Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBSOR/BEd(Prim)
CRICOS code064760G
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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Course coordinator


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


This course combines specific studies in sport and outdoor recreation with the theory and practice of primary teaching. The education degree provides a comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical foundations of education, curriculum studies and practical experiences in schools and other appropriate settings, with the opportunity to gain overseas or remote practical experiences. Students must complete both courses in four years of full-time study at a normal course load for each year.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of the sport and outdoor recreation component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills of those seeking to work in the sport, outdoor recreation, and active lifestyles, health and wellbeing promotion professions
  • display interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and leadership, coaching and/or instructional competencies in sport and outdoor recreation
  • understand the community and lifespan perspectives of physical activity, outdoor experiences and their role in health promotion, wellbeing and sustainable living
  • understand the need for professional, safe and appropriate standards of competence in sport and outdoor recreation.

Upon successful completion of the education component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • effectively plan and deliver primary school educational programs
  • understand and engage in curriculum development and comprehend the key areas of learning taught in primary schools
  • articulate how child development underlies professional practice and the philosophical underpinnings of primary teacher education
  • understand and appreciate the cultural contexts of schooling and the diversity of the student population
  • respond to the needs of children, their families and communities in a flexible and innovative way.

Special requirements

Students are required to complete a swimming rescue certificate or AUSTSWIM certificate or Swim Teacher's Certificate (ASCTA) and a First Aid certificate (minimum Level II) as part of their course requirements. Both must be current at the time of graduation.


Students must successfully complete the outdoor experiences and physical activity requirements of each unit (a minimum of approximately 40 to 60 days in total over the course duration).

Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Students will only be given permission to complete a placement in their place of employment in exceptional circumstances and if they will receive the required level of supervision. Where permission is granted, students will not be permitted to undertake more than 50 per cent of the placement in their place of employment. 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 primary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria (including as health and physical education teachers if the approved unit sequence is followed). For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.


This course consists of studies in sport and outdoor recreation (96 points) and studies in education (96 points), incorporating compulsory and elective units, fieldwork and teaching placements.

Areas of study


Sport and outdoor recreation component

First year

  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Foundations of outdoor recreation
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B
  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness

Second year

  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2615 Community, physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching
  • two sport and outdoor recreation electives*

Third year

  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3616 Camp planning and practices or one sport and outdoor recreation elective*
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education
  • one sport and outdoor recreation elective*

* Sport and outdoor recreation electives must be approved and chosen in consultation with the course adviser.

Education component

Students must complete:

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

For the requirements of the education component, refer to the link under 'Areas of study'.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the sport and outdoor recreation requirements for the double degree course.


Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation