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 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

Telephone +61 3 9904 7167 or email or visit

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.
  • Some units are undertaken at Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.


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


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 this course it is expected that students will be able to:

  • effectively plan and deliver educational programs in schools across primary and secondary years
  • collaborate with a range of educational professionals to identify and be responsive to the diverse needs of learners, their families and communities
  • attain deep subject, pedagogical and curricular knowledge and effectual interpersonal skills in order to bring expertise and leadership to their work in educational settings
  • develop approaches that integrate numeracy, literacy, the use of digital technologies and other evolving educational priorities across the Australian Curriculum
  • contribute to discussions concerning educational legislation and policy, and make informed decisions pertaining to practice.

Minimum requirements for course completion

Students must satisfactorily complete all units and receive a satisfactory teaching assessment to be eligible for the award.


Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. In addition, in the first year of the course they also complete 20 days of fieldwork. 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 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 consists of studies in education incorporating compulsory core units, elective discipline units, and teaching placements.

Students must complete:

  • a six-unit sequence in their first discipline (discipline one), usually consisting of two units at each of levels one, two and three
  • a four-unit sequence in their second discipline (discipline two), usually consisting of two units at level one and two units at level two.

For a list of discipline studies and their requirements visit


First year

Semester one

  • EDF1101 Fieldwork experience 1A*
  • EDF1205 English education 1 (P-10)
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • discipline one unit one
  • discipline two unit one

Semester two

  • EDF1102 Fieldwork experience 1B*
  • EDF1206 Mathematics education 1 (P-10)
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • discipline one unit two
  • discipline two unit two

Second year

Semester one

  • EDF2101 Professional experience 2A*
  • EDF2210 Child and adolescent development
  • EDF2212 Creative arts education (P-10)
  • discipline one unit three
  • discipline two unit three

Semester two

  • EDF2102 Professional experience 2B*
  • EDF2211 Classroom practice
  • EDF2213 English education 2 (P-10)
  • discipline one unit four
  • discipline two unit four

Third year

Semester one

  • EDF3101 Professional experience 3A*
  • EDF3210 Education policy and practice
  • EDF3212 Mathematics education 2 (P-10)
  • EDF3215 Health and physical education (P-10)
  • discipline one unit five

Semester two

  • EDF3102 Professional experience 3B*
  • EDF3211 Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
  • EDF3214 Science education (P-10)
  • EDF3216 Social education (P-10)
  • discipline one unit six or EDF3008 Researching educational practices

Fourth year

Semester one

  • EDF4260 Curriculum, assessment and evaluation
  • EDF4262 History education (P