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Bachelor of Education (BEDU) - BEd

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Health & Physical Education Primary (Springfield campus: 928711; External: 908715; Toowoomba campus: 908711); Health & Physical Education Secondary (Springfield campus: 928811; External: 908815; Toowoomba campus: 908811); 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); Special Education (Springfield campus: 928241; External: 908245; Toowoomba campus: 908241)

CRICOS code (International applicants): 065048B

Programs at USQ regularly undergo a comprehensive re-accreditation process to assure their relevance and quality. This program is currently being re-accredited and, as a consequence, is likely to undergo some changes. Full details will be made available when it is approved. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 On-campus^Online*
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
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 

Notes

Semester 3 intake is only available in on-campus mode at Springfield.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this program.

Footnotes
^Not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in on-campus mode at all three campuses.
*Not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are available entirely online.

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Professional accreditation

Graduates from the program will have met the qualifications requirement for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

To be eligible to apply for teacher registration a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education, in addition to successfully completing all requirements for the program, is required to pass the Personal Literacy and Numeracy (PLANTITE) Test prior to graduation. It is strongly recommended the student pass the PLANTITE before the successful completion of sixteen (16) courses.

Students must register for the PLANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Please direct any enquires regarding this requirement to usq.support@usq.edu.au.

Please note: To be eligible for teacher registration in Queensland, applicants must have the 'ability to communicate in spoken and written English at a professional level with students, parents, teachers and other persons.

All students, domestic and international, must complete the majority of supervised professional experience in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.

Graduates from the BEd (Early Childhood) will have also met the requirements of the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care (formerly the Queensland Department of Communities).

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Education program aims to graduate students who meet the academic requirements for registration as a teacher in Queensland and who demonstrate:

  • the knowledge, skills, practices and values inherent in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

  • the qualities and skills required of a USQ graduate (see USQ's Qualities of a Graduate Policy)

  • the attributes of an Education graduate

  • high levels of personal and professional literacies

  • awareness, understanding and positive orientation towards redressing the educational disadvantages of indigenous students.


BEd (Early Childhood)

The Early Childhood specialisation aims to prepare graduates who satisfy the requirements of Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority for working as educators with children from birth to eight years, and can work in early learning services, kindergarten and primary schools specialising in Prep to Year 3.

BEd (Primary)

The Primary specialisation aims to prepare graduates who have had the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the work of educators in P - 6 settings. Included among these options are: enhanced opportunities to focus on research in education; a focus in a particular curriculum area; the Early Years of School; Special Education; or Physical Education.

BEd (Secondary)

The Secondary specialisation aims to prepare graduates with sound levels of content knowledge in their two nominated teaching areas.

BEd (Special Education)

The Special Education specialisation aims to prepare graduates who are equipped to operate successfully as teachers in both Primary and Special Education settings.

BEd (Health and Physical Education)

The Health and Physical Education specialisations (primary or secondary) will also develop in graduates:

  • a theoretical basis and practical application of knowledge across the broad area of health and physical education

  • the capacity to perform a wide range of tasks required as part of teaching health and physical education or as part of involvement in various sport and/or recreational activities and organisations

  • the insights and skills to cope with changing career opportunities within the area of health and physical education.


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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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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.^

Subject Pre-requisites:

  • English (4, SA) or equivalent.

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

  • Science subject (4, SA) or equivalent (for Early Childhood, Primary, Health and Physical Education (Primary), and Special Education applicants).

  • Additional pre-requisites may apply for selected Secondary Teaching Areas (for Secondary, and Health and Physical Education (Secondary) applicants).

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 5.



Applicants are advised to also note the following:

  • Entry may be subject to availability of places.

  • All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this program.


International Applicants

In addition to the above requirements, to be eligible for Admission, International Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of the equivalent to Queensland secondary school Year 12 and be at university entry level standing.


Special Entry

Subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Southern Queensland, applicants who do not hold formal, recognised qualifications as listed above, but who have extensive relevant industrial, commercial and/or professional training and work experience such that they are acceptable for employment as teachers/trainers in the post-compulsory education and training sector, may be considered for special entry to the program.

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 2017 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.

