Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; 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 course.

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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 titleBEd(P-10)
CRICOS code074390B
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Full-time study only.
  • Some units are undertaken at Clayton campus. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.


This course fully prepares students for careers as teachers across the years Prep to Year 10. It provides graduates with the essential understandings relating to child and adolescent development, learning and teaching. Students study units that cover each of the key learning areas of the primary school curriculum together with discipline study of two subject specialisms.


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

  • acquired the skills that effectively allow them to plan and deliver educational programs across primary and secondary years
  • developed the capacity to identify and be responsive to the needs of learners, their families and communities
  • developed the knowledge and skills to bring depth of understanding, expertise and leadership to their work in either primary or secondary schools in terms of deep subject, pedagogical and curricular knowledge
  • appreciated the need for and developed skills in implementing cross cutting themes including: ICT; diversity and inclusion; working with communities; non-standard educational settings; literacy and numeracy.


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 will only be permitted to complete a placement in their place of employment if they receive the required level of supervision. Students must be available to undertake 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 teachers of years Prep to Year 10 in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.


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


First year

Semester 1

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1205 English education 1 (P-10)
  • Discipline 1 unit 1
  • Discipline 2 unit 1

Semester 2

  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF1206 Mathematics education 1 (P-10)
  • Discipline 1 unit 2
  • Discipline 2 unit 2

Second year

Semester 1

  • EDF2210 Child and adolescent development
  • EDF2212 Creative arts education (P-10)
  • Discipline 1 unit 3
  • Discipline 2 unit 3

Semester 2

  • EDF2211 Classroom practice
  • EDF2213 English education 2 (P-10)
  • Discipline 1 unit 4
  • Discipline 2 unit 4

Third year

Semester 1

  • EDF3210 Education policy and practice
  • EDF3212 Mathematics education 2 (P-10)
  • Discipline 1 unit 5
  • EDF3215 Health and physical education (P-10)

Semester 2

  • EDF3211 Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
  • EDF3214 Science education (P-10)
  • Discipline 1 unit 6 or EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF3216 Social Education (P-10)

Fourth year

Semester 1

  • EDF4260 Curriculum, assessment and evaluation
  • EDF4262 History education (P-10)
  • EDF4266 English education 3 (P-10)
  • EDF4267 Mathematics education 3 (P-10)

Semester 2

  • EDF4261 Professional ethics
  • EDF4263 Indigenous people and education
  • EDF4264 Practical education and learning or EDF3008 Researching Educational Practices
  • EDF4265 Environmental education: Working towards a sustainable future or EDF3008 Researching Educational Practices


Bachelor of Education (P-10)