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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBBusCom/BEd
CRICOS code064764D
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Faculty of Education telephone +61 3 9902 6367 or email

Faculty of Business and Economics telephone: +61 3 9902 6380

Course coordinator

Dr Michael Dyson


  • This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.


On completion of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Education (primary) program of studies, graduates will have a sound preparation for entry into the business and commerce and/or education and training professions.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • acquired the skills that will effectively allow them to plan and deliver primary school educational programs
  • gained an understanding of curriculum development and the significance of the key areas of learning taught in primary schools
  • developed knowledge about child development underlying professional practice and an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of primary teacher education
  • understood and appreciated the cultural contexts of schooling and the diversity of the student population
  • developed the capacity to be responsive to the needs of children, their families and communities in a flexible and innovative way.

For the Bachelor of Business and Commerce objectives, refer to the single degree at


Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Those students who are employed in schools must complete a minimum of 50 per cent of supervised placement in a setting other than the school in which they are employed. Students must be available to undertake school placements on a full-time basis and attend their placement for full days at times determined by the faculty.

Professional recognition

Graduates will be eligible for registration and employment as primary teachers in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce component of this degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:*

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

* Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.


To receive the awards of Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Education, a student must successfully complete units totalling 192 points consisting of:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 pts)

(ii.) a major of eight units* (48 pts)

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors offered in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's home campus
  • at least two units (12 pts) must be completed at each of second and third year levels

* Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 pts).

Refer to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce entry at or contact the Business and Economics faculty office for advice.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 pts) from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 pts) from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

b.) studies in education (96 points), comprising a series of units relating to the theory and practice of education, teaching and curriculum. Fieldwork placements are also included.


First year

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1 (five days professional placement)
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2 (five days professional placement)
  • 36 points of business and commerce units

Second year

  • EDF1307 Early literacy and numeracy 1 (10 days professional placement)
  • EDF2302 Re-imagining children's learning (five days professional placement)
  • 36 points of business and commerce units

Third year

  • EDF2301 Multiliteracies: Mediating the world
  • EDF2304 Early literacy and numeracy 2
  • EDF3301 Numeracy
  • EDF3311 Understanding space and place (15 days professional placement)
  • 24 points of business and commerce units

Fourth year


Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Business and Commerce