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Undergraduate

Educational Studies

Bachelor of Educational Studies - BEd Stds - B-EDUC Humanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry STAT elements considered are WE, V and Q. STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Partially online or on-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time, or equivalent part-time study

Course overview

Not everyone working in the field of education is a teacher. There are a variety of other roles that require a comprehensive understanding of the education curriculum and advanced communication and collaboration skills.

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

You will explore core learning areas of the curriculum and learn how to respond to the diverse needs of students. You will also examine mentoring, leadership and research within an educational environment. This may be useful if you go on to work in school or education centre-based administration and management teams, where you will be required to provide expertise relating to teaching.

You will have an opportunity to specialise in an area of education, focusing on:

  • early years and primary education; or
  • secondary education.

If you graduate from the course and become interested in seeking registration as a qualified teacher, you can apply for entry into our initial teacher education courses and may be given credit for units that you’ve completed.

Please note: This course is not accredited by the Teachers’ Registration Board of WA and therefore will not provide graduates with the ability to register as a teacher.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6
Speaking 6
Reading 6
Listening 6
Overall band score 6.5

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

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

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 page.

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 recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Other requirements

Various assessments throughout the course may require students to work with infants, children or young people in family or community-based settings. A current Working with Children Check or equivalent (as applicable in the state or country of residence) is required, along with any other relevant State requirements. It is students’ responsibility to secure any such clearances, ensure that they remain current throughout the course of study and are in place for work-based requirements following graduation.

TAFE requirements

Minimum Certificate IV with separate evidence of English competency

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.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$6,560*

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 do 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.

Professional recognition

This course will not provide graduates with the ability to register as a qualified teacher in a school or educational facility in Australia. 

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Why Educational Studies?

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 100 in the world in the 2017 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 and there is a focus on group interaction and continuous assessment.
  • 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; they will be equipped with knowledge about the school curriculum in all subject areas, as well as the ways in which children and adolescents learn, and develop the skill 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.