Physical and health education

Why study physical and health education?

You can study physical and health education as a part of a primary or secondary teaching course, or study a combined degree with and outdoor education. You will study student health and wellbeing, human movement, sport and exercise.

Career opportunities

Graduates may work in the health, fitness and recreation industries, youth and community centres, government and private agencies.

Graduates of the primary or secondary education programs can also work in schools as specialist teachers in physical and health education (subject to registration).

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are Clearly In ATAR Rank as a quick guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. Additional information on the 2017 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

2018

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 60.45
Bendigo 62.5
Mildura N/A
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) allows you to specialise your skills in these areas:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM)
- English
- humanities/arts
- health
- physical education
- languages (including Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French and Chinese).

It builds your efficacy in diagnostic learning, special needs, learning how best to teach and relationship skill building. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to meet the needs of the industry and will be ready to work in multiple education areas.

In the foundation year, you'll build strong knowledge around professional literacy and numeracy with awareness of contemporary approaches to learning. You'll maximise your expertise and skills to be able to work in complex education settings. You also have the option to complete a sequence of study so you are qualified to teach as a Special Education teacher. The program is designed to allow you to focus on social work and wellbeing as areas of study to further diversify your employment options as a primary teacher.

The course incorporates a national literacy and numeracy test, which is a requirement of completion of Initial Teacher Education programs and a requirement for registration as a teacher.

All applicants accepted into the course are required to complete a Working with Children Check form prior to commencing placement in their second year.

You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.
Career opportunities
With changes to the education sector being implemented in 2017, we have re-imagined our education courses to prepare you for a range of teaching careers in:
- primary schools
- community
- non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE English Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE Mathematics Units 1 and 2, not Foundation Mathematics.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.
Additional information
You are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to your first placement.
As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during your studies to ensure you are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test. For more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test, visit: teacheredtest.acer.edu.au
How to apply
Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.
If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 60.15
Bendigo 61
Mildura N/A
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will develop your skills to address the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. You'll gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of secondary school. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in two of the following disciplines:

- English
- maths
- humanities (including history and geography)
- science (including physics, chemistry and biology)
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE), English as a Second Language (ESL)
- TESOL
- physical education
- health education
- visual arts
- technology
- drama
- psychology.

The design of the program reflects the school year, so you have the opportunity to undertake on-going school experience and ensure integration of knowledge of teaching and learning with practice.

You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.
Career opportunities
Graduates are prepared for work in government, Catholic and independent schools nationally and overseas (subject to registration). Graduates may also find work in youth services, education leadership-related areas, government, private sector, media and service industries.
Professional recognition
All initial teacher education programs are required to be reaccredited with the VIT every five years. Consequently, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is currently undertaking accreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Professional registration may require an application to VIT and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact vit.vic.edu.au for details.
Prerequisite
VCE English Units 3 and 4 study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE mathematics Units 1 and 2, not Foundation Mathematics.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.
Additional information
You are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to your first placement.
As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during your studies to ensure you are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test. For more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test, visit: teacheredtest.acer.edu.au
How to apply
Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.

If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education
Duration :
3 years full time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo 51.5
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education prepares you to enter the education / training profession. It covers a range of topics including environmental and sustainability education, safety and risk management, leadership, exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, movement studies and skill analysis. The course serves as a pathway into a Master's Degree for those graduates wishing to qualify as teachers.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL. All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement. Your statement must include information in relation to the following personal attributes: motivation to teach; interpersonal and communication skills; personal strengths; and learning goals.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.

If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2018

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (093396E)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 600
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo, Mildura
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) allows you to specialise your skills in these areas:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM)
- English
- humanities/arts
- health
- physical education
- languages (including Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French and Chinese).

It builds your efficacy in diagnostic learning, special needs, learning how best to teach and relationship skill building. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to meet the needs of the industry and will be ready to work in multiple education areas.

In the foundation year, you'll build strong knowledge around professional literacy and numeracy with awareness of contemporary approaches to learning. You'll maximise your expertise and skills to be able to work in complex education settings. You also have the option to complete a sequence of study so you are qualified to teach as a Special Education teacher. The program is designed to allow you to focus on social work and wellbeing as areas of study to further diversify your employment options as a primary teacher.

The course incorporates a national literacy and numeracy test, which is a requirement of completion of Initial Teacher Education programs and a requirement for registration as a teacher.

All applicants accepted into the course are required to complete a Working with Children Check form prior to commencing placement in their second year.

You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.
English Language Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic module with an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing - where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening ON ENTRY
Subject prerequisite
VCE English Units 3 and 4 study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE mathematics Units 1 and 2, not Foundation Mathematics.
Additional information
All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement. Your statement must include information in relation to the following personal attributes: motivation to teach; interpersonal and communication skills; personal strengths; and learning goals.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
With changes to the education sector being implemented in 2017, we have re-imagined our education courses to prepare you for a range of teaching careers in:
- primary schools
- early childhood education
- special education
- community
- non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (093397D)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 600
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo, Mildura
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will develop your skills to address the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. You'll gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of secondary school. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in two of the following disciplines:

- English
- maths
- humanities (including history and geography)
- science (including physics, chemistry and biology)
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE), English as a Second Language (ESL)
- TESOL
- physical education
- health education
- visual arts
- technology
- drama
- psychology.

The design of the program reflects the school year, so you have the opportunity to undertake on-going school experience and ensure integration of knowledge of teaching and learning with practice.

You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.
English Language Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic module with an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing - where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening ON ENTRY

G & PG (incl HDR) Option 4 - Academic 7.5, no band less than 7.0
Subject prerequisite
VCE English Units 3 and 4 study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE mathematics Units 1 and 2, not Foundation Mathematics.
Additional information
All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement. Your statement must include information in relation to the following personal attributes: motivation to teach; interpersonal and communication skills; personal strengths; and learning goals.
Professional recognition
All initial teacher education programs are required to be reaccredited with the VIT every five years. Consequently, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is currently undertaking accreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Professional registration may require an application to VIT and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact vit.vic.edu.au for details.
Career opportunities
You'll be prepared for a range of teaching careers in:
- secondary schools
- community
- non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education (093394G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29,600
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education prepares you to enter the education / training profession. It covers a range of topics including environmental and sustainability education, safety and risk management, leadership, exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, movement studies and skill analysis. The course serves as a pathway into a Master's Degree for those graduates wishing to qualify as teachers.
English Language Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic module with an average band score of 7.0 across all four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing - where there is no score below 6.5 in any of the four skills areas.
Subject prerequisite
VCE English Units 3 and 4 study score of at least 30, or at least 25 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics.
Additional information
All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement. Your statement must include information in relation to the following personal attributes: motivation to teach; interpersonal and communication skills; personal strengths; and learning goals.
Career opportunities
Teacher in schools
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Physical and health education placements

You will complete a minimum of 80 days in supervised teaching practice and field experience subjects. Gain valuable practical experience as you apply the theory learned in the classroom to the workplace.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

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