Advanced Local, Family and Applied History

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Local:$ 12.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.6 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:5996 Duration:48 months


Teaching is a rewarding career choice for those who enjoy being part of children's development. The professional skills learned will be valued by the community and will bring teachers into contact with people of all ages. Teachers are members of one of the largest professions of our society.

The degree will give students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become a successful secondary teacher. Students are encouraged to be independent learners who are able to adapt efficiently and constructively to meet the changes which occur in the teaching profession.

Teacher Registration: Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state. UNE bases its degree structures on the NSW Institute of Teachers guidelines, under the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership framework for teacher registration. It is the responsibility of each student to check their eligibility to teach with the relevant state authority (including students who intend to teach in NSW).

Career Opportunities

Secondary teacher

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • EUR 12550 Year (National)
  • EUR 12550 Year (International)
Start date February,June 2015 Credits 192
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Teaching aims to provide candidates with:

(i) a professional qualification that meets the well accepted requirements for secondary initial teacher education in Australia, including the accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership; and

(ii) UNE Graduate Attributes:

  • - knowledge of discipline;
  • - communication skills;
  • - global perspective;
  • - information literacy;
  • - life-long learning;
  • - problem solving;
  • - social responsibility; and
  • - team work.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • satisfy the seven elements prescribed by the Australian institute for Teaching and School Leadership:
  • know their students and how students learn;
  • know their subject/content and how to teach that content to their students;
  • plan for and implement effective teaching and learning;
  • create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments;
  • assess, provide feedback and report on student learning;
  • continually improve by engaging in professional learning; and
  • continually engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.
  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge of a Discipline

    Knowledge of discipline is taught in units completed in the non-education component as well as the pedagogy of teaching. It is assessed through face-to-face and/or online activities and assessment tasks. It is practised through professional experience in secondary school settings.

    Communication Skills

    Communicatiion skills are an integral part of teaching and learning. They are taught, assessed and practised through professional experience in a variety of settings and assessment tasks, including online activities.

    Global Perspectives

    This attribute is specifically taught and assessed in education units that have a more global focus or require planning and programming related to diverse cultures.

    Information Literacy

    Information literacy is specifically taught in the core ICT unit in education and is also an integral part of most units in the non-education component. It is assessed and practised via the online Learning Management System, eSubmission of word processed assignments, online quizzes. Some assignments also require particular information literacy skills.

    Life-Long Learning

    Teaching is a profession that is characterised by change and lifelong learning. In this course students will be taught a number of attributes that reflect a lifelong approach to education.

    Problem Solving

    Problem solving is taught throughout the degree via an emphasis on the development of reflective practice. Students practise problem solving in assessment tasks that require application of their learning in a variety of practical and professional contexts.

    Social Responsibility

    There are units throughout the degree in both education and non-education components that have a specific focus on social responsibility. There is an emphasis for students to take responsibility for others and to understand that personal beliefs and actions impinge on others.

    Team Work

    Students work in cooperative groups, either face-to-face or online, in many education units. Some units have collaborative assignments. Students learn that personal accountability is imperative as it affects the collaborative outcome.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 7.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

    Assumed knowledge is any two units of English. Recommended studies: Mathematics.

    English Language Proficiency

    At least one of the following criteria must be met:

    A1. English is the applicant's first language; or

    A2. Satisfactory completion, not more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least four years of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or

    A3. Satisfactory completion, not more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least four years of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in an institution in which English is the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or

    A4. (a) An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least a minimum overall score of 7.5 including a minimum result of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules and 7.0 in reading and writing; or

    (b) A Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) result of Band A in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing; or

    (c) An International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    Band 4 Literacy Requirements

    Candidates must also demonstrate the equivalent of NSW HSC Band 4 Standard English or English as a Second Language. Candidates who cannot demonstrate this level of attainment will be required to apply for admission into the Teacher Education Enabling Course and complete ENGL001. Candidates may, with approval of the Course Coordinator, be concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Teaching and the Teacher Education Enabling Course, subject to meeting the Progress and Conduct rules.

    Additional Requirements

    Prior to undertaking a professional experience placement in New South Wales, there are a number of mandatory requirements which must be fulfilled.

    Working with Children Check*

    All students intending to undertake a professional experience placement whose work is categorised as 'practical training as part of an educational or vocational course'; in schools or other educational institutions (e.g. pre-schools, kindergartens and child care centres) must complete a Working with Children Check application.

    Anaphylaxis Training*

    The New South Wales Department of Education and Communities requires that all initial teacher education students are trained in anaphylaxis management before they can undertake any professional experience in New South Wales public schools.

    *These requirements are subject to change. Current information and further information (including requirements for other states) can be obtained at:

    Fit for practice

    Candidates entering a pre-service teaching program in Education will:

    a) follow the SOE Code of Conduct, in particular, the Professional Experience Conduct for professional placement;

    b) exercise sound judgment based on cognitive, mental and physical health and be able to respond appropriately to demands of classroom situations;

    c) demonstrate personal resilience and persistence to cope and maintain wellbeing under stressful situations;

    d) demonstrate satisfactory academic progression prior to professional placement;

    e) safeguard the University's integrity and demonstrate duty of care to students while engaged in professional experience;

    f) show personal maturity to ensure that a professional relationship is established with students;

    g) communicate to students with clarity and in an appropriate manner that relates to the age of the student profile;

    h) literacy and numeracy are key attributes that a student in pre-service programs should possess and model these skills in interactions they have within the classroom and broader non education settings;

    i) be able to create, evaluate and reflect on the physical and emotional safety of children in a variety of situations and environments; and

    j) be able to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with colleagues and the broader school community.

    Students who have a disability that may or will prevent them from meeting the above professional experience requirements should contact the Disability Unit.

    Students who have difficulties in meeting some of the above professional experience requirements will be required to contact Professional Experience Office to put in place remedial and/or counselling activities through a pro-active approach to improve their teaching practice.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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