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                       ≥	BE THE TEACHER                                 ≥	BALANCE STUDY,
                         THEY REMEMBER                                     WORK AND FAMILY
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                         the confidence you need to excel                  educators of today and the future.
                         from your first day as a teacher.

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Early Childhood
Education

Our innovative and future-oriented pathway     DIFFERENT PATHWAYS                              Alternatively, with an additional six
degree programs are unique in the early                                                        months of study, you can graduate with a
childhood education sector. They are
                                               AND CHOICES                                     Master of Teaching (Birth–12 Years), which
designed to meet emerging trends of the        We are proud to offer two degree pathways       provides you with a dual early childhood
21st century and the expansion of early        for the early childhood professionals who       and primary teaching qualification.
childhood services for children and their      will provide 21st century leadership.
families. Our courses provide graduates with                                                   These qualifications give you a comprehensive
the professional qualifications necessary      The unique consecutive combination of an        understanding of the current curriculum
for them to be successful practitioners in     undergraduate Arts degree and postgraduate      and policy context of early childhood and
early childhood settings and schools.          teaching qualification will prepare you for a   primary teaching, which will allow you to
                                               rewarding career in early childhood teaching    accelerate quickly through your early career
                                               or early childhood and primary teaching.        into higher-level teaching and directing
                                                                                               positions. And with a combined degree,
                                                                                               you will always maintain that edge.
                                               FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS
                                               AND NON-CURRENT                                 If you are intending to seek employment as
                                               SCHOOL LEAVERS                                  a teacher in prior-to-school and/or school
                                                                                               settings, you must complete the Master of
                                               By successfully completing the undergraduate    Teaching in addition to the Bachelor of Arts.
                                               Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
                                               Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years) degree, you
                                               will achieve advanced standing on successful    FOR GRADUATES OF
                                               entry into the Masters program, so you can      THE DIPLOMA OF
                                               graduate in as little as one year after the
                                               completion of your undergraduate degree
                                                                                               CHILDREN’S SERVICES
                                               with a Master of Teaching (Birth–5 Years)       Students with a Diploma of Children’s Services
                                               as a qualified early childhood teacher.         or equivalent receive six months of advanced
                                                                                               standing in the areas of Education and Early
                                                                                               Childhood Studies, and can complete the
                                                                                               Bachelor of Arts in two and a half years.

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Bachelor of Arts                                 COURSE                       UAC
                                                                              CODE
                                                                                        CRICOS
                                                                                        CODE
                                                                                                     WS
                                                                                                     CODE
                                                                                                          INTAKE           LOCATION        DURATION ATAR

(Pathway to                                      B Arts (Pathway to           729017    086119G      1708     March/July Bankstown         3F/EqP         81.40

Teaching Birth–
                                                 Teaching Birth–5 Years/
                                                                              729018    086119G      1708     March/July Parramatta        3F/EqP         80.55
                                                 Birth–12 Years)
                                                                              729019    086119G      1708     March/July Penrith           3F/EqP         80.00

5 Years/Birth–                                   B Arts (Pathway to           729022    086119G      1708     March/July Bankstown         2.5F/EqP       N/A

12 Years)
                                                 Teaching Birth–5 Years/
                                                                              729023    086119G      1708     March/July Parramatta        2.5F/EqP       N/A
                                                 Birth–12 Years) Diploma
                                                 Pathway                      729024    086119G      1708     March/July Penrith           2.5F/EqP       N/A

                                                 Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternate entry;
                                                 EqP = equivalent part-time.
                                                 Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes. The total duration of the
                                                 pathway is shown above.
                                                 The M Teaching component is only offered at the Bankstown campus.

The three-year Bachelor of Arts (Pathway         ADVANCED STANDING                                          For further details on other courses, please
to Teaching Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years)                                                                   refer to the relevant Area of Study brochures
                                                 If you have a Diploma of Children’s Services,
component of this program is offered                                                                        or visit westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                 you are eligible to apply for advance standing
at Penrith, Parramatta and Bankstown
                                                 for four units in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway
campuses. The postgraduate degree into                                                                      CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                 to Teaching Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years),
which this Bachelor degree leads, the Master
                                                 enabling you to complete the Arts degree in                To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Pathway
of Teaching (Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years), is
                                                 two and a half years full time.                            to Teaching Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years),
offered only at Bankstown.
                                                                                                            you will be required to complete 24 units. The
                                                 Completing the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway
                                                                                                            units within the Bachelor of Arts component
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                          to Teaching Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years),
                                                                                                            may include: Analytical Reading and Writing;
                                                 will provide you with advanced standing
Professional experience placements in                                                                       Contemporary Society; Texts and Traditions;
                                                 in the Masters degree, allowing you to
early childhood settings such as long                                                                       and Australia and the World.
                                                 complete your Master of Teaching (Birth–5
day care and preschool occur in the
                                                 Years) in one-and-a-half years, or one year in             You will also be required to complete a
M Teaching (Birth–5 Years). Placements in
                                                 accelerated pattern, to qualify to teach in long           major in an Arts area, and a mandatory
early childhood settings and primary school
                                                 day care and preschool. Alternatively, you can             eight-unit major in Education Studies
occur in the M Teaching (Birth–12 Years).
                                                 also complete the Master of Teaching (Birth–12             and 20 credit points of Education Studies
                                                 Years) in two years or one and a half years in             core units and a teaching specialisation in
                                                 accelerated mode, to qualify to teach primary              either English or Mathematics. Units in the
                                                 school from kindergarten to year 6, as well as             Education major may include: Contemporary
                                                 early childhood.                                           Childhoods; Ethical Futures plus others.

                                                 TRANSITION TO TEACHING                                     Please note that not all units are offered on
                                                                                                            all campuses, and that units on offer may
                                                 If you study the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to
                                                                                                            vary from year to year.
                                                 Teaching Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years) you can
                                                 transition into the Master of Teaching (Birth–5            The pathway degree is structured so that you
                                                 Years/Birth–12 Years) program when you:                    complete the Education Studies major, which
                                                 ≥ successfully complete your Bachelor of                   allows you advanced standing if you choose
                                                     Arts degree                                            to undertake a Master of Teaching (Birth–5
                                                 ≥ complete eight units in the Education                    Years/Birth–12 Years).
                                                     Studies major, including four units for
                                                     which you will gain advanced standing in               For detailed information about the
                                                     the Master of Teaching (Birth–5 Years/                 course structure and units, visit
                                                     Birth–12 Years) and 20 credit points                   westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                     of Education Studies Core units and a
                                                     teaching specialisation in either English or
                                                                                                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                     Mathematics)
                                                 ≥ complete a process to assess the                         As a graduate of this pathway you can
                                                     demonstration of your suitability for                  establish a career in education in child
                                                     teaching.                                              and family support services, education
                                                                                                            policy, curriculum development and
                                                 Alternatively, you can study any                           administration. The pathway course
                                                 undergraduate course, choosing from areas of               articulates with the Master of Teaching
                                                 study including Arts, Social Science, Business,            (Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years) after which
                                                 Psychology, Science, Engineering and more.                 you can obtain a teaching qualification
                                                 You can use your electives to select some                  for prior-to-school and primary school.
                                                 units from the Education Studies major or
                                                 Early Childhood Studies sub-major, and then
                                                 apply through UAC to study the Master of
                                                 Teaching (Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years).

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Master of Teaching                           COURSE                     UAC  CRICOS
                                                                        CODE CODE
                                                                                              WS
                                                                                              CODE
                                                                                                   INTAKE          LOCATION         DURATION         ATAR

(Birth–5 Years/                              M Teaching (Birth–5        950904 071442G        1783     March/July Bankstown         1A–2.5F (Birth–5 N/A

Birth–12 Years)
                                             Years/Birth–12 Years)                                                                  Years); 1.5A–2.5F
                                                                                                                                    (Birth–12 Years)

                                             Key: M = Master of; A = Accelerated; F = Full-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternate entry.

                                             CORE UNITS                                                The Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years) and
                                                                                                       Master of Teaching (Birth-12 Years) are also
                                             As there are no electives in the Master of
                                                                                                       recognised by the Australian Children’s
                                             Teaching (Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years)
                                                                                                       Education and Care Quality Authority for early
                                             course, all units are core. To graduate, you will
                                                                                                       childhood teaching.
                                             need to complete 16 units for the Master of
                                             Teaching (Birth–5 Years) or 20 units for the
                                             Master of Teaching (Birth–12 Years).                      TRANSITION TO TEACHING
                                                                                                       If you study the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to
                                             Units include: Diverse Literacies; Children,
                                                                                                       Teaching Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years), you
                                             Families, Communities; and Creative Teaching
                                                                                                       transition into the Master of Teaching (Birth–5
                                             and Learning. You will complete professional
                                                                                                       Years/Birth–12 Years) when you complete
                                             experience placements in a range of
                                                                                                       your Bachelor of Arts with the recommended
                                             educational settings.
                                                                                                       study pattern. You will receive four units of
                                                                                                       Advanced Standing in the Master of Teaching
                                             The Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-
                                                                                                       degree.
                                             12 Years) provides you with the curriculum
                                             knowledge and skills to be an effective early
                                             childhood and primary school teacher.                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                       You will have the option of graduating with
                                             For detailed information about the
                                                                                                       a Master of Teaching (Birth–5 Years) as a
                                             course structure and units, visit
                                                                                                       qualified early childhood teacher. This opens
                                             westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                                                                       career opportunities in a range of prior-to-
                                                                                                       school settings, such as preschool, long day
                                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                   care and integrated child and family services.
                                             You will undertake professional experience                Alternatively, you can graduate with a Master
                                             and other field experiences in a variety of               of Teaching (Birth–12 Years), which qualifies
                                             early childhood and primary school settings.              you to teach in prior-to-school services and
                                                                                                       primary schools.
                                             A literacy and numeracy task is required at
                                             the commencement of your course and a                     POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
                                             literacy and numeracy test is required prior
                                                                                                       Taken as additional study following your initial
                                             to the school placement for Professional
                                                                                                       teaching qualification, a Master of Inclusive
                                             Experience K-6.
                                                                                                       Education gives you a second teaching
                                                                                                       qualification in an area of high demand.
                                             PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                  This degree allows you to work as a special
                                             The Master of Teaching (Birth-12 Years) is                educator in early intervention (if you have a
                                             professionally accredited with the NSW                    Birth-5 teaching qualification) or primary and
                                             Education Standards Authority. If you                     secondary (if you have either a primary or
                                             have an undergraduate degree other than                   secondary teaching qualification).
                                             the BA pathway degree, you are advised
                                             to check the appropriateness of your                      You may also consider additional study
                                             undergraduate studies for your employment                 in the Masters programs in Leadership,
                                             as a teacher in NSW with the subject content              Management, TESOL, Social Ecology, primary
                                             requirements for primary teaching on                      Mathematics, primary Science and STEM.
                                             the NSW Education Standards Authority
                                             website (educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).
                                             A formal assessment of your undergraduate
                                             degree will be completed upon receipt of
                                             your application for a place in the Master of
                                             Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years).
Nicole Vella
BACHELOR OF ARTS (PATHWAY
TO TEACHING BIRTH–12 YEARS)
“I decided to come to Western Sydney
 University due to the pathways course.
 It was very appealing as I can complete
 a Masters degree in just four and a half
 years. I also love that there are so many
 modern study areas on campus.”

