Bachelor of Education Schedule

Document Number000430

Faculty of Education and Arts

Specialisations

1. The degree may be offered in such areas of specialisation as the Academic Senate shall determine on the recommendation of the Pro Vice-Chancellor or as a general degree without specialisation.1

Admission to Candidature

2. Applicants for admission to candidature shall, where applicable, nominate the specialisation in which they wish to pursue the program.

3. An applicant for admission to candidature in the general degree without specialisation shall have satisfied the requirements for admission to a teacher education qualification deemed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Head of School to be equivalent to 240 units.

Admission to Candidature in the Specialisation of Music

4. In cases where they meet the published selection criteria determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Head of the Conservatorium, applicants for admission to candidature in the specialisation of Music shall be required to undertake performing qualities assessment.

5.

(1) The performing qualities assessment shall consist of:

(a) such written tests and interviews as the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Head of the Conservatorium shall require; and

(b) an audition in which the candidate must demonstrate musical expertise at a level satisfactory to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head of the Conservatorium.

(2) Applicants who do not attend the University for performing qualities assessment as invited will be deemed to have withdrawn their application unless a reason acceptable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor is provided.

6. Applicants shall be ranked in descending order of merit on the basis of:

(a) academic performance based on the selection criteria determined under clause 5(1); and

1. the following areas of specialisation have been approved by the Academic Senate for offer:

(a) Primary;

(b) Early Childhood;

(c) Secondary, which shall include:
Art, Asian Studies, Design and Technology, English, History, Home Economics, Industrial Arts Technology, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Physical and Health Education, Science and Social Sciences,

which may be offered singly or in combination;

(d) Vocational Education and Training/ Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
Candidates pursuing the specialisations of Primary, Early Childhood and Secondary education may be permitted to also undertake a specialisation in Special Education in the final year of the Bachelor of Education program.

(b) academic performance and results, determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Head of the Conservatorium, arising from the performing qualities assessment.
Admission to Candidature in the Specialisation of Performing Arts

7. In cases where they meet the published selection criteria determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the relevant Heads of School, applicants for admission to candidature in the specialisation of Performing Arts shall be required to undertake performing qualities assessment.

8.

(1) The performing qualities assessment shall consist of:

(a) such written tests and interviews as the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the relevant Heads of School shall require; and

(b) an audition in which the candidate must demonstrate dance potential at a level satisfactory to the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the relevant Heads of School.

(2) Applicants who do not attend the University for performing qualities assessment as invited will be deemed to have withdrawn their application unless a reason acceptable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor is provided.

9. Applicants shall be ranked in descending order of merit on the basis of:

(a) academic performance based on the selection criteria determined under clause 7(1); and

(b) academic performance and results determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the relevant Heads of School arising from the performing qualities assessment.

Qualification for the Degree

10.

(1) To qualify for admission to the ordinary degree in any area of specialisation, a candidate shall:

(a) pass a program of study approved by the Academic Senate including teaching experience totalling 320 units; and

(b) satisfy the essential skills standards prescribed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the relevant Heads of School.

(2) The program may include courses from two areas of specialisation in accordance with conditions prescribed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the relevant Heads of School.

Grading of Degrees

11.

(1) The degree shall be conferred as an ordinary degree except that in those areas of specialisation determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and where a candidate's performance has reached a sufficent standard to be awarded Honours, the degree may be conferred with Honours.

(2) There shall be two classes of Honours, namely Class I and Class II. Class II shall have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2.

Credit

12. A candidate who has completed an approved qualification under Clause 3 may be granted credit on such conditions as the Pro Vice-Chancellor may determine, for up to 240 units.

Withdrawal from Courses

13. Other than in exceptional circumstances approved by the Head of School, a candidate may not withdraw - without academic penalty - from a course containing a practicum or internship after a date determined by the Head of School and advised in the Course Outline for that course.

Approval AuthorityCouncil
Policy ContactDeputy Academic Registrar, Governance and Policy
Amendment History

Amendment to Clause 13, Academic Senate 20 February 2008