Course summary

This course prepares you as a secondary school teacher in the Technological and Applied Studies key learning area, with a focus on creativity and innovation and a strong underpinning in social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

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.

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.

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.

Students complete significant blocks of in-school supervised professional experiences throughout the degree to demonstrate their capabilities as teachers. 

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.


Course overview

Course code

3207322

Course abbreviation

BTech/BEd(Sec)

Credit points

384

Equivalent units

32

Domestic duration

4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

International duration

4 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

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

Exit Award
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

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.


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

CORE UNITS

Foundation

EDU71002 - Foundations for Education 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

TEACHING AREAS

ELECTIVES


Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
DES10643 - Textile Science and Innovation Intermediate
MAT10002 - Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
ENG10010 - Foundations: 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
EDU71002 - Foundations for Education Introductory
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
HOS10644 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory Note 2 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 Note 2
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
Session 1, Year 3
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory Note 2 Note 2
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory Note 1 Note 1
Elective Unit
Session 2, Year 3
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory Note 2 Note 2
DES10642 - Textiles and Society Intermediate
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
Session 1, Year 4
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced
EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced Note 1 Note 1
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
MAT10002 - Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
ENG10010 - Foundations: 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 Information Technology Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
EDU71002 - Foundations for Education Introductory
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ITC72003 - Resources for User Interaction Introductory Intermediate Note 4 Note 4
CSC72001 - Database Systems Intermediate
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 ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory Introductory Note 4 Note 4
Elective unit
Session 1, Year 3
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory Note 2 Note 2
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory Note 1 Note 1
COM00456 - Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
Session 2, Year 3
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory Note 2 Note 2
DES10649 - Graphics Principles and Industry Application Intermediate
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
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 Note 1 Note 1
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
MAT10002 - Foundations: Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
ENG10010 - Foundations: 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
EDU71002 - Foundations for Education Introductory
COM00456 - Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ITC72003 - Resources for User Interaction Introductory Intermediate Note 4 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 ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory Introductory Note 4 Note 4
Session 1, Year 3
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory Note 1 Note 1
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 Note 1 Note 1
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 Note 1 Note 1
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.