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Primary
Education

Primary school teaching can offer enormously     Alternatively, if you already have an              Alternatively, you can study any Western
rich and varied work and life experiences. Not   undergraduate degree with appropriate              Sydney University undergraduate course,
only are you likely to encounter children from   units, you can also apply to do the Master of      choosing from areas of study including
many cultures, the professional environment      Teaching (Primary) as a postgraduate degree.       Arts, Social Science, Business, Psychology,
is also diverse.                                                                                    Science, Engineering and more. You can
                                                 Please contact our Course Information Centre       use your electives to select some units
Within any given school, teachers from a wide    on 1300 897 669 for more details.                  from the Education Studies major, and
range of backgrounds work together with the                                                         then apply through UAC to study the
common purpose of helping children get the       TRANSITION TO TEACHING                             Master of Teaching (Primary). For further
best possible start in life.                                                                        details on other courses, please refer to
                                                 If you study the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway
                                                                                                    the relevant Area of Study brochures or
You can turn a degree like a Bachelor of         to Teaching Primary) or the Bachelor of
                                                                                                    visit westernsydney.edu.au/future
Arts and Bachelor of Science into a primary      Science (Pathway to Primary), you can
teaching qualification with a clear career       transition into the Master of Teaching             For more information, see the Bachelor of
destination in sight. Your combined degree,      (Primary) program when you:                        Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) on page
with a Master of Teaching qualification, gives   ≥≥ successfully complete your undergraduate        16, see the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to
you the inside running in your career, and           degree with a pass average during your         Secondary/Primary) on page 20, or the Master
may help you to achieve promotions and               studies at the University                      of Teaching (Primary) on page 17.
leadership positions more speedily.              ≥≥ complete eight units in the Education
                                                     Studies – Primary Teaching specialisation
                                                     in either English, Mathematics, or Science,
DIFFERENT PATHWAYS AND CHOICES
                                                     including four units for which you will gain
At Western Sydney University, our                    advanced standing in the Master of Teaching
pathway to primary teaching begins with              (Primary) if studying the Bachelor of Arts
an undergraduate degree, providing a                 (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
broad educational qualification and strong           OR
academic preparation in a number of the              complete four units in the Education
key areas of the primary curriculum. The             Studies sub-major if studying the Bachelor
undergraduate degree is followed by a                of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary).
Master of Teaching course, which provides        ≥≥ complete a process to assess the
professional preparation for primary teaching.       demonstration of your suitability
If you accelerate your study, then the Master        for teaching.
of Teaching can take as little as one or one-
and-a-half years to complete after your
undergraduate degree.

For those dedicated to a primary teaching
program from the start of their studies, a
pathway is available through the Bachelor of
Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary). You will
complete an Education - Primary Teaching
Specialisation in either English, Mathematics,
or Science during the three years of your
Bachelor studies, and then progress to the
Master of Teaching (Primary). In the Bachelor
of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary), you
will complete an Education Studies sub-major.
By completing an undergraduate pathway
degree, you will fast track your teaching
qualification.

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Bachelor of Arts                                COURSE                     UAC
                                                                           CODE
                                                                                     CRICOS
                                                                                     CODE
                                                                                                 WS
                                                                                                 CODE
                                                                                                      INTAKE         LOCATION        DURATION ATAR

(Pathway to                                     B Arts (Pathway to         729000 061012B        1651    March/July Bankstown        3F/6P          81.85

Teaching Primary)
                                                Teaching Primary)
                                                                           729004 061012B        1651    March/July Parramatta*      3F/6P          80.00

                                                                           729005 061012B        1651    March/July Penrith          3F/6P          80.00

                                                Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
                                                Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
                                                *The B Arts component of this program is offered at Penrith, Bankstown and Parramatta campuses, except
                                                  for the Education units which are predominately offered at Bankstown and Penrith campuses with a small
                                                  selection of units at Parramatta campus and online. The M Teaching (Primary) component is primarily
                                                  offered at the Bankstown campus, although a small selection of units offered at the Penrith campus.

                                                The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching               CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                Primary) is a three-year degree offering
                                                                                                        To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts
                                                students an opportunity to develop a depth
                                                                                                        (Pathway to Teaching Primary), you will be
                                                of disciplinary expertise and academic
                                                                                                        required to complete 24 units, including
                                                preparation for a number of the key
                                                                                                        four core Bachelor of Arts units. These
                                                learning areas of the primary curriculum,
                                                                                                        include: Australia and the World; Analytical
                                                together with a broad understanding
                                                                                                        Reading and Writing; Contemporary
                                                of issues relating to education.
                                                                                                        Society; and Texts and Traditions.
                                                The degree is also designed to provide
                                                                                                        In addition, an eight unit specialisation in
                                                knowledge, tools for thinking, and enhanced
                                                                                                        Education Studies is mandatory. Units in this
                                                self-understanding, so as to form a basis for
                                                                                                        major may include: Mathematical Patterns and
                                                lifelong learning.
                                                                                                        Relationships; Understanding and Teaching
                                                                                                        Children; and Classrooms Without Borders.
                                                PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                 You will then have the option of completing
                                                Agency placement and field experience is                another eight-unit major in the Bachelor of
                                                available in the B Arts undergraduate course.           Arts, and this may include Chinese; Cultural
                                                Practice teaching in primary school settings            and Social Analysis; English; History and
                                                will be gained in the Master of Teaching                Political Thought; Indigenous Australian
                                                component.                                              Studies; International Relations and Asian
                                                                                                        Studies; Islamic Studies; Philosophy or
                                                                                                        Psychological Studies.
                                                PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                The course meets the NSW Education                      Please note that not all units are offered on all
                                                Standards Authority subject content                     campuses, and that units on offer may vary
                                                requirements of an undergraduate degree                 from year to year.
                                                for students continuing to a Master of
                                                Teaching (Primary).                                     Please refer to the Arts Area of Study brochure
                                                                                                        or visit westernsydney.edu.au/future for
                                                Completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway             more information on the Bachelor of Arts
                                                to Teaching Primary) involves mandatory                 majors, including the types of units you may
                                                study of the Education Studies - Primary                study and the career opportunities.
                                                Teaching Specialisation in: either English,
                                                Mathematics, or Science. This eight-unit                The Master of Teaching (Primary) is outlined
                                                specialisation incorporates four units from             in more detail on page 17.
                                                the Master of Teaching (Primary), allows
                                                you to complete the Master of Teaching                  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                component in accelerated mode over 12
                                                                                                        Graduates of this pathway will be prepared for
                                                months, and complete a process to assess the
                                                                                                        a wide range of employment opportunities.
                                                demonstration of your suitability for teaching.
                                                                                                        You will be equipped with the communication
                                                                                                        and people skills, creativity and capacity
                                                In the Master of Teaching (Primary) you will
                                                                                                        for independent thought, flexibility and
                                                concentrate on the skills and knowledge
                                                                                                        adaptability in new situations that are
                                                needed to translate your expertise to a
                                                                                                        increasingly demanded by employers.
                                                classroom setting. This unique consecutive
                                                combination of an undergraduate Arts
                                                                                                        The aim of the combined BA (Pathway to
                                                degree and postgraduate teaching
                                                                                                        Teaching Primary) and Master of Teaching
                                                qualification will prepare you for a
                                                                                                        (Primary) degrees is to produce teachers
                                                rewarding career in primary teaching.
                                                                                                        with strong academic knowledge and
                                                                                                        skills, excellence in professional practice,
                                                The Bachelor of Arts component may be
Elif Turksel                                    studied at either Bankstown, Parramatta or
                                                                                                        commitment to equity and social justice,
                                                                                                        and pursuit of personal and professional
 BACHELOR OF ARTS                               Penrith campus, and your location of study
                                                                                                        growth. Because of these qualities, employers,
 (PATHWAY TO PRIMARY)                           may depend on your choice of majors.
                                                                                                        including school principals in Western Sydney,
“My advice to anyone considering Western                                                                hold graduates of our primary teaching
 Sydney University is to pick something you                                                             program in high regard.
 like to study and pursue it as a career. For
 me, I love being able to teach someone,
 and see them apply that knowledge.”

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Master of Teaching     COURSE                      UAC
                                                   CODE
                                                              CRICOS WS
                                                              CODE   CODE
                                                                          INTAKE               LOCATION DURATION               ATAR

(Primary)              M Teaching (Primary)        950906 067904F 1781            March/July Bankstown        1.5A/2F/4P       N/A

                       Key: M = Master of; A = Accelerated; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternative entry.
                       Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
                       The M Teaching (Primary) is predominantly offered at the Bankstown campus, although a small selection
                       of units is offered at the Penrith campus.

                       CORE UNITS                                               However, you should note that while this
                                                                                may increase your career prospects, it does
                       There are no electives in the Master of
                                                                                NOT lead to a professional qualification that
                       Teaching (Primary) course. To graduate
                                                                                will allow you to teach in primary education
                       with a Master of Teaching (Primary), you
                                                                                settings.
                       will be required to complete 16 units. Units
                       include: Understanding and Teaching
                                                                                In accelerated study mode, the Master of
                       Children; Teaching and Learning in
                                                                                Teaching (Primary) degree comprises three
                       Classrooms; and Inclusive Teaching for
                                                                                sessions of study either commencing in March
                       Effective Learning. For detailed information
                                                                                and finishing in June of the following year, or
                       about the course structure and units,
                                                                                commencing in late July and finishing at the
                       visit westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                                                end of November the following year.

                       PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
                                                                                TRANSITION TO TEACHING
                       You will undertake professional experience
                                                                                If you study the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway
                       in primary school settings and other
                                                                                to Teaching Primary), you transition into
                       placement opportunities.
                                                                                the Master of Teaching (Primary) when you
                                                                                complete your Bachelor of Arts with the
                       PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                 recommended study pattern. You will receive
                       The course is professionally accredited by               four units of advanced standing in the Master
                       the NSW Education Standards Authority.                   of Teaching degree.
                       You are advised to check the appropriateness
                       of your undergraduate studies for                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                       employment as a teacher in NSW with
                                                                                This postgraduate degree qualifies you to
                       the subject content requirements
                                                                                be a primary school teacher, teaching from
                       for primary teaching on the NSW
                                                                                kindergarten to year 6 in government and
                       Education Standards Authority website
                                                                                non-government primary schools in Australia,
                       (educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).
                                                                                and in most other countries.
                       A formal assessment of your undergraduate
                                                                                A Master of Teaching (Primary) also lets you
                       degree will be completed upon receipt of
                                                                                pursue exciting options in other fields such
                       your application for a place in the Master of
                                                                                as education policy, curriculum development
                       Teaching (Primary).
                                                                                and education administration. Because of
                                                                                the quality and flexibility of this degree, you
                       This degree gives you the skills, practices
                                                                                will graduate with transferrable skills that
                       and understanding to operate effectively
                                                                                are highly valued by employers, including
                       as a teacher in diverse contemporary
                                                                                communication and knowledge sharing,
                       primary school settings. It includes study
                                                                                problem-solving, planning and organising,
                       in all learning areas and, importantly,
                                                                                leadership, and interpersonal skills.
                       links on-campus classes with a variety
                       of professional experiences.
                                                                                POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
                       The aim is to produce teachers with strong
                                                                                Taken as additional study following your initial
                       academic knowledge and skills, excellence
                                                                                teaching qualification, a Master of Inclusive
                       in professional practice, commitment to
                                                                                Education gives you a second teaching
                       equity and social justice, and pursuit of
                                                                                qualification in an area of high demand.
                       personal and professional growth. Because of
                                                                                This degree allows you to work as a special
                       these qualities, employers, including school
                                                                                education teacher in primary schools and
                       principals in Western Sydney, hold graduates
                                                                                secondary schools (if you enter with a primary
                       of our primary teaching program in high
                                                                                teaching qualification). You may also consider
                       regard. You can also opt to graduate with an
                                                                                additional study in the Masters programs
                       80-credit point early exit award, the Graduate
                                                                                in Leadership, Management, TESOL, Social
                       Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary).
                                                                                Ecology, Mathematics, Science and STEM.

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Bachelor of                   The Bachelor of Education (Primary) –
                              Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
                                                                                 HOW TO APPLY

Education
                              is a four-year undergraduate program for           Prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                              Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.            Islander students have two pathways in
                                                                                 which to apply.
(Primary) –                   This program gives you the skills and
                              understanding to teach effectively across
Aboriginal &
                                                                                 1. U
                                                                                     NIVERSITIES ADMISSIONS CENTRE OR
                              the full curriculum range in kindergarten to          DIRECT TO WESTERN
                              year 6. It comprises a full suite of foundation,
Torres Strait                 primary curriculum, and school-based
                              units, including a range of professional
                                                                                 Students who are eligible for an ATAR
                                                                                 should complete an online application for

Islander
                                                                                 admission via UAC at uac.edu.au (UAC
                              experiences. The degree extends your
                                                                                 code 729032) or direct to Western at
                              personal literacy and numeracy skills and

Education
                                                                                 westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
                              develop your cultural perspectives as it relates
                              to schools and communities. This study
                                                                                 You will be invited to the Aboriginal and Torres
                              provides a firm foundation for the curriculum
                                                                                 strait Islander Alternative Entry Program.
                              studies units, in which you will examine the
                              curriculum content of primary schools.
                                                                                 2. D
                                                                                     IRECT ADMISSION VIA THE ABORIGINAL
                              The course is offered at the Bankstown                AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER
                              campus in block mode. This block mode                 ALTERNATIVE ENTRY PROGRAM
                              is designed to afford students the                 Apply direct to Western at
                              capacity to remain in their communities            westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws and indicate
                              to fulfil their family, community, career,         you would like to be considered for the
                              cultural and social responsibilities.              Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                                                                                 Islander Alternative Entry Program.
                              To study a block mode program requires
                              students to attend five residential schools        You will be invited to the Alternative
                              per year, each lasting approximately one           Entry Program assessment days.
                              to three weeks. Travel, accommodation              For more detailed information go to
                              and meal costs to attend workshops                 westernsydney.edu.au/alternativeentry or
                              are funded by Abstudy for approved                 contact the University on 1300 897 669 or
                              students. Students may also be eligible for        email study@westernsydney.edu.au
                              Tutoring for Success (TFS) assistance.

                              Professional experience is undertaken in
                              schools in students’ home communities
                              and in Sydney. A literacy and
                              numeracy test is required prior to the
                              school placement for Professional
                              Experience 4: Teaching in Country.

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Secondary              In secondary school settings, teachers who
                       can provide inspiration and direction to their
                                                                          TRANSITION TO TEACHING

Education
                       students are highly valued. The Western            You can transition into the Master of Teaching
                       Sydney University secondary teaching               (Secondary) when you graduate from one of
                       program gives you the best possible chance         the following degrees:
                       of becoming such a teacher and playing a           ≥≥ Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
                       leadership role for others. Your specialist           Secondary)
                       undergraduate degree provides a clearly            ≥≥ Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching
                       signposted career path in teaching.                   Secondary)
                                                                          ≥≥ Bachelor of Health Science (Health and
                       Graduating with a Masters qualification can           Physical Education)- Pathway to Teaching
                       enhance your progression to leadership                (Secondary)
                       positions in schools.                              ≥≥ Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to
                                                                             Teaching Secondary) or
                                                                          ≥≥ Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching
                       DIFFERENT PATHWAYS                                    Secondary).
                       AND CHOICES
                                                                          To receive guaranteed entry to the Master
                       Your study begins with an undergraduate
                                                                          of Teaching (Secondary) you must:
                       degree, to provide a strong academic
                       preparation and broad educational                  ≥≥ successfully complete your Bachelor degree
                       qualifications in a wide range of areas suitable      with a pass average minimum
                       to secondary teaching.                             ≥≥ complete four units in the Education
                                                                             Studies major or sub-major
                       If you are dedicated to a secondary teaching       ≥≥ complete a process to assess the
                       program from the start of your studies,               demonstration of your suitability for
                       specific degree pathways are available. You           teaching.
                       can choose from a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor
                       of Business, Bachelor of Graphic Design,           If you choose to study any other
                       Bachelor of Health Science (Health and             undergraduate degree, you may apply for
                       Physical Education) or a Bachelor of Science.      entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
                       You will complete an Education Studies sub-        through UAC. For further information
                       major at the same time as you are undertaking      on any of these courses, please refer to
                       studies in your chosen discipline.                 the relevant Area of Study brochures or
                                                                          visit westernsydney.edu.au/future
                       Our secondary teaching pathways build on
                       the success of the graduate entry programs         For more information, see the Bachelor of
                       offered by the University over many years, fine-   Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) on
                       tuned to be among the best on offer today.         page 21, the Bachelor of Science (Pathway
                                                                          to Teaching Secondary) on page 20, the
                                                                          Master of Teaching (Secondary) on page 28,
                                                                          or the Bachelor of Health Science (Health and
                                                                          Physical Education) – Pathway to Teaching
                                                                          (Secondary) on page 24, the Bachelor
                                                                          of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching
                                                                          Secondary) on page 26 and Bachelor of
                                                                          Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) on
                                                                          page 27.

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Bachelor of                                       COURSE                    UAC
                                                                            CODE
                                                                                      CRICOS WS
                                                                                      CODE   CODE
                                                                                                  INTAKE                  LOCATION         DURATION ATAR

Science                                           Bachelor of Science       729036    094198C     3736    March/July      Campbelltown 3F/6P              80.00

(Pathway to
                                                  (Pathway to Teaching
                                                                            729041    094198C     3736    March/July      Hawkesbury       3F/6P          80.00
                                                  Secondary/Primary)
                                                                            729046 094198C        3736    March/July      Parramatta*      3F/6P          80.00

Teaching                                          M Teaching (Primary)      950906 067904F 1781           March/July      Bankstown        2F/4P          N/A

Primary/                                          M Teaching (Secondary) 950920 057369G 1714              March/July      Penrith          2F/4P          N/A

                                                  Key: B = Bachelor of; M = Master of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternative entry.

Secondary)                                        Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
                                                  Not all key programs are available on all campuses – please refer to the Sciences Area of Study brochure for
                                                  more details.
                                                  *The B Science component of this program is offered at Campbelltown, Hawkesbury and Parramatta
                                                  campuses. The Education component of the B Science is offered at Penrith and Bankstown with some units
                                                  offered at Parramatta or online.

This unique consecutive combination of            Immunology and Cell Biology; and Physics.                four-unit sub-major provides an overarching
an undergraduate Science degree and                                                                        introduction to the field of education and
postgraduate teaching qualification will          Please note that not all units are offered on            provides a sound basis for specific secondary
prepare you for a rewarding career in             all campuses, and that units on offer may                studies undertaken as part of the Master of
primary and secondary teaching.                   vary from year to year. Please refer to the              Teaching.
                                                  Sciences Area of Study brochure or visit
The first three years of study in the             westernsydney.edu.au/future for more                     You will need to consult with your Science
Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching          information on the Bachelor of Science,                  Academic Course Advisor and take advice
Primary/Secondary) will allow you to              including the units you may study and the                to ensure that your program of study meets
focus on a general science program of             career opportunities.                                    the requirements of the NSW Education
your choice, and to structure your units                                                                   Standards Authority (NESA) document,
of study to gain the necessary learning           The Master of Teaching (Secondary)                       Subject Content Requirements for Teaching in
areas to satisfy the NSW Education                is outlined in more detail on page 28.                   a NSW Secondary School (refer to
Standards Authority discipline knowledge          The Master of Teaching (Primary) is                      educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).
requirements for entry into teaching.             outlined in more detail on page 17.
                                                                                                           Completion of a Bachelor of Science (Pathway
You can select one of the Bachelor of Science     PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                 to Teaching Primary/Secondary) meets the
programs in Biological Sciences, Chemistry,                                                                subject requirements of NSW Education
Environmental Science, Mathematical Science,      Accreditation for secondary or primary                   Standards Authority to teach in a primary
Nutrition and Food Science (Food Technology       school teaching in both government and                   school.
major) or choose a more flexible program          non-government schools in Australia and
within the degree rules, including a major that   most other countries is achieved with                    In addition, completion of the Bachelor
is related to a secondary teaching discipline.    completion of the Master of Teaching                     of Science and Master of Teaching
                                                  (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary).             (Primary) will enable you to graduate
                                                                                                           with a Primary Specialisation in either
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                          The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) is                   Science or Mathematics depending on your
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science –          accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical              undergraduate studies.
Pathway to Teaching (Primary/Secondary),          Institute Incorporated. Graduates of the
you will be required to complete 24 units. In     Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)
                                                                                                           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
the Bachelor of Science you will be required      qualify for membership of the Australian
to complete at least six core units from          Mathematical Society and the Statistical                 As well as being equipped with all the
the Bachelor of Science unit pool, which          Society of Australia depending on the units              necessary elements for initial teacher
may include units in: Biology; Chemistry;         studied. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science            training, a Bachelor of Science (Pathway
Computing and Information Technology;             (Food Technology) would be qualified                     to Teaching Primary/Secondary) prepares
Geoscience; Mathematics; Physics; and             to become professional members of the                    students for a professional career in science.
Integrated Science. You will also be required     Australian Institute of Food Science.
to complete a mandatory four-unit sub-                                                                     Fundamental to this degree are the skills
major in Education Studies. Units in this sub-    Depending on the units chosen within the                 necessary for quantification and analysis, the
major may include: Learning and Creativity;       Bachelor of Science (Biological Science),                capacity for critical analysis, problem solving
Education in a Cosmopolitan Society; and          graduates can satisfy the requirements for               and independent thinking.
The Brain and Learning plus others.               membership of professional bodies such as
                                                  the Australian Society for Microbiology and              Graduates will be prepared for a wide
Enrolment in a unit from the Indigenous           the Australian Institute of Biology. Graduates           range of employment opportunities in the
Australian Studies major is available as          may also join other professional societies, such         sciences and related disciplines. Bachelor
part of the Education Studies major. The          as the Australian Society for Biochemistry and           of Science graduates find employment in
Education Studies sub-major is offered on         Molecular Biology, Australian Biotechnology              industry, research, forensics, patents, quality
both the Penrith and Bankstown campuses           Organisation, Australian Society for Medical             control, environmental analysis, scientific
with some units at Parramatta and online.         Research and the Royal Zoological Society.               instrumentation, medical laboratories
                                                                                                           and technical management. With further
In addition to the key areas of study, you        You may combine a program with one or                    study, you will be qualified to teach in
may choose to study General Biology;              more majors or sub-majors, or choose various             government and non-government secondary
Conservation Biology; Marine Biology;             units instead of a specific program in Science.          and primary schools and colleges.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;               Completion of the Bachelor of Science
Chemistry; Climate Change; Forensic               (Pathway to Teaching Secondary/Primary)
Science; Mathematics; Microbiology;               involves mandatory study in the Education
Zoology; Aquatic Environments; Food               Studies sub-major, taken as part of the
Technology – Secondary Teaching;                  elective strand in the Bachelor of Science. This

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Bachelor of                                       COURSE                   UAC
                                                                           CODE
                                                                                     CRICOS WS
                                                                                     CODE   CODE
                                                                                                 INTAKE                  LOCATION DURATION ATAR

Arts (Pathway                                     B Arts (Pathway to       729011    061013A    1652     March/July      Bankstown      3F/6P          80.00

to Teaching
                                                  Teaching Secondary)
                                                                           729014    061013A    1652     March/July      Parramatta     3F/6P          81.75

                                                                           729016    061013A    1652     March/July      Penrith        3F/6P          80.00

Secondary)                                        M Teaching
                                                  (Secondary)
                                                                           950920 057369G 1714           March/July      Penrith        2F/4P          N/A

                                                  Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternative entry.
                                                  Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
                                                  The B Arts component of this program is offered at Penrith, Bankstown and Parramatta campuses.
                                                  Education sub-major units are primarily offered at Bankstown and Penrith campuses, with a small selection of
                                                  units at Parramatta campus and online.

