The Bachelor of Education Studies is a pathway degree into working in the field of education. It is a three year degree that does not qualify students to become a teacher but rather provides the opportunity to gain an understanding of Education as an academic discipline in Australian teaching and learning contexts. It can also be undertaken as a pathway into a teaching degree for those who do not have a minimum of an AQF level 4 qualification.
If your aim is to become a teacher, the Bachelor of Education Studies is a pathway course for a teaching degree, such as our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) or Bachelor of Education (Primary), provided you meet the eligibility requirements:
If you have entered the Bachelor of Education Studies via the alternative entry pathway (ie. no AQF level 4 qualification) you will need to pass a minimum of eight units of study and complete a non-academic suitability test such as CASPer before being able to transfer. Upon transfer any units you have successfully completed in the Bachelor of Education Studies course will be credited towards your teaching degree course.
This degree opens doors to employment opportunities in education support, education administration, social and community services and many other fields. Additionally this degree is a solid foundation for those intending to home school.
If you continue studying the Bachelor of Education Studies you will not be required to complete CASPer, LANTITE, or any professional experience placements units in educational settings.
However, you will not be able to register as a teacher after completing your studies.
For any questions on entry requirements, pathways options and career outcomes please get in touch with one of our Course Consultants on 1300 069 765.