Course summary

The Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor Education (Secondary) prepares students as secondary school teachers in the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) key learning area. Students complete three ‘first teaching subjects’ including design and technology and a choice of two of the following: computing technology, food technology, graphics/multimedia technology, industrial technology and textiles technology.

This distance education course is supported by live and recorded online learning sessions, and on-campus workshops for some units. The course has a focus on creativity and innovation and a strong underpinning in social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

This course is closely integrated with vocational education courses. Some specialisations incorporate specified certificates and/or competencies from TAFE or other recognised VET providers. Students who already hold the appropriate TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualifications will receive advanced standing.

Entry into our teaching degrees will be based on an indicative ATAR of 70 or OP of 13 with no additional prerequisite entry requirements. This education degree is combined with a Bachelor of Technology to ensure a comprehensive foundation for our education students.

The Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor Education (Secondary) prepares students as secondary school teachers in the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) key learning area. Students complete three ‘first teaching subjects’ including design and technology and a choice of two of the following: computing technology, food technology, graphics/multimedia technology, industrial technology and textiles technology.

This distance education course is supported by live and recorded online learning sessions, and on-campus workshops for some units. The course has a focus on creativity and innovation and a strong underpinning in social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

This course is closely integrated with vocational education courses. Some specialisations incorporate specified certificates and/or competencies from TAFE or other recognised VET providers. Students who already hold the appropriate TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualifications will receive advanced standing.

Entry into our teaching degrees will be based on an indicative ATAR of 70 or OP of 13 with no additional prerequisite entry requirements. This education degree is combined with a Bachelor of Technology to ensure a comprehensive foundation for our education students.

Students study three main teaching subjects including Design and Technology and a choice of two of the following:

  • Computing Technology: Information Systems
  • Food Technology
  • Graphics/Multimedia Technology
  • Industrial Technology (timber and metal)
  • Textile Technology

Units with a practical component may require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, where numbers permit, in Sydney.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical analysis, problem solving and decision making needed to perform competently and effectively as an educational professional.

Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and evaluate ideas and theories.

Creativity

Demonstrate an ability to develop creative and effective responses to intellectual, professional and social challenges.

Demonstrate creativity, innovation and enterprise to resolve design issues and the management of practical projects.

Ethical practice

Demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to social responsibility, ethics and legal principles consistent with what is expected of an education professional working in a learning community and with students, parents and carers.

Demonstrate a commitment to student safety and support within professional frameworks.

Demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety issues related to the teaching of Technology and Applied Studies.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate a broad, integrated knowledge and understanding of the technology disciplines in the Technology and Applied Studies curriculum.

Apply pedagogical principles and practice to ensure effective teaching and learning in Technology and Applied studies education, with sound feedback and assessment practices.

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate a commitment to maintaining or advancing information and literacy skills to keep currency with pedagogical practice.

Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice.

Communication and social skills

Communicate concisely and appropriately in oral and written form in professional educational settings.

Communicate sensitively and appropriately with students within a professional framework.

Demonstrate a variety of teamwork skills applicable in professional learning community settings.

Cultural competence

Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons, in local and international contexts.

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of inclusion and diverse learning needs.

The course includes in-school training experiences in a range of secondary school settings. 

Courses have accreditation with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Courses have national accreditation through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). 

Usually, Australian teacher qualifications are recognised internationally, but students need to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding accreditation requirements.

The Australian Government has introduced a Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE), effective from July 2016. All Initial Teacher Education students across Australia will need to successfully complete the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE) prior to completing their course. In line with accreditation requirements, at SCU the test needs to be successfully completed prior to undertaking the final professional experience placement.


Course overview

Course code

3207322

Course abbreviation

BTech/BEd(Sec)

Credit points

384

Equivalent units

32

Duration

4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

Duration

4 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Session 1 334191 051191

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education degree a candidate shall successfully complete:
    1. Not less than thirty-two units comprising:
      1. all nineteen (19) units listed in Part A; and
      2. the equivalent of ten (10) units, comprising two specialisations, from Part B; and
      3. three (3) elective units, of which at least two (2) must be Education Elective units from Part C
    2. Both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Federal Government.
  2. Permission to undertake a professional experience placement will at all times be at the discretion of the Head of School of Education.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

PART A

Foundation

EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
EDU20001 - Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology Intermediate
EDU83003 - Inclusive Teaching Advanced
ENG10010 - Foundations: Language & Literacy Introductory
MAT10002 - Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced

Design and Technology Compulsory Specialisation

EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced

PART B

PART C


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
DES10643 - Textile Science and Innovation Intermediate
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
ENP10645 - Food Technology and Society Intermediate
Session 1, Year 2
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
HOS10644 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory Note 2
ENP10646 - Food Technology as an Enterprise Intermediate
Session 2, Year 2
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
EDU20001 - Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology Intermediate
HOS10644 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory Note 2
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
Session 1, Year 3
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory Note 2
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
Session 2, Year 3
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory Note 2
DES10642 - Textiles and Society Intermediate
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate
Session 1, Year 4
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced
EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
Elective unit
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced
EDU83003 - Inclusive Teaching Advanced
DES10641 - Textiles and Design Intermediate
Elective unit

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Multimedia and Information Technology Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY00324 - Digital Media I: Images, Text and Interface Design Introductory Note 4
CSC00228 - Database Systems I Advanced
Session 2, Year 2
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
EDU20001 - Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology Intermediate
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY00325 - Digital Media II: Audio-Video Resources and Linear Scriptwriting Introductory Note 4
COM00456 - Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
Session 1, Year 3
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory Note 2
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 3
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory Note 2
DES10649 - Graphics Principles and Industry Application Intermediate
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate
Session 1, Year 4
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced
EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced
EDU83003 - Inclusive Teaching Advanced
DES10650 - Computer Aided Design and Graphics Intermediate
Elective unit

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
DES10651 - Timber Design and Production Introductory
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
DES10652 - Metal Design and Production Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
COM00456 - Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY00324 - Digital Media I: Images, Text and Interface Design Introductory Note 4
Session 2, Year 2
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
DES10653 - Timber Industry Practice and Management Intermediate
EDU20001 - Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology Intermediate
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY00325 - Digital Media II: Audio-Video Resources and Linear Scriptwriting Introductory Note 4
Session 1, Year 3
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
DES10654 - Metal Industry Practice and Management Advanced
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 3
DES10650 - Computer Aided Design and Graphics Intermediate
DES10649 - Graphics Principles and Industry Application Intermediate
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate
Session 1, Year 4
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced
EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced
EDU83003 - Inclusive Teaching Advanced
Elective unit
Elective unit

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: This double-weighted unit requires completion of a Certificate III level vocational qualification, as designated by the School of Education, or specific competencies drawn from Certificate II and Certificate III level vocation qualifications, as designated by the School of Education and as outlined in the unit statement.
Note 3: If a student completes specialisations in both Graphics/Multimedia Technology and Industrial Technology, an additional elective must be selected.
Note 4: DES10648 is a double-weighted unit requires completion of a Certificate III level vocational qualification, as designated by the School of Education, or specific competencies drawn from Certificate II and Certificate III level vocation qualifications, as designated by the School of Education and as outlined in the unit statement.