About this course
The demand for teachers in TAS is significant. Many existing technology teachers have only one area of expertise and, over the next 10 years, major shortages of TAS teachers are predicted across Australia. CSU's Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies) offered full-time by distance education will address this need. In addition, CSU will offer a four-year on campus program through the Wagga Wagga Campus in 2010.
On completion of this course you will be classed as a teacher of technology with the ability to teach in the key learning area of Technology and Applied Studies. Dual accreditation for general education and vocational education applies for the Industry Entry course only (see Associated Costs below).
The Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies) replaces the previously accredited Accelerated Teacher Training Program offered at CSU.
Where it will take you
Predicted employment trends indicate considerable growth in opportunities in TAS across Australia, particularly due to teacher retirements and the newly established Trade Centres in schools.
This Industry entry program caters for people who have industry qualifications of Certificate III/IV or Associate Diploma/Diploma level (refer to specific Additional Admission Requirements for Previous Studies) in one of the following areas of expertise within the technology and applied studies teaching area:
* Food Technology
* Industrial Technology (Wood/Metal)
* Information Technology
Students entering the program will receive a credit package equivalent to18 months of full-time study (96 points) and will complete a further 2.5 years of full-time equivalent study to graduate with the four-year Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies).
Professionals teaching you professional skills
The course is taught by dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience. Education staff have experience across a broad range of educational settings, from schools, TAFE and industry training.
The discipline studies associated with the different technologies are drawn from industry accredited courses in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Business.
Your course is recognised by industry
Graduates will be eligible to teach throughout Australia and overseas.
This course is currently awaiting accreditation approval from the NSW Institute of Teachers.
Students undertake extensive practical experience in schools.
For students who do not hold a current TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment it will be necessary to enrol in CSU Training to complete this award. Enrolment and certificate issue costs need to be met by each student.
Extra costs may be associated for the acquisition of units of competency to gain accreditation and registration to teach VET in schools. These costs will be determined by various Registered Training Organisations (e.g. TAFE NSW) and must be independantly paid for and organised by students.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 264 points.
Refer to the Additional requirements section for information on:
* NSW Teachers Institute requirement
* Literacy requirement
* Criminal Record Clearance