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  • Objectives
    Are you an educator looking to deepen and broaden your professional knowledge and skills? Do you want to upgrade your qualification to degree status? This course is suitable for educators across a wide range of fields - early childhood, primary and secondary education, vocational education and training and development, higher and professional education, supervisors, coordinators, administrators, teachers' assistants and Aboriginal and Islander education officers. The Department of Education has developed a number of pathways within this course. At admission and enrolment, you will negotiate with the course coordinator to ensure you undertake an appropriate mix of units based on your experience and prior qualifications to ensure you receive the most out of your education
  • Entry requirements
    This course is open only to qualified educators (including teachers or other educational and training personnel). Admission typically requires a three-year Bachelor of Arts (Education) or equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience who have completed a Certificate IV or approved qualifications will be considered on the basis of alternative entry procedures for mature age students. Literacy and numeracy skills are an important prerequisite to teaching and students are required to demonstrate competence, however, additional support will be provided to speakers of English as a second language. Applicants with overseas teaching qualifications who wish to teach in Western Australia must have their qualifications assessed by the Human Resources Branch of the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. The letter of assessment must accompany the application for entry to the course. Successful applicants will also be required to submit a recent police clearance when enrolling.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Education Conversion Course
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Education Conversion Course

    BEd(Curtin) OR BEd(Hons)(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 006087F
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years

    Introduction

    This course provides opportunities for educators to deepen and broaden their professional knowledge and skills and to upgrade their qualifications to degree status. The course is suitable for educators across a wide range of fields: early childhood, primary and secondary education, vocational education and training and development, higher and professional education, supervisors, coordinators, administrators, teacher's aides and Aboriginal and Islander education officers.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    This course is open only to qualified educators (including teachers or other educational and training personnel). Admission typically requires a three-year Bachelor of Arts (Education) or equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience who have completed a Certificate IV or approved qualifications will be considered on the basis of alternative entry procedures for mature age students.

    Specific Requirements

    Literacy and numeracy skills are an important prerequisite to teaching and students are required to demonstrate competence, however, additional support will be provided to speakers of English as a second language. Successful applicants will be requiredto submit a recent Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (see page 5) at enrolment time. STAT is not accepted for entry to this course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis according to level of qualification held. Credit might also be awarded for prior teaching experience. In awarding recognition of prior learning attention is given to formal teaching qualifications, although in special cases some credit may be given for other qualifications. No credit is given for length of teaching experience. Recognition of prior learning of three, two and a half and two years is determined at the time ofadmission and is based on consideration of the applicant's qualifications at the time. Credit for previously completed units may be transferred to this course provided that the units have not been used towards an already completed award or can be shown to be surplus to the requirements of that award, and are acceptable within the course structure. No transfer of credit is allowed for units completed more than seven years before the time of application for transfer. The maximumrecognition of prior learning which may be offered to any student is three years, so that a complete final year of study is required as the minimum for course completion.

    Duration and Availability

    4 years' full-time study or equivalent part-time. Method of Study: Full-time, part-time, external.

    Course Organisation
    The Department of Education has developed a number of learning pathways for students within this course. Each student is required at admission and enrolment to negotiate with the course coordinator to ensure an appropriate mix of units is selected based on experience and prior qualifications.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. Under certain circumstances employing authorities might offer student support with course expenses. It is also recommended that rural and remote students have access to a computer.

    For further information related to the Bentley Campus, contact Humanities Student Services. For all other campuses, please contact The Centre for Regional Education administration.

    Special Note
    Applicants with overseas teaching qualifications who wish to teach in Western Australia must have their qualifications assessed by the Human Resources Branch of the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. The letter of assessment must accompany the application for entry to the course. For details on the honours classes refer to the General Information section of the Handbook.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure     Hrs/Wk     Credit
    Year 1 Semester 1
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0
    Year 1 Semester 2
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0
    Year 2 Semester 1
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0
    Year 2 Semester 2
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0
    Year 3 Semester 1
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0
    Year 3 Semester 2
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0
    Year 4 Semester 1
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0
    Year 4 Semester 2
          SELECT 4 ELECTIVES           100.0
                                                      100.0

    N1              A list of recommended electives in the Department of Education is available at enrolment
    N2              Music electives are available through Curtin College of Higher Education in Kalgoorlie
    NB              Some electives may reflect appropriate recognition of prior learning awarded

    Availability
    Year      Location                                       Period           All*     Internal   
    2009     Armadale Centre                         Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Armadale Centre                         Semester 2     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus                          Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus                          Semester 2     Y                       
    2009     Esperance Community College    Semester 1               Y                 
    2009     Esperance Community College    Semester 2               Y                 
    2009     Geraldton University Centre        Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Geraldton University Centre        Semester 2               Y                 
    2009     Kalgoorlie Campus                      Semester 1               Y                 
    2009     Kalgoorlie Campus                      Semester 2               Y                 
    2009     Midland Campus                          Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Midland Campus                          Semester 2     Y                       
    2009     Pilbara TAFE Karratha                 Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Pilbara TAFE Karratha                 Semester 2     Y                       
    2009     Pilbara TAFE Sth Hedland           Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Pilbara TAFE Sth Hedland           Semester 2     Y                       
    2009     UWA Albany Centre                    Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     UWA Albany Centre                    Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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