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Bachelor of Technology Education

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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.

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"


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 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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Session 1 331191 051091

Career Outcomes

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.

Course requirements

  1. 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:
    1. all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
    2. three (3) units from Part B OR one double-weighted unit and one single-weighted unit from Part B; and
    3. two (2) of the five (5) unit specialisations, i.e. ten (10) units from Part C of the Schedule; and
    4. one (1) elective unit.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Course structure

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Please refer to the course enrolment guide available on the School of Education website ( within the student information and downloads tab

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

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

Part B

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Option 1
EDU01105 Professional Learning Project Advanced
Two (2) electives
Option 2
EDU10172 Extended Education Project Advanced Note 1
EDU00550 Understanding Educational Research Introductory

Part C

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
ENM10640 Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory Note 1, Note 2
DES10641 Textiles and Design Intermediate
DES10642 Textiles and Society Intermediate
DES10643 Textile Science and Innovation Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
HOS10644 Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory Note 2
NUT00214 Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
ENP10645 Food Technology and Society Intermediate
ENP10646 Food Technology as an Enterprise Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
SEC10647 Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory Note 1, Note 2
ISY10209 Web Development I Introductory
CSC00228 Database Systems I Advanced
ISY10212 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
DES10649 Graphics Principles and Industry Application Intermediate
COM00456 Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
DES10650 Computer Aided Design and Graphics Intermediate Note 3
DES10648 Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia Introductory Note 1, Note 2
ISY00324 Visual Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate
ISY00325 Audio-Video Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
DES10651 Timber Design and Production Introductory
DES10652 Metal Design and Production Introductory
DES10653 Timber Industry Practice and Management Intermediate
DES10654 Metal Industry Practice and Management Advanced
DES10650 Computer Aided Design and Graphics Intermediate
Part D

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
COM10110 Visual Communication and Design Introductory
COM10295 Written Communication Introductory
EDU00353 Teaching the Gifted Intermediate
EDU01104 Assessment and Reporting Intermediate
EDU10131 Transition to Teaching Advanced
EDU01286 Environmental Education Introductory
CUL00401 Indigenous World-Views Introductory
CUL00412 Indigenous Ways of Cultural Expression Introductory

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
HOS10199 Foodservice Operations Intermediate
NUT00215 Nutrition Across the Lifespan Intermediate
SCI00419 Food and Beverage Management Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
ISY10209 Web Development I Introductory
CSC10214 Designing the User Experience Intermediate
COM00455 Online Media Design Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
CSC00235 Applications Development Introductory
ISY00243 Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY00245 Principles of Programming Intermediate
ISY10209 Web Development I Introductory