Successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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Course learning outcomes
At the completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary), graduates will be able to:
- show broad and coherent knowledge of students aged birth to 12 years and how they learn with capacity to show initiative and judgement when making decisions or solving problems
- show broad and coherent knowledge of Primary School content areas within the Australian context and capacity to critically review theory and practice
- demonstrate the capacity to show initiative and judgement to plan for, and implement, effective teaching and learning in diverse contexts with the capacity to solve problems with intellectual independence
- demonstrate the capacity to adapt knowledge and skills to critically analyse information in diverse contexts, and to create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- demonstrate the capacity to assess, provide feedback and report on student learning using clear and coherent communication with the ability to critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise assessment information
- show responsibility and accountability for own learning to identify, engage in and apply professional learning, individually and in collaboration with others
- demonstrate the capacity to engage professionally with colleagues, families and children, and the communication skills to present clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Education (Primary), students are required to complete 400 credit points comprising of 32 units of study (12.5 credit points each). The 400 credit points must comprise of:
- 28 units of core education and early childhood studies (350 credit points)
- 4 units of other studies comprising of a minor or elective units (50 credit points)
In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) normally within three attempts through the Australian Council for Education Research prior to completing 200 credit points of study.
Academic Progress – Special Requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the Bachelor of Education (Primary) has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:
(a) behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a teaching placement
2. A student is classified as having 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:
(a) fail to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy test (LANTITE) after attempting 200 credit points of studies or following three attempts
(b) fail a Teaching Placement unit
(c) have their teaching placement terminated early by a school. In the case of early termination of a teaching placement by a school, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review processes will commence within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) will be specialised in the education and development of young children from five to 12 years of age. They will be qualified to undertake teaching positions in primary schools.