La Trobe University

Bachelor of Educational Studies


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (by arrangement).
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*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.

This course is your pathway to further studies in education and teaching. Students who do well in first year can apply to transfer into one of our undergraduate teaching courses in second year, including our Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Teaching. You can also choose to complete three years of study and then progress to one of our Graduate Entry Teaching programs.

You'll develop fundamental critical thinking skills as well as knowledge in contemporary education theory and key concepts of student development. You'll also establish critical capabilities in literacy and numeracy.

From first semester, you'll have the freedom to choose from a wide range of elective subjects, allowing you to find your own areas of interest. If you want to pursue a teaching career by doing a postgraduate teaching course, you may need to take a certain number of discipline subjects across second and third years.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements


VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

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.

Subject bonus

A study score of 25 in any English or 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.

*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.

Career outcomes

If you choose not to undertake further studies that allow you to teach in the classroom, this degree also prepares you to work as a teacher's aide or for careers in areas like training and professional development, local council education and youth assistance.

Fees and costs

Course fees

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

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

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Additional information

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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: