematics

Mathematics as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Mathematics, including Mathematics A, B and C as well as Functional Mathematics; Pre-vocational Mathematics and Numeracy short courses.

Compulsory prior study: Mathematics B in Years 11 and 12.

Mathematics is an integral part of a general education. It underpins science and technology, most industry, trade and commerce, social and economic planning and communication systems and is an essential component for effective participation in a rapidly changing society. The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialities and professional applications of mathematics are built. Please refer to the Mathematics Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics  Pre-requisite: Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Mathematics B or equivalent. This course is equivalent to MAT1500. Students cannot enrol in MAT1100 if they have successfully completed MAT1500 . 
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  This course is equivalent to MAT1502 and substantially equivalent to ENM1600. Students cannot enrol in MAT1102 if they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in MAT1502 or ENM1600.
It is recommended that MAT1100 is studied prior to enrolling in MAT1102
Select one of the following two courses (STA2300 or STA3100): 
STA2300 Data Analysis
OR
STA3100 Evaluating Information  
2   2   STA3100 cannot be taken in conjunction with STA2300 Data Analysis.  
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II  Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600  
EDS4402 Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Music

Music as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Music and Years 11 and 12 Creative Arts and Music Extension.

Compulsory prior study: Music and/or Creative Arts in Years 11 and 12.

Music is an important part of cultural life. It makes a significant contribution to personal, social and cultural identities, it offers a unique form of self-expression and communication, and it assists beginning educators to understand people of different cultures. Fundamental to the study of music is the development of creativity and expressiveness, which goes hand in hand with fostering self-discipline, concentration, listening skills and fine-motor skills. Please refer to the Music Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
MUI1007 Making Music 1: Learning Musical Languages   
MUI1000 Making Music 2: Creating Melody and Harmony  Pre-requisite: MUI1007  
MUI2002 Making Music 3: Popular Song Writing   
MUI2008 Making Music 4: Composing and Improvising  Pre-requisite: MUI1000 
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Physics

Physics as a teaching area fits within the domain of Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 11 and 12 Physics, as well as Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: Mathematics B and Physics in Years 11 and 12.

Physics is the fundamental science in that its principles are used to varying extents in other science disciplines. The study of Physics gives students a means of enhancing their understanding of the world around them, a way of achieving useful knowledge and skills, and a stepping stone for further study. It is more mathematical than other sciences and so beginning educators of Physics can expect to use concepts from mathematics subjects. Please refer to the Physics Syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
PHY1104 Physics 1   
PHY1911 Physics 2   
PHY2204 Astronomical Techniques   Recommended that students have undertaken PHY1104 or PHY1911 prior to PHY2204
PHY2206 Medical Physics   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

Religion and Ethics

Religion and Ethics as a teaching area fits within the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Religion and Ethics, and Years 11 and 12 Study of Religion (SOR).

Recommended prior study: Study of Religion in Years 11 and 12.

Please note that study for this teaching area is completed cross-institutionally with the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Please be aware that other universities sometimes have other requirements such as residential schools so please check carefully before choosing this teaching area. Please also check last days to enrol into cross-institutional study for each semester with the other institution.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
THBS501 Biblical Studies      Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University - Residential School  
EDRE515 RE Historical and Contemporary Perspectives      Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University - Residential School  
EDRE529 Teaching the Catholic Tradition       Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University - Residential School  
THCT500 Foundations of Christian Faith       Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University - Residential School  
THSR500 Introducing Religions of the World       Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University - Residential School  
EDRE516 RE Curriculum       Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University - Residential School  

Science

Science as a teaching area fits within its own domain. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 12 Science.

Compulsory prior study: A Science in Years 11 and 12.

The Australian Curriculum: Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues. Please refer to the Junior Science Syllabus or other senior syllabus for further information.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals   
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation  Recommended students complete REN1201 prior to REN3301 
PHY2206 Medical Physics   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401 

Special Education

Special Education as a teaching area is not a curriculum area and therefore sits within the domain of Other Specialist Area. Once employed, students would be expected to teach or provide support to special needs students in Years 7 – 12.

Special Education qualifies you to teach in special education units within secondary schools as well as being qualified to provide learning and behaviour support in that setting. Additionally, a minor in special education in combination with your major curriculum area, will enable you to effectively cater for the special learning needs of diverse students in your classroom.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
SPE3009 Learning Intervention - Reading and Writing   
ESI3002 Challenging Behaviour: A Functional Approach in Secondary Context   
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration   
ESI3006 Developmental Differences in Learning in Secondary Context   
SPE3007 Instructional Approaches in Special Education   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: MOLT (Secondary) Only — EDM5000 

Visual Art

Visual Art as a teaching area fits within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, students would be expected to teach Years 7 – 10 Visual Art and Years 11 and 12 Creative Arts.

Compulsory prior study: Visual Art in Years 11 and 12.

Visual Art involves the production of artworks (making) and the appreciation of artworks (appraising) through the processes of researching, developing and resolving. Please refer to the Visual Art Syllabus for further information.

Please be aware that some courses offered in the Arts have an audition component and on-campus participation. The Contemporary Arts Practice courses 1-5 must be taken at the Toowoomba campus. Each of these courses has a Studio Practice component which can only be taken at the Toowoomba campus and which must be taken by Secondary Visual Art students. Separate application, interview and folio is required for Visual Art. Please contact the School of Arts and Communication, email usq.support@usq.edu.au or telephone +61 7 46 311 079 or complete the Creative Arts Audition/Interview Registration Form.

Course  Year of recommended study  Semester of recommended study  Enrolment Requirements 
VSA1001 Contemporary Art Practice 1   
VSA1002 Introduction to Contemporary Art Practice   
VSA2002 Contemporary Art Practice 2  Pre-requisite: VSA1001 and VSA1002 
VSA2003 Contemporary Art Practice 3  Pre-requisite: VSA1001 and VSA2002 
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 or EDS2401  

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Electives/Approved courses

As detailed in the Program structure section of this Handbook, students are required to select a Special Interest Area from the appropriate table below.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood students must select a three course Special Interest Area from the choices of English or Mathematics.

Special Interest Area/Course  Semester of offer External/Online  Semester of offer Toowoomba Campus  Semester of offer Springfield Campus 
English 
EPE2201 Catering for Diversity in Literacy Learning 
EDO3472 Children's Literature     
EPE4200 Working with Language Learners     
Mathematics 
EPM2200 Developing Mathematical Content Knowledge 
EPM3200 Teaching Mathematics to Children with Diverse Needs     
EPM4200 Learning Mathematics with Technology     

Primary

Primary students must select a three course Special Interest Area from the choices of English; Health and Physical Education (HPE); Languages; Mathematics or Science. An additional Professional Development course is to be selected from a different Special Interest Area to make up the program requirements.

Special Interest Area/Course  Semester of offer External/Online  Semester of offer Toowoomba Campus  Semester of offer Springfield Campus 
English 
EPE2201 Catering for Diversity in Literacy Learning 
EDO3472 Children's Literature     
EPE4200 Working with Language Learners     
Health and Physical Education (HPE) 
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Movement 
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
EDH3258 Humans in Movement 
Languages 
EPL2200 EALD Learning and Intercultural Competencies 
EPL3200 Experiencing Language Learning     
EPL4200 Technology and Language Learning     
Mathematics 
EPM2200 Developing Mathematical Content Knowledge 
EPM3200 Teaching Mathematics to Children with Diverse Needs     
EPM4200 Learning Mathematics with Technology     
Science 
EPS2200 Teaching Biology and Earth Science 
EPS3200 Teaching Chemistry and Earth Science   
EPS4200 Teaching Physics and Space Science     

