Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Education
Campus(es)Gippsland, Peninsula


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students with a recognised degree or equivalent diploma may apply to undertake 0341 Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary). Some units in the Peninsula-based Education degrees require on-campus study at Clayton or Caulfield campuses. For details, refer to the course entry.


This area of study applies to the double degree courses listed below. For the requirements of the single degrees 1514 Bachelor of Primary Education and 3750 Bachelor of Education (P-10) refer to their course entries.

A double degree with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) combines specific studies with the theory and practice of primary teaching. The education degree provides a comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical foundations of education, curriculum studies and provides practical experiences. Students complete professional placements in schools and other appropriate settings, including opportunities to gain overseas or remote practical experiences.


Students undertaking a double degree with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) complete all of the following units in the education component. For details of the non-education component of the double degree refer to the 'Requirements' section of the relevant course entry in the University Handbook.

First-year level

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1 (five days professional placement)
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2 (five days professional placement)

Second-year level

  • EDF1308 Early literacy (10 days professional placement)
  • EDF2302 Re-imagining children's learning (five days professional placement)

Third-year level

  • EDF2301 Multiliteracies: Mediating the world
  • EDF2304 Early numeracy
  • EDF3301 Numeracy
  • EDF3311 Understanding place and space (15 days professional placement)

Fourth-year level

Relevant courses


Double degrees