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Units in second semester 2021 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

Study Educational Studies at Curtin

Educational Studies

Bachelor Degree

B-EDUC

Course
Bachelor of Educational Studies
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Increase your workplace skills in education, gaining comprehensive knowledge of education curricula, leadership and research.

Study Educational Studies at Curtin

Highly ranked course

Curtin’s education courses were ranked in the top 150 in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Specialist pathways

Options to specialise in early years and primary education or secondary education.

The field of education includes a range of professional roles that require comprehensive understanding of the education curriculum and advanced communication skills.

In this degree you will learn about the field of education from the perspective of someone who isn’t intending to seek registration as a qualified school teacher.

You’ll explore core learning areas of the curriculum and learn how to respond to the diverse needs of students.

You’ll examine mentoring, leadership and research within an educational environment. This knowledge is useful for those working in education administration and management teams. You can specialise in early years and primary education or in secondary education.

After you graduate from this course, if you are interested in seeking registration as a qualified teacher, you can apply for entry into our initial teacher education courses and apply for Credit for Recognised Learning for units you have completed.

Please note: this course is not accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia. The course is therefore not suited to those who wish to register as a teacher.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • You will be taught by staff who are at the top of their disciplinary field from across the University representing a high level of expertise. This course aligns with the units offered in the teacher education courses and so is equal in quality and rigour.
  • Curtin's education courses were ranked in the top 150 in the world in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • Curtin has a long history of excellence in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) which are key areas of focus in education. 
  • You will be immersed in a digitally rich e-learning environment that complements your studies and enhances your teaching skills. You will be encouraged to participate in the learning process and acquire the skills needed to be digitally fluent.
  • The School is proud of its consistently positive feedback from employers who say Curtin teachers are of excellent quality and well prepared for the education industry.

How this course will make you industry ready

The units in this course will enable graduates to design and develop learning for specified groups of students.

You will be equipped with knowledge about the school curriculum in all subject areas, as well as the ways in which children and adolescents learn.

You'll develop the skills to be able to design and develop learning programs for individuals and target groups.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information

Careers

  • Education administrator
  • Education policy developer
  • Coach / mentor
  • Curriculum designer
  • Teaching support officer

Industries

  • Early, primary and secondary education (government and non-government) 

Graduates may seek employment in education related fields such as tutoring, training and developing education programs for a variety of organisations.

What you'll learn

  • make informed decisions regarding teaching and learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the learner and application of the curriculum
  • be reflective, creative and critical in the approach to teaching and learning and assessment
  • decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources
  • communicate effectively and work collaboratively in educational contexts
  • use technologies appropriately in educational contexts
  • be self-motivated, critical, and reflective in their practice based on ongoing professional learning
  • think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a discipline or professional area
  • respect and respond to the diverse needs of students and communities
  • demonstrate leadership in education by analysing and applying appropriate practices based on a sound knowledge of the principles of learning, teaching and assessment

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the achievement of the required ATAR within the last two years. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • STAT entry : Written English (WE) and Verbal and Quantitative (MC)

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • STAT entry : Written English (WE) and Verbal and Quantitative (MC)

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • STAT entry : Written English (WE) and Verbal and Quantitative (MC)

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

  • Open University Australia units may be used to meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about this pathway option.
  • Curtin offers a variety of bridging courses to help you meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about our bridging courses.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to Curtin course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to other higher education course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Applicants will also be required to engage in reflection of non-academic attributes related to teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this process. 

 

Entry to this course will not be possible based on Professional Experience only; this is consistent with current practice for courses in the School of Education.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course includes core studies, elective and optional units. Students are able to undertake electives and optional units to specialise in an area of interest.

 

Various assessments throughout the course may require students to work with infants, children or young people in family or community-based settings. Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Commonwealth supported $4,000*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2022

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: B-EDUC
  • CRICOS code: 095951M
  • Last updated on: August 2, 2021