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching         PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                Please refer to the Arts Area of Study
Secondary) is a three-year degree offering                                                                brochure or westernsydney.edu.au/future
                                                  The course meets the Educational Standards
students an opportunity to develop a                                                                      for more information on the Bachelor of Arts
                                                  Authority subject content requirements
depth of disciplinary expertise and an                                                                    majors, including the types of units you may
                                                  for the undergraduate degree for students
understanding of issues relating to education,                                                            study and the career opportunities.
                                                  continuing to a Master of Teaching
in the context of curricula in NSW.
                                                  (Secondary). You are advised to check the
                                                                                                          The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is
                                                  appropriateness of your undergraduate
The degree is also designed to provide                                                                    outlined in more detail on page 28.
                                                  studies for teaching in NSW with the
knowledge, tools for thinking, and enhanced
                                                  requirements for secondary teaching on
self-understanding, so as to form a basis for                                                             POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
                                                  the NSW Education Standards Authority
lifelong learning.
                                                  website (educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).                Taken as additional study following your
The four Education units are offered at                                                                   initial teaching qualification, a Master of
                                                  Completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway             Inclusive Education gives you a second
Penrith and Bankstown campuses with a
                                                  to Teaching Secondary) involves mandatory               teaching qualification in an area of high
small selection of units offered at Parramatta
                                                  study in the Education Studies sub-major. This          demand. This degree allows you to work
campus and online.
                                                  four-unit sub-major provides an overarching             as a special education teacher in primary
                                                  introduction to the field of Education and              and secondary schools (if you enter with a
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                          provides a sound basis for specific secondary           secondary teaching qualification). You may
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Pathway      studies undertaken as part of the Master                also consider additional study in the Masters
to Teaching Secondary), you will be required      of Teaching.                                            programs in Leadership, Management, TESOL,
to complete 24 units. You will be required to                                                             Social Ecology primary Mathematics, Primary
complete the core Bachelor of Arts units.         This pathway combination of an
                                                                                                          Science and STEM.
                                                  undergraduate Arts degree and postgraduate
In addition, a four-unit sub-major in Education   teaching qualification will prepare you for
                                                  a rewarding career in secondary teaching.               CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Studies is mandatory. Units in this sub-
major may include Learning and Creativity;                                                                As well as being equipped with all the
Education in a Cosmopolitan Society; and The      The Bachelor of Arts component may be                   necessary capabilities for initial teacher
Brain and Learning plus others. You will then     studied at either Bankstown, Parramatta or              education, Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to
choose an eight-unit major in the Bachelor        Penrith campus, and your location of study              Teaching Secondary) graduates will also be
of Arts, and this may include: English;           may depend on your choice of key program                prepared for a wide range of employment
History and Political Thought; Languages          or major.                                               opportunities. You will be equipped with the
(Arabic, Indonesian, Chinese or Japanese).                                                                communication and people skills, creativity
                                                  You will have an additional four-unit sub-
                                                                                                          and capacity for independent thought,
                                                  major, which may be used to prepare for
                                                                                                          flexibility and adaptability in new situations
                                                  a second teaching area.
                                                                                                          that are increasingly demanded by employers.

                                                                                                          Susan Amiri
                                                                                                          ARTS (PATHWAY TO TEACHING
                                                                                                          SECONDARY)
                                                                                                         “At Western Sydney University we have some
                                                                                                          of the best academics in the country! They
                                                                                                          are so passionate about what they teach it
                                                                                                          rubs off on you. You become more passionate
                                                                                                          to become the type of educators they are!”

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Bachelor of                   COURSE                     UAC
                                                         CODE
                                                                  CRICOS
                                                                  CODE
                                                                              WS
                                                                              CODE
                                                                                   INTAKE         LOCATION        DURATION ATAR

Health Science                B Health Science (Health   729033   089200A     4742    March/July Penrith          3F*           80.00

(Health and
                              and Physical Education)
                              Pathway to Teaching
                              Secondary

Physical Education)           M Teaching (Secondary)     950920 057369G       1714    March/July Penrith          2F/4P         N/A

Pathway to
                              Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternative entry.
                              Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Teaching
                              * You may choose to study with a reduced load, but classes are not offered in the evening.
                              The B Health Science component of this program is offered at Penrith campus. Education sub-major units
                              are primarily offered at Bankstown and Penrith campuses, with a small selection of units at Parramatta

(Secondary)                   campus and online.

                              Our Health and Physical Education (HPE)                The University has developed an innovative
                              program brings together a comprehensive                integrated suite of Health Science programs.
                              foundation of health sciences, understanding           This integration may give you the option
                              of physical activity and skills in interacting         to transfer to another stream at the end
                              with diverse people. You will gain the                 of the first year, providing the criteria
                              theoretical skills to analyse new challenges,          has been met, with advanced standing
                              and the practical skills required to help              for completed units. Note that transfer
                              people improve their health.                           places to some streams may be very
                                                                                     limited and competitive, and transferring
                              HPE graduates from Western Sydney                      may extend the duration of the degree.
                              University stand out for their holistic
                              understanding of the concepts of health
                                                                                     CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                              and physical activity and their relationship
                              to other components of physical education.             To graduate with a Bachelor of Health
                              The degree also gives the advantage of                 Science (HPE) Pathway to Teaching
                              early access to Education Studies units                (Secondary), you will be required to
                              through completion of an Education                     complete 24 units. You will study core
                              Studies sub-major. These units of study                common units with other Bachelor of Health
                              are structured to gain the necessary                   Science students and allied health students.
                              learning areas to satisfy the NSW Education            This will develop a solid understanding
                              Standards Authority discipline knowledge               of health science, competencies needed
                              requirements for entry into teaching. Teaching         for ethical and safe work, and high-
                              opportunities can be extended beyond                   quality skills in communication.
                              HPE by studying electives, such as Science
                              and Mathematics units, where students                  Core units include: Evidence-Based
                              gain a second teaching specialisation.                 Practice; Research Methods; Professional
                                                                                     Competencies; Communication; Population
                              The HPE program is known for the                       Health and Society; Psychology; and Culture,
                              international standard of its facilities. The          Diversity and Health. The skills you will
                              University has invested significantly in a             gain from these core units will be valuable
                              new gymnasium and renovated the dance                  throughout your entire career and in your life.
                              and gym facilities used for HPE. These are             HPE studies include such areas as aquatic
                              complemented by a wealth of sports venues              sports, youth health issues, ethics, games,
                              in the local region, and the opportunity for           gymnastics and dance, movement and skill
                              outdoor activities in the Blue Mountains.              development, nutrition, outdoor recreation,
                                                                                     personal training and coaching, physical
                              The course explores challenging areas                  activity, health and psychology.
                              including youth health issues, sexuality,
                              drugs, psychology and risk-taking                      PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
                              behaviours, as well as general health
                              science, including human biology, health               Experience is integrated into course units.
                              systems, health promotion and research.                Our students use the University’s gymnasium,
                                                                                     dance and gym studies facility, and a
                                                                                     dedicated research and teaching laboratory.

