Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
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:
- humanities (including history and geography)
- science (including physics, chemistry and biology)
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE), English as a Second Language (ESL)
- physical education
- health education
- visual arts
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.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
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.
This course requires a minimum ATAR of 65, including all bonuses, SEAS and other Special Entry Schemes.
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.
*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.
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.
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) 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.
Fees and costs
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.
Find out more about undergraduate course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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