Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Secondary Education

Federation University Australia (RTO 4909)
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4 yearsfull-time
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Why study this course

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a Secondary School Teacher
  • Choose to complete either a major and minor or a double major in specialist areas such as humanities, science, history, mathematics, media studies, information technology, physical education or English
  • Gain real-world experience through 80 days of supervised placement 


This course is currently awaiting accreditation from the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 70 or above AND a study score of at least 25 in any English and completion of any mathematics; OR
  • Successful completion of at least 1 year of tertiary study in a relevant field; OR
  • Successful completion of a Certificate III or IV qualification in a related field such as community services, education support, children's services or nursing AND have at least 1 year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service; OR
  • Successful completion of a Diploma in a related field

Please note you may be required to complete a literacy and/or numeracy assessment. You will also need to hold a current Working with Children Check in order to complete professional placements.

All applicants will need to complete the CASPer test which is part of Altus Suite. This is a requirement for many initial teacher training courses and is a non-cognitive online test that assesses your personal and professional attributes.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Ballarat - Mt Helen
  • Berwick
  • Gippsland - Churchill

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • Learning and teaching
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Designing for learning
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Teaching strategies for diverse learners
  • Curriculum assessment and reporting
  • Environmental sustainability education

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Federation University Australia can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Over the 4 years of this program, you must complete 80 days of professional placement.

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study with Federation University, you will:

  • Have the option to enrol in FedReady, a free short course that will develop your academic skills and prepare you for higher education study
  • Have access to Student Academic and Study Support (SASS) programs and resources, including mentors, study groups and online tutoring
  • Benefit from small class sizes and more opportunities for one-on-one access to teachers
  • Have access to a range of support services that are available across all campuses, including counselling and disability support

Find out more about this course

Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Secondary Education

You may wish to discuss the following with Federation University Australia:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Federation University Australia.

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