A non-teaching education degree
The Bachelor of Education 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.
A pathway into teaching
If your aim is to become a teacher, the Bachelor of Education is a pathway course for a teaching degree, such as our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or Bachelor of Education (Primary), provided you meet the eligibility requirements:
If you have entered the Bachelor of Education via the alternative entry pathway (ie. no AQF level 4 qualification) you will need to pass a minimum of four 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 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 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 110 146.