Bonus ranks may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus ranks don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ's Admissions bonus scheme 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 your higher education and you as a student pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. You 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. You 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. You are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The four-year Bachelor of Education requires 32 units at undergraduate level. Where such structures allow, and at the discretion of the specialisation coordinator, up to four units may be completed at postgraduate level. A minimum of eight units must be completed with USQ, to be eligible to receive this award.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Duration and Mode of Offer  Four years full-time, or equivalent, either ONC or WEB 
Mode of Delivery  Fleximode 
Units  32 units, including 100 days of practical experience (110 days for Early Childhood Specialisation). Practical experience placements may be scheduled outside usual University teaching weeks. Travel to locations away from the areas local to the student’s home campus may be necessary in order to complete the practical experience requirements. Each year a number of core and cross-specialisation courses will be offered in Semester 3 in on-line mode. 

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Program completion requirements

In order to complete the Bachelor of Education a student must complete 32 units of study, according to each specialisation’s pattern of required courses (core, shared and specialisation), plus discipline courses or Teaching Area courses.

The required courses for each specialisation are detailed in the following table:

  BEd (EC)  BEd (Pri)  BEd (Sec)  BEd (HPE) Primary  BEd (HPE) Secondary  BEd (SpEd) 
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship (for students commencing from 2014)
or
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society (for students commencing prior to 2014)  
Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared  Shared  Shared 
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX3270 Literacies Education  Shared  Shared    Shared     
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education      Shared    Shared   
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges      Shared    Shared   
EDE2101 Early Childhood Education Contexts  Specialisation           
EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 8  Specialisation           
EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy I  Specialisation           
EDE4012 Cross-cultural Communication in Early Childhood  Specialisation           
EDE3009 Professional Practices in Early Childhood  Specialisation           
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood  Specialisation           
EDE4103 Multilevel Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum  Specialisation           
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II  Specialisation           
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity        Shared  Shared   
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity        Shared  Shared   
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing        Shared  Shared   
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity        Shared  Shared   
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education        Shared  Shared   
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity          Specialisation   
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching        Shared  Shared   
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education        Shared  Shared   
EDH3258 Humans in Movement        Shared  Shared   
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport        Shared  Shared   
EDP2111 The Middle Years    Specialisation    Shared    Shared 
EDP2222 Pedagogy and Curriculum 2    Specialisation         
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 3    Specialisation    Shared    Shared 
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy    Specialisation    Shared    Shared 
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy    Specialisation         
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy      Specialisation    Shared   
EDS2402 Planning for Learning and Teaching      Specialisation       
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy      Specialisation       
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum      Specialisation    Shared   
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice      Specialisation    Shared   
SPE3001 Introduction to Special Education            Specialisation 
SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder            Specialisation 
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs            Specialisation 
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning            Specialisation 
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours            Specialisation 
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders            Specialisation 
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum            Specialisation 
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration            Specialisation 
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy            Specialisation 
EDV4500 Professional Studies Project             
EDV3500              
EDV3401 Program Design and Evaluation             
EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies             
EDV4440 Advanced Professional Experience              

In addition to the required courses, each specialisation requires a number of approved Teaching Area and discipline courses, as below:

  BEd(EC)  BEd(Pri)  BEd(Sec)  BEd (HPE) Primary  BEd (HPE) Secondary  BEd(SpEd) 
Units of Approved Discipline Courses 
Units of Teaching Area Courses  14 

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Required time limits

Students have a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

Requirements to complete the program

In order to complete the Bachelor of Education a student must complete 32 units of study, according to each specialisation’s pattern of required courses (core, shared and specialisation), plus discipline courses or Teaching Area courses.

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Specialisation

Objectives

The Bachelor of Education program has five specialisations: Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Special Education, Health and Physical Education Primary and Sport, Health and Physical Education Secondary. Although the number and variety of non-school options is increasing for graduates, each specialisation targets preparation for employment in educational settings appropriate to the relevant sector:

  • BEd (Early Childhood)

    The target settings include Child Care Centres, Kindergartens, Pre-Schools and Years Prep-3 in Primary Schools.

  • BEd (Primary)

    The target setting is Years Prep - 6 in Schools.

  • BEd (Secondary)

    The major target setting is Years 7-12 in Schools and the growing range of non-school settings catering for alternative pathways in the senior years.

  • BEd (Special Education)

    The target settings include Years Prep - 6 in Primary Schools, Special Education Units and Special Schools.

  • BEd (Health and Physical Education)

    The Health and Physical Education specialisations prepare students for teaching health and physical education and organising, managing and coaching sport and physical activity in educational settings.


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Major studies

This section provides an overview of the Major Studies teaching areas.

Secondary Specialisation

A major Teaching Area is to be defined as a USQ Major (and printed on testamur) as well as being aligned with the relevant registering body’s terminology. Please select the Specific major(s) tab (left) or scroll down for further details.

A minor Teaching Area is to be defined as a USQ Minor as well as being aligned with the relevant registering body’s terminology. Please select the Minor Studies tab (menu) or scroll down for further details.

When selecting Teaching Areas you need to consider that not every school teaches every subject. The Teaching Areas selected will have an impact on professional experience placement and employment opportunities. It may be useful for Queensland students to view the QCAA document which indicates the names of schools which teach different subjects. The next section of the Handbook provides recommendations for courses to complete after you have selected your Teaching Area(s). Courses will change as the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) and Australian Curriculum changes, and as USQ course offerings are modified. Not all teaching areas are offered online or at all campuses. Contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts if you have any questions. Email:usq.support@usq.edu.au.

B Ed (Secondary)

The Secondary specialisation requires two in-depth Teaching Areas. Students are required to complete a total of 14 units of study across two defined Teaching Areas. Approved Teaching Areas change from time to time with changes in Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA), Australian Curriculum, course offerings or Education Queensland policy and/or practice. Course selection is subject to available offers and to the approval of the specialisation coordinator.

Students are required to select two teaching areas from the list below, one area will be a major and the other a minor. Students may only select one teaching area from within a particular Curriculum Domain as listed below, noting that some areas are only available as minors. Before commencing study, students are required to have their teaching areas approved by the program coordinator to ensure that the selection enables placement for professional experience. Students need to be aware of the entrance requirements for each 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

  • Legal Studies (minor only)

  • Economics (minor only)


Curriculum Domain: English

Teaching Area:

  • English


Curriculum Domain: Health and Physical Education

Teaching Area:

  • Health and Physical Education


Curriculum Domain: Early Childhood Studies

Teaching Area:

  • Early Childhood Studies (minor only)


Curriculum Domain: Humanities and Social Sciences

Teaching Areas:

  • History

  • Geography

  • Religion and ethics (minor only)

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (minor only)


Curriculum Domain: Technologies

Teaching Areas:

  • Industrial Technology and Design

  • Engineering Studies (minor only)

  • Graphics

  • Digital Technology


Curriculum Domain: Mathematics

Teaching Area:

  • Mathematics


Curriculum Domain: Sciences

Teaching Areas:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Science


Curriculum Domain: Other Specialist Area

Teaching Area:

  • Special Education (minor only)


Specific majors

In this section:

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (Minor only)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies as a teaching area fits within the Humanities and Social Sciences domain. Once employed, you will be expected to teach years 11 & 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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies can only be taken as a minor teaching area.

Students wishing to take Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies as a teaching area must take 5 courses for a minor. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Courses  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: 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 

Footnotes
*The on-campus and online offering of this course will not be available in semester 2, 2017. Substitute HMT3002.

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Accounting

Accounting as a teaching area fits within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, you will be expected to teach years 11 & 12 Accounting, as well as years 7 – 12 Business Studies.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Accounting.

This major 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.

Accounting can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Accounting as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1, 2, 3   
ACC1102 Financial Accounting  1, 2, 3  Pre-requisite: ACC1101 
ACC2113 Management Accounting I  1,2  Pre-requisite: ACC1101 
ACC2115 Company Accounting  1, 2, 3  Pre-requisite: ACC1102 or ACC2103 
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major:  
ACC3116 Accounting and Society  1, 2  Pre-requisite: ACC2113 and ACC2115 
ACC3118 Auditing  1, 2   Pre-requisite: ACC2113 and ACC2115 

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Biology

Biology as a teaching area fits within the Domain of Sciences. Once employed, you will be expected to teach years 11 & 12 Biology, as well as years’ 7 – 12 Science.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Mathematics B and Biology in Year 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.

Biology can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Biology as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
BIO1101 Biology 1^   
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^   
BIO2103 Biology 2^  Pre-requisite: BIO1101  
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
BIO2202 Plant Physiology     Pre-requisite: BIO1101
Recommended co-requisite: BIO2103  
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation    Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201  

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, you will be expected to teach years 11 & 12 Business Communication and Technology (BCT) and Business Management (BM), as well as years 7 – 12 Business Studies.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Business Communication and Technologies (BCT), 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.

Business Studies can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Business Studies as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management   
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3   
MGT2001 Risk Mitigation, Work Health and Safety   
MGT2002 Perspectives of Organisation  2, 3   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship   
MGT3203 Project Management Processes  2,3   

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Chemistry

Chemistry as a teaching area fits within the domain of Sciences. Once employed, you will be expected to teach years 11 & 12 Chemistry and Science, as well as years 7 – 12 Science.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Mathematics B and Chemistry in Year 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.

Chemistry can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Chemistry as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^   
CHE2120 Chemistry 2^  Pre-requisite: CHE1110  
BIO2119 Human Biochemistry 1  Pre-requisite: CHE2120  
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals  1, 2   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
BIO3219 Human Biochemistry 2  Pre-requisite: BIO2119 
SCI3302 Industry Placement  1, 2, 3  Pre-requisite: completion of second year 
or       
ENV2105 Applied Chemistry and Microbiology   

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 is within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, you will be expected to teach years 11 & 12 Information Technology Systems (ITS) and Information Processing Technology (IPT), as well as years 7 – 12 ICT and Technology.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Digital Technology can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Digital Technology as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  1, 2, 3   
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3   
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation  1, 3   
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
CIS2003 Component Based Software Development  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 

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Drama

Drama as a teaching area is within the domain of the Arts. Once employed, you will be expected to teach years 7 – 12 Drama.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Drama in Years 11 and 12.

Drama Studies 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.

Drama can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Drama as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

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 before selecting this teaching area.


For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
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: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
THE2006 Theatre Manifesto   Alternates with THE2005  
THE2022 Creative Development   This course is only offered on-campus at Toowoomba.
Recommended that THE1001 and THE1002 be completed prior to THE2022

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Early Childhood Studies (Minor only)

Early Childhood is within the domain of Health and Physical Education. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you would teach Early Childhood Studies Years 11 – 12.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Students need to already have 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, students are encouraged to develop knowledge and understanding including human development, the needs and rights of children, the value of play, concepts of childhood, the role of parents, the importance of families, behaviour management, special needs, work place health and safety, industry practice and expectations, and legislation and ethical issues. Please refer to the Early Childhood Studies Syllabus for further information.

Early Childhood can only be taken as a minor teaching area.

Students wishing to take Early Childhood Studies as a minor teaching area must take 5 courses. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 8   
EDO2104 Families and Society  2, 3   
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II   
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood   
EDE4012 Cross-cultural Communication in Early Childhood   

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Economics (Minor only)

Economics is within the domain of Business and Economics. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Years 11 and 12 Economics, and years 7 – 10 Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Economics in Year 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.

Economics can only be taken as a minor teaching area.

Students wishing to take Economics as a minor teaching area must take 5 courses. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
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: EDS2401 

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Engineering Studies (Minor only)

Engineering Studies is within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Engineering Technology in Years 11 and 12.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Engineering Studies can only be taken as a minor teaching area.

Students wishing to take Engineering Studies as a minor teaching area must take 5 courses. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Please note that there is one course that is undertaken cross institutionally with Charles Sturt University (CSU). 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.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following four (4) 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). 
Plus 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     

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English

English is a teaching area within its own domain. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: English from Years 7 – 12. In some schools you 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.

English can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take English as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature   1,3   
ENL1001 Australian Stories    
ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time    
or 
ENL2005 Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature   Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001 
ENL2006 Literature and Adolescence: Writing the Child    
or 
ENL2007 Speculative Fictions / Science Fiction   1
 
It is recommended thatENL1000 or ENL1001 be studied prior to ENL2007 
EDS4410 Secondary English Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
ENL3000 Modernism   Pre-requisite:ENL1000 
ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books   Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001 
or 
ENL3008 Screening Literature: Texts in Adaptation    

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Film, Television and New Media

Film, Television and New Media is within the domain of Arts. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Media in Years 7 – 10; Film, Television and New Media, and Creative Arts in Years 11 - 12.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Film, TV and New Media.

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.

Film, TV and New Media can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Film, TV and New Media as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
FTR1004 Editing    
FTR1005 Location Production    
FTR2006 Documentary and Factual Entertainment   Pre-requisite: FTR1005 and FTR1007  
FTR2001 Short Film Production   Pre-requisite: FTR2006 
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice   Pre-requisite EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
FTR3002 Story and Style    
FTR3000 Media Business    

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Geography

Geography as a teaching area is within the Humanities and Social Sciences domain. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Geography in Years 7 – 12; and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Geography can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Geography as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
CLI1110 Weather and Climate   
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201 
ENV2201 Land Studies   
EDS4408 Secondary Humanities Curriculum and Pedagogy   Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
URP3201 Sustainable Urban Design and Development   
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability   

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Graphics

Graphics is a teaching area within the domain of Technologies. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Technology in Years 7 – 10, and Graphics in Years 11-12.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Graphics can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Graphics as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

Please note that study for this teaching area is completed cross-institutionally through Central Queensland University (CQU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). 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.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design  1,2
 
 
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) 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society  1, 2, 3   
MGT3203 Project Management Processes  2, 3   

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 is within its own domain. For employment in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Health and Physical Education (HPE) in Years 7 – 10; and Physical Education; Health Education and Recreation in Years 11-12.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Health & Physical Education in Year 11 and 12.

Health and Physical Education focuses on the scientific bases of human movement including, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and sports psychology; skill acquisition and development; sociocultural underpinnings of sport and physical activity and the study of personal, social and community health and wellbeing from a socio-ecological perspective. Please refer to the Health and Physical Education senior subjects for further information.

Health and Physical Education can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Health and Physical education as a teaching area must take 7 courses for a major and 5 courses for a minor. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course. There is also the option of an additional 2 courses as a special interest area of HPE.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy   
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity   
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing   
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity  1,2   
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education  Pre-requisite: EDX1450  
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity   
EDH3258 Humans in Movement   
or       
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching   
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking an extended major: 
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity   
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport   

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History

History as a teaching area is within the domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: History and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) in Years 7 – 10, and in Years 11-12 Ancient and Modern History.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

History can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take History as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE   
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History   
Choose either 
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia  One unit of History or HIS1000 or HIS1001 
Or 
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History       
HIS1003 World History Since 1500 CE   
EDS4404 Secondary History Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea  Pre-requisite: Any first year History course 
Choose either 
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century*    Any two courses of History or International Relations 
Or       
HIS3006 Modern Asian History^     

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 is within the Technologies domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach years 7 – 10 Industrial technology and years 11 – 12 Engineering Technology.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Industrial Technology Studies can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Industrial Technology Studies as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

Studies are taken cross institutionally through Central Queensland University (CQU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). 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.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
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*  2, 3  Studied cross-institutionally with Charles Sturt University (CSU) 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
MGT2001 Risk Mitigation, Work Health and Safety   
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. 

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

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Legal Studies (Minor only)

Legal Studies is within the Business and Economics domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach years 11 & 12 Legal Studies.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Legal Studies in Year 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.

Legal Studies can only be taken as a minor.

Students wishing to take Legal Studies as a minor teaching area must take 5 courses. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
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: EDS2401 

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Mathematics

Mathematics is within its own domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach years 7 – 12 Mathematics, including Mathematics A, B and C as well as functional mathematics; pre-vocational mathematics and numeracy short courses.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Mathematics B in Year 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.

