BP046 - Bachelor of Education

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Plan: BP046PBR - Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
Award abbreviation: BEd(PrimEd)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 (FOUR) years Full Time or 8 (EIGHT) years Part Time
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/education
ASCED code: 070100
CRICOS code: 080001C

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Purpose of the Program

The BP046PBR Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) offers you an education degree for primary teaching through a combination of theoretical knowledge, and professional experience. It prepares you for the dynamic and challenging world of education.  It provides you with globally transferable skills and a qualification that can lead you to practising as a teacher in Australia  and overseas.  You will experience a variety of interactive learning and teaching approaches, including both face to face and online.  You will have the opportunity for Professional Experience, within a variety of educational settings that provide learning activities linking theory with practice. This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the Brunswick Campus.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year course TCHE2514 Professional Experience: Applied Education Project, in which you will conduct an independent research project into an aspect of your teaching practice and demonstrate your achievement of the AITSL standards for graduating teachers in your final teaching placement. 

On completion of the program you will be a professional practitioner within the field of education possessing a   broad knowledge of learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment. You will be eligible to apply for teacher registration and teach in schools, however you will have skills knowledge and experience to also work in private enterprise, government agencies and community based organisations. You will use innovative applications of communication technology to support your teaching practice. Through critical reflection you will work ethically and collaboratively with colleagues and external professional and community representatives.


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Articulation and pathways

There are no articulation agreements relating to this program.

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, subject to program entry requirements.


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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page: http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

CASPer Test

All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit https://takecasper.com/

Other Requirements

Working with children check

Please note that to undertake the Professional Experience courses in year one to year four of the program, you must provide a satisfactory working with children check. If you are not able to provide this, you will be unable to complete the program.


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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The BP046PBR Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) (www.vit.vic.edu.au). In order to teach in Victoria, graduates must be registered with VIT. Successful completion of this program will allow you to apply for Provisonal Registration with VIT. To obtain Provisional Registration, graduates are required to complete a VIT Registration application form and submit it to the Institute. Further information on the registration process and requirements can be found here.

By selecting appropriate courses and successfully completing them at the required standard, graduates of the Bachelor of Education may be eligible to become specialist teachers in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Languages.

The option courses required to be eligible for recognition as a specialist in TESOL or Languages in this program are:

TCHE2478 Teaching Languages and TCHE2477 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 

Literacy and numeracy test: In order to register with VIT, students will be required to pass a literacy and numeracy test prior to graduating from their program. This test is mandated by the Federal Government and is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts and must be successfully completed by the end of the second year of the program.   For more information please see https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Students enrolled prior to 2017: There is a transition period of three years where students enrolled prior to semester 1, 2017 may graduate from their program without completing the test but these graduates will only be granted provisional registration with VIT and they must successfully complete the test in the first six months of obtaining provisional registration. 

Students comencing from 2017: All new students commencing an accredited initial teacher education program will be required to undertake the test prior to graduation. The test must be passed by the end of the second year of enrolment in order to graduate from the program.

Industry Links

The program regularly consults with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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