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

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 (International students)

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

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

You must satisfy the following additional requirements for this course:

Selection requirements
Extra requirements

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

The course develops through the four themes of Part A. Education studies, Part B. Curriculum studies, Part C. Discipline studies and Part D. Professional experience. The nature and proportion 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)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Refer to VTAC for application timelines.

Apply through VTAC

All other students apply directly to Monash using course code D3001. Direct applications close on 21 January, 2022.

Apply

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.

International fee

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

A$34,000

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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code(s):

  • Early childhood and primary education - D30018: 082360G
  • Primary and secondary education - D30014: 082360G
  • Primary and secondary health and physical education - D30016: 082360G
  • Primary and secondary inclusive education - D30015: 082360G
  • Primary education - D30013: 082360G
  • Secondary health and physical education - D30017: 082360G