BP320 - Bachelor of Education

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Plan: BP320P24 - Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) utilises blended delivery for a variety of active learning and teaching approaches, including case studies, action research, reflective techniques, presentations, group-based learning, discussions, negotiated learning (such as work-based projects), and professional practice experiences in schools and relevant educational settings.

A range of embedded Career Development Learning and assessment activities are included in this program, aimed at enhancing your knowledge, capabilities and career awareness to prepare for and manage your careers throughout your life.

The program also utilises a range of assessment methods to evaluate your learning, with the aim of developing critical thinking skills and reflective practice. Assessment components include both formal assessments and informal self-assessments so that you can monitor your own learning. A range of approaches to assessment will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and application of knowledge and skills across courses. Formative assessment will be provided throughout the semester, and summative assessment is undertaken at the completion of each course. 

Assessment will be used to provide you with feedback on your progress. The learning outcomes linked to courses can be effectively assessed by, (for example): written assignments, individual and group presentations, short answer question or multiple-choice tests, examinations, portfolio entries where you will provide evidence of your achievement of the Australian Graduate Teacher Standards, drawing on your Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences in educational settings, and reports on the design of individual programs for learners. Your capacity to perform as a pre-service teacher in schools will be assessed through written reports completed by your Professional Experience Mentors. 

An important aspect of the assessment of this program is to provide you with critical feedback from lecturers, peers and others (for example, supervising teachers) on your understanding and reflections of key criteria related to working effectively with curriculum, learners and colleagues as a pre-service teacher. This feedback is a valuable way of further developing your capabilities. You will also use self-assessment and reflections to demonstrate your own understanding of the content. In the final year of your studies, you will undertake a research project, known as a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) to bring together the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the program. 

The assessment in this program conforms with RMIT University’s Assessment and Assessment Flexibility Policy

Inherent requirements 

The following information outlines the tasks you may be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements. 

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments available which may support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require. 

Some fundamental tasks for this program include: 

  • reading, writing and number skills for demonstrating to students accurate reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy 
  • vision and hearing to accurately gain information and monitor students 
  • managing your behaviour and emotions to provide safe and competent teaching 
  • time-based problem-solving when working with students

Please read the full list of the Bachelor of Education inherent requirements.

Why do you need to know? 

By understanding the types of activities you'll participate in, and the non-academic abilities you may need in this program, you can: 

  • understand more about the program 
  • determine if you may need support during your studies 
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you 

Please note that if you have a disability, long-term medical condition and/ or mental health condition ELS can support you to create reasonable adjustments to ensure you can participate in your studies. You can contact the Equitable Learning Services (ELS) unit if you would like to find out more. Information about ELS can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-services/equitable-learning.

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. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing students with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in an RMIT program you will:  

  • undertake and be assessed on a structured activity that allows you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice  
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking this activity  
  • complete an activity in a work context or situation that may include teamwork with other students from different disciplines.  
  • underpin your learning with feedback from interactions and contexts distinctive to workplace experiences 

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) has strong relationships across a range of industry related disciplines and community partners. Throughout the program, you will engage with industry stakeholders in a variety of ways, work with industry partners and explore different discipline contexts. 

In this program, you will be doing specific courses that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). You will be assessed on professional work in a workplace setting and receive feedback from those involved in your industry. These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning. 

Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning WIL experience may be in a simulated workplace learning environment.

The program has been designed to provide a minimum of 80 days of supervised professional practice. 

The following Discipline, Professional Studies and Professional Experience compulsory (core) courses link content and assessment with professional practice and incorporate Work Integrated Learning:

  • TCHE2696 Professional Experience: Planning for learning and teaching (5 distributed days, 10 block days) 
  • TCHE2704 Professional Experience: Responsive teaching (15 days) 
  • TCHE2627 Professional Experience: Classroom Cultures and Communications (15 days) 
  • TCHE2722 Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) (15 days) OR  TCHE2723 Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) (15 days) 
  • TCHE2717 Professional Experience: Teaching Performance Assessment (20 days) 

In order to graduate from this program, you are required to successfully complete a Teaching Performance Assessment in your final year, as part of the course TCHE2717 Professional Experience: Teaching Performance Assessment. 

This program provides work related projects in the learning activities and assessment. In your Professional Experience you will be learning about your future role as an educational professional. The feedback you receive from your lecturers, supervising teachers and others on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities and assessment will be vital for your learning. The program prepares and supports you for these experiences. 

Please note that to undertake the Professional Experience courses in year one to year four of the program, you must provide a satisfactory Victorian Working With Children Check (WWCC). 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Ten (10) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to the teaching profession 12 TCHE2624 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Language and Literacy 12 TCHE2698 Bundoora Campus
Teaching Health and Physical Education 12 TCHE2699 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice A 12 TCHE2733 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice B  12 TCHE2734 Bundoora Campus
Teaching Early Literacy 12 TCHE2700 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Maths and Numeracy 12 TCHE2458 Bundoora Campus
TCHE2494 Brunswick Campus
Student and Teacher Well-being 12 TCHE2701 Bundoora Campus
Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education 0 TCHE2625 Bundoora Campus
Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 0 TCHE2658 Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Engaging with Indigenous Perspectives for Responsible Teaching Practice 12 TCHE2456 Bundoora Campus
Becoming a Teacher of Science 12 TCHE2446 Bundoora Campus
TCHE2503 Brunswick Campus
Teaching the Technologies 12 TCHE2615 Bundoora Campus
Inclusive Teaching 12 TCHE2702 Bundoora Campus
Teaching Reading and Writing 12 TCHE2703 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Responsive Teaching 12 TCHE2704 Bundoora Campus
Teaching Measurement, Geometry, Probability and Statistics 12 TCHE2479 Bundoora Campus
TCHE2499 Brunswick Campus
AND
Select and Complete 12 credit points from the Health & Physical Education Focus courses, OR the Generalist Primary Education Focus courses, depending on your selected combination. Both Area of Focus Option lists can be found after the Year Four courses.
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Teaching the Humanities 12 TCHE2638 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Classroom Cultures and Communication 12 TCHE2627 Bundoora Campus
Teaching the Arts 12 TCHE2637 Bundoora Campus
Teaching Number and Algebra 12 TCHE2489 Bundoora Campus
TCHE2510 Brunswick Campus
Teaching Upper Primary Literacy and English 12 TCHE2716 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete 12 credit points from the Health & Physical Education Focus courses, OR the Generalist Primary Education Focus courses, depending on your selected combination. Both Area of Focus Option lists can be found after the Year Four courses.
AND
Complete 24 credit points from your selected Minor. The list of Minors can be found after the Year Four courses.
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Approaches to Cross-Curriculum Inquiry 12 TCHE2725 Bundoora Campus
Professional Readiness 12 TCHE2718 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching Performance Assessment 12 TCHE2717 Bundoora Campus
Education and Society 12 TCHE2642 Bundoora Campus
Working with Child and Adolescent Support Networks 12 TCHE2485 Bundoora Campus
AND
Complete 24 credit points from your selected Minor. The list of Minors can be found after the Year Four courses.
AND
Select and Complete 12 credit points from the Health & Physical Education Focus courses, OR the Generalist Primary Education Focus courses, depending on your selected combination. Both Area of Focus Option lists can be found after the Year Four courses.
 
AND

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Area of Focus Options

List of Area of Focus courses:
 
AND
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Health and Physical Education Focus

Complete the following Three (3) courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting 12 TCHE2619 Bundoora Campus
Understanding Learners in Health, Physical Education and Sport 12 TCHE2647 Bundoora Campus
Sports Coaching Internship 12 TCHE2656 Bundoora Campus
 
OR

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Generalist Primary Education Focus

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Curriculum Assessment and Feedback 12 TCHE2469 Bundoora Campus
TCHE2497 Brunswick Campus
Teaching Primary Science 12 TCHE2472 Bundoora Campus
TCHE2508 Brunswick Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Leading Literacy Learning and Teaching 12 TCHE2719 Bundoora Campus
Leading Numeracy Learning and Teaching 12 TCHE2720 Bundoora Campus
Leading STEM Learning and Teaching 12 TCHE2721 Bundoora Campus
)
AND

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Minor List

List of Minor(s):
 
AND
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Minor: Health and Physical Education

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Rhythmic and Expressive Movement 12 TCHE2648 Bundoora Campus
Biophysical Foundations to Health, Physical Education & Sport 12 TCHE2596 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Understanding Health and Physical Activity Behaviour 12 TCHE2598 Bundoora Campus
Exercise Physiology for Health, Physical Education and Sport 12 TCHE2616 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) 12 TCHE2722 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) 12 TCHE2723 Bundoora Campus
 
OR

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Minor: Early Childhood Education

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Learning Through Play 12 TCHE2659 Bundoora Campus
Building Partnerships with Parents, Carers and Community 12 TCHE2724 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Settings 12 TCHE2464 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) 12 TCHE2722 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) 12 TCHE2723 Bundoora Campus
 
OR

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Minor: Student Wellbeing

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Youth Studies 5: Constructs of Health, Safety and Wellness 12 HWSS2235 City Campus
Working with Human Service Consumers 12 HWSS2247 City Campus
Alcohol and Other Drugs, Interventions and Complex Needs 12 HWSS2171 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) 12 TCHE2722 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) 12 TCHE2723 Bundoora Campus
 
OR

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Minor: Inclusive Education

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Personalised Learning Practice 12 TCHE2628 Bundoora Campus
Meeting the Needs of All Learners 12 TCHE2474 Bundoora Campus
Developing Positive Schools and Classrooms 12 TCHE2476 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) 12 TCHE2722 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) 12 TCHE2723 Bundoora Campus
 
OR

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Minor: Working multi-lingually

Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Language 12 LANG1323 City Campus
LANG1373 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Language and Society 12 LANG1325 City Campus
LANG1363 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Politics of Global Languages 12 SOCU1046 City Campus
Language in the Global Workplace 12 SOCU1049 City Campus
Advanced English Language 12 LANG1029 City Campus
Intercultural Communication 12 SOCU1025 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) 12 TCHE2722 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) 12 TCHE2723 Bundoora Campus
 
OR

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Minor: The Arts for Education

Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Painting Elective 12 VART1316 City Campus
VART3744 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Capture, Translate and Synthesise 12 VART3505 City Campus
Public Art Projects 12 VART2027 City Campus
Artists' Books 12 VART3480 City Campus
Ideation for the Object 12 VART3506 City Campus
Video Art 12 VART3464 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) 12 TCHE2722 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) 12 TCHE2723 Bundoora Campus
 
OR

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Minor: STEM for Education

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

The World of Life Sciences 12 ONPS2699 City Campus
Plant and Animal Biology 12 BIOL2547 City Campus
Physical Sciences in Action 12 ONPS2701 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (School Settings) 12 TCHE2722 Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience: Teaching in Diverse Educational Settings (Non-School Settings) 12 TCHE2723 Bundoora Campus
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Program transition plan

2025 

The program structure of BP320P24 B Education (Primary) has been amended and the following changes applied in Semester 1, 2025: 

Year 1 

  • Replacement of TCHE2696 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Teaching with TCHE2733 Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice A and TCHE2734 Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice B 

List of Minors 

  • Removal of the Minor: English for Education 
  • Removal of the Minor: Humanities for Education 
  • Amendment to the Minor: STEM for Education – replacement of ONPS2699 The Work of Life Science with BIOL2547 Plant and Animal Biology.  

Current students who have completed TCHE2696 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Teaching will not be required to complete TCHE2733 Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice A and TCHE2734 Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice B. 

Students who do not successfully complete TCHE2696 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Teaching or who have taken LOA in 2024 will be required to complete the two new replacement courses TCHE2733 Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice A and TCHE2734 Professional Experience: Connecting Theory to Practice B.  

If you commenced the program prior to these changes, are undertaking a reduced load, or have deferred studies, you will not be disadvantaged, and all approved courses undertaken previously will contribute toward your qualification. You will not be required to complete extra credit points or incur any extra costs because of these changes. 

Where to get help 
If you have questions or concerns regarding this advice please do not hesitate to contact your program manager, Dr Jonathan Leo Ng (jonathan.leo.ng@rmit.edu.au). 

 

2024

This plan replaces BP320 Bachelor of Education (Primary), BP320PDI Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Inclusion) and BP320PPE Bachelor of Education (Primary and Physical Education/Sport). The first intake into this plan will be semester 1, 2024. 

All students in year 1 of the old plans, who will be continuing their studies in 2024, will be transferred to this plan and will be provided with a study plan and a transition map of the same or equivalent courses to enable enrolment into this plan. 

Transition map of existing first year courses

BP320 Bachelor of Education (Primary)

  Existing program structure (BP320)     New program (BP320P24)   Change
TCHE2620 Learners, Learning and Development 12 TCHE2696 Professional Experience (PX): Planning for learning and teaching 24 Replacement course
TCHE2641 Beginning and Early Literacy (Foundation to Year 2) 12 TCHE2700 Teaching early literacy 12 Replacement course
TCHE2624 Professional Experience: Preparing for Teaching 12 TCHE2624 Introduction to the teaching profession 12 Title change
TCHE2481 Teaching Physical Education 12 TCHE2699 Teaching health and physical education 12 Replacement course
TCHE2626 Professional Experience: Becoming a Teacher 12 TCHE2696 Professional Experience (PX): Planning for learning and teaching 24 Replacement course
TCHE2637 Teaching the Arts 12 TCHE2637 Teaching the Arts 12 Moved to year 3
TCHE2458 Introducing School Mathematics and Numeracy 12 TCHE2458 Introduction to maths and numeracy 12 Title change
TCHE2642 Education and Society 12 TCHE2642 Education and Society 12 Moved to year 4
TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 No change
TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 No change

BP320PDI Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Inclusion)

  Existing program structure (BP320PDI)     New program (BP320P24)   Change
TCHE2620 Learners, Learning and Development 12 TCHE2696 Professional Experience (PX): Planning for learning and teaching 24 Replacement course
TCHE2641 Beginning and Early Literacy (Foundation to Year 2) 12 TCHE2700 Teaching early literacy 12 Replacement course
TCHE2624 Professional Experience: Preparing for Teaching 12 TCHE2624 Introduction to the teaching profession 12 Title change
TCHE2481 Teaching Physical Education 12 TCHE2699 Teaching health and physical education 12 Replacement course
TCHE2626 Professional Experience: Becoming a Teacher 12 TCHE2696 Professional Experience (PX): Planning for learning and teaching 24 Replacement course
TCHE2637 Teaching the Arts 12 TCHE2637 Teaching the Arts 12 Moved to year 3
TCHE2458 Introducing School Mathematics and Numeracy 12 TCHE2458 Introduction to maths and numeracy 12 Title change
TCHE2642 Education and Society 12 TCHE2642 Education and Society 12 Moved to year 4
TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 No change
TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 No change

BP320PPE Bachelor of Education (Primary and Physical Education/Sport)

  Existing program structure (BP320PPE)     New program (BP320P24)   Change
TCHE2620 Learners, Learning and Development 12 TCHE2696 Professional Experience (PX): Planning for learning and teaching 24 Replacement course
TCHE2641 Beginning and Early Literacy (Foundation to Year 2) 12 TCHE2700 Teaching early literacy 12 Replacement course
TCHE2624 Professional Experience: Preparing for Teaching 12 TCHE2624 Introduction to the teaching profession 12 Title change
TCHE2654 Professional Experience: Fundamentals of Movement and Instruction 12 TCHE2699 Teaching health and physical education 12 Replacement course
TCHE2626 Professional Experience: Becoming a Teacher 12 TCHE2696 Professional Experience (PX): Planning for learning and teaching 24 Replacement course
TCHE2637 Teaching the Arts 12 TCHE2637 Teaching the Arts 12 Moved to year 3
TCHE2458 Introducing School Mathematics and Numeracy 12 TCHE2458 Introduction to maths and numeracy 12 Title change
TCHE2642 Education and Society 12 TCHE2642 Education and Society 12 Moved to year 4
TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 No change
TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 12 No change
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