Mathematics can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Mathematics as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
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
STA2300 Data Analysis  1,2,3   
or 
STA3100 Evaluating Information  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: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems  Pre-requisite: MAT2100 
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations  Pre-requisite: MAT2100 

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Music

Music is within the Arts domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach years 7 – 12 Music, and Years 11 and 12 Creative arts and Music extension.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Music can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Music as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
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: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
MUI3011 Making Music 6: Contemporary Arranging and Production  Pre-requisite: MUI2008 
MUI3012 Musical Contexts 3: Critical Perspectives   

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Physics

Physics is within the Sciences domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach Years 7 – 10 Science, and Years 11 and 12 Physics and Science.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Physics can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Physics as a minor teaching area must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
PHY1104 Physics 1   
PHY1911 Physics 2   
PHY2204 Astronomy and Astrophysics  Recommended that students have undertaken PHY1104 or PHY1911 prior to PHY2204
PHY2206 Medical Physics   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
PHY3303 Modern Physics   
PHY3304 Photonics   

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Religion and Ethics (Minor only)

Religion and Ethics is within the Humanities and Social Sciences domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach Years 7 – 10 Religion or Ethics, and Years 11 and 12 Study of Religion (SOR).

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Study of Religion in Years 11 and 12.

Religion and ethics can only be taken as a minor.

Students wishing to take Religion and Ethics as a minor teaching area must take 5 courses. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

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.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following six (6) required courses: 
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 
EDRE529 Teaching the Catholic Tradition      Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University 
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 
EDRE516 RE Curriculum      Studied cross-institutionally with Australian Catholic University 

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Science

Science is within its own domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach Years 7 – 12 Science.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: Mathematics B and a Year 12 Science.

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.

Science can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Science as a teaching area must take 7 courses for a major teaching area or 5 courses for a minor teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Enrolment Requirements 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals  1, 2   
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation  Recommended students complete REN1201 prior to REN3301 
PHY2206 Medical Physics   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Pre-requisite: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  Recommended students complete REN1201 prior to REN3302 
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability   

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Special Education (Minor only)

Special Education is not a curriculum area and therefore sits within the domain of Other Specialist Areas. Once employed, it would be expected that you could teach or provide support for students in years 7 – 12.

Special Education as a teaching area 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.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: nil.

Special Education can only be taken as a minor.

Students wishing to take Special Education as a minor teaching area must take 5 courses. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours   
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration*   
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy  Pre-requisite: EDC2400 
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum  Pre-requisite: EDC2400  
SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder   
or 
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning   
or 
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs   

Footnotes
*The Toowoomba on-campus offering of this course will not be available in Semester 2, 2017

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Visual Art

Visual Art is within the Arts domain. Once employed, you will be required to teach year’s 7 – 10 Visual Art, and Years 11 and 12 Creative arts.

Pre-requisite for this teaching area: 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.

Visual Art can be taken as a minor or major teaching area.

Students wishing to take Visual Art as a minor teaching area minor must undertake the 5 required courses and must complete all 7 courses for a major teaching area. This includes one specific curriculum and pedagogy course.

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 arts students. Separate application, interview and folio is required for visual art. Please contact the School of Arts and Communication, Email creativeartsenq@usq.edu.au or telephone +61 7 46 311 079) or complete the Creative Arts Audition/Interview Registration Form.

For details regarding availability of each course online or on-campus please refer to course specifications.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Students must complete the following five (5) required courses: 
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: EDS2401 
Additional courses to be completed if undertaking a major: 
VSA3004 Contemporary Art Practice 4   
VSA2000 Perspectives in Contemporary Art   

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Electives/Approved courses

Students in some specialisations are able to study a number of discipline courses, as follows:

Specialisation  No of discipline courses 
Early Childhood Specialisation  4  
Primary Specialisation   6  
Secondary Specialisation   1  
Health and Physical Education (Primary or Secondary)  0  
Special Education Specialisation  0  

There are a number of courses available to you including education courses from other specialisations, designated education discipline courses, level 5 postgraduate courses from education postgraduate programs, and other courses offered by USQ.

Choose courses that are of interest to you and which might contribute to your personal and/or professional development.

Consider focusing your discipline studies around one or two topic areas. From Education areas, you can develop a strong emphasis in:

  • Health and Physical Education

  • Special Education

  • Literacies

  • Creative Arts

  • Science

  • Maths


Please refer to Specific majors for advice.

You can undertake courses (subject to pre-requisites and other restrictions) in Minor Studies which also outlines possible courses that can be taken as discipline courses.

Secondary specialisation students can choose to use your discipline courses as a 'top up' to one of their Teaching Areas (highly desirable) or as a stand alone course in an area of special interest and which is not necessarily related to a Teaching Area or education courses.