Secondary

Secondary students must select a two course Special Interest Area from the choices of HPE (Health and Wellness); Special Education or Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Special Interest Area/Course  Semester of offer External/Online  Semester of offer Toowoomba Campus  Semester of offer Springfield Campus 
HPE (Health and Wellness) 
Select one of the following two courses (EDH1150 or EDH3155): 
EDH1150 Physical Activity in Society
OR
EDH3155 Scientific Bases of Movement 2 
1   1   1  
1, 3 
Select one of the following two courses (EDH3256 or EDH4259): 
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating
OR
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport  
2   2   2  
Special Education Combination 
SPE3009 Learning Intervention - Reading and Writing 
ESI3002 Challenging Behaviour: A Functional Approach in Secondary Context 
Vocational Education and Training (VET) 
EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment     
EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies     

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Professional experience

Within the 32 units required to complete this program, each specialisation has a strict Professional Experience requirement as follows:

  1. Early Childhood: 105 days supervised placement (with settings to include 15 days in a Birth-2 setting, 25 days in a 2-4 years Early Childhood Education setting, and 65 days in a Primary school setting^) and 20 days unsupervised placement.

  2. Primary: 95 days supervised placement and 20 days unsupervised placement.

  3. Secondary: 80 days supervised placement and 20 days unsupervised placement.


^ Students are required to undertake Professional Experience in accordance with the number of days and placement settings as indicated in the program accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Students can undertake a maximum of one course with a professional experience component in the one semester.

Of the required supervised professional experience, all students, domestic and international, must complete a minimum of 50% of the supervised placement in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.

Students must also hold a valid Blue Card within Queensland or hold a valid Working with Children Check as well as having completed any further training/certificates relevant to the state which they are completing their Professional Experience.

For further information regarding Professional Experience and education placements, please visit the USQ website.

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements, please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

Students must also hold a valid Blue Card within Queensland or hold a valid Working with Children Check as well as having completed any further training/certificates relevant to the state which they are completing placement their Professional experience.

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Related programs

Embedded within the 32 unit Early Childhood specialisation, there is a 24 unit Bachelor of Early Childhood degree. The structure for the 24 unit Bachelor of Early Childhood degree is comprised exactly of the first 24 units of the Early Childhood specialisation.

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Exit points

This program contains provision for three generic exit awards, as follows:

  • Bachelor of General Education Studies (BGES) - available at the completion of 24 approved courses; 12 of which must be education courses;

  • Associate Degree in Education Studies (DAES) - available at the completion of 16 approved courses; 8 of which must be education courses; and

  • Diploma of Education Studies (DPES) - available at the completion of 8 education courses.


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Credit

Candidates eligible for admission into this program may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate level study completed at a recognised university or institution.

Credit approved in this program or a specific specialisation will not automatically apply to other specialisations or USQ programs. Claims for credit should be submitted prior to or at the time of enrolment. Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with the Credit and Exemptions Procedure.

For instructions on applying for credit, please visit our website.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Early Childhood

