Overview

Prepare yourself for a career in government education policy, or in corporate or non-profit training. You'll learn to plan and implement effective teaching and learning in diverse contexts and develop the skills to help the future education workforce by tailoring your electives to a variety of education environments. This degree does not qualify you to become a teacher.

View Bachelor of Education Studies course handbook
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Your industry experience

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. In this degree, you'll work on an industry-related activity to plan and implement effective teaching and learning.

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Skills you’ll learn

  • Emerging technologies
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Innovation
  • Intercultural competence
  • Contextual and theoretical knowledge

Your career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Education research and policy analyst
  • Teacher aide
  • Learning support officer

Key codes

CRICOS course code
0100245
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211383
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211381
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Why Swinburne?

Top 500 in the world for education

5 stars for overall experience

5 stars for teaching quality

#1 in Melbourne for support services

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score

60.0

2023 lowest rank to receive an offer [before adjustment pts.]

62.1

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

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Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or equivalent.
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or equivalent.

Other requirements

Applicants applying to transfer from another initial teacher education course must disclose all Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) attempts.

Applicants applying to transfer from another initial teacher education course must disclose all Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) attempts.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

View course handbook

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Book your Pearson Test of English

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about credit

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about RPL

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Education Studies requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

16
Core units
+
8
Elective units
=
3-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Understanding Language and Literacy
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU10002
The World of Maths
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU10003
Theories of Teaching and Learning
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU10004
Introduction to Academic Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Education
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU10026
Semester 2
Indigenous Education and Perspectives
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU10005
Developing Literacy
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU20001
Mathematics in Practice
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU20002
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

View course handbook
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Understanding and Supporting Behaviour
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU20004
Science and Technology
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU30002
Health and Physical Education
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU30014
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU20003
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU10006
Understanding and Supporting Inclusion
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU30005
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Play and Environment
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU40002
Teaching the Humanities
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU40011
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Arts Education
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU40008
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$4,445

Total fee* ($AUD)

$13,335

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$34,340.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

Find out more about fees

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.
Learn more about paying your fees

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Learn more about SSAF

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

Learn more about scholarships

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Learn more about scholarships

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
BA-EDUST
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BA-EDUST
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Course code
BA-EDUST
CRICOS code
0100245
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Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211381
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VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211383
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
26-February-2025
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03-March-2025
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Location
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
03-March-2025
Upcoming events
Open Day 2024
28-July-2024