The Bachelor of Education (Primary) consists of 32 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:
Learning and Communicating Online
Understanding Language and Literacy
Theories of Teaching and Learning
Indigenous Education and Perspectives
Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development
Sustainable Education and Perspectives
Understanding and Supporting Inclusion
Mathematics in the Primary Classroom
Supporting Diversity and Equity
Teaching in Australian Schools
On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:
Swinburne University has now incorporated the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) into the final year of primary professional experience units. This narrative-based assignment will allow you to demonstrate your competence in classroom practice by creating a unit plan, lesson plans, assessing, reflecting and appraising your teaching. Connecting the academic program to your professional experience, the GTPA provides quality assurance of graduate readiness, giving you valuable experience to help you progress into your new career.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Education (Primary), students are required to complete 400 credit points comprising of 32 units of study (12.5 credit points each). The 400 credit points must comprise of:
In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) normally within three attempts through the Australian Council for Education Research prior to completing 200 credit points of study.
Academic Progress – Special Requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the Bachelor of Education (Primary) has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as ‘at risk’ of unsatisfactory progress if they:
(a) Behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a teaching placement
(b) Fail to attempt both component tests of the National Literacy and Numeracy test (LANTITE) prior to completing 100 credit points of studies
2. A student is classified as having ‘unsatisfactory progress’ if they:
(a) Fail to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy test (LANTITE) prior to completing 200 credit points of studies or following three attempts
(b) Fail a Teaching Placement unit
(c) Have their teaching placement terminated early by a school. In the case of early termination of a teaching placement by a school, the student will be deemed as having ‘unsatisfactory progress’ and a progress review processes will commence within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy. Rule for internal transfer of Swinburne students between Educations in 2018.
All students who enrolled in any of Swinburne University’s externally accredited initial teacher education courses prior to January 2018 may transfer between these courses without having to complete CASPer. This grace period will be available until December 2018. As of January 2019 all students seeking to transfer between these courses will be required to complete CASPer.
Volume of Learning
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) consists of 32 units of study (400 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). In each year, eight (8) units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four (4) units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is typically 4 years.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is 150 credit points (normally 12 units).
The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.