Bachelor of Technology EducationBachelors Degree
The Bachelor of Technology Education 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.
The Bachelor of Technology Education 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.
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"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.
|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.
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
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 teaching experience in a range of secondary school settings and a requirement to gain some current experience in relevant industries.
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 require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, where numbers permit, in Sydney.
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Accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Courses approved by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards are nationally recognised.
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.
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 for the award of the Bachelor of Technology Education degree a candidate shall successfully complete not less than thirty-two (32) units comprising:
- all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
- three (3) units from Part B OR one double-weighted unit and one single-weighted unit from Part B; and
- two (2) of the five (5) unit specialisations, i.e. ten (10) units from Part C of the Schedule; and
- one (1) elective unit.
- Permission to undertake a practicum will at all times be at the discretion of the Head of School
Bachelor of Technology Education Degree with Honours
- A candidate for the award of Bachelor of Technology Education with Honours shall fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Technology Education award, including completion of the unit EDU00550 Understanding Educational Research and the unit EDU10172 Extended Education Project (double-weighted unit) and, in addition, shall achieve such standard of excellence as the School Board may from time to time determine.
For the award of Honours, consideration shall be given to a candidate’s academic record throughout the course of study. A candidate who has reached the required standard of excellence referred to in Bachelor of Technology Education Degree with Honours Requirement (a) may on the recommendation of the School Board be awarded Honours in one of the following grades:
- First Class Honours
- Second Class Honours – Division I
- Second Class Honours – Division II
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.
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|Please refer to the course enrolment guide available on the School of Education website (www.scu.edu.au/education) within the student information and downloads tab|
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.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|EDU10710||Learners, Teachers and Pedagogies||Intermediate|
|EDU10711||Effective Communication in the Classroom||Intermediate|
|EDU10712||Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities||Intermediate|
|EDU10714||The Inclusive Classroom||Intermediate|
|EDU10715||Issues in Education||Advanced|
|EDU10713||Curriculum, Assessment and New Media||Advanced|
|EDU10716||Professional Development in Education||Advanced|
|TCH10630||Introduction to Technology Teaching||Introductory|
|EDU10631||Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I||Intermediate|
|EDU10632||Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II||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|