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

Overview

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: 3.5 Years Full Time (Equivalent to FOUR (4) years Full Time or EIGHT (8) years Part Time)
Location: AUSBU Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/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

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

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Entrance requirements

Academic requirement:

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 equivalents web page.

Pre-requisites

  • 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.
  • A study score of at least 30 in Units 3 and 4 English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements (for international students)

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 equivalents web page: http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

Selection Tasks

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/

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

In order to register with VIT, students will be required to pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teachers 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/ 

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External accreditation and industry links

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 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

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.

The University Library has many services, facilities and study spaces for you to use. There are extensive scholarly resources such as books, journals and online videos either linked from within your online courses or available from the Library website. The Library is focused strongly on assisting students with academic skills development, including research, communication and mathematics skills. There is online assistance via the Ask-a-Librarian chat service, online guides or take advantage of face-to-face help at each of the library sites. Each library site has individual and group study rooms, computers and print facilities to support your study and learning needs.

Other services within the University include, Career development and employment Living and wellbeing, including advice on health, housing and financial matters Ennabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning Opportunities for participation in arts, sport and recreation activities Opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad. Explore https://www.rmit.edu.au/students for further information

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