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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code


Start dates
  • No further intake
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Program code: 12266

Program handbook


The Bachelor of Education Studies is an EXIT AWARD ONLY and does NOT qualify students to teach. Graduates can work in education fields other than teaching and will have highly developed problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.  Students who graduate with the Bachelor of Education Studies cannot be re-admitted or complete another teaching degree at UON.

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


Information correct as at27 Sep 2020 8:06 pm
Program code12266
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2020, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Term typeSemesters
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  2. School of Education
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Medicine and Public Health
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code094557G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Not applicable. The Bachelor of Education Studies is an exit award only.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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.

Credit transfer

Not applicable as program is an exit award only.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Program requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 240 units: 30 units of Core Courses, 20 units of Directed courses at 1000 level, 10 units of Directed courses at 2000 level, 20 units of Directed courses at the 3000/4000 level, plus 160 units of electives which will comprise of between 20 to 80 units at the 1000 level, 10 to 70 units at the 2000 level and 10 to 70 units at the 3000 level.Students who take out the Bachelor of Education Studies exit award will be excluded from any further enrolment in an initial teaching qualification.

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
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning ProcessNot currently offered10 units
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and SocietyNot currently offered10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and IssuesNot currently offered10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC1008Foundations of Primary and Secondary EducationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC1038Foundations of Secondary EducationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC1048Becoming a Teacher: Primary and Early Childhood ContextNot currently offered10 units
EDUC1101Curriculum, Assessment and PedagogyNot currently offered10 units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication TechnologiesNot currently offered10 units
HIST1051The Australian ExperienceNot currently offered10 units
LING1100Language for Early Childhood EducatorsNot currently offered10 units
LING1110Foundations of LanguageNot currently offered10 units
PUBH1020Foundations of Early Childhood Health and Well-BeingNot currently offered10 units
PUBH1030Foundation Studies in K-6 PDHPENot currently offered10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist StudiesNot currently offered10 units
EDUC2151MultiliteraciesNot currently offered10 units
EDUC2181Managing the Learning EnvironmentNot currently offered10 units
EDUC2744K-6 Science and TechnologyNot currently offered10 units
PUBH2020Foundation Studs in Early Childhood Hlth and PolicyNot currently offered10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC3026Special EducationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3103Early Childhood Special EducationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3739K-6 MathematicsNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3745K-6 Creative ArtsNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3746K-6 Society and EnvironmentNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary CurriculumNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4181Ethical Teaching in ClassroomsNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4940Research Design and CritiqueNot currently offered10 units


Complete 160 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.

160 units

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.

Additional support

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