The Bachelor of Education - 4th Year Mathematics Conversion course is recognised as an approved qualification for employment in secondary schools by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Fees and charges
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.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
* 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 mathematics teacher within the private or public education sectors ranging from junior secondary level to VCE level, government departments, recruitment and human resource management, universities as general staff managers, 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-Fourth Year Mathematics Conversion, a student must satisfactorily complete 8 credit points of study taken from the list of course-grouped units leading to the award.
The course of study shall include a sub-major in the discipline of mathematics and teaching methodology in mathematics education. 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 10 consecutive years from the date the student first enrolled in the course.
SIT192 Discrete Mathematics
ESM424 Mathematics: Curriculum Study
SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
ESM425 Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study
SIT291 Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling
Plus one level 4 mathematics education elective unit
Students may select from:
SIT281 Introduction to Cryptography
SIT292 Linear Algebra and Applications to Data Communications
Plus one level 4 mathematics education elective unit
Level 4 Mathematics elective units
ESM415 Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom
ESM438 Evaluating Children's Progress
ESM433 Exploring Space and Number
(i) ESM433 offered in alternate years 2009, 2011
(ii) ESM438 offered in alternate years 2010, 2012
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants must hold an approved secondary teaching 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.
The selection criteria include:
* results in the applicant's most recent relevant qualification;
* the successful completion of other studies at post diploma level;
* inclusion of a personal letter indicating reasons for application and demonstrating a commitment to mathematics teaching; and
* relevant professional experience or professional development related to mathematics teaching.
Students must include with their application full transcripts of previous qualifications, a personal letter, records of relevant professional experience, and any evidence of participation in relevant professional development.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
Students are advised to contact the Faculty for Information regarding applying for credit for prior tertiary study.
How to apply
Applications for off-campus study must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.