Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

Course Code4230
CRICOS Code090542B
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

LocationAvondale 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**
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Technology and Applied Studies
  • Textiles Technology**
  • Visual Arts
    ** Offered as a minor only

 

 


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), graduates will be able to:
  • synthesise their personal and professional beliefs into a worldview that enables them to be effective and ethical teachers;
  • create quality learning experiences for all students;
  • demonstrate the acquisition of a body of knowledge and skills specific to the creative and professional practice of chosen discipline areas;
  • use personal competencies to enhance knowledge acquisition, communication, problem solving, creativity and sustainability;
  • design, implement and evaluate curriculum and assessment for diverse learners;
  • create sustainable, safe, respectful, socially just, and supportive learning environments;
  • promote holistic wellbeing practices in personal and professional settings;
  • address educational issues through research to improve teaching knowledge and practice;
  • demonstrate and employ a philosophy of service and servant leadership in professional and personal spheres;
  • reflect critically on professional practice, professional commitment, and ethical and moral responsibilities of the teaching profession.

Career Opportunities


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

Admission Criteria


GENERAL ADMISSION CRITERIA

To qualify for admission, you must meet one of the following criteria:

Applicants with higher education study
  • Completion or partial completion^ of an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 qualification at an accredited university or higher education provider; or
  • Successful completion of bridging or enabling course, or another recognised tertiary preparation course; or
  • Successful completion of an Avondale pathway program
^You must pass at least two units/subjects. Show Cause is required if you failed 50% or more overall.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 4 qualification or higher; or
  • A New Zealand Qualifications Framework NZQF Level 4 qualification or higher; or
  • Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) teaching areas - an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 3 trade qualification with three to five years of recent post-apprenticeship trade experience in relevant technology

Applicants with work and life experience
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants with overseas qualifications
  • An overseas qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 4 or higher

SPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIA

The following are the specific criteria for admission:


If you plan to study any of the following secondary teaching specialisations, you must meet the relevant criteria for admission:

Chemistry (Major)
  • Recent secondary Chemistry and Mathematics; or
  • Recommendation from the School of Education and Science

Mathematics (Major/Minor)
  • Recent secondary Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent); or
  • Recommendation from the School of Education and Science

Music
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
  • Music Craft Level 2A and 2B certificate

Where an applicant does not meet the required minimum standard, admission is possible with other appropriate music experience upon approval from the Director of Music.

POST ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The post-admission requirements for this degree are:
  • Working with Children Check
  • Child protection awareness training
  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training
  • National Literacy and Numeracy Test (LANTITE)
  • Fitness for teaching

For more information, refer to the post-admission requirements for Education.

ADVANCED STANDING

Applicants with an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 5 qualification (or higher) in a cognate area may be eligible for advanced standing (credit recognition). Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International applicants must meet the Australian Government's visa requirements to reside in Australia while studying at Avondale University.

For more information, visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/study

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways outlined in Appendix 2 of 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:

  • 17 Education Units (13 Core Education Units + 4 Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies Units)
  • 14 Discipline Units (This can be completed in different ways and is shown below)
  • 1 Core Discipline Unit (WHPE10101 Foundations of Wellbeing)

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
2 x Elective Units

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

2 x Elective Units

OR

10 x Units to make up a specialisation (in some content areas a specialisation is 10 units)
4 x Units to make up a minor

Unit Sequence

Year Semester Suggested Units
1 1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

WHPE10101

Foundations of Wellbeing

EDUC13101 

Developing Your Core Competencies

2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC10102

Child Development & Learning

EDUC20100

Exploring a Christian Worldview

2 1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC23100

Introduction to Teaching

EDUC23102

Learning, Assessment & ICT in the Australian Curriculum

Professional Teaching Experience I (July - 15 days associated with EDUC23100)
2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - ______________

 (Stage 4/5 units offered every even year)

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - ______________

 (Stage 4/5 units offered every even year)

3 Professional Teaching Experience II (February - 10 days associated with EDUC20104)
1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC20104

Indigenous Education

EDUC23101

Managing the Secondary Classroom

Professional Teaching Experience III (July - 15 days associated with EDUC23101)
2 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - ______________

 (Stage 6 units offered every odd year)

 

EDUC351xx

Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies - ______________

 (Stage 6 units offered every odd year)

4
1 Discipline Unit Discipline Unit

EDUC33101

Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Schools

EDUC30101

Professional Development: Preparation for the Workplace

Professional Teaching Experience IV EDPX30001 (Mid Year - 40 Days associated with EDPX30001)
2

EDUC30102

Students with Special Education Needs

EDUC30108

Educational Research & Diversity

EDUC30105

Exploring a Philosophy of Christian Education

EDPX30001

Professional Experience

Secondary Teaching areas of study include:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies and Commerce
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology (Including Techology Mandatory)
  • English
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Science
  • Studies of Religion
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts

Other teaching areas may be able to be completed within an Avondale degree via cross institutional study after consultation with the course convenor. These additional Secondary teaching areas of study include but are not limited to:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Special Education
  • Languages
  • Physics

Other additional areas of study at Avondale that may be able to be included as part of the BA/BTch (Sec) course after consultation with the Secondary Course Convenor include:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling
  • Outdoor Education 

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; Child Development and Learning; 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 or 10 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. 

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

  • EDUC10102 Child Development & Learning
  • EDUC13101 Developing Your Core Competencies
  • EDUC20100 Exploring a Christian Worldview
  • EDUC20104 Indigenous Education
  • EDUC23100 Introduction to Teaching
  • EDUC23101 Managing the Secondary Classroom Environment
  • EDUC23102 Learning, Assessment & ICT in the Australian Curriculum
  • EDUC30101 Professional Development: Preparation for the Workplace
  • EDUC30102 Students with Special Education Needs
  • EDUC30105 Exploring a Philosophy of Christian Education
  • EDUC30108 Educational Research & Diversity
  • EDUC33101 Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Schools
  • EDPX30001 Professional Experience

Core Discipline Unit

  • WHPE10101 Foundations of Wellbeing

Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogical Studies Units

Within this course, students normally complete two content specific curriculum and pedagogical studies units per teaching area. These units will be offered on a two year rotation. The underlined units shown below will be offered every even year (For example 2022 & 2024) and the non-underlined units will be offered every odd year (For example 2023 & 2025).

 

  • EDUC35103 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Ancient History
  • EDUC35104 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Biology
  • EDUC35105 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Chemistry
  • EDUC35111 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Legal Studies
  • EDUC35113 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Modern History
  • EDUC35121 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Science
  • EDUC35122 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – History
  • EDUC35123 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Commerce
  • EDUC35124 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Business Studies
  • EDUC35126 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – English I 
  • EDUC35127 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – English II 
  • EDUC35128 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Geography I 
  • EDUC35129 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Geography II 
  • EDUC35130 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Health and Physical Education I 
  • EDUC35131 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Health and Physical Education II 
  • EDUC35132 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Mathematics I 
  • EDUC35133 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Mathematics II 
  • EDUC35134 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Music I 
  • EDUC35135 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Music II 
  • EDUC35136 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Religion I 
  • EDUC35137 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Religion II 
  • EDUC35138 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Visual Arts I 
  • EDUC35139 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Visual Arts II 
  • EDUC35140 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Information Technology I 
  • EDUC35141 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies – Information Technology II 
  • EDUC35142 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies: Design &Technologies I
  • EDUC35143 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies: Design & Technologies II
  • EDUC35144 Curriculum & Pedagogical Studies: Technologies

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 2020 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 EDUC35122 and EDUC35103 in addition to these units:

  • HIST11100 What is History
  • HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World
  • HIST31100 Historical Practice

and one of the following Modern History units

  • HIST11140 Australian History: Key Themes
  • HIST21150 The World at War
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message

Biology Major

Students enrol in EDUC35121 and EDUC35104 in addition to these units:

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

Business Studies and Commerce Major

Students enrol in EDUC35123 and EDUC35124 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 EDUC35123 and EDUC35124 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 EDUC35121 and EDUC35105 in addition to these units:

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

English Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC35126 and EDUC35127 in addition to these units:

  • ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media Messages
  • ENGL11100 Critical Approaches to Literature
  • COMM21130 Video Production and Digital Technologies
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • ENGL21120 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message
  • COMM31110 Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story
  • ENGL31110 Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century

(COMM11100 Writing for Media Contexts may be an alternative for ARTS11100 Interpreting & Producing Media Messages if approved by the English Strand Convenor)

English Major

Students enrol in EDUC35126 and EDUC35127 in addition to these units:

  • ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media Messages
  • ENGL11100 Critical Approaches to Literature
  • ENGL21120 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ENGL31110 Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century

and one of the following units:

  • COMM21130 Video Production and Digital Technologies
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible

and one of the following units:

  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message
  • COMM31110 Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story

(COMM11100 Writing for Media Contexts may be an alternative for ARTS11100 Interpreting & Producing Media Messages if approved by the English Strand Convenor)

English Minor

Students enrol in EDUC35126 and EDUC35127 in addition to these units:

  • ARTS11100 Interpreting and Producing Media Messages
  • ENGL11100 Critical Approaches to Literature
  • ENGL21120 Literature for Children and Young Adults

and one of the following units

  • COMM21130 Video Production and Digital Technologies
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • ENGL21130 Australian Literature: Issues & Contexts
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message
  • COMM31110 Creative Writing: The Art of Poetry and Short Story
  • ENGL31110 Global Voices: Literary Movements of the Twentieth Century

(COMM11100 Writing for Media Contexts may be an alternative 100 level unit if approved by the English Strand Convenor)

Food Technology Major units

Students enrol in EDUC35142 and EDUC35143 in addition to these units:

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

and one of the following units

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

Food Technology Minor units

Students enrol in EDUC35142 and EDUC35143 in addition to these units:

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

Geography Minor

Students enrol in EDUC35128 and EDUC35129 in addition to these units:

  • GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues
  • GEOH12000 Environmental Issues
  • GEOP23000 Biophysical and Ecosystem Interactions
  • GEOH31110 Cities and Urban Places

Health and Physical Education Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC35130 and EDUC35131 in addition to these units:

  • WHPE10100 Team Sports
  • WHPE10104 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 EDUC35130 and EDUC35131 in addition to these units:

  • WHPE10100 Team Sports
  • WHPE10104 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 EDUC35140 and EDUC35141 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 Computer Systems (CSU)
  • A 100 level unit in principles of programming by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC106 Programming Principles (CSU) or equivalent
  • ITC211 Systems Analysis with CSU or equivalent
  • ICTM39600 Information Technology Project or equivalent by cross-institutional enrolment

Legal Studies Minor

Students enrol in EDUC35123 and EDUC35111 in addition to these units:

  • BBUS14060 Business Law
  • LAW00527 Corporations Law at CSU or equivalent unit as approved by the stand convenor
  • MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour
  • BBUS36090 Professional Ethics

Mathematics Major

Students enrol in EDUC35132 and EDUC35133 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 EDUC35132 and EDUC35133 in addition to these units:

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

Modern History Major

Students enrol in EDUC35122 and EDUC35113 in addition to these units:

  • HIST11100 What is History
  • HIST11140 Australian History: Key Themes
  • HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World
  • HIST21150 The World at War
  • HIST31100 Historical Practice
  • ARTS31190 The Nature of Representation: Medium and Message

Modern History Minor

Students enrol in EDUC35122 and EDUC35113 in addition to these units:

  • HIST11100 What is History
  • HIST11140 Australian History: Key Themes
  • HIST21100 Beliefs and Myths of the Ancient World

and one of the following units¿

  • HIST21150 The World at War 
  • HIST31100 Historical Practice

Music Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC35134 and EDUC35135 in addition to these units:

  • MUSC11103 Solo Performance 1
  • MUSC11104 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance 1
  • MUSC11121 Musicology 1
  • MUSC20113 Solo Performance 2
  • MUSC20114 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance 2
  • MUSC20121 Musicology 2
  • MUSC31101 Solo Performance 3
  • MUSC31102 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance 3
  • MUSC31121 Musicology 3

and one of the following

  • MUSC31111 Solo Performance 4
  • MUSC31112 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance 4
  • MUSC31131 Musicology 4

Music Major

Students enrol in EDUC35134 and EDUC35135 in addition to these units:

  • MUSC11103 Solo Performance 1
  • MUSC11104 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance 1
  • MUSC11121 Musicology 1
  • MUSC20113 Solo Performance 2
  • MUSC20114 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance 2
  • MUSC20121 Musicology 2

and two of the following

  • MUSC31101 Solo Performance 3
  • MUSC31102 Musicianship & Ensemble Performance 3
  • MUSC31121 Musicology 3

Outdoor Education Minor

As this is not a teaching area in NSW, students who complete this cluster of units do not complete any associated curriculum & pedagogical studies units. Elective units will replace these if needed to meet the required 192 credit points to graduate. The four units recommended in this area include:

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

Religious Studies Specialisation

Students enrol in EDUC35136 and EDUC35137 in addition to these units:

  • BBNT16110 Mark & Luke
  • THEO16110 Theology and Faith
  • BBOT26111 Old Testament Meta-narrative
  • 200 level unit providing an overview of Christian history (see strand convenor)
  • THEO36113 Religions of the World

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

  • BBNT16120 Pauline Studies 1
  • THEO16120 Introduction to Adventist Heritage
  • BBTR26100 Study Tours - Bible Lands
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • HIST21100 Belief and Myth in the Ancient World
  • THEO26110 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 EDUC35136 and EDUC35137 in addition to these units:

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

and one of the following units from

  • BBTR26100 Study Tours - Bible Lands
  • THEO26110 Revelation, Inspiration and Hermeneutics

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 EDUC35136 and EDUC35137 in addition to these units:

  • BBOT26111 Old Testament Meta-narrative
  • THEO36113 Religions of the World

and one of the following units from

  • BBNT16110 Mark & Luke
  • BBNT16120 Pauline Studies

and one of the following units from

  • THEO16110 Theology and Faith
  • THEO16120 Introduction to Adventist Heritage
  • BBTR26100 Study Tours - Bible Lands
  • ENGL21100 Literary Studies of the Bible
  • THEO26110 Revelation, Inspiration and Hermeneutics

Science Major

Students enrol in EDUC35121 and either EDUC35104 OR EDUC35105 in addition to these units:

  • PHYS16300 General Physics
  • CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR CHEM16000 Chemistry IA
  • BIOL15000 Introductory Biology OR BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
  • GEOH12000 Environmental Issues
  • A 200 level CHEM, BIOL or GEOP coded unit
  • A 300 level CHEM or BIOL unit

Visual Arts Major

Students enrol in EDUC35138 and EDUC35139 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
  • VISC31190 Art Studio B

Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) Specialisations

TAS Pattern 1 Specialisation complete Design and Technology Core plus one Technology option (7 + 3 =10 units).

TAS Pattern 2 Extended Specialisation complete Design and Technology plus two Technology options (7 + 3 + 3 = 13 units) plus one elective.

Teaching fields include Design and Technology (including Technology Mandatory) and depending on technology options selected: Food Technology, Textiles and Design (including Textiles Technology), Industrial Technology, Industrial Technology Graphics and Multimedia (including Graphics Technology) or Information Processes and Technology.

Students enrol in EDUC35142 and EDUC35143 in addition to these units. If completing TAS Pattern 2 also enrol in EDUC35144. For Information Processes and Technology as an additional teaching area enrol in EDUC35140 and EDUC35141 and see course convenor.

