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Monash University Handbook 2011 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
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Faculty of Education telephone +61 3 9902 6367 or email

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

Course coordinator


  • Full-time study only.
  • This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.


On completion of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and 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 the education component 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 objectives of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce component of this double degree refer to




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 are eligible for registration and employment as primary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce 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
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units. For further details visit


This course comprises studies in the business and commerce and studies in education incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major from the list of majors below (this primary major must be selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment and all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • two open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives can, in some cases, form a second major.


Business and Commerce component

16 units (96 points) from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce program comprising:

All unit codes displaying a 'G' as the third character are offered by OCL.

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

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

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors. For details of units required, see the appropriate 'area of study' below.
  • 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).

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.

Education component

Studies in education (96 points) comprising:

  • a series of units relating to the theory and practice of education, teaching and curriculum
  • fieldwork placements.

For full details on the education requirements refer to the 'Education - Primary' 'area of study' at

Areas of Study

Business and Commerce component

Education component


Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Business and Commerce