Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

Course Code 4230
CRICOS Code 057299E
Course duration /
Study mode

Course duration: 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units

Location Avondale Campus - Lake Macquarie
Fee Support

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)*
*for eligible students, see www.studyassist.gov.au

About


The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (BA/BTch (Sec)) course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills needed to teach in Christian, independent and state high school systems in both Australia and overseas. Many Avondale graduates are highly valued in the Australian education sector. It is Avondale's aim to graduate teachers who are reflective, creative and confident in the classroom.

Double majors are offered at Avondale, allowing you to choose two teaching subject areas. This course successfully prepares you to teach through innovative learning, hands on practical placements and an intentional focus on health and wellbeing. 

At Avondale you are given the opportunity to complete one of your professional teaching experiences in a developing country. In the past this has taken teams of Avondale students to Cambodia, India, Nepal and The Kingdom of Tonga. 

Secondary Fields: 

  • Biology
  • Business Studies and Commerce
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Technology - Information Systems**
  • Design and Technology 
  • English
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History (Modern and Ancient**)
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial Technology
  • Legal Studies**
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education**
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Technology and Applied Studies
  • Textiles Technology**
  • Visual Arts
    ** Offered as a minor only

 

 


Career Opportunities


  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Secondary Mathematics Teacher
  • Secondary Science Teacher
  • School Chaplain
  • Tutor

Admission Criteria


To be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), you must qualify for admission. General admission is based on your academic background. There are also specific admissions requirements for this course.

GENERAL ADMISSION CRITERIA

General admission requirements are met by any of the following:
  1. Applicants with higher education study
    • Successful completion of at least one (1) semester (typically four (4) subjects) of a higher education degree/diploma; or
    • Successful completion of a bridging or enabling course, or other recognised tertiary preparation course; or
    • Successful completion of the first one (1) or two (2) semesters of the Diploma of General Studies
  2. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
    • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
    • Technology and Applied Studies teaching areas: Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level (trade qualification) with three to five years recent post apprenticeship trade experience in a relevant technology.
  3. Applicants with work and life experience
  4. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
    • ATAR of 63.00*; or
    • OP of 15 or less; or
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 13 with NCEA Level 3 results, identifying University Entrance attainment; or
    • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points; or
    • Overseas secondary qualifications considered equivalent to Australian studies, as stated in the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy

    *After adjustment factors have been applied

SPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIA

Most disciplines do not have specific admission requirements. Those that do are:
  • Completed Personal Statement for Initial Teaching Training
  • Chemistry (major): Recent HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) or recommendation from the School of Science and Mathematics and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) or recommendation from the School of Science and Mathematics.
  • Mathematics (major/minor): Recent HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent) or recommendation from the School of Science and Mathematics.
  • Physics (major): Recent HSC Physics (or equivalent) or recommendation from the School of Science and Mathematics and HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent) or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics.
  • Music (specialisation/major/minor): Admission to a music specialisation, music major or music minor through Avondale Conservatorium is by interview, audition and evaluation. Applicants must meet the following minimum standards and submit certified copies of certificates as follows:
    • Performance: AMEB Grade 6 minimum (or equivalent) music performance certificate; and/or
    • Musicianship & Theory: AMEB Grade 4 minimum (or equivalent) musicianship and/or theory and/or Music Craft Level 2A and 2B certificate.

Where an applicant does not meet the required minimum standard, they may be admitted with other appropriate music experience upon the approval from the Director of Music.

POST ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Working with children check(s)
  • Child protection awareness training
  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training
  • National Literacy and Numeracy Test (LANTITE)
  • Fitness for Teaching

For more information, visit the post-admission requirements for teacher education students.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Overseas applicants will have their entry qualifications assessed in accordance with the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy as well as the International Students Policy

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English, as stated in the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy

Course Structure


Course duration: Four years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units

Maximum time to complete: 10 years

The BA/BTch (Sec) course is designed to successfully prepare secondary teachers. It consists of thirty-two 6 credit point units (192 credit points) studied over eight semesters full-time or the equivalent part-time. A full year of discipline units is completed prior to the first scheduled professional teaching experience to ensure teachers have adequate knowledge to successfully complete their first teaching experience. The course composition is set out below.

The course structure is based on eight semesters (each of 13 weeks in duration), with four units normally taught in each semester.

The course is comprised of:

  • 16 Education Units (12 Core Education Units + 4 Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies Units)
  • 16 Discipline Units (This can be completed in different ways and is shown below)

Students within the BA/BTch (Sec) normally complete their discipline units in one of three ways :

6 x Units to make up a first major
6 x Units to make up a second major
3 x Elective Units
1 x Core Discipline Unit

OR

8 x Units to make up a specialisation (in some content areas a specialisation is only 8 units)
4 x Units to make up a minor

3 x Elective Units
1 x Core Discipline Unit

OR

11 x Units to make up a specialisation (in some content areas a specialisation is 11 units)
4 x Units to make up a minor
1 x Core Discipline Unit

 

Unit Sequence - Even Year Commencement

 

 

Year Semester Suggested Units
1 1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

WHPE10101

Foundations of Wellbeing

EDUC13101 

Developing Your Core Competencies

2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC10101

Developing Literacy & Numeracy for Teachers

2 1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC23100

Introduction to Teaching

EDUC25103

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - Planning & Assessment

Professional Teaching Experience I (July - 15 days)
2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC20100

Exploring a Christian Worldview

EDUC20101

Relationships & Development

3 Professional Teaching Experience II (February - 10 days)
1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC25104

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - ICT & Learning

EDUC23101

Managing the Secondary Classroom

Professional Teaching Experience III (July - 15 days)
2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - __________

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - __________

4 Professional Teaching Experience IV (June - 10 days)
1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC33101

Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Schools

EDUC30101

Professional Development: Preparation for the Workplace

Professional Teaching Experience IV Continued (July - 30 Days)
2

EDUC30102

Students with Special Education Needs

EDUC30103

Multicultural & Indigenous Education

EDUC30105

Exploring a Philosophy of Christian Education

EDUC30104

Professional Development: Research & Pastoral Care

 

Unit Sequence - Odd Year Commencement

 

Year Semester Suggested Units
1 1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

WHPE10101

Foundations of Wellbeing

EDUC13101 

Developing Your Core Competencies

2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC10101

Developing Literacy & Numeracy for Teachers

2 1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC23100

Introduction to Teaching

EDUC25103

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - Planning & Assessment

Professional Teaching Experience I (July - 15 days)
2 Discipline Unit

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - __________

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - __________

EDUC20101

Relationships & Development

3 Professional Teaching Experience II (February - 10 days)
1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC25104

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - ICT & Learning

EDUC23101

Managing the Secondary Classroom

Professional Teaching Experience III (July - 15 days)
2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

 

Discipline Unit

 

EDUC20100

Exploring a Christian Worldview

4 Professional Teaching Experience IV (June - 10 days)
1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC33101

Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Schools

EDUC30101

Professional Development: Preparation for the Workplace

Professional Teaching Experience IV Continued (July - 30 Days)
2

EDUC30102

Students with Special Education Needs

EDUC30103

Multicultural & Indigenous Education

EDUC30105

Exploring a Philosophy of Christian Education

EDUC30104

Professional Development: Research & Pastoral Care

 

 

Secondary Teaching areas of study include:

Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies and Commerce, Chemistry, Computing Technology - Information Systems, Design and Technology, English, Food Technology, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Industrial Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics/Physics, Modern History, Music, Physics, Science, Studies of Religion, Textiles Technology and Visual Arts.

 

Components and Descriptions

Core Education Units

These units cover a range of current educational topics designed to prepare pre-service teachers to successfully teach young people. These units involve a variety of topics including: Classroom Management; Relationships and Development; and Students with Special Education Needs.

Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies Units

These units provide pre-service teachers with the opportunity to apply quality-teaching principles to specific teaching areas. Literacy education, classroom safety, curriculum development, ICT and teaching strategies are each dealt with specifically for normally two chosen teaching areas.

Secondary Specialisation

Students who complete the required 8,10, or 11 units in the one discipline area complete a specialisation. The number of units required to complete a specialisation is dependent on the specific teaching area chosen.

Secondary Major

Students who complete the required 6 or 8 units in the one discipline area complete a major. Majors from other degrees may be available, subject to timetable constraints and with the approval of the Course Convenor of the BA/BTch (Sec) and the Course Convenor of the Bachelor of Arts.

Secondary Minor

Students who complete the required four units in the one discipline area complete a minor. Minors from other degrees may be available, subject to timetable constraints and with the approval of the Course Convenor of the BA/BTch (Sec) and the Course Convenor of the Bachelor of Arts.

Secondary Elective Units

While students are encouraged to use their elective spaces to strengthen their chosen teaching fields, electives can be chosen from any units offered. Normally students complete three electives in the BA/BTch (Sec) course of which one must be at a 200/300 level.

Core Discipline Unit

All students complete Foundations of Wellbeing (WHPE10101).This unit is a core discipline unit for all Secondary students in a combined degree and provides students with a foundational understanding of holistic health.

 

Content of the Course of Study - All units are worth 6 Credit Points unless otherwise stated. 

Core Education Units

  • EDUC10101 Developing Literacy and Numeracy for Teachers
  • EDUC13101 Developing Your Core Competencies
  • EDUC20100 Exploring a Christian Worldview
  • EDUC20101 Relationships & Development
  • EDUC23100 Introduction to Teaching
  • EDUC23101 Managing the Secondary Classroom Environment
  • EDUC30101 Professional Development: Preparation for the Workplace
  • EDUC30102 Students with Special Education Needs
  • EDUC30103 Multicultural and Indigenous Education
  • EDUC30104 Professional Development: Research & Pastoral Care
  • EDUC30105 Exploring a Philosophy of Christian Education
  • EDUC33101 Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Schools

Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies Units

  • EDUC25103 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Planning & Assessment
  • EDUC25104 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – ICT & Learning

and normally at least two units from the following list covering their chosen teaching areas.

  • EDUC35103 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Ancient History
  • EDUC35104 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Biology
  • EDUC35105 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Chemistry
  • EDUC35106 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Commerce and Business Studies
  • EDUC35107 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – English
  • EDUC35108 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Geography
  • EDUC35109 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Health and Physical Education
  • EDUC35110 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Information Technology
  • EDUC35111 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Legal Studies
  • EDUC35112 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Mathematics
  • EDUC35113 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Modern History
  • EDUC35114 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Music
  • EDUC35115 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Outdoor Education
  • EDUC35116 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Physics
  • EDUC35117 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Religion
  • EDUC35118 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Technologies I
  • EDUC35119 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Technologies II
  • EDUC35120 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies  – Visual Arts

Core Discipline Unit

  • WHPE10101 Foundations of Wellbeing

Unit Set Configurations 

The following information outlines the specific units that make up the unit sets within this course. Please note that while these units sets are available for all students within this course that some students who commenced their study programs in 2018 or before are still able to complete the previously approved unit sets that they commenced their course with. These students should communicate with their relevant strand and course convenors when selecting their remaining content units.   

Ancient History Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35103 in addition to these units

  • HIST11140 Australian History: Key Themes
  • HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World
  • HIST21110 Culture, Politics and War in the Ancient World
  • HIST31100 Historical Practice

Biology Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35104 in addition to these units

  • BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
  • BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
  • BIOL26200 Ecology
  • BIOL27300 Flora and Fauna of Australia
  • BIOL30000 Human Physiology
  • BIOL36500 Molecular Biology

Business Studies and Commerce  Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104,  and EDUC35106 in addition to these units.

  • BBUS12010 Organisations in a Business Context
  • BBUS16020 Introduction to Accounting
  • HRMT27000 Human Resource Management
  • MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour
  • MKTG28100 Marketing Communication
  • MNGT26100 Organisational Behaviour

Business Studies and Commerce Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104,  and EDUC35106 in addition to these units.

  • BBUS12010 Organisations in a Business Context
  • BBUS16020 Introduction to Accounting
  • HRMT27000 Human Resource Management
  • MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour

Chemistry Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35105 in addition to these units

  • CHEM16000 Chemistry IA
  • CHEM16100 Chemistry IB
  • CHEM21000 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM26000 Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM32700 Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM39000 Research Project in Chemistry

English Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35107 in addition to these units. It is important that students complete 8 units from the following units:

  • ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media
  • ENGL11100 Critical Approaches to Literature
  • ENGL21120 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ENGL31100 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Performance

and at least one of the following units

  • ENGL11110 Drama Studies: Text and Performance
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • ENGL21130 Australian Literature: Issues & Contexts

            and at least one of the following units

  • COMM11100 Writing for Media Contexts
  • COMM21110 Print Journalism Practice
  • COMM21130 Video Production and Digital Technologies

            and at least one of the following units

  • ENGL31110 Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century
  • COMM31110 Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message

English Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35107 in addition to these units

  • ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media
  • ENGL11100 Critical Approaches to Literature
  • ENGL21120 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ENGL31100 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Performance

           and one of the following units

  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • ENGL21130 Australian Literature: Issues & Contexts
  • COMM21110 Print Journalism Practice
  • COMM21130 Video Production and Digital Technologies

           and one of the following units

  • ENGL31110 Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century
  • COMM31110 Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message

English Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35107 in addition to these units

  • ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media
  • ENGL11100 Critical Approaches to Literature

           and one of the following units:

  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • ENGL21120 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ENGL21130 Australian Literature: Issues & Contexts
  • ENGL31100 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Performance
  • ENGL31110 Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century

           and one of the following units: (must be different from the unit chosen above)

  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • ENGL21120 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ENGL21130 Australian Literature: Issues & Contexts
  • COMM21110 Print Journalism Practice
  • COMM21130 Video Production and Digital Technologies
  • ENGL31100 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Performance
  • ENGL31110 Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century
  • COMM31110 Creative Writing: the Art of Poetry and Short Story
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message

Food Technology Major units

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35118 in addition to these units

  • DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition and Health
  • DTFN21100 Food Production Systems
  • DTFN21200 Food Science and Innovation
  • HPFH20100 Nutrition, Development and Performance
  • DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project

and one of the following units:

  • DTFN31100 Food Industry Experience (only for suitable students)
  • HPFH36300 Social Nutrition and Health Promotion

Food Technology Minor units

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35118 in addition to these units

  • DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition and Health
  • DTFN21100 Food Production Systems
  • DTFN21200 Food Science and Innovation
  • HPFH20100 Nutrition, Development and Performance

Geography Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35108 in addition to these units

  • GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues
  • GEOH12000 Environmental Issues
  • GEOH31110 Cities and Urban Places
  • GEOP33000 Biogeography

and two of the following units:

  • GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific
  • GEOH21110 NGOs and Ethics
  • GEOP24000 Physical Geography

Geography Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35108 in addition to these units

  • GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues
  • GEOH12000 Environmental Issues

and two of the following units:

  • GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific
  • GEOH21110 NGOs and Ethics
  • GEOP24000 Physical Geography
  • GEOH31110 Cities and Urban Places
  • GEOP33000 Biogeography

Health and Physical Education Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35109 in addition to these units

  • WHPE10100 Team Sports
  • WHPE10105 Exercise and Sports Science
  • WHPE20100 Skill Aquisition
  • WHPE20101 Gymnastics and Dance
  • WHPE20102 Physical Education: Game Sense
  • WHPE20103 Physical Education: Athletics and Aquatics
  • WHPE30100 Physical Activity and Sport in Society
  • HPFH30101 Family Relationships and Adolescent Health Issues

The following units are a requirement of the HPE specialisation but are already completed as part of the core education requirements:

  • WHPE10101 Foundations of Wellbeing
  • EDUC33101 Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Health and Physical Education Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35109 in addition to these units

  • WHPE10100 Team Sports
  • WHPE10105 Exercise and Sports Science
  • WHPE20101 Gymnastics and Dance
  • WHPE20102 Physical Education: Game Sense
  • WHPE20103 Physical Education: Athletics and Aquatics
  • HPFH30101 Family Relationships and Adolescent Health Issues

The following units are a requirement of the HPE major but are already completed as part of the core education requirements:

  • WHPE10101 Foundations of Wellbeing
  • EDUC33101 Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Schools

 

Information Technology Minor Units

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35110 in addition to these units

  • BBUS15050 Information Technology & Systems in Business or A 100 level unit in foundation principles of Information Technology by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC161 Comptuer Systems (CSU).
  • A 100 level unit in principles of programming by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC106 Programming Principles (CSU) or equivalent.
  • BBUS22070 Management Information Systems or by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC211 Systems Analysis (CSU) or equivalent.

         and one of the following units:

  • ICTM39600 Information Technology Project
  • GDES31100 Multimedia Design and Concept

Legal Studies Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35111 in addition to these units

  • BBUS14060 Business Law
  • LAWS26000 Corporate Law
  • MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour
  • BBUS36090 Professional Ethics

Mathematics Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35112 in addition to these units

  • MATH16000 Mathematics IA
  • MATH16100 Mathematics IB
  • MATH26000 Calculus II
  • MATH26100 Algebra II
  • MATH36100 Algebra III
  • MATH36400 Complex Analysis and Advanced Mathematical Methods

