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Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Indigenous Studies)

This course is available only to Australian Indigenous students.

BEd

320 cp

Minimum duration: The equivalent of 4 years full-time. The course is normally studied over 5 years full-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane, Queensland (Not offered in 2012)
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

A student who has completed the specified requirements may exit from the course with the Bachelor of Educational Studies.

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an Indigenous Australian applicant must have successfully completed the Associate Degree in Indigenous Education, which covers the first two years of the course.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Indigenous Studies) Degree2

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete:

(1) 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 160 cp from successful completion of the Associate Degree in Indigenous Education course;
  2. 50 cp from Curriculum Foundation Studies consisting of:
    1. 20 cp from Indigenous Studies;
    2. 10 cp from Mathematics;
    3. 20 cp from Theology or approved elective alternatives;
  3. 50 cp from Education Studies;
  4. 60 cp from Curriculum and Pedagogy;

and

(2)

  1. 3 Professional Experience Units;
  2. 1 Community Engagement Unit.

3. Exit point

3.1 The Bachelor of Educational Studies is available as an exit point from all Bachelor of Education courses.

3.2 A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Bachelor of Educational Studies:

(1) 160 cp from successful completion of the Diploma or Associate Degree in Indigenous Education course;

(2) 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. at least 20 cp from Education Studies;
  2. at least 30 cp from Curriculum and Pedagogy;
  3. up to 30 cp from other units which may include Curriculum Foundation Studies;

and

(3) 1 Community Engagement Unit.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Curriculum Foundation Studies

Indigenous Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADAB203 10 Indigenous Contemporary Issues
ADAB304 10 Indigenous Teachers in Australian Education


Mathematics

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADMA309 10 Exploring Mathematics 2


Theology
4

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADRE421 10 Indigenous Spirituality 2
AHCT100 10 What Christians Believe
AHEO228 10 The Christian Life: Worship and Ethics


Education Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADFD220 10 Teaching and Managing Learning Environments
ADFD221 10 Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools
ADFD447 10 Diversity in the Classroom
ADFD452 10 Transition into the Profession
ADFD457 10 Action Research as a Reflective Practice
ADFD458 10 Catering for Diversity in the Classroom


Curriculum and Pedagogy

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADAR422 10 Creative Arts Education 2
ADLA309 10 Literacy Education 2
ADMA310 10 Mathematics: Learning and Teaching 2
ADPH306 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 1
ADPH307 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 2 (NSW in lieu of one Theology unit)
ADRE101 10 Religious Education 14
ADRE102 10 Religious Education 24
ADST201 10 Science and Technology Education


Professional Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADFX110 0 Professional Experience Primary 1
ADFX212 0 Professional Experience Primary 2A
ADFX213 0 Professional Experience Primary 2B
ADFX310 0 Professional Experience Primary 3
ADFX413 0 Professional Experience Primary 4: Extended Reflective Practice


Community Engagement

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADFX207 0 Community Engagement Program (Co: ADFD221)


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic).
3Students in NSW will need to study ADPH307 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 2 in place of one of these units.
4For students not wishing to gain accreditation to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools, the Course Coordinator may approve an elective unit.

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