Deakin’s Bachelor of Education – 4th year offers three-year trained primary teachers a fourth year of study in order to give them access (where relevant) to full registration as a teacher, promotion, or to allow them to apply for positions in other schools or systems. The course has a broad range of elective units to choose from, and therefore caters for the wide range of prospective student requirements. It is an accredited fourth year of study for teachers for employment purposes.
Applicants must hold an approved three-year teaching qualification or an approved degree or diploma together with an approved teacher education qualification. In addition to minimum entry requirements, International students for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.
Bachelor of Education - 4th Year (International Students)
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
As a graduate of this course you may find employment as a teacher within the private or public education sectors ranging from prep to grade 6, in government departments, recruitment and human resource management, universities, public service, TAFE and adult community educational institutions, health and welfare organisations as well as in private academies and agencies.
To be awarded the Bachelor of Education a student must satisfactorily complete not less than 8 credit points of study that:
* shall include at least 6 credit points from the list of course-grouped units;
* shall include not less than 6 credit points at level 4 or higher;
* may include no more than 2 credit points at level 3; and
* may include no more than 2 credit points from another Faculty at level 2 or higher.
Note: Students may complete up to 4 modules in assessed mode from the Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development.*
There are normally no compulsory studies and students may develop an individual study program from the wide range of units offered. Some units may be subject to quotas. Therefore, when selecting units, student should list additional units in priority of interest. In addition some units which cover core curriculum areas are included and students with little or no recent school teaching experience are encouraged to select these units. Each unit is worth 1 credit point unless otherwise specified.
It is strongly recommended that students returning to teaching after a substantial absence take the Refresher Course for Returning Teachers offered by the Consultancy and Development Unit which includes an introduction to recent Victorian curriculum initiatives. See * Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development details below
1. Primary Curriculum Methods units
It is strongly recommended, but not compulsory, that teachers returning to work enrol in the following units. This particularly applies to teachers trained more than ten years ago and who have not taught in primary schools within the last five years. These units provide basic primary curriculum methods, comparable to what would be studied in a current preservice course. These units assume that you have access to schools but not that you will be a classroom teacher.
ECA551 Primary Arts Education
ECL400 Primary Language Education 1
ECS501 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments
EME500 Primary Mathematics Education 2
ECL500 Primary Language Education 2
EME497 Primary Mathematics Education 1
ESH500 Primary Physical and Health Education
EES540 Primary Science Education
EEP501 Primary School Experience 5A
see note below
(i) All units are 1 credit point value unless otherwise noted.
(ii) EES540 is a 0.75 credit point unit.
(iii) EEP501 is a 0.25 credit point unit, available for students enrolring in EES540.
2. Professional Development units
The elective units listed below are professional development units intended for teachers with recent primary school experience. These units are suitable for teachers who have worked on a full or part-time basis in Australian primary schools within the last five years. These units are closely related to classroom or school practices. They may assume classroom access, although alternatives are provided for those with no current access such as teachers on family leave.
ESM415 Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom
ESS412 Science Experiments You Can Eat
ECP303 Child Protection
ESM438 Evaluating Children's Progress
ESS456 Science of Toys and Tricks
(i) ESS456 offered in alternate years 2009, 2011
(ii) ESM438 offered in alternate years 2010, 2012
3. Specialist Interest units
The elective units listed below are intended for experienced teachers who wish to develop a specialist interest in particular areas of teaching or of the curriculum. They do not require classroom access. They generally relate to both primary and secondary settings.
ECA433 Arts Education Discipline Study 3
EEC312 Playing with, and Educating for Multiple Futures
EEC381 Classroom and Behaviour Management
EET330 Teaching with New Technologies
ESM415 Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom
ESP437 Teaching for Interpersonal Development
ECA434 Arts Education Discipline Study 4
ECL470 Children's Literature in the Classroom
EEC406 Changing Schools and Classrooms
EEG402 Teaching in a Global World
EEI402 Diversity, Difference and Socially-Just Schooling
ESM433 Exploring Space and Number
ESM438 Evaluating Children's Progress
ESP401 Student Behaviour Management and Welfare
ESP485 Teaching Thinking Skills
ESS439 Issues in Science and Environmental Education
EST430 Educational Software Tools 1
(i) ECA433, ECA434 students are to select Visual Arts specialism (off campus) or Music specialism offered on campus at Burwood or off campus.
(ii) ECA433, ECA434 students wishing to select other specialisms with these units must seek Course Coordinator approval.
(iii) ESM438 and ESS439 available in alternate years 2010, 2012.
(iv) ESM433 offered in alternate years 2009, 2011.
*Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development
Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development modules are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education (for further information Tel 03 9244 6673, Fax 03 9244 3832 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org). These modules are professional development short courses offered to practising teachers. Students will receive credit for up to four of these modules towards their course if they are taken in assessed mode, that is, if the prescribed assessment is completed at a satisfactory standard.
Detailed course rules
The course of study shall normally be completed within a period of not less than two trimesters of full-time study or part-time equivalent and not more than five trimesters of study or part-time equivalent.
Further extensions of time may be granted with the permission of the Faculty Board which must not exceed ten consecutive years from the date the student first enrolled in the course.
The course of study may include satisfactory completion of a specified number of days of supervised school experience to meet the requirements of an employing body.
The course of study may include specific curriculum method studies to meet the requirements of an employing body.
The Bachelor of Education – 4th year course is recognised by the Department of Education and Training and the Victorian Institute of Teaching as an accredited fourth year of study and for employment in primary schools.
Mode of study
While the course is taken by off campus study, it is possible to take some on campus electives, held mainly on the Burwood campus in the evenings.
Admission requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants must hold an approved three-year teaching qualification or an approved degree or diploma together with an approved teacher education qualification.
In addition to minimum entry requirements, International students for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
* Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
* Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
* Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application:
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
* If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
* If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
* If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Education 4th Year are eligible to apply or entry into Graduate Certificate, and Master of Education courses.