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Victoria University (VU)

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Bachelor of Education (P-12)

  • Bachelor

If you want the option of teaching at primary or secondary schools, the Bachelor of Education (P12) is for you. Choose your specialisation, and get the classroom experience needed to confidently begin your teaching career.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
EBED, 071581G
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
May
International Fees
$27,000 per year / $108,000 total

About this course

If you want the option of teaching at primary or secondary schools, the Bachelor of Education (P12) is for you. Choose your specialisation, and get the classroom experience needed to confidently begin your teaching career.

We are one of the few universities in Australia to offer a Bachelor of Education (P-12) which allows you to teach at any school level. If you're unsure which age group you'll be suited to teaching, this is an excellent way to keep your options open.

You'll learn the latest techniques to support students in their learning. You'll also get real work experience through 80 days of supervised teaching practice in primary and secondary schools.

We offer the following specialisations:

  • art
  • biology
  • digital media
  • disability studies in education
  • English (literary studies)
  • environmental studies
  • food technology
  • health
  • humanities
  • mathematics
  • media studies
  • music
  • outdoor education
  • physical education (secondary)
  • psychology
  • student welfare.

Study locations

Footscray Park

Online

Career pathways

You could be employed in a public or private primary or secondary school. Depending on your specialisation, you could find a role teaching anything from maths, science and English, to creative performance and arts, business, health, PE, psychology, or welfare studies.

Salaries

Use Job Outlook to find average salaries for teachers in Australia:

  • secondary school teachers
  • primary school teachers.
Employment rates

93 per cent of our Bachelor of Education students are employed within the first four months of graduation (VU Australian Graduate Survey).

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Education (P-12) students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:
240 credit points of Core studies
96 credit points of Major studies
48 credit points (either Option A or B)

Option A
(This option is recommended for students who choose to undertake a second Secondary teaching method)
48 credit points of Minor Studies
Option B
(This option is suitable for students who require more flexible enrolment opportunities)
48 credit points of any Minors or Elective units.
Additional Notes
Students are required to meet the required benchmarks for LANTITE prior to commencement of their second year placement units.
Students are required to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to be eligible to graduate from their Victorian Institute of Teaching-accredited program.
Students will need to monitor the VIT website for details in relation to the tests that will be considered; a link to advice and fact sheets about the test and to the external test provider. Refer to www.vit.vic.edu.au
Students also complete a minimum of 80 days Professional Experience comprising well-structured, supervised and assessed teaching practice. This course has organised 103 days, which substantially improves the minimum.

Credit for prior study or work

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Find out more about applying for our courses.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at Victoria University (VU).
72.1%
Overall satisfaction
70.5%
Skill scale
60.2%
Teaching scale
79.8%
Employed full-time
$67k
Average salary