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Year 12, or relevant academic experience
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
You will need to complete 4 electives as part of this course. You can select your units from a range of other Swinburne Online courses.
From 2018, under the new AITSL and government Initial Teacher Education (ITE) requirements, all students applying to ITE courses across Australia will need meet suitability for teaching (non-academic selection) criteria as a part of course entry criteria. Contact a SEEK Learning Education Advisor for further information.
Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.
Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score.
Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
As a graduate of this course, you'll be able to:
This course includes a total of 81 days of professional work placement.
The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you can graduate ready to step into a job.
Placements are in 4 blocks of full-time work spaced throughout the course. You arrange your own placements with support from Swinburne Online.
This Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT recognition enables you to register as a teacher Australia wide.
Designed for maximum flexibility, this teaching degree allows you to study anytime, anywhere.
There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.
On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.
Depending on your study load, you can finish your teaching degree in as little as 3 years.
Accelerated: 12 units per year over 3 years
Full-time: 8 units per year over 4 years
Suggested: 6 units per year over 5 years
Part-time: 4 units per year over 6 years
There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.
With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.
With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.
In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries you may have around your study.
These Student Advisors will provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations and academic assessments, and assist you with any technical issues you may experience.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) includes a foundation unit called "Learning and Communicating Innovative Practice". This unit is especially useful if you're returning to study after a long time, or are unfamiliar with online learning.
It will help you gain skills in:
Upon completion of this unit, you'll be more confident about online study.
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