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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                          FURTHER STUDIES
The course meets the NSW Education                Our high-achieving students can apply to
Standards Authority subject content               gain entry into a Master of Research as an
requirements for the undergraduate degree         additional two-year program for full-time
for students continuing to a Master of            students (or a longer equivalent for part-time
Teaching. You are advised to check the            students) at the end of third year. You will
appropriateness of your undergraduate             design and undertake original research under
studies for teaching in NSW with the              the supervision and guidance of experienced
requirements for secondary teaching on the        researchers, and write a thesis. The Master’s
NSW Education Standards Authority website         program offers a way of adding to your
(educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).                  qualifications and opening up the world of
                                                  research to you. You will be expected to
There is no professional accrediting body for     identify new ways to address real problems,
the HPE specialisation.                           working under academic supervision.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS                               To pursue a career in teaching, you can
                                                  consecutively study both the Bachelor
In order to enrol at the start of second year,    of Health Science (Health and Physical
all students must have a Child Protection         Education) Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)
Certificate Prohibited Employment                 and the Master of Teaching (Secondary) over
Declaration Form, and Working with Children       4.5-5 years.
check. By the start of the following session,
all students must have a First Aid Certificate.
                                                  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
For detailed information about the course
structure and units, visit                        The Bachelor of Health Science (HPE)
westernsydney.edu.au/future                       Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) enables
                                                  direct entry into a Master of Teaching
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES                     (Secondary) degree, and then on to a
                                                  teaching career. You are required to extend
Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian            your teaching opportunities beyond HPE by
Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units is        completing an Education Studies sub-major
available to all undergraduate students who       and studying a second teaching specialisation,
have open electives. For more information,        such as Science and Mathematics.
visit westernsydney.edu.au/future

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TEACHING AND EDUCATION 2019

Bachelor of                   COURSE                       UAC  CRICOS WS
                                                           CODE CODE   CODE
                                                                            INTAKE                      LOCATION         DURATION ATAR

Graphic Design                B Graphic Design             729026 N/A           1843      March         Parramatta       3F/6F         80.00

(Pathway
                              (Pathway to Teaching
                              Secondary

to Teaching
                              M Teaching (Secondary)       950920 057369G 1714            March/July Penrith             2F/4P         N/A

                              Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = Not applicable, alternative entry.

Secondary)
                              Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                              The Bachelor of Graphic Design/Pathway to                  CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                              Teaching Secondary is a three year degree
                                                                                         To graduate with a Bachelor of Graphic
                              specifically designed to lead into the Master
                                                                                         Design Pathway to Teaching (Secondary),
                              of Teaching (Secondary), an accredited
                                                                                         you will be required to complete 24 units.
                              postgraduate teaching qualification.
                              Together, the two degrees provide direct                   You must successfully complete 10 core
                              access to a teaching career and improved                   units: Graphic Design: Understanding the
                              prospects for career advancement.                          Principles; Design Histories and Futures;
                                                                                         Image Design; Graphic Design: Process and
                              With an emphasis on studio-based practice,
                                                                                         Practice; Web and Time-based Design; Visual
                              you will study areas such as image design,
                                                                                         Storytelling; Researching the Visual; Australian
                              typography, layout design, branding,
                                                                                         Design; Contextual Design Studies; Graphic
                              design history, research methods, and
                                                                                         Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio.
                              web-based design. As you progress you
                              will develop a focus on digital design,                    In addition, you must complete the
                              photography and graphic technology,                        following Design specialisations as
                              enabling you to develop two teaching                       their first teaching area: Photomedia;
                              disciplines – Design & Technology and                      Digital Design and the Visualisation
                              Graphics & Multimedia Technology.                          and Education Studies sub-majors.
                              You will also have the opportunity to                      You will also be required to complete a
                              study an Education Studies sub-major,                      mandatory four-unit sub-major in Education
                              where you will gain an understanding of                    Studies. Units in this sub-major may include:
                              contemporary education issues, teaching                    Learning and Creativity; Education in a
                              and learning. As well as being equipped                    Cosmopolitan Society and The Brain and
                              with the necessary pre-requisite study                     Learning plus others. Enrolment in a unit from
                              for an initial teacher qualification, the                  the Indigenous Australian Studies major is
                              Master of Teaching (Secondary) course,                     available as part of the Education Studies
                              will prepare you for professional graphic                  major. The Education Studies sub-major
                              design practice and associated alternate                   is offered on the Parramatta, Penrith and
                              employment opportunities in design.                        Bankstown campuses with some units online.

                                                                                         PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                                                         The course meets the NSW Education
                                                                                         Standards Authority subject content
                                                                                         requirements for the undergraduate
                                                                                         degree for students continuing to a
                                                                                         Master of Teaching (Secondary). You are
                                                                                         advised to check the appropriateness of
                                                                                         your undergraduate studies for teaching
                                                                                         in NSW with the requirements for
                                                                                         secondary teaching on the NSW
                                                                                         Education Standards Authority website
                                                                                         (educationstandards.nsw.edu.au). To
                                                                                         enter the Master of Teaching course,
                                                                                         you will be required to demonstrate
                                                                                         your suitability for teaching.

                                                                                         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                         As well as being equipped with the necessary
                                                                                         elements of an initial teacher qualification,
                                                                                         you will be prepared for professional graphic
                                                                                         design practice and associated alternate
                                                                                         employment opportunities in design.

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