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Before enrolling, BEDU students who began their programs prior to 2018 should review their enrolment pattern by using the relevant program transition links in the My Initial Teacher Education (MyITE) site.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EHF1100 Framing the Professional11,211,2Students must be enrolled in one of the following: BECH or BEDU (Early Childhood or Primary or Primary+Special Education or Special Education or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) Enrolment is not permitted if CMS1000 or EDC1200 has been previously completed
ECL1100 Language Development and Early Literacy Learning11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in ECL1100 if EDX3270 has been previously completed.
ECM1100 Early Mathematical Thinking11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in ECM1100 if EDX3280 has been previously completed.
ECF1100 Foundations of Early Childhood11,211,2Enrolment is not permitted in ECF1100 if EDC1400 has been previously completed.
EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years)11,211,2
ECH1200 Early Years Health and Active Play11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH. Enrolment is not permitted in ECH1200 if EDC1300 has been previously completed.
EDE2010 Childhood, Play and Play-based Learning11,211,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or (ECF1100 and (EHF1100 or CMS1000 or EDC1200)) Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH Co-requisite: ECL1100 or ECM1100 or EDX3270 or EDX3280 10 day supervised Professional Experience
EDE3103 Perspectives of Early Years Curriculum, Play and Pedagogy2121,2Pre-requisite: EDE2010 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH 15 day supervised Professional Experience
ECA2100 Early Childhood Creativity and the Arts2121,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH Enrolment is not permitted in ECA2100 if EDC2300 has been previously completed
EDE2201 Contexts for Learning and Development2121,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH
EDC2400 Educating Learners with Special Needs Across Contexts21,221,2,3Successful completion of 8 courses is required before enrolment in EDC2400
EHE1100 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Primary21,221,2,3Students must be enrolled in one of the following: BEDU (Early Childhood or Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BECH or BGEN Enrolment is not permitted in EHE1100 if EDX1170 has been previously completed
ECF2200 Relating with Families2221,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH Enrolment is not permitted in ECF2200 if EDO2104 has been previously completed
ECP2200 Childhood Resilience and Wellbeing2221,2Enrolment is not permitted in ECP2200 if EDE4010 has been previously completed
ECP3200 Early Scientific Thinking and Inquiry2221,2Pre-requisite: EDE3103 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH Enrolment is not permitted in ECP3200 if EDX3160 has been previously completed 20 day supervised Professional Experience
EDE3009 Leadership and Professional Practices3131,2Pre-requisite: ECP3200 or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH 15 day supervised Professional Experience
ECF3100 Contemporary Approaches to Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH Co-requisite: EDE3009 Enrolment is not permitted in ECF3100 if EDE2101 has been previously completed
EHM1200 Mathematics in Early Primary31,231,2,3Students must be enrolled in: BEDU(EarlyChild or Primary or Primary+SpecEduc or SpecEduc or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BECH Pre-requisite: BEDU(EarlyChild) Only - ECM1100 or EDX3280 Enrolment is not permitted if EDX1280 has been previously completed
EDX1250 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 1: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts31,231,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or BGEN
EDC2100 Supportive Learning Environments: Cultivating Effective Classrooms3131,2Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or MOLT (Primary) Co-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EDP2111
Special Interest Area courseSee Electives/Approved Courses
EDC2200 First Nations Education31,231,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH BEDU Early Childhood and BECH students must complete EDE3009 prior to enrolment in EDC2200 BEDU Primary students must complete EPP3100 prior to enrolment in EDC2200
ECL3100 Intercultural Communication in Early Learning Contexts3231,2Enrolment is not permitted in ECL3100 if EDE4012 has been previously completed
ECL2200 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Primary 23231,2Pre-requisite: EDE3009 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH Enrolment is not permitted in ECL2200 if EDX2170 has been previously completed 20 day supervised Professional Experience
ECP4100 Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Early Years of School4141,2Pre-requisite: ECL2200 or (EDC3100 and EDE3009) and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH Enrolment is not permitted in ECP4100 if EDE4103 has been previously completed 25 day supervised Professional Experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science in Early Primary4141,2,3Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH
EHT4100 Technologies Curriculum and Pedagogy4141,2,3Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Early Child or Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BECH BEDU (Early Child) Only - Enrolment is not permitted in EHT4100 if EDC3100 has been previously completed
Special Interest Area courseSee Electives/Approved Courses section
EDX2190 Humanities and Social Sciences: Evoking Curiosity4241,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum Studies 141,241,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EPP1100 or EDC1300
Special Interest Area courseSee Electives/Approved Courses section
EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession4241,2Pre-requisite: ECP4100 or EDE4103 or EDP4130 or EDS4401 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU 20 day unsupervised Professional Experience

