La Trobe University

Bachelor of Educational Studies


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
28 600

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

Subject prerequisites

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

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

The degree prepares you to work as a teacher aide or pursue a career in areas like training and professional development, local council education and youth assistance. You can also choose to complete this degree and progress to a Graduate Entry Teaching program offered at La Trobe.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

28 600


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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:

CRICOS code: 093395F