Mathematics Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35112 in addition to these units

  • MATH16000 Mathematics IA
  • MATH16100 Mathematics IB
  • MATH26000 Calculus II
  • MATH26100 Algebra II

Mathematics/Physics Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104, EDUC35112 and EDUC35116 in addition to these units

  • MATH16000 Mathematics IA
  • MATH16100 Mathematics IB
  • MATH26000 Calculus II
  • MATH26100 Algebra II
  • PHYS16000 Physics IA
  • PHYS16100 Physics IB
  • PHYS26100 From Quantum to Quark
  • PHYS26400 Space Physics

Modern History Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35113 in addition to these units

  • HIST11140 Australian History: Key themes

and one of the following two units:

  • HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World 
  • HIST21100 Culture, Politics and War in the Ancient World

and four of the following units with at least two at 300 level:

  • HIST21120 Studies in Revolutions
  • HIST21130 Reformation Era
  • HIST21150  The World at War
  • HIST31100 Historical Practice
  • HIST31120 Old Empires/New Nations
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation

Modern History Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35113 in addition to these units

  • HIST11140 Australian History: Key themes

and one of the following two units:

  • HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World 
  • HIST21100 Culture, Politics and War in the Ancient World

and two of the following units:

  • HIST21120 Studies in Revolutions
  • HIST21130 Reformation Era
  • HIST21150  The World at War
  • HIST31100 Historical Practice
  • HIST31120 Old Empires/New Nations
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation

Music Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35114 in addition to these units

  • MUSC11100 Performance I
  • MUSC11110 Performance II
  • MUSC11120 Musicology I: Medieval and Renaissance
  • MUSC11130 Musicology II: Baroque and Classical
  • MUSC21120 Musicology III: Romantic
  • MUSC21100 Performance III
  • MUSC21110 Performance IV
  • MUSC21130 Musicology IV: Post Romantic and Modern
  • MUSC31100 Performance V
  • MUSC31140 Musicology V: Ethnomusicology and Composition

and one of the following

  • MUSC31110 Performance VI
  • MUSC31150 Musicology VI: Australian Contemporary Music and Composition

Music Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35114 in addition to these units

  • MUSC11100 Performance I
  • MUSC11110 Performance II
  • MUSC11120 Musicology I: Medieval and Renaissance
  • MUSC11130 Musicology II: Baroque and Classical
  • MUSC21100 Performance III
  • MUSC21110 Performance IV
  • MUSC31140 Musicology V: Ethnomusicology and Composition
  • MUSC31150 Musicology VI: Australian Contemporary Music and Composition

Outdoor Education Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35115 in addition to these units

  • OEHP10100 Perspectives in Outdoor Education
  • OEHP20200 Sea Kayaking
  • OEHP20300 Expedition Planning and Management
  • OEHP20400 Leadership in the Outdoors

Physics Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35116 in addition to these units

  • PHYS16000 Physics IA
  • PHYS16100 Physics IB
  • PHYS26100 From Quantum to Quark
  • PHYS26400 Space Physics
  • PHYS36100 Quantum Physics
  • PHYS36300 Electronics Applications

Religious Studies Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35117 in addition to these units:

  • BBNT16110 Mark & Luke
  • THEO16110 Theology and Faith
  • BBOT26111 Old Testament Meta-narrative
  • THEO26111 Religion and its Development
  • THEO36113 Religions of the World

and  one of the following units from:

  • THEO26140  Early and Medieval Christianity
  • HIST21130    Reformation Era

and  two of the following units (with at least one at 300 level) from:

  • BBNT16120 Pauline Studies 1
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • HIST21100 Belief and Myth in the Ancient World
  • THEO16120 Introduction to Adventist Heritage
  • THEO26130 Revelation, Inspiration and  Hermeneutics
  • THEO36110 Salvation and Eschatology
  • THEO36120 Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ
  • THEO36130 Ecclesiology and Sabbath

Religious Studies Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35117 in addition to these units:

  • BBNT16110 Mark & Luke
  • THEO16110 Theology and Faith
  • BBOT26111 Old Testament Meta-narrative
  • THEO26111 Religion and its Development
  • THEO36113 Religions of the World

and  one of the following units from:

  • THEO36110 Salvation and Eschatology
  • THEO36120 Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ
  • THEO36130 Ecclesiology and Sabbath

Religious Studies Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35117 in addition to these units:

  • BBOT26111 Old Testament Meta-narrative
  • THEO26111 Religion and its Development
  • THEO36113 Religions of the World

and  one of the following units from:

  • BBNT16110 Mark & Luke
  • BBNT16120 Pauline Studies
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible

Science Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - Science in addition to these units

  • PHYS16300 General Physics OR PHYS16000 Physics IA
  • CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR CHEM16000 Chemistry IA
  • BIOL15000 Introductory Biology OR BIOL15100 The Diversity of Lift
  • GEOH12000 Environmental Issues
  • A 200 level PHYS, CHEM, BIOL or GEOP coded unit
  • A 300 level Ecology and interdisciplinary and applied science unit (See Science Strand Convenor for details)

Visual Arts Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35120 in addition to these units

  • VISC21120 Digital Photography and Concepts
  • VISC31110 History & Theory of Art

and three of the following units from:

  • VISC11100 General Painting and Drawing
  • VISC11130 Ceramics Theory and Practice
  • VISC21100 Life Painting and Drawing
  • VISC21130 Sculpture Theory and Practice

and one of the following units from:

  • VISC31185 Art Studio A
  • VISC21130 Sculpture Theory and Practice

 

Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) Specialisations

TAS Pattern 1 Specialisation complete Design and Technology Core plus 1 Technology option (8+3 =11units)

TAS Pattern 2 Extended Specialisation complete Design and Technology plus 2 Technology options (8+3+3=14 units) plus 1 elective

Teaching fields include Design and Technology and depending on technology options selected: Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Industrial Technology, or Computing Technology – Information Systems

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35118 in addition to these units. If completing TAS Pattern 2 also enrol in EDUC35119

Design and Technologies Core (8 units required)

  • DTDP10101 Design Principles and Practice
  • DTDP10102 Introduction to Design Workshop Practice
  • DTDP10104 Textiles in Design Practice
  • DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition and Health
  • GDES11100 Digital Design Fundamentals
  • DTDP20101 Computers in Design and Graphics
  • DTDP30101 Design: Innovation and Sustainability

and one of the following design project units:

  • DTDP30102 Design and Technology Project
  • DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project
  • ICTM39600 Information Technology Project or equivalent

Industrial Technology Option (3 units)

  • DTDP10103 Designing with Metals
  • DTDP20102 Timber Technology and Furniture Design
  • DTDP20103 Metal Technology in Design Practice

Food Technology Option (3 units)

  • DTFN21100 Food Production Systems
  • DTFN21200 Food Science and Innovation and

and one of the following units:

  • DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project (if not done as the core design project unit)
  • HPFH20100 Nutrition, Development and Performance

Textiles Technology Option (3 units)

  • DTDP20104 Textiles and Fashion Design
  • DTDP20105 Textile Art and Design
  • DTDP30103 Textile Science and Design Innovation

Information Technology Option (3 units)

  • BBUS15050 Information Technology & Systems in Business or A 100 level unit in foundation principles of Information Technology by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC161 Comptuer Systems (CSU).
  • A 100 level unit in principles of programming by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC106 Programming Principles (CSU) or equivalent.
  • BBUS22070 Management Information Systems or by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC211 Systems Analysis (CSU) or equivalent.

         For information pertaining to Computing Technology – Information Systems as a first teaching field see course advisor regarding additional cross-institutional units.

Graphics and Multimedia Option (3 units)

  • GDES21100 Print Media Design (availability subject to student numbers) or cross-institutional unit e.g. GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design (CSU)
  • GDES21130 Digital Media Design I (availability subject to student numbers) or cross-institutional unit e.g. GRP224 Identity and Branding (CSU)
  • GDES31100 Multimedia Design and Concept

VET Technology Options (3 units or 4 units if include elective)

  • Advanced standing for up to 4 units from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) based on meeting the requirements to teach VET in Schools such as Hospitality, Construction, Information Technology. (Credit Points: 18-24)

TAS Pattern 2 Elective

  • Students can choose any unit as an elective.

