Course summary

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.

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.

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 teaching experience in a range of secondary school settings and a requirement to gain some current experience in relevant industries.

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.


Course overview

Course code

3007016

Course abbreviation

BTechEd

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 331191 051091

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 Education degree a candidate shall successfully complete not less than thirty-two (32) units (384 credit points) 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. 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
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
HOS10644 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
HOS10644 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory
ENP10645 - Food Technology and Society Intermediate
Session 1, Year 2
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory
DES10643 - Textile Science and Innovation Intermediate
Session 2, Year 2
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
EDU20001 - Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology Intermediate
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory
DES10642 - Textiles and Society Intermediate
Session 1, Year 3
ENP10646 - Food Technology as an Enterprise Intermediate
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
Session 2, Year 3
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
Elective unit
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
DES10641 - Textiles and Design Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia or ISY00324 - Digital Media I: Images, Text and Interface Design Introductory
COM00456 - Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
Session 2, Year 2
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology 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
DES10649 - Graphics Principles and Industry Application Intermediate
Session 1, Year 3
CSC00228 - Database Systems I Advanced
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
Session 2, Year 3
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Multimedia and Information Technology Introductory
Elective unit
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
DES10650 - Computer Aided Design and Graphics Intermediate

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

Title Level of learning Note
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
HOS10644 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory Note 2
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
HOS10644 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Food Introductory Note 2
ENP10645 - Food Technology and Society Intermediate
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
DES10643 - Textile Science and Innovation Intermediate
Session 1, Year 3
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
ENP10646 - Food Technology as an Enterprise Intermediate
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory Note 2
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 3
DES10642 - Textiles and Society Intermediate
EDU20001 - Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology Intermediate
ENM10640 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Textiles Introductory Note 2
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
Session 1, Year 4
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate
DES10641 - Textiles and Design Intermediate
EDU83003 - Inclusive Teaching Advanced
Session 1, Year 5
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced
EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced
Elective unit

Title Level of learning Note
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory Note 2
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 2
SEC10647 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Computing Introductory Note 2
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
Session 1, Year 3
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY00324 - Digital Media I: Images, Text and Interface Design Introductory Note 2
COM00456 - Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 3
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Multimedia and Information Technology 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 2
DES10649 - Graphics Principles and Industry Application Intermediate
Session 1, Year 4
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
CSC00228 - Database Systems I Advanced
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
Session 2, Year 4
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate
DES10650 - Computer Aided Design and Graphics Intermediate
EDU83003 - Inclusive Teaching Advanced
Session 1, Year 5
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced
EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced
Elective unit

Title Level of learning Note
Session 2, Year 1
DES10635 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes Introductory
MAT10002 - Mathematics and Numeracy Introductory
DES10638 - Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Design and Technology Intermediate
ENG10010 - Language & Literacy Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY00324 - Digital Media I: Images, Text and Interface Design Introductory Note 2
DES10651 - Timber Design and Production Introductory
DES10634 - Design and Technology: Essential Technologies Introductory
EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching Introductory
Session 2, Year 2
DES10648 - Vocational Skills and Knowledge in Graphics and Multimedia OR ISY00324 - Digital Media I: Images, Text and Interface Design Introductory Note 2
DES10652 - Metal Design and Production Introductory
DES10637 - Design Management and Communication Introductory
EDU10514 - Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
Session 1, Year 3
DES10636 - History of Design and Technology Intermediate
COM00456 - Animation Theory and Practice Intermediate
DES10654 - Metal Industry Practice and Management Advanced
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 3
DES10650 - Computer Aided Design and Graphics Intermediate
EDU20001 - Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology Intermediate
DES10653 - Timber Industry Practice and Management Intermediate
DES10649 - Graphics Principles and Industry Application Intermediate
Session 1, Year 4
EDU10631 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum I Intermediate
TCH10014 - Professional Experience I: Becoming a Teacher Introductory
EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities Intermediate
Elective unit
Session 2, Year 4
EDU10632 - Technology Pedagogy and Curriculum II Advanced
TCH20001 - Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching Intermediate
EDU83003 - Inclusive Teaching Advanced
Elective unit
Session 1, Year 5
DES10639 - Integrated Technology Project Advanced
EDU10633 - Vocational Education and Training in Schools and Industry Advanced
TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession Advanced
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.