You are able to undertake courses from other Bachelor of Education specialisations (excluding any courses with embedded professional experience)

In special circumstances, students may seek approval from the specialisation coordinator to undertake courses from other institutions as discipline courses.

Education courses that may also be taken as discipline courses 
Discipline Area  Courses 
Early Childhood Context  EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 8 
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II 
EDO2104 Families and Society 
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood 
English  EDO3377 Teaching the Australian Curriculum : English 
ESL  EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy 
Health and Physical Education   EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO3461 
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO3462 
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing  
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO2462 
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO3465 
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching  
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education previously EDO4461 
EDH3258 Humans in Movement  
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport  
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy 
Literacies  EDO3471 Multiliteracies: Understanding Texts 
EDO3472 Children's and Young Adult Literature 
Maths  EDO3681 Teaching the National Curriculum: Mathematics 
EDO3682 Higher Order Thinking: Maths P-7 * 
Music  EDO3476 Drama in Arts Education 
MUI1001 Collaborative Music Practice 1 
MUI1002 Collaborative Music Practice 2 
Science  EDO3561 Teaching the National Curriculum: Science 
Secondary Context  EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy 
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum 
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education 
Special Education  SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder 
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs 
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning 
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours 
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders 
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum 
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration 
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy 
Teaching Contexts  EDO3211 Teaching in Global Contexts 
EDO3341 Teaching in Rural and Remote Communities 
Various  EDO2104 Families and Society 

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

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Professional experience

The Bachelor of Education program complies with all requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers in terms of the minimum number of supervised days mandated (80) and the total number of days of professional experience overall (100). Note: The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Specialisation) program complies with all requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority in terms of the minimum number of supervised days mandated (90) and the total number of days of professional experience overall (110).

All students, domestic and international, must complete the majority of supervised professional experience in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.

The professional experience components of the program are all tied to identified courses within each specialisation, so that students undertake a professional experience placement in a minimum of six of their eight semesters of full-time enrolment

Professional experience is an integral and embedded professional component of an academic course of study. It is a requirement to pass the professional experience in order to pass the course.

The professional experience site will agree to host a pre-service educator, under the supervision of a suitable mentor.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of clinical/professional practice within this program.

In order to undertake courses to which professional experience placements are attached at any stage in the program it is a requirement that students will have satisfactorily completed all professional experience courses in previous years in the program enrolment pattern. In the case of EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio there is the additional requirement that students undertaking the placement in a Queensland school will need to have been granted an Internship Authorisation by the Queensland College of Teachers.

A liaison staff member is appointed for every student and host school/site for every placement, with the critical role of being the key source of information, advice and support for all parties involved in the placement. 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.

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IT requirements

Students must have reliable and ready access to email and the Internet. Broadband would be a significant advantage. See minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

In order to undertake the professional experience, and certain other activities with young people identified in various course specifications, it is required that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

In order to complete the Bachelor of Education a student must complete 32 units of study, according to each specialisation’s pattern of required courses (core, shared and specialisation), plus discipline courses or studies in one or more Teaching Areas.

Professional experience

All students, domestic and international, must complete the majority of supervised professional experience in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.

Language Proficiency

All students, domestic and international, must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.5 or higher (with no subset of less than 7.0 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), either on entry to or on graduation from the program. For TOEFL and other equivalents, please refer to the University's English language requirements .

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Related programs

Embedded within the 4-year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree there is a 3-year Bachelor of Early Childhood award.

The structure for the 3-year award is comprised exactly of the first three years of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 4-year program.

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Exit points

The Bachelor of Education contains provision for three generic exit awards, as follows:

  • Bachelor of General Education Studies (BGES) - available at the completion of 24 approved units;

  • Associate Degree in Education Studies (DAES) - available at the completion of 16 approved units; and

  • Diploma of Education Studies (DPES) - available at the completion of 8 approved units


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Credit

Students may seek credit on the basis of documented prior study at University level or equivalent qualifications and experience. Such applications will be considered on their merits in relation to the extent to which the documentation supplied by the student demonstrates a clear match with the objectives of the course for which the credit is sought. Students applying for credit based on work experience should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts to obtain this specific form for completion. In relation to this general provision, the Early Childhood specialisation has particular circumstances that also apply:

  • Early Childhood

    Students who have completed the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) or approved equivalent with a Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for up to 8 and 11 units of credit respectively.


