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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Education Secondary

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104511
590310
Online (CSP)
104511
590310
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
096877G
Course duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WEDS01

Award
Bachelor of Education Secondary
Faculty/College
College of Education
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

The Bachelor of Education Secondary prepares you to become a secondary school teacher, and teach year 7 to year 12. In this role, you will be responsible for educating and guiding students as they prepare for the real world. If you are a good communicator, love having fun with children and are passionate about sharing a love of learning, then this may be the career for you!

At CDU, you can study a Bachelor of Education Secondary online or on campus, part time or full time (for a majority of specialisations). This makes it easier to fit study into your existing commitments. When you graduate, you'll be qualified to register as a teacher anywhere in Australia.

The course focuses on the skills and knowledge and you will need to teach in high schools, as outlined by the Australian National Curriculum. It meets both the national and local need for teachers committed to improving educational outcomes for children in year 7 to year 12.

You will learn about:

  • the school curriculum
  • contemporary approaches to issues in education, such as inclusivity
  • child and adolescent development
  • promoting positive behaviour
  • improving the teaching-learning relationship in the classroom
  • indigenous perspectives
  • raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education
  • developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in secondary school settings.

As a secondary teacher, you will specialise in teaching certain subjects. As part of your degree, you will choose two specialisations: a major and a minor. You can choose from a range of options, including:

  • digital technology
  • health and physical education
  • humanities
  • indigenous knowledges
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • music
  • science
  • visual arts

The course is a mixture of discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, general education studies and professional experience.

When you graduate, your levels of personal literacy and numeracy will be broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the Australian population.

Students are encouraged to review the employer eligibility requirements as they can vary state to state.

Career opportunities

Graduating with a Bachelor of Education Secondary prepares you to teach in high schools. It also prepares you to work in associated educational areas, such as:

  • curriculum development
  • educational planning
  • educational research
  • policy development.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia.

When you graduate, you'll be eligible to register as a teacher in schools across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach).

Credit transfers and pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must complete the Teaching Capabilities Statement used to demonstrate suitability for study and work in the teaching profession.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 176
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency Test not accepted for this course.
Navitas Academic English (option available only for entry into S1, 2021) Minimum overall score of 65% in Academic English 3
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module Minimum overall score of 58 with no score less than 58 in listening, speaking, reading and writing
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) Minimum overall score of 80 with no score less than 22 in speaking, writing, reading and listening

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Criminal History Check

You must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children Check before you can undertake your practical placements. If your Police Check and/or Working with Children Check are not cleared by the education sector, you will not be able to undertake practice teaching placements and therefore, will not meet the requirements of the course.

ATAR profile

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Course structure

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp), including 2 common units, 10 core units, and 18 specialist electives units.

Within the specialist electives, students select a first teaching area (major) (totalling 110 credit points - with exception of Health and Physical Education) and second teaching area (minor) (totalling 60 credit points) from the following areas:

    Biology; Chemistry; Chinese; English; Environmental Science; Geography; Greek; Health and Physical Education; History; Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenous Languages; Indonesian; Digital Technology; Legal Studies; Mathematics; Music; or Visual Arts.

All first teaching area (major) elective options are also available for second teaching area (minor) specialisation.

The following teaching areas are only offered as second teaching areas (minor):

    Economics and Physics.

First teaching area (major) must be different from the second teaching area (minor).

When Health and PE is elected as first teaching area (major) there is no second teaching area (minor) specialisation or general elective are required.

Students will also select (with the exception of Health and PE) one unit (10 credit points) as general elective from undergraduate units offered by the University.


All students must pass prior to graduation the ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The cost of the testing will be met by the student. Refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Please check the offerings, pre-requisite and assumed knowledge requirements prior to enrolment. 100 level units are initial level units, 200 level units are medium, and 300/400 level units are advance level units. Ideally, ECM units need be done after a few specialist elective (content) units.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

This course has a requirement of 80 days of Professional Experience.
Professional Experience units MUST be undertaken in the following sequence: EPR100, EPR200, EPR211, EPR301.
EPR301 is a 30 credit point unit and can only be taken with one other unit for a full semester load.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
 

Core Units
(10 units)
120cp Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as per the list of units detailed below.

