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Study Educational Studies at Curtin
B-EDUC

Educational Studies

Bachelor degree

Increase your workplace skills in education, gaining comprehensive knowledge of education curricula, leadership and research.

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  • ATAR
    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Educational Studies
  • Duration
    3 years full-time
  • Credit
    600
  • CRICOS
    095951M
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.
You may also be able to apply directly to Curtin from 16 January 2023 if places are still available.

2023

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

2024

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

2025

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

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Why study Educational Studies at Curtin?

Highly ranked course

Curtin’s education courses were ranked in the top 150 in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Specialist pathways

Options to specialise in early years and primary education or secondary education.

Outline

Outline

The field of education includes a range of professional roles that require comprehensive understanding of the education curriculum and advanced communication skills.

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

You’ll explore core learning areas of the curriculum and learn how to respond to the diverse needs of students.

You’ll examine mentoring, leadership and research within an educational environment. This knowledge is useful for those working in education administration and management teams. You can specialise in early years and primary education or in secondary education.

After you graduate from this course, if you are interested in seeking registration as a qualified teacher, you can apply for entry into our initial teacher education courses and apply for Credit for Recognised Learning for units you have completed.

Please note: this course is not accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia. The course is therefore not suited to those who wish to register as a teacher.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How this course will make you industry ready

The units in this course will enable graduates to design and develop learning for specified groups of students.

You will be equipped with knowledge about the school curriculum in all subject areas, as well as the ways in which children and adolescents learn.

You'll develop the skills to be able to design and develop learning programs for individuals and target groups.

What jobs can the Bachelor of Educational Studies lead to?

Careers

  • Education administrator
  • Education policy developer
  • Coach / mentor
  • Curriculum designer
  • Teaching support officer

Industries

  • Early, primary and secondary education (government and non-government) 

Graduates may seek employment in education related fields such as tutoring, training and developing education programs for a variety of organisations.

What you'll learn

  • make informed decisions regarding teaching and learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the learner and application of the curriculum
  • be reflective, creative and critical in the approach to teaching and learning and assessment
  • decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources
  • communicate effectively and work collaboratively in educational contexts
  • use technologies appropriately in educational contexts
  • be self-motivated, critical, and reflective in their practice based on ongoing professional learning
  • think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a discipline or professional area
  • respect and respond to the diverse needs of students and communities
  • demonstrate leadership in education by analysing and applying appropriate practices based on a sound knowledge of the principles of learning, teaching and assessment

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

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

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Written English (WE) and Verbal and Quantitative (MC)

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course includes core studies, elective and optional units. Students are able to undertake electives and optional units to specialise in an area of interest.

Various assessments throughout the course may require students to work with infants, children or young people in family or community-based settings. Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants will also be required to engage in reflection of non-academic attributes related to teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this process. 

 

Entry to this course will not be possible based on Professional Experience only; this is consistent with current practice for courses in the School of Education.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Written English (WE) and Verbal and Quantitative (MC)

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

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

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course includes core studies, elective and optional units. Students are able to undertake electives and optional units to specialise in an area of interest.

Various assessments throughout the course may require students to work with infants, children or young people in family or community-based settings. Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants will also be required to engage in reflection of non-academic attributes related to teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this process. 

 

Entry to this course will not be possible based on Professional Experience only; this is consistent with current practice for courses in the School of Education.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma.

  • STAT entry

    Written English (WE) and Verbal and Quantitative (MC)

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

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

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course includes core studies, elective and optional units. Students are able to undertake electives and optional units to specialise in an area of interest.

Various assessments throughout the course may require students to work with infants, children or young people in family or community-based settings. Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants will also be required to engage in reflection of non-academic attributes related to teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this process. 

 

Entry to this course will not be possible based on Professional Experience only; this is consistent with current practice for courses in the School of Education.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to Curtin course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to other higher education course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Applicants require an ATAR (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 70, or alternatively, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    At least Mathematics Applications ATAR

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

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course includes core studies, elective and optional units. Students are able to undertake electives and optional units to specialise in an area of interest.

Various assessments throughout the course may require students to work with infants, children or young people in family or community-based settings. Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants will also be required to engage in reflection of non-academic attributes related to teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this process. 

 

Entry to this course will not be possible based on Professional Experience only; this is consistent with current practice for courses in the School of Education.

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We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $4,100*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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