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Primary

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Before enrolling, BEDU students who began their programs prior to 2018 should review their enrolment pattern by using the relevant program transition links in the My Initial Teacher Education (MyITE) site.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EPP1100 Thinking and Acting Like a Teacher 111,211,2Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) Co-req: BEDU(Primary) Only - EHF1100 or CMS1000 or EDC1200 Enrolment is not permitted if EDC1300 or EDC1400 has been previously completed 10 day supervised Professional Experience
EHF1100 Framing the Professional11,211,2Students must be enrolled in one of the following: BECH or BEDU (Early Childhood or Primary or Primary+Special Education or Special Education or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) Enrolment is not permitted if CMS1000 or EDC1200 has been previously completed
EHE1100 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Primary11,211,2,3Students must be enrolled in one of the following: BEDU (Early Childhood or Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BECH or BGEN Enrolment is not permitted in EHE1100 if EDX1170 has been previously completed
EDX1250 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 1: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or BGEN
EDC1400 Thinking and Acting like a Teacher 211,211,2Pre-requisite: EPP1100 or EDC1300 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) 10 day supervised Professional Experience
EHM1200 Mathematics in Early Primary11,211,2,3Students must be enrolled in: BEDU(EarlyChild or Primary or Primary+SpecEduc or SpecEduc or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BECH Pre-requisite: BEDU(EarlyChild) Only - ECM1100 or EDX3280 Enrolment is not permitted if EDX1280 has been previously completed
EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years)11,211,2
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum Studies 111,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EPP1100 or EDC1300
EDP2111 The Roles of the Teacher 12121,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) Co-requisite: EDC2100 10 day supervised Professional Experience
EDC2100 Supportive Learning Environments: Cultivating Effective Classrooms2121,2Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH or MOLT (Primary) Co-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EDP2111
EDX2260 Teaching Science in Early Primary2121,2,3Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH
EDC2400 Educating Learners with Special Needs Across Contexts21,221,2,3Successful completion of 8 courses is required before enrolment in EDC2400

Select one of the following two courses (EDP2222 or SPE3005) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken:

     EDP2222 The Roles of the Teacher 22221,2Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU (Primary) 15 day supervised Professional Experience (for students undertaking Primary only)

OR

     SPE3005 Challenging Behaviour: A Functional Approach in Primary Context2221,2Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and EDC2400 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) 15 day supervised Professional Experience (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only)
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Middle Primary2221,2Pre-requisite: EDX1170 or EHE1100 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary)
EDX2190 Humanities and Social Sciences: Evoking Curiosity2221,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BECH

Select one of the following two courses (Special Interest Area course or EHI3005) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken:

     Special Interest Area course *See Electives/Approved Courses section

OR

     EHI3005 Learning Intervention - Numeracy2222Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary + Special Education) and BEDU (Special Education) students to complete EDC2400 prior to enrolment. Enrolment is not permitted in EHI3005 if SPE3002 has been previously completed. For students undertaking the Special Education Major only
EPP3100 Practising as a Professional Teacher 1**3131Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and (EDP2222 or SPE3001 or EDH2254 or SPE3005) and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary or Primary+SpecialEduc or SpecialEduc or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary Enrolment is not permitted if EDC3100 has been previously completed 15 day supervised Professional Experience
EDX3280 Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary3131,2,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280 or EHM1200 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary)

Select one of the following two courses (Special Interest Area course or SPE3009) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken:

     Special Interest Area course*See Electives/Approved Courses section

OR

     SPE3009 Learning Intervention - Reading and Writing3131Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary + Special Education) and BEDU (Special Education) students to complete EDC2400 prior to enrolment. For students undertaking the Special Education Major only
EDX3160 Teaching Science in Primary School3131,2Pre-requisite: EDX2260 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary)

Select one of the following two courses (EPP3200 or SPE3006) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken :

     EPP3200 Practising as a Professional Teacher 23231,2Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and (EDP2222 or SPE3001 or EDH2254 or SPE3005) and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) Enrolment is not permitted in EPP3200 if EDP3333 has been previously completed 15 day supervised Professional Experience (for students undertaking Primary only)

OR

     SPE3006 Developmental Differences in Learning in Primary Context3231,2Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and (SPE3001 or SPE3005) and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) 15 day supervised Professional Experience (for students undertaking the Special Education Major only)
EDC2200 First Nations Education31,231,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH BEDU Early Childhood and BECH students must complete EDE3009 prior to enrolment in EDC2200 BEDU Primary students must complete EPP3100 prior to enrolment in EDC2200

Select one of the following two courses (EPA3200 or SPE3008) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken:

     EPA3200 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 2: Integrating Arts in the Classroom3231,2Pre-requisite: EDX1250 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU (Primary) For students undertaking Primary only

OR

     SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration3232For students undertaking the Special Education Major only

Select one of the following two courses (EPF3100 or SPE3007) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken :

     EPF3100 Teaching in Alternative Contexts3231,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU (Primary) Enrolment is not permitted in EPF3100 if EDC2300 has been previously completed For students undertaking Primary only

OR

     SPE3007 Instructional Approaches in Special Education3232,3Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT(Secondary) BEDU(Primary + Special Education) and BEDU(Special Education) students to complete EDC2400 prior to enrolment Co-requisite: MOLT(Secondary) Only - EDM5000 For students undertaking the Special Education Major only
EDP4130 Reflecting on Practical Teacher Knowledge4141,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and (EPP3200 or SPE3006 or EDP3333)) or (EPP3100 and (EPP3200 or SPE3006 or EDP3333)) and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU(Primary) or BEDU(Primary+Special Educ) or BEDU(Special Educ) or BEDU(HPE Primary) or BEDU(SHPE Primary) 20 day supervised Professional Experience
EDX3270 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Upper Primary4141,2Pre-req: EDX2170 and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU(Primary) or BEDU(Primary + SpecEduc) or BEDU(SpecEduc) or BEDU(HPE Primary) or BEDU(SHPE Primary) BEDU(SpecEduc) Only - Enrolment is not permitted in EDX3270 if EDC2300 has been previously completed
EHT4100 Technologies Curriculum and Pedagogy4141,2,3Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Early Child or Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BECH BEDU (Early Child) Only - Enrolment is not permitted in EHT4100 if EDC3100 has been previously completed
EPM4100 Mathematics in Context4141,2Pre-requisite: EDX3280 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU(Primary) or BEDU(Primary + Special Education) or BEDU(Special Education) Enrolment is not permitted in EPM4100 if EDP4140 or SPE3001 has been previously completed
EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession4241,2Pre-requisite: ECP4100 or EDE4103 or EDP4130 or EDS4401 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU 20 day unsupervised Professional Experience
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner4241,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) Enrolment is not permitted in EDP4200 if EDC1200 has been previously completed

Select one of the following two courses (Special Interest Area course or SPE3003) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken :

     Special Interest Area course*See Electives/Approved Courses section

OR

     SPE3003 Teaching Learners with Moderate to High Support Needs4242Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary + Special Education) and BEDU (Special Education) students to complete EDC2400 prior to enrolment. For students undertaking the Special Education Major only

Select one of the following two courses (Professional Development course or SPE3004) depending on the specialisation/major being undertaken:

     Professional Development courseSee Electives/Approved Courses section

OR

     SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Primary Context4242For students undertaking the Special Education Major only

Footnotes
*It is highly recommended students complete the first 12 courses listed in the recommended enrolment pattern in order to have experience with an initial course from each Special Interest Area available, prior to selection of a Special Interest Area.
**The Professional Experience placement for EPP3100 occurs in the first 3 weeks of the school year (that is, when students return to school in January). Students are required to enrol for EPP3100 Practicing as a Professional Teacher 1 by the end of Semester 2 of the year previous to which they intend to undertake the course. Please refer to the EPP3100 Course Specifications for details

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Secondary

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Before enrolling, BEDU students who began their programs prior to 2018 should review their enrolment pattern by using the relevant program transition links in the My Initial Teacher Education (MyITE) site.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

For further information and guidance on Teaching Area Courses, please refer to Major studies and Minor studies .


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ESF1100 The Educator as Professional11,211,2Enrolment is not permitted in ESF1100 if either CMS1000 or EDC1200 has been previously completed
ESD1100 Adolescence to Adulthood Development11,211,2Enrolment is not permitted in ESD1100 if EDC1100 has been previously completed
Teaching Area Course (Major)See Major Studies section
Teaching Area Course (Minor)See Minor Studies section
ESP1200 The Beginning Teacher11,211,2Pre-requisite: ESF1100 or CMS1000 or EDC1200 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU Enrolment is not permitted in ESP1200 if EDC1400 has been previously completed 10 day supervised Professional Experience
Teaching Area Course (Major)See Major Studies section
Teaching Area Course (Major)See Major Studies section
Teaching Area Course (Minor)See Minor Studies section
EDS2401 Junior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy2121,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or GDTL (Secondary) or GDTO (Secondary) Pre-requisite: BEDU Only - ESP1200 or EDC1400 Co-requisite: BEDU Only - ESD1100 15 day supervised Professional Experience
ESB2100 Positive Behaviour for Learning: Taking Responsibility2121,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following: BEDU or MOLT (Secondary) or GDTL (Secondary) or GDTO (Secondary) Pre-requisite: BEDU Only - ESP1200 or EDC1400 Enrolment is not permitted in ESB2100 if EDC2100 has been previously completed
Teaching Area Course (Major)See Major Studies section
EDC2300 Assessment Practices for Secondary2121,2Pre-requisite: ESP1200 or EDC1400 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU
ESP2200 Senior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2Pre-requisite: EDS2401 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU Enrolment is not permitted in ESP2200 if EDS3450 has been previously completed 15 day supervised Professional Experience
EDC2400 Educating Learners with Special Needs Across Contexts21,221,2,3Successful completion of 8 courses is required before enrolment in EDC2400
Teaching Area Course (Major)See Major Studies section
Teaching Area Course (Minor)See Minor Studies section
ESP3100 Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Contemporary Secondary School Context3131,2Pre-requisite: ESP2200 or EDS2402 or EDH2254 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU Enrolment is not permitted in ESP3100 if EDH4259 has been previously completed 15 day supervised Professional Experience
Teaching Area Course (Major)See Major Studies section
Teaching Area Course (Minor)See Minor Studies section
Special Interest Area CourseSee Electives/Approved Courses section
EDC1300 The Collaborative Educator3231,2Pre-requisite: ESP2200 or EDS2402 or EDH2254 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU
ESN4200 Numeracy and Learning Analytics3231,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU Enrolment is not permitted in ESN4200 if EDS2402 has been previously completed
Curriculum and Pedagogy course (for Major Teaching Area)See Major Studies section
Curriculum and Pedagogy course (for Minor Teaching Area)See Minor Studies section
EDS4401 Reflexive Professional Practice4141,2Pre-requisite: ESP3100 or EDC3100 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU 25 day supervised Professional Experience
ESI4100 Promoting Inclusive Practices4141, 3Pre-requisite: ESP3100 or EDC3100 Enrolment is not permitted in ESI4100 if EDX3250 has been previously completed
EST4100 Designing Digital and Blended Learning Spaces4141,2Pre-requisite: ESP3100 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU Enrolment is not permitted in EST4100 if EDC3100 has been previously completed
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum4141,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or GDTL (Secondary) or GDTO (Secondary) Pre-requisite: BEDU Only - ESP3100 or EDC3100
EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession4241,2Pre-requisite: ECP4100 or EDE4103 or EDP4130 or EDS4401 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU 20 day unsupervised Professional Experience
EDC2200 First Nations Education41,241,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH BEDU Early Childhood and BECH students must complete EDE3009 prior to enrolment in EDC2200 BEDU Primary students must complete EPP3100 prior to enrolment in EDC2200
Special Interest Area course/Extended HPE MajorSee Electives/Approved Courses section
EDX4150 Transitions in Post-Compulsory Education4241,2Pre-requisite: ESP3100 or EDC3100 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU