Bachelor of Educational Studies

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
097980A
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
Duration:

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2019 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Ballarat (58.50)
  • Brisbane (17/65)
  • Canberra (58.50)
  • Melbourne (58.50)
  • North Sydney (58.50)
  • Strathfield (58.50)

Description

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is designed for domestic and international students who wish to gain a qualification within the field of education. This degree will allow students who wish to work in Education related fields other than teaching to gain necessary knowledge to pursue a career in fields such as corporate training, educational consultancy, online learning, vocational and community education, curriculum writing, youth services or adult learning.

The degree is also designed as a pathway for students who wish to consider future study in teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education. Students who successfully complete the first year of this degree may be eligible to apply for transfer into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) or the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Students who complete the three years of study can progress to a postgraduate Initial Teacher Education qualification.

Course duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Attendance)
  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Canberra (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Foundation / Education studies unit Foundation unit Foundation unit Foundation unit
Year 1 - Semester 2 Foundation / Education studies unit Foundation unit Foundation unit UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Education studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Education studies unit
Year 2 - Semester 2 Education studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Elective 1
(100 or 200 level)
Year 3 - Semester 1 Education studies unit
(300 or 400 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 or 300 level)
Education studies unit
(300 or 400 level)
Elective 2
(300 or 400 level)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Education studies unit
(300 or 400 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 or 300 level)
Elective 3
(300 or 400 level)
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

A student who has successfully completed the following requirements may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.1

  1. Certificate in Educational Studies: 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings including at least two Education Studies units;
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation): 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings including at least four Education Studies units;
  3. Certificate in Liberal Arts;
  4. Diploma in Liberal Arts

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $6680 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for the admission into the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. Year 12 with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Bachelor Programs; or
  2. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved for ACU.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Program Policy.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

2. Additional Approvals

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter any context in which they will have contact with children. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police check may be required. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2019

ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 74.20 74.20
Median ATAR to receive an offer 62.50 63.00
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 51.05 59.55
OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer 9 6
Median OP to receive an offer 16 15
Lowest OP to receive an offer 18 17
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer 83 91
Median Rank to receive an offer 67 69
Lowest Rank to receive an offer 64 65
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
Median ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 83.45 86.95
Median ATAR to receive an offer 58.95 64.08
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 40.05 58.60
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
Median ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer <5 <5
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 74.50 84.50
Median ATAR to receive an offer 61.25 66.25
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 47.65 58.65

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
0 0.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 11 84.62%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 13 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
6 16.22%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 14 37.84%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 14 37.84%
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) 0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 37 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
0 0.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students <5 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
17 17.35%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 5 5.10%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 72 73.47%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 98 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
0 0.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 5 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 9 60.00%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 15 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Ballarat, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Canberra, ACT
Apply through UAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

  • Most applicants to undergraduate courses at ACU are eligible for adjustment factors – which can help improve your selection rank when applying for a degree. Your location, school or personal circumstances may make you eligible too. Learn more about the full list of available adjustments.

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience – A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience – you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units. Note - you may need to complete up to 8 units (equivalent to one year full-time) and achieve more than a pass grade to gain entry to this course.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment as a corporate trainer; educational designer; curriculum writer; educational consultant; vocational educator; adult learning advisor.

Further study will enable you to become an early childhood, primary or secondary school teacher.

English language requirements

Overall score: 6.5. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master degree programs.

More course information

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police check may be required. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is designed for domestic and international students who wish to gain a qualification within the field of education. This degree will allow students who wish to work in Education related fields other than teaching to gain necessary knowledge to pursue a career in fields such as corporate training, educational consultancy, online learning, vocational and community education, curriculum writing, youth services or adult learning.

The degree is also designed as a pathway for students who wish to consider future study in teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education. Students who successfully complete the first year of this degree may be eligible to apply for transfer into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) or the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Students who complete the three years of study can progress to a postgraduate Initial Teacher Education qualification.

Course duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Ballarat
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021
Brisbane
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
Canberra
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021
Melbourne
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
North Sydney
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021
Strathfield
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

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.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

A student who has successfully completed the following requirements may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.1

  1. Certificate in Educational Studies: 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings including at least two Education Studies units;
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation): 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings including at least four Education Studies units;
  3. Certificate in Liberal Arts;
  4. Diploma in Liberal Arts

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Foundation / Education studies unit Foundation unit Foundation unit Foundation unit
Year 1 - Semester 2 Foundation / Education studies unit Foundation unit Foundation unit UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Education studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Education studies unit
Year 2 - Semester 2 Education studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 level)
Elective 1
(100 or 200 level)
Year 3 - Semester 1 Education studies unit
(300 or 400 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 or 300 level)
Education studies unit
(300 or 400 level)
Elective 2
(300 or 400 level)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Education studies unit
(300 or 400 level)
Curriculum studies unit
(200 or 300 level)
Elective 3
(300 or 400 level)
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $70200.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate, plus an IELTS overall score of 6.5. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment as a corporate trainer; educational designer; curriculum writer; educational consultant; vocational educator; adult learning advisor.

Further study will enable you to become an early childhood, primary or secondary school teacher.

English language requirements

Overall score: 6.5. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master degree programs.

More course information

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police check may be required. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

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