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.

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.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Early Childhood specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDE2101 Early Childhood Education Contexts2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives2222,3
EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 82222
EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy I2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy31,331,3
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II3131
EDE4012 Cross-cultural Communication in Early Childhood3131
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy3231,2
EDE3009 Professional Practices in Early Childhood3232Pre-requisite: EDE2101 and EDE2010 10 days professional experience
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood3232
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy4141,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3270 Literacies Education4141,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
Discipline Course4141
EDE4103 Multilevel Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
Discipline Course4242
Discipline Course4242
Discipline Course4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days 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.

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.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Primary specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives2222,3
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
EDP2222 Pedagogy and Curriculum 22221,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 and EDX1280 and EDX1170 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy31,331,3
EDX3270 Literacies Education3131,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
Discipline Course3232
Discipline Course3232
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33241,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy4141Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner4141,2Enrolment is not permitted in EDP4200 if either PRI1142 or EDC1200 has been previously completed.
Discipline Course4141
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy4141
Discipline Course4242
Discipline Course4242
Discipline Course4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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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.

For further information and guidance on Teaching Areas please refer to Specific majors for advice.

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.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Secondary specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Teaching Area course1111Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course1111Check offer/mode
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
Teaching Area course1212Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course1212Check offer/mode
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy211,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or Co-requisite: EDG2000 or EDG5000 15 days professional experience
Teaching Area course 2121Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course2121Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course2121Check offer/mode
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDS2402 Planning for Learning and Teaching222Pre-requisite: EDS2401 15 days professional experience
Teaching Area course2222Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course2222Check offer/mode
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments31,231,2
Teaching Area course3131Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course3131Check offer/mode
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy321,2,3Pre-requisite: EDS2401 or EDS2402
Teaching Area course3232Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course3232Check offer/mode
Teaching Area course3232Check offer/mode
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education41
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum41,241,2
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges241,2,3
Elective Course4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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Special Education

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.

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.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Special Education specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience in Special Education Setting
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience in Upper Primary Setting
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder2222
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
SPE3001 Introduction to Special Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs3131
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours3131
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience in a Mainstream Primary Setting
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner3131,2Enrolment is not permitted in EDP4200 if either PRI1142 or EDC1200 has been previously completed.
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum3232Pre-requisite: EDC2400
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy4141Pre-requisite: EDC2400
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy4141Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy41,341,3
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders41
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning4242
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives3232,3
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience in a Mainstream Primary or Special Education Setting
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration4242

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Health and Physical Education - 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.

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.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Health and Physical Education (Primary) specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity2121previously EDO3462
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity21,221,2previously EDO2462
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity3131previously EDO3461
EDX3270 Literacies Education3131,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner3131,2Enrolment is not permitted in EDP4200 if either PRI1142 or EDC1200 has been previously completed.
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education3232Pre-requisite: EDX1450 previously EDO4461
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy411Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing4141
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDH3258 Humans in Movement4242
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days unsupervised professional experience

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Health and Physical Education - 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.

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.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Health and Physical Education (Secondary) specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.

For further information and guidance on Teaching Areas please refer to Specific majors for advice.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Second Teaching Area course1111Check offer/mode
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity1111
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
Second Teaching Area course1212Check offer/mode
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy211,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or Co-requisite: EDG2000 or EDG5000 15 days professional experience
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity211previously EDO3462
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing2121
Second Teaching Area course2121Check offer/mode
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity21,221,2previously EDO2462
Second Teaching Area course2222Check offer/mode
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments31,231,2
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity3131Pre-requisite: EDH2253 previously EDO3465
Second Teaching Area course3131Check offer/mode
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy321,2,3Pre-requisite: EDS2401 or EDS2402
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching3232
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education3232Pre-requisite: EDX1450 previously EDO4461
EDH3258 Humans in Movement3232
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education41
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum41,241,2S1 ONC offer at Toowoomba only.
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges4241,2,3
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days unsupervised professional experience