ATAR cut-off
64.20
70.35 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code

484250
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12370
CRICOS code: 084158E

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) prepares students to teach health and physical education. As a HPE teacher you will provide opportunities for students to explore a range of physical activities, sports, and healthy lifestyle issues, in order to promote and develop physical fitness and skills, self-esteem and various interpersonal skills.

It's a challenging and rewarding career choice that will see you working across an interesting and diverse range of subjects. The Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching or related fields.

Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in their Secondary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Inspirational teachers who act professionally, knowledgably, and effectively
  • Insightful scholars who engage in rational enquiry into the theory and practice of education
  • Innovative leaders who play a constructive role in public discourse on education

Details

Information correct as at28th Jun 2017 1:32pm
Program code12370
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus64.2070.35

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Assumed knowledgeHSC or equivalent at a level that complies with Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW entry requirements.
Recommended studiesPersonal Development Health and Physical Education (PDPE), plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  2. School of Education
  3. School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  4. School of Medicine and Public Health
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code084158E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

In accordance with the Rules Governing Admission and Enrolment [000966], Academic Senate is responsible for prescribing the academic requirements for admission to any program. This includes special admission. Applicants will need to meet any additional selection criteria specified for the program in the Program Handbook or in the current edition of the University Admissions Centre (UAC) guide.

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1.  NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification.

2.  The entry criteria and a range of comparable pathways to teaching degrees that satisfy the expectations of the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) are as follows:

  • Applicants who have achieved three HSC Band 5s with one of those in English* will be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) program of their choice.
  • For students lacking just one Band 5 result in English, there is an opportunity to enrol in a summer English course (10 units). Completing this course with a “Pass” will be comparable to achieving the Band 5 in English.
  • Applicants who have not achieved three HSC Band 5s with one of those in English will be admitted to an 80-unit first-year Discipline Studies pathway inside the Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) program of their choice.
  • For applicants in this category, progression to second-year is contingent upon passing an approved 80-unit discipline studies pathway.

3.  Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

4.  TAFE qualifications;

5.  Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

6.  A University approved special admission bonus points scheme:

  • Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and
  • Regional and Rural Bonus Points Scheme
  • SpecialTertiaryAdmissionsTest(STAT)

7.  A University approved special admission scheme:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;
  • Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;
  • Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and
  • Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

Mid Year Admission

In some instances, mid year admissions may extend the duration of the program due to the requirement to complete a year of discipline studies within the program.  However, for many students, it will be possible to complete within the 4 years minimum timeframe.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants seeking admission to this program whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate that they have sufficient English language proficiency by satisfying the criteria listed in the English Proficiency Policy.

The NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (and the national AITSL accreditor) require applicants from a non-English speaking background to demonstrate adequate English proficiency. They define this as an average band score of 7.5 in IELTS with no score below 7.0 in any of the four skill areas and no score below 8.0 in speaking and listening; a level 4 score in all four skill areas in ISPLR; or a PEAT test result of Band A in each of the four skill areas. The New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) (and the national AITSL accreditor) requires that the test results be no more than two years old at the time of application.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Professional experience courses are scheduled to give students the opportunity to link theory with practice. Students start the first professional experience placement by observing the teacher and working with small groups in the classroom. This is followed by initial experiences in teaching the full class under the direct supervision of the teacher. Students build on their teaching competencies during the 90 days of placement throughout the program, by the time of graduation they have developed the classroom skills and the professional aptitudes of a competent teacher. Some placements overlap with university vacations, so students should check the professional experience dates before booking travel.  See Professional Experience Unit.

Post-admission requirements

  • Anaphylaxis Training

  • Working With Children Check

  • Child Protection Awareness Training

Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

EDUC2196 - Quality Teaching and Student Learning 7-12

EDUC3196 - Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity 7-12

EDUC4060 - Special Education Internship

EDUC4196 - Quality Teaching and Professional Practice 7-12


Professional recognition

New South Wales Education Standards Authority

Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA), and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Communities, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The program requires the successful completion of a total of (but no more than) 320 units that are normally offered as 40 units per semester for eight semesters.

Students are required to successfully complete:

Core Courses - 260 units

Compulsory Courses - 50 units (Ungraded Honours pathway) or 60 units (Graded Honours, or Special Education pathways)

Electives - 10 units (Ungraded Honours pathway only)

Students must complete a minimum of 40 units at each level (1000, 2000, 3000, 4000) with no more than 120 units at the 1000 level.

Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

Students may elect to undertake, with permission:

 - the Special Education Specialisation in the fourth year of their program. Students also undertake a Special Education Internship; or

 - a Graded Honours project in Education.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC1014PE Studies 1: Motor Development and Skill Acquisition
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1016PE Studies 2: Court and Striking Games
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1038Foundations of Secondary Education
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1101Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC1203Specialist Studies in Junior PDHPE
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH1010Health Studies 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2057PE Studies 3: Performance Activities
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2058PE Studies 4: Invasion Games
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2151Multiliteracies
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2181Managing the Learning Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2196Quality Teaching and Student Learning 7-12
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2105Sports Science 2Not currently offered10 units
HUBS2520Sports Science 3 : Exercise Physiology
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH2040Health Studies 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3026Special Education
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3058PE Studies 5 - Lifetime Physical Activities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3196Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity 7-12
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3203Specialist Studies in Senior PDHPE
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH3040Health Studies 3
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4015PE Studies 8 - Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4181Ethical Teaching in Classrooms
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4940Research Design and Critique
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours and Special Education Options

Choose either Ungraded Honours; Graded Honours; or Special Education.

Ungraded Honours
Ungraded Honours Courses

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HUBS3510Sports Science 4
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4013PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4014PE Studies 7 - Sports Coaching
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4196Quality Teaching and Professional Practice 7-12
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
EDUC4203Extended Studies in PDHPE
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units
Graded Honours
Graded Honours Courses

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HUBS3510Sports Science 4
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4013PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4196Quality Teaching and Professional Practice 7-12
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
EDUC4965Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4990Honours III: Project and Thesis
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
Special Education
Special Education Courses

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC4002Meet Spec. Needs in Diverse Social and Educ. Context
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4013PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4060Special Education Internship
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
EDUC4063Planning for Teaching in Special Education
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4064Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4065Supporting Behaviour Change
  • Winter - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units

Suggested electives

Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
ABOR2440Aboriginal Health Past and Present10 units
EDUC2514Primary Kinetics 110 units
EDUC2515Primary Kinetics 210 units
EDUC2747K-6 PDHPE10 units
EDUC3800Intercultural Understanding for Educators10 units
EDUC4016Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health Research in Primary Schools10 units
EDUC4017Applying Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health Research in Primary Schools10 units
EDUC4800Education in Global Perspective: Issues for Australian teachers10 units
HLSC2240Nutrition in Childhood10 units
NUDI4270Sports Nutrition10 units
PUBH1030Foundation Studies in K-6 PDHPE10 units

Honours

All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for ungraded Honours. High performing students may be eligible to undertake the Graded Honours stream. Students admitted to the graded Honours stream are required to successfully complete 30 units of research courses. The criteria for the determination of class of Honours are detailed in the Bachelor Honours Policy [000990] located in the University Policy Library. See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Graded Honours.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

International applicants intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed/intended employment authority prior to undertaking the program. Responsibility for clarification of suitability of undergraduate qualifications for employment with an employing authority rests with the applicant.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online