Design and Technologies Core (7 units required)

  • DTDP10101 Design Principles & Practice
  • DTDP10102 Introduction to Design Workshop Practice
  • DTDP10104 Textiles in Design Practice
  • DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition & Health
  • DTDP20111 Computers in Design & Technology
  • DTDP30111 Digital Technologies & Project-based Learning 

and one of the following design project units

  • DTDP30102 Design & Technology Project (Industrial Technology students must choose timber option)
  • DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project
  • ICTM39600 Information Technology Project or equivalent

Industrial Technology Option (3 units)

  • DTDP20113 Metal Technology & Design Workshop
  • DTDP20102 Timber Technology & Furniture Design
  • DTDP30113 Metal Technology & Design Innovation

Food Technology Option (3 units)

  • DTFN21100 Food Production Systems
  • DTFN21200 Food Science & Innovation

and one of the following units

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

Textiles Technology Option (3 units)

  • DTDP20104 Textiles & Fashion Design
  • DTDP20105 Textile Art & Design
  • DTDP30103 Textile Science & 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 Computer Systems (CSU)
  • A 100 level unit in principles of programming by cross institutional enrolment e.g. ITC106 Programming Principles (CSU) or equivalent
  • ITC211 Systems Analysis with CSU or equivalent

For information pertaining to Information Processes and Technology as a first teaching field, see course advisor regarding additional cross-institutional units.

Graphics and Multimedia Option (3 units)

  • 3 graphics and multimedia units by cross-institutional study or from Avondale selected in consultation with the TAS Strand Convenor
  • Must include: MPI221 Multimedia Design & Creation (CSU) or equivalent
  • It is also recommend that these students also choose the Industrial Technology option and choose an elective in Graphics and Multimedia

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

  • Advanced standing for up to four 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 (including Technology Mandatory), Food Technology, and Textiles and Design (including Textiles Technology) if required textiles units selected.

Students enrol in EDUC35142 and EDUC35143 and EDUC35144

Design and Technologies Core (7 units required)

  • DTDP10101 Design Principles & Practice
  • DTDP10102 Introduction to Design Workshop Practice
  • DTDP10104 Textiles in Design Practice
  • DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition & Health
  • DTDP20111 Computers in Design & Technology
  • DTDP30111 Digital Technologies & Project-based Learning

and one of the following design project units

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

Food Technology (3 units required)

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

plus choose four of the following units: 

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

If you want to add Textiles Technology as a teaching area see the TAS convenor before selecting from these units.

Industrial Technology Major

Students enrol in EDUC35142 and EDUC35143 in addition to these units

  • DTDP10101 Design Principles & Practice
  • DTDP10102 Introduction to Design Workshop Practice
  • DTDP20113 Metal Technology & Design Workshop
  • DTDP20111 Computers in Design & Technology
  • DTDP20102 Timber Technology & Furniture Design
  • DTDP30113 Metal Technology & Design Innovation
  • DTDP30111 Digital Technologies & Project-based learning
  • DTDP30102 Design & Technology Project (must choose timber option)

Textiles Technology Major

Students enrol in EDUC35142 and EDUC35143 in addition to these units

  • DTDP10104 Textiles in Design Practice
  • DTDP20104 Textiles & Fashion Design
  • DTDP20105 Textile Art & Design
  • DTDP20111 Computers in Design & Technology
  • DTDP30103 Textiles Science & Design Innovation
  • DTDP30102 Design & Technology Project (must choose textiles option)

Textiles Technology Minor

Students enrol in EDUC35142 and EDUC35143 in addition to these units:

  • DTDP10104 Textiles in Design Practice
  • DTDP20104 Textiles & Fashion Design
  • DTDP20105 Textile Art & Design
  • DTDP30103 Textile Science & 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 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 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 student's responsibility.

In addition to the listed admission criteria, students will need the relevant Working With Children Check applicable to any Australian state where 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 can:

  • maintain satisfactory academic progression before 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 a 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 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).

Note: If students become ineligible to visit schools for professional placement or are barred from attending at a school for any reason, they will not be able to complete this degree.


Where to get further information


Course Enquiries

Student Administration Services

Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Email: [email protected]
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Friday, 9.00am-12.00noon

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