Bachelor of Education (Primary and Special Education)

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0102076

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Prepare to be a primary teacher who is a specialist in special education, so you can nurture the development of those with a disability or learning and behavioural difficulties. By studying this course, you will also gain the practical skills to manage social, cultural and developmental diversity within the classroom.

Professional experience

110 days (with minimum 30 days in special education setting). Year 1: Community engagement, minimum of 35 hours. Year 2: 15 days, 15 days. Year 3: 15 days. Year 4: 5 days, 30 days.

Work placement

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period of professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher.

The current requirements are for a minimum of 110 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings. Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration as a primary or special education teacher in a primary, government, independent, Catholic, and other faith-based schools, and can work in inclusive and special education settings.

This program is pending Victorian Institute of Teaching accreditation. Accreditation processes have been delayed due to covid-19 circumstances. Once accredited the program will meet the qualification requirements for registration in Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • primary school education
  • special needs primary school education
  • community centre education
  • private colleges
  • inclusive education settings
  • advocacy
  • policy development.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 99,296; Unit fee: 3,103
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Ballarat Campus
1200 Mair Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350
Australia
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 99,296; Unit fee: 3,103
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum of 65 in reading and writing and a minimum of 73 in listening and speaking

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) with a minimum of 27 in reading, 29 in writing, 27 in listening and 24 in speaking

ACU English Language Test: A+ (80 or above)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and a minimum of 191 in listening and speaking.

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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