BP319 - Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary)

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Plan: BP319 - Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary)
Campus: Bundoora 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 Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary)
Award abbreviation: BHPhyslED&Sport(Secondary)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years Full-Time; 3.5 years Full-Time (accelerated) or 8 years Part-Time
Location: AUSBU Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/education
ASCED code: 070105
CRICOS code: 098536B

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Purpose of the Program

The fundamental goal of the Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary) program is to prepare you with the professional knowledge and practical skills to teach in diverse school settings. The program has a strong core curriculum, with an explicit focus on teaching practice, and you will learn to use a range of teaching strategies that both engage and cater for learner needs, use assessment and data to inform and review practice, and use critical reflection to impact future action in the classroom. This program also aims to prepare you to work with your teaching colleagues and community to enhance the teaching profession.  Through close partnerships with schools and other stakeholders, and a shared vision, the program aims to develop a shared commitment and responsibility to teacher education.

The program prepares you for the dynamic and challenging world of education and 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 contemporary, interactive learning and teaching approaches, including both face-to-face and online delivery modes.  You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of innovative Professional Experience practices within a variety of educational settings that integrate theory and practice. In your third year, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a mentoring role to assist a year one student transition into university and life as a teacher. One key course will provide a capstone experience for final year students. The capstone focuses on enhancing your employability skills and easing your transition from student to graduate teacher. This program requires on-campus attendance.

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Articulation and pathways

Successful completion of RMIT's Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation guarantees entry into this program, subject to completing the Casper test.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, such as MR209 Master of Education, subject to program entry requirements.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.

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Entrance requirements

This plan has been discontinued. The last intake was semester 1, 2023.

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 70, inclusive of selection rank adjustments.

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalency web page on the RMIT website.


  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics.
  • A study score of at least 30 in Units 3 and 4 English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

International English language requirement

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 7.5 with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading and writing and 8.0 in speaking and listening.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English requirements web page.

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://takealtus.com/

Essential requirements for enrolment or graduation

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.

Literacy and numeracy test

The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is a national test required by the Federal Government that all pre-service teachers must complete to be able to graduate and register as a teacher. The test is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). You are able to sit the test up to three times before you need to seek further approval to complete a fourth or fifth (final) attempt. Please note that you are required to be physically in Australia to undertake this test at a test centre. Counselling and support for those failing the test will be available.

You are able to sit your LANTITE test before you enrol in your degree. This will provide you with the result early. If you are not successful on your first attempt, this will enable you and your lecturers to identify the areas you need to focus on in your studies. You are encouraged to complete your LANTITE test by the end of your first year of your studies.

Please visit the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education website for more information, including the cost of the test.

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External accreditation and industry links

BP319 Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). In order to teach in Victoria, you must be registered with Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) (www.vit.vic.edu.au). Further information on the registration process and requirements can be found here.

Industry Links
The program team has strong links with a range of partner schools who host our students on professional experience, work with us to develop and deliver school-based teaching and participate in research projects. The program team regularly consults with an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the IAC’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  

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.  

One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service. 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 www.rmit.edu.au/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  
  • 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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