 

Home Economics/Design and Technologies Double Major

Teaching fields include Design and Technology, Food Technology, and Textiles Technology if required textiles units selected

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35118 and EDUC35119

Design and Technologies Core (8 units required)

  • DTDP10101 Design Principles and Practice
  • DTDP10102 Introduction to Design Workshop Practice
  • DTDP10104 Textiles in Design Practice
  • DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition and Health
  • GDES11100 Digital Design Fundamentals
  • DTDP20101 Computers in Design and Graphics
  • DTDP30101 Design: Innovation and Sustainability

and one of the following design project units:

  • DTDP30102 Design and Technology Project
  • DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project

Food Technology (3 units required)

  • DTFN21100 Food Production Systems
  • DTFN21200 Food Science and Innovation
  • HPFH20100 Nutrition, Development and Performance

Plus choose 4 of the following units: DTDP20104 and DTDP30103 plus either textiles project in DTDP30102 or DTDP20105 in addition to DTDP10104 are required for teaching Textiles Technology

  • DTDP20104 Textiles and Fashion Design
  • DTDP20105 Textile Art and Design
  • DTDP30103 Textile Science and Design Innovation
  • HPFH20101 Families and Their Communities
  • HPFH30101 Family Relationships and Adolescent Health Issues
  • HPFH36300 Social Nutrition and Health Promotion

Industrial Technology Major

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35118 in addition to these units

  • DTDP10101 Design Principles and Practice
  • DTDP10102 Introduction to Design Workshop Practice
  • DTDP10103 Designing with Metals
  • GDES11100 Digital Design Fundamentals
  • DTDP20101 Computers in Design and Graphics
  • DTDP20102 Timber Technology and Furniture Design
  • DTDP20103 Metal Technology in Design Practice
  • DTDP30102 Design and Technology Project (must choose timber option)

Textiles Technology Minor

Students enrol in EDUC25103, EDUC25104 and EDUC35118 in addition to these units

  • DTDP10104 Textiles in Design Practice
  • DTDP20104 Textiles and Fashion Design
  • DTDP20105 Textile Art and Design
  • DTDP30103 Textile Science and Design Innovation

To find out more about any of the units listed here, copy the unit code and then search for that unit here.

Practical Experience


Students need to do 80 days of professional experience in schools over four sessions.

Professional Experience is a critical component of initial teacher education and offers pre-service teachers enrolled in teaching degrees, work-integrated learning opportunities as part of their professional development. Avondale’s Professional Experience program is based on a framework of high-quality Professional Experience in Australian schools in order to provide high-quality experiences that will equip pre-service teachers to face the challenges and diversity of classrooms. All mentor teachers for domestic Professional Experience placements are registered teachers at the Proficient level or higher of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards.

Professional Experience placements occur regularly throughout all teaching degree programs at the times listed in the course structure.  It is the student’s responsibility to be available at those times. Pre-service teachers may experience a range of school settings, including public and independent schools, and one rural/regional school. Each school placement offers pre-service teachers the opportunity to apply their theoretical learning to real-life situations.

Transport to and from placement schools and accommodation and related costs are the responsibility of the student.

In addition to the listed admission criteria, students will need the relevant Working With Children Check applicable to any Australian state in which they choose to complete a placement. A supervised overseas placement may be allowable for one placement other than the final placement.

Students also need to be able to demonstrate their fitness for teaching. This means they are able to:

  • maintain satisfactory academic progression prior to professional experience placement;
  • act in a way that demonstrates sound cognitive, mental, emotional and physical health, and be able to cope with the varying demands of classroom situations;
  • demonstrate the ability to cope effectively with stressful situations;
  • demonstrate the ability to maintain duty of care while on placement;
  • relate to students in an age appropriate and professional manner;
  • be able to model appropriate literacy and numeracy skills both in the classroom and beyond.

Students who cannot demonstrate their fitness for teaching will not be allowed to do school placements.


Accreditation


The BA/BTch (Sec) is accreditated by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) and Avondale's self-accrediting process. Avondale is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).


Registration and Self-Disclosure


At the completion of the course students must be accredited with the state professional teaching body before practising in the classroom.  In NSW it is New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).


Where to get further information


Course Enquiries

Admissions

Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Email: study@avondale.edu.au
Monday-Thursday, 9.00am-5pm
Friday, 9.00am-12.00noon

Student Experience Survey

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

Fees

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) and FEE-HELP available for eligible students, see www.studyassist.gov.au


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Scholarships

Avondale has scholarships for those students studying Education courses. For more details visit http://www.avondale.edu.au/future-students/finance/scholarships/#avondale_course

Testimonials

"Studying the BA/BTch (Sec) has shown me the value of investing into the future generations. Through placements I have been inspired by the impact we as teachers make on students and I've seen a different side to education."
- Charlotte Lewis