About the course
Graduates of these courses do not attain a professional teaching qualification without undertaking further study.
Bachelor of Educational Studies
This course aims to provide flexible course design options for undergraduate students of education by providing access to a diverse pool of subjects requiring a wide range of skills for active and successful participation. The aim of this approach is to increase the potential for students to meet a wider range of vocational needs in an increasingly broad variety of educational environments.
The Bachelor of Educational Studies draws upon the extensive portfolio of subjects already developed by the Faculty of Education, the subject offerings of other Faculties of CSU, and any tertiary study previously undertaken. It allows students flexibility in the construction of a program of study that they consider will best meet their future needs and to select the skills, knowledge and attitudes, inherent in their subject choice, that they believe will be required of them upon graduation.
University Certificate in Educational Studies
The aims of the course are to provide students with formal qualifications in education that reflect a generalist level of study in the field of education; provide a basic understanding of conceptual tools, theories and methodologies in education; and provide a general orientation to the purposes, functions and practices within nominated areas of study. The course will provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes at an introductory level.
Where it will take you
While the course does not lead to a recognised professional qualification for early childhood teachers or school teachers, it does offer graduates a generalist education degree that could be useful in a variety of educational/leisure settings such as vacation care, homework centres, tutoring in private colleges and home tutoring. Fitness for such employment is dependent on the choice of subjects selected by the student.
Graduates who already have a teaching degree, may use the degree to upgrade their qualifications or extend their professional knowledge by drawing on a wide range of education or education related subjects.
Students may be admitted to the University Certificate in Educational Studies or the Bachelor of Educational Studies on indication of their likelihood of success through one or more of the following:
* previous studies
* voluntary or paid work experience
* TAFE tertiary study preparation programs
* performance in tests and examinations conducted by professional recognised bodies
* participation in continuing education programs and/or staff development programs conducted by adult education agencies, consultancies, professional bodies or employers
* completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) or equivalent aptitude tests
* other attainments and experience deemed appropriate by the Course Coordinator.
Articulation and credit
The University Certificate in Educational Studies articulates with the Bachelor of Educational Studies and all subjects completed in the University Certificate are credited towards the Bachelor degree.
Students in the degree program may use the University Certificate as an exit point should they decide to withdraw from the Bachelor of Educational Studies, however, the students must meet the University Certificate criteria (i.e. no credit granted in the course) to be able to graduate with the award.
The Associate Degree in Educational Studies is an exit point only, should a student decide to withdraw from the Bachelor of Educational Studies program.
To graduate with the Bachelor of Educational Studies, students need to successfully complete 192 subject points.
To exit with the Associate Degree in Educational Studies students need to successfully complete 128 subject points.
To graduate with the University Certificate in Educational Studies, students will need to successfully complete 64 subject points.
Note: No credit will be granted within the University Certificate.
Upon graduation with the University Certificate in Educational Studies, those wishing to continue with the Bachelor of Educational Studies will need to apply for admission.