Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelors Double Degree
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
May be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities.
Flexibility of learning is just one of the advantages of this degree that will see you qualify to teach in New South Wales and Queensland.
This course supports a pathway from vocational education courses. Students who hold the appropriate TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualifications receive advanced standing.
As well as building your understanding and proficiency in educational leadership, assessment approaches and teaching methods, you’ll put your learning into practice during placements in secondary schools or vocational education settings.
It's a degree that encourages and rewards your commitment, creativity and innovation, opening the way to a career in teaching or in professional roles in organisations where the demand for such qualities is increasing.
|Course Learning Outcome
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students complete significant blocks of in-school supervised professional experiences throughout the degree to demonstrate their capabilities as teachers.
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.
All students will need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) test prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.
This course is currently undergoing its five-year reaccreditation process with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for 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.
All Initial Teacher Education students across Australia need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). At Southern Cross University the LANTITE needs to be successfully completed prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:
- 19 core units; and
- 10 units made up of two teaching areas; and
- the remaining units from electives; and
- both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Federal Government.
Permission to undertake a professional experience placement will be at the discretion of the Dean of Education.
Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with the Associate Degree of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).
Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access and Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.
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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
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.
If a student completes specialisations in both Graphics/Multimedia Technology and Industrial Technology, an additional elective must be selected.
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.
|Level of learning
|Foundations for Education
|Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities
|Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology
|Foundations: Language & Literacy
|Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy
|Understanding Children and Young People
|Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I
|Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II
|Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher
|Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching
|Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession
Design and Technology Compulsory Specialisation
|Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry
|Design and Technology: Essential Technologies
|Design and Technology Principles and Processes
|History of Design and Technology
|Design Management and Communication
|Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology
|Integrated Technology Project