La Trobe University

Bachelor of Technology Education


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. All eligible applicants into this course are provided advanced standing for the first two years of the course.
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.

The Bachelor of Technology Education is a specialist qualification to teach in secondary schools in the areas of Technology and Vocational Education and Training (VET).

For years between 7 and 10 you can integrate strands of studies including design, creativity and technology.

At the VCE level, technology becomes more specialised and includes:

- Design and Technology

- Food and Technology

- Systems Engineering.

Once you graduate, you'll be able to teach in one or more of these areas and also in VCE VET courses and/or VCAL. On completion all graduates will hold an updated Cert IV in Assessment and Training to ensure they are eligible to teach VET in schools.

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.

Entry requirements


All applicants into this course are provided advanced standing for the first two years of the course based on :
- A Certificate of Proficiency of the Victorian Industrial Training Commission or equivalent, substantial relevant work experience such as that the period of apprenticeship and work experience totals not less than 8 years; or,
- A Certificate of Technology or other approved two year, full time, post-Year 11 TAFE certificate or equivalent, plus at least 2 years work experience; or
- A Diploma or other approved two-year, full-time, post-Year 12 qualification, or equivalent, plus at least 2 years of relevant work experience.

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. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit . To ensure you meet VTAC deadlines for each offer round go to

*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

You'll be prepared for a range of teaching careers in: - TAFE - secondary schools (VCAL) - community - non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Technology Education 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

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

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:

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: