Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100245

Level of study: Undergraduate


Learn how children learn with a Bachelor of Education Studies and prepare yourself for a career in government education policy, or in corporate or non-profit training.

You'll critically review theory and practice in the primary school and early childhood areas. You'll learn to plan and implement effective teaching and learning in diverse contexts and develop the skills to help the future education workforce by tailoring your electives to a variety of education environments.

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, you’ll work on an industry-related activity to plan and implement effective teaching and learning.

This degree does not qualify you to become a teacher.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Education Studies requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Education Studies, graduates will be able to:

communicate their broad and coherent knowledge of students aged 0-12 years and how they learn;

critically review the theory and practice of Primary School and Early Childhood content areas within the Australian context

plan and implement effective teaching and learning in diverse contexts, using initiative and judgement to solve problems with intellectual independence;

create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments;

identify, engage in and apply continuous professional learning, individually and in collaboration with others; and

critically examine and apply the principles of diversity and difference and the implications for children’s rights and inclusive practice within diverse contexts.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Education Studies offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of education as an academic discipline. The course enables graduates to work within the field of education at a policy or governmental level but without the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) accredited teaching award. The flexibility of this degree allows students the opportunity to choose electives which match the broad variety of education environments and develop skills for the future education workforce.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,160 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%

minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0

  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


    Swinburne University of Technology
    Hawthorn Campus
    John Street
    Melbourne Victoria 3122
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