Education - D3001

Are you passionate about education, with ideas and a desire to engage and inspire young minds? If so, Education at Monash is for you. Whether you choose to specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary education – or a combination of these – you will graduate ready for a rewarding  and successful career.

In an Australian first, students in every specialisation earn an Honours degree. Learning from today's leaders in education, you emerge with a highly respected qualification that equips you to become one of tomorrow's education leaders. Furthermore, if you choose to study for a fifth year – either  immediately or in the future – you will be able to qualify with an advanced Master's degree, putting you ahead of the game.

The course reflects contemporary education priorities and the needs of the teaching profession. Offered in a mix of single and double degree options, it will prepare you to be an innovative and effective educator. You will learn how to foster the capabilities of children and young people with diverse backgrounds and needs.

You will gain valuable guidance from practitioners, develop confidence as an educator and see how theory comes alive in practice through professional experience in urban, rural or international locations as diverse as China, the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia and South Africa.

Leadership development is embedded from the beginning, so by choosing the Bachelor of Education (Honours) at Monash you will be choosing to be a leader. You will study alongside the brightest minds under the tutelage of some of the finest educators in Australia. Seize the opportunity to stand out by participating in our renowned Student Ambassador Program, developing invaluable teamwork, public speaking and group facilitation skills.

Across all specialisations, you will develop the skills needed to become a critical and effective educator and the research capabilities for advanced professional practice into the future.

There is always a demand for excellent teachers in early childhood, school and community settings. An education degree also provides an excellent basis for diverse careers in youth and community education, community arts, publishing, government, and education services and management.

To teach in a Victorian school, graduates must be registered with Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

Students planning to register and work as school teachers or early childhood teachers in Australia or overseas should check registration requirements with local teacher regulatory bodies in case additional requirements apply.

Specialisations in early childhood education are accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This means that these qualifications will be accepted for early childhood teacher registration in Victoria and most other Australian states and territories, which qualifies you to work as a teacher in licensed preschools and childcare centres in Victoria. If you plan to teach in a preschool or kindergarten setting then you’ll need to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) using the national accreditation standards. This means that these qualifications will be accepted for school teacher registration in Victoria and all other Australian states and territories.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Duration
This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 4 years.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Qualifications

For all other specialisations - Equivalent Australian Year 12

CASPer

All applicants must sit CASPer. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information visit https://takecasper.com/. CASPer can only be taken online, on specific dates between September and January. To ensure you meet the CASPer deadlines for your application go to https://takecasper.com/test-dates/

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for domestic applicants:

VTAC Non Year 12 applicants only - Complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement detailing relevant work experience, community involvement and evidence of how you have fulfilled the equivalent of the listed mathematics prerequisite units.

The course develops through the four themes of Education studies, Curriculum studies, Discipline studies and Professional studies. The nature and balance of units required among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

Fees to be advised.

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$26,100

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.