EPR100 Professional Experience 1: Teacher as Learner
EPR200 Professional Experience 2: Teaching in Context
EPR211 Professional Experience 3: Classroom Practice (replaces EPR201 from 2019)
EST200 Child and Adolescent Development
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
EPR301 Professional Experience 4: Classroom Ready (30cp) (replaces EPR300 from 2018)
EST300 Assessment, Moderation and Reporting
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)
EST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy (replaces EST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education from 2020)

Major Specialist Electives
(11 - 18 units)
110cp or 180cp

Specialist Elective units selected from one of the Major Teaching Areas

EITHER:

Science

Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM201 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Science
ECM202 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Science
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)

Plus one of the following Majors:

BIOLOGY Major
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI182 Microbiology and Immunology (replaces SBI173 from 2021)
ENV201 Introductory Ecology
SBI209 Design and Analysis
ENV302 Organisms and Environmental Change
ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia

CHEMISTRY Major (Internal Only)
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
SCH101 Chemical Concepts
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A (new for 2021)
ENV210 Water Quality, Ecosystems and Processes (new for 2021)
SBI245 Biochemistry (no longer available from 2021)
PHA311 Clinical Biochemistry
SCH305 Advanced Concepts in Chemistry (new for 2021)
PHA212 Medicinal Chemistry (no longer available from 2020 - a suitable replacement unit will be confirmed)
ENV323 Environmental Microbiology (not available in this course from 2021)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Major
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
ENV103 Environmental Issues
ENV201 Introductory Ecology
ENV206 Environmental Physiology
ENV208 Applied Geographic Information Systems
ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and Monitoring (includes a short field intensive) (new in course from 2021)
ENV302 Organisms and Environmental Change
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia

In case your first (Major) and second (Minor) teaching areas are both from science you must do two extra relevant subjects or education units (due to Science ECM units being common).

OR:

Languages

Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM251 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary LOTE
ECM252 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary LOTE
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)

Plus one of the following majors:

CHINESE (Mandarin) Major
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
IAS161 Language Studies 1 (replaces CHN101 from 2020)
IAS162 Language Studies 2 (replaces CHN102 from 2020)
IAS261 Language Studies 3 (replaces CHN201 from 2020)
IAS262 Language Studies 4 (replaces CHN202 from 2020)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces CHN301 and CHN302 from 2020)
IAS403 Independent Study (repeatable) (new for 2021)
IAS404 In-Country Placement (repeatable) (replaces LAN311 from 2020)
IAS406 Language Translations and Protocols (new for 2021)
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study (no longer available from 2020)
LAN211 In-Country Language Study (no longer available from 2020)
LAN301 Language Project (no longer available from 2020)

GREEK Major
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):

IAS161 Language Studies 1 (replaces HEL101 from 2020)
IAS162 Language Studies 2 (replaces HEL102 from 2020)
IAS261 Language Studies 3 (replaces HEL201 from 2020)
IAS262 Language Studies 4 (replaces HEL202 from 2020)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces HEL301 and HEL302 from 2020)
IAS403 Independent Study (repeatable) (new for 2021)
IAS404 In-Country Placement (repeatable) (replaces LAN311 from 2020)
IAS406 Language Translations and Protocols (new for 2021)
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study (no longer available from 2020)
LAN211 In-Country Language Study (no longer available from 2020)
LAN301 Language Project (no longer available from 2020)

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE (Yolngu) Major
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
IAS161 Language Studies 1 (replaces CAS110 and CAL210 from 2020)
IAS162 Language Studies 2 (replaces CAS111 and CAL211 from 2020)
IAS261 Language Studies 3 (replaces CAS205 from 2020)
IAS262 Language Studies 4 (replaces CAS206 from 2020)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces CAS305 and CAL305 from 2020)
IAS403 Independent Study (repeatable) (new for 2020)
IAS406 Language Translation and Protocols (replaces INL390 from 2020)

INDONESIAN Major
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
IAS161 Language Studies 1 (replaces INI101 from 2020)
IAS162 Language Studies 2 (replaces INI102 from 2020)
IAS261 Language Studies 3 (replaces INI201 from 2020)
IAS262 Language Studies 4 (replaces INI202 from 2020)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces INI301 and INI302 from 2020)
IAS403 Independent Study (repeatable) (new for 2021)
IAS404 In-Country Placement (repeatable) (replaces LAN311 from 2020)
IAS406 Language Translations and Protocols (new for 2021)
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study (no longer available from 2020)
LAN211 In-Country Language Study (no longer available from 2020)
LAN301 Language Project (no longer available from 2020)

In case your first (Major) and second (Minor) teaching areas are both from languages you must do two extra relevant subjects or education units (due to LOTE ECM units being common).

OR:

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY Major
Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM241 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Digital Technology
ECM242 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Digital Technology
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (new for 2021)
PMO201 Project Management
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)
HIT365 C Programming (new for 2021)
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
HIT401 Capstone Project (repeatable) (replaces PMO301 Project from 2019)
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts (no longer available from 2020)

OR:

ENGLISH Major
Complete all 110 credit points of:
IAS111 Introduction to Australasian Literature (replaces LIT104 from 2020)
IAS112 Creative Practice in a Digital Context (replaces LIT103 from 2020)
ECM281 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary English
ECM282 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary English
EST204 ICT in Education
IAS213 Guilty Reading: Topics in Popular Genres (replaces LIT205 from 2020)
IAS214 Contemporary Literature and Writing (replaces LIT210 from 2020)
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
IAS313 Workshop in Creative Writing (replaces LIT203 and LIT204 from 2020)
IAS314 Research and Literary Studies (replaces LIT303 from 2020)
LIT203 Workshop in Poetic Creativity (no longer available from 2020)
LIT204 Workshop in Fictive Creativity (no longer available from 2020)
LIT302 Independent Study in Creative Practice (no longer available from 2020)
LIT304 Advanced Creative Writing (no longer available from 2020)

OR:

GEOGRAPHY Major
Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM214 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Geography
ECM215 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Geography
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing
ENV204 Ecosystems and Biodiversity (not available from 2021)
ENV207 Fire Ecology and Management in North Australia
ENV208 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new in course from 2021)
ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV318 Advanced Spatial Analysis

OR:

HISTORY Major
Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM291 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary History
ECM292 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary History
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
IAS131 Colonising Australia (new for 2021)
IAS132 Colonial Rule in Southeast Asia (replaces HIS231 from 2020)
IAS231 Colonial North Australia (replaces HIS246 from 2020)
IAS232 Themes in Global History (new for 2021)
IAS234 Indonesia: State and Society (replaces INI210 from 2020)
IAS243 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
IAS331 South-East Asia in the 20th Century (replaces HIS252 and HIS355 from 2020)
IAS332 North Australia in the 20th Century (replaces HIS347 from 2020)
IAS333 Political Ideas (new for 2020)
IAS334 Politics of Indonesia (replaces INI310 from 2020) (new for 2020)
IAS335 War, Revolutions and Terror (new for 2020)
HIS142 Introduction to Australian History (no longer available from 2020)
POL101 Introduction to Australian Politics (no longer available from 2020)
IAS236 Indonesia and the World (replaces INI220 from 2020) (not available in this course from 2021)
IAS336 Major Issues in Contemporary Indonesia (replaces INI320 from 2020) (not available in this course from 2021)

OR:

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE Major
Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM218 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Indigenous Knowledge Systems
ECM219 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Indigenous Knowledge Systems
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
IAS101 Indigenous Australia (replaces IND120 from 2020)
IAS131 Colonising Australia (replaces IND150 from 2020)
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces IND200 from 2020)
IAS223 Representing and Recording Country (replaces CIK210 from 2020)
IAS241 Indigenous Policy Principles and Practice (replaces ATI110 and ATI211 from 2020)
IAS242 Indigenous Governance and Leadership (replaces ATI210 from 2020)
IAS252 Language Maintenance and Identity (replaces IND230 from 2020)
IAS254 Partnership and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management (replaces CIK230 from 2020)
IAS351 Indigenous Networking and Collaboration (replaces ATI330 from 2020)
IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work (replaces ATI331 from 2020)
IAS353 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment (replaces CIK240 from 2020)
IAS402 Intercultural Practice (replaces CIK305 from 2020)
ATI230 Resourcing Community Action (no longer available from 2020)

OR:

LEGAL STUDIES Major
Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM233 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Legal Studies
ECM234 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Legal Studies
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
LWA110 Legal History (new for 2021)
LWA120 Law in Context (new for 2021)
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ115 Legal Process
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWA210 Contemporary Issues (new for 2021)
LWA221 Human Rights Law (new for 2021) (offered in alternate years)
LWA316 Intellectual Property
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law (offered in alternate years)
LWA332 Science and the Law (offered in alternate years)
LWZ114 Criminal Law (not available from 2021)
LWZ212 Transnational Law (not available from 2021)

OR:

MATHEMATICS Major
Complete all 110 credit points of:
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA102 Mathematics 1B
ECM261 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Mathematics
ECM262 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Mathematics
EST204 ICT in Education
SMA209 Mathematics 2 (unit title change)
SMA212 Mathematics 2B (replaces SMA211 from 2021)
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
HIT401 Capstone Project (repeatable) (replaces PMO301 Project x 2 from 2019)

OR:

VISUAL ARTS  Major
Complete all 50 credit points of:
ECM213 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Visual Arts
ECM223 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Visual Arts
EST204 ICT in Education
ETL301 Learning and Teaching in the Adolescent Years
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
Plus 60 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 300 or higher-level units):
IAS171 Creative Studio 1 (20cp) (new for 2021)
IAS172 Creative Studio 2 (20cp) (new for 2021)
IAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools (repeatable) (replaces VIS140, VIS240, VIS250 from 2020)
IAS215 Screen Media and Production 1 (new for 2020)
IAS216 Screen Media and Production 2 (new for 2020)
IAS271 Creative Studio 3 (20cp) (new for 2020)
IAS272 Creative Studio 4 (20cp) (new for 2020)
IAS273 Sculptural Design (replaces VIS270 from 2020)
IAS274 Digital Image Capture and Photographic Media (replaces VIS260 from 2020)
IAS371  Creative Practice and Theory (20cp repeatable) (new for 2021)
IAS372  Business of Creative Industries (repeatable) (new for 2020)
Specialist units no longer available in this course
IAS114 Introduction to Screen Media (replaces SMP101 from 2020) (not available in this course from 2021)
IAS174 Digital Media and Online Content Design (replaces SMP102 from 2020) (not available in this course from 2021)
VIS200 Visual Arts Feature (no longer available from 2020)
VIS230 Contemporary Art 1 (no longer available from 2020)
VIS330 Contemporary Art 2 (no longer available from 2020)
VIS340 Visual Arts Project (no longer available from 2020)

OR:

MUSIC Major
Complete all 110 credit points of:
IAS181 Music Making and Theory 1 (20cp) (replaces MUS114 and MUS192 from 2020)
IAS182 Music Making and Theory 2 (20cp) (replaces MUS115 and MUS193 from 2020)
ECM231 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Music
ECM232 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Music
IAS281 Music Making and Theory 3 (20cp) (replaces MUS214 and MUS292 from 2020)
ETL302 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices (replaces ETL201 from 2018)
IAS382 Music for Playing and Wellbeing
IAS383 Music and the Educator
MUS384 History of Music 1 (no longer available from 2020)
MUS385 History of Music 2 (no longer available from 2020)

OR:

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Major
Complete all 180 credit points of:
ECM201 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Science
ECM202 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Science
ECM211 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Health and Physical Education
ECM212 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Health and Physical Education
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
AOD201 Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261 from 2021)
SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis (new title for 2021)
SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology (new title for 2021)
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 from 2021)
SPE210 Motor Control and Development
SPE309 Exercise Physiology 2
SPE320 Nutrition and Health (ESSA registration requirement)
SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population (ESSA registration requirement) (new title for 2021)
SPE405 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum

Minor Specialist Electives
(0 or 6 units)
0cp or 60cp

Students who have selected the Health and Physical Education Major cannot undertake a minor area.

Students must select a minor teaching area different from their Major teaching area.

Where ECM units are common to the major and minor choices, students must replace the units with the relevant elective units.

In general, for minor electives students elect at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 200 or higher-level specialist second teaching area SUBJECT units.

A minor may be selected from one of the majors above not already completed or from one of the Minors detailed below.

Not every combination of Major and Minor can be achieved. Please contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

ECONOMICS Minor
Complete both of:
ECM216 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Economics
ECM217 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Economics
Plus 40 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 200 or higher-level units):
ECO107 Economics and the Modern Business Enterprise (replaces ECO105 from S2 2020)
QAB105 Business Research Methods
ENT201 Economics of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (new for 2021)
FIN207 International Business Finance and the Economics of Globalisation (new for 2021)
BUS306 Contemporary Business Issues and Trends (new for 2021)
ECO204 Current Macroeconomic Issues (final offering in 2020)
ECO205 Management Economics (final offering in 2020)
ECO207 Labour Market Issues (final offering in 2020)

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Complete all 20 credit points of:
ECM211 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Health and Physical Education
ECM212 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Health and Physical Education
Plus 40 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 200 or higher-level units):
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
AOD201 Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261 from 2021)
SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis (new unit title from 2021)
SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology (new unit title from 2021)
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 from 2021)
SPE210 Motor Control and Development

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE (Arrernte) Minor (cannot be taken with a Language Major)
Complete all 60 credit points of the following:
ECM251 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary LOTE
ECM252 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary LOTE
IAS161 Language Studies 1 (replaces CAS110 and CAL210 from 2020)
IAS162 Language Studies 2 (replaces CAS111 and CAL211 from 2020)
IAS403 Independent Study (repeatable)
IAS406 Language Translation and Protocols

MUSIC Minor
Complete all 20 credit points of:
ECM231 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Music
ECM232 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Music
Plus 40 credit points of the following (including at most 20 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 200 or higher-level units):
IAS181 Music Making and Theory 1 (20cp) (replaces MUS114 and MUS192 from 2020)
IAS182 Music Making and Theory 2 (20cp) (replaces MUS115 and MUS193 from 2020)
IAS281 Music Making and Theory 3 (20cp) (replaces MUS214 and MUS292 from 2020)
IAS282 Music Making and Theory 4 (20cp) (replaces MUS215 and MUS293 from 2020)

PHYSICS Minor
Complete all 30 credit points of:
SPH141 Concepts of Physics
ECM201 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Science
ECM202 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Science
Plus 30 credit points of the following (including at most 10 credit points at 100 level and at least 20 credit points at 200 or higher-level units):
ENG151 Statics
ENG175 Internet of Things (replaces ENG174 from 2021)
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG252 Dynamics

General Electives
(0 or 1 unit)
0cp or 10cp One unit totalling 10 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.

Students who have selected the Health and Physical Education Major are not required to undertake a general (or minor) elective.
 

  320cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 320 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 80 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes - 2021
SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis, unit title change from 2021. Unit previously titled Biomechanics 1.
SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology, unit title change from 2021. Unit previously titled Exercise and Sport Psychology 1.
SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population, unit title change from 2021. Unit previously titled Exercise and Health.
SBI245 Biochemistry is no longer offered from 2021. Students who have not completed SBI245 can complete SBI150 Cellular Biology as suitable replacement. Students who have completed SBI245 should not complete SBI150.

Course Changes and Transition Arrangements - 2019

EPR211 has replaced EPR201. Students who have already completed EPR201 should not complete EPR211.

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
     
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit
CO/P = Practicum/Placement
SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
 

HPE = Health and Physical Education

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU EPR100 Professional Experience 1: Teacher as Learner CO/P
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
EST200 Child and Adolescent Development CO EPR200 Professional Experience 2: Teaching in Context CO/P
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO EST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education (recoded to EST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy 2020) CO
ECM Junior Secondary - Major Teaching Area SE ECM Senior Secondary - Major Teaching Area SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
EPR211 Professional Experience 3: Classroom Practice (replaces EPR201) CO/P Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE
EST300 Assessment, Moderation and Reporting CO Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE
ECM Junior Secondary - Second Teaching Area OR HPE Specialist Elective SE ECM Senior Secondary - Second Teaching Area OR HPE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 4
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018) CO EST302 Researching Classroom Practice CO
Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE EPR301 Professional Experience 4: Classroom Ready (30cp) CO/P
Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE    
Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective E/SE    

 

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
     
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit
CO/P = Practicum/Placement
SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
  HPE = Health and Physical Education

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
EPR100 Professional Experience 1: Teacher as Learner CO/P EST200 Child and Adolescent Development CO
Specialist Elective SE EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
EPR200 Professional Experience 2: Teaching in Context CO/P EST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education (recoded to EST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy 2020) CO
ECM Junior Secondary - Major Teaching Area SE ECM Senior Secondary - Major Teaching Area SE
ECM Junior Secondary - Second Teaching Area OR HPE Specialist Elective SE ECM Senior Secondary - Second Teaching Area OR HPE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 4
EPR211 Professional Experience 3: Classroom Practice (replaces EPR201) CO/P EST300 Assessment, Moderation and Reporting CO
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018) CO Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE
Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE
Minor Specialist Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective SE Elective OR HPE Specialist Elective E/SE
Year 5
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice CO    
EPR301 Professional Experience 4: Classroom Ready (30cp) CO/P    

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Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $26,712.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAC

 

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAC

 

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are open for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU or BIITE*:

  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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