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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

  • Bachelor

Combine your passion for teaching with highly desired technical skills. This course prepares you as a secondary school teacher in the Technological and Applied Studies area, which includes design, food, textiles, computing, graphic and industrial technologies.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
3207322
Study Mode
In person, Online
ATAR
60

About this course

Combine your passion for teaching with highly desired technical skills. This course prepares you as a secondary school teacher in the Technological and Applied Studies area, which includes design, food, textiles, computing, graphic and industrial technologies. With a focus on creativity and innovation, this course also has an emphasis on social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

As well as building your understanding and proficiency in educational leadership, assessment approaches and teaching methods, you'll put your learning into practice during placements in secondary schools or vocational education settings.

Flexibility of learning is just one of the advantages of this degree that will see you qualify to teach in Queensland and NSW.

This course supports a pathway from vocational education courses. Students who hold the appropriate TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualifications receive advanced standing.

The block professional teaching experiences, combined with volunteer activities and embedded site visits will provide you with a deep understanding about the role of a teacher. As you will be interacting with young people, upon enrolment you will be expected to apply and attain a valid Working with Children Check for your state or territory. See professional experience requirements.

Entry requirements

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature at a New South Wales campus of Southern Cross University must have satisfied requirements specified by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for admission to an initial teacher education course that is approved for the purposes of enabling graduates to apply for registration as a teacher in New South Wales, including:
    1. satisfactory completion of the UAC or QTAC non-academic entry requirement test.
  2. For the purposes of satisfying English Language Proficiency requirements for admission, applicants will only be considered on the above criteria and will not be considered on the basis of other criteria established by the Rules Relating to Awards - Rule 2, Section 1 - English Language Proficiency Subsection.
    1. have completed senior secondary study to the equivalent of the Australian year 10 (or above) or have completed at least one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) at AQF Diploma equivalent or higher where:
      1. the country where those studies were undertaken is listed in Schedule A of the Rules Relating to Awards - Rule 2; and
      2. the language of instruction was English; or
    2. achieved a minimum test score, within two (2) years of the date of application for admission, equal to or above the minimum listed below:
      1. International English Language Test System (IELTS). The applicant must have a minimum overall score of 7.5, including a minimum result of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules and 7.0 in reading and writing; or
      2. International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR). The applicant must have a score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Study locations

Sydney

Coffs Harbour

Online

What you will learn

Students study three main teaching subjects including Design and Technology and a choice of two of the following:

  • Computing Technology: Information Systems
  • Food Technology
  • Graphics/Multimedia Technology
  • Industrial Technology (timber and metal)
  • Textile Technology
  • Engineering Technology.

Units with a practical component may require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, where numbers permit, in Sydney.

All students will need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) test prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.

Career pathways

Secondary teachers of design and technology, graphics technology, industrial technology, food technology, textiles technology, and/or computing technology; professional roles in organisations where innovation, technology skills and specific industry knowledge is highly desired.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

* 19 core units; and
* 10 units made up of two teaching areas; and
* the remaining units from electives; and
* both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Federal Government.

Permission to undertake a professional experience placement will be at the discretion of the Dean of Education.

Exit Award
Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points).

Students may be eligible to exit with the Associate Degree of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points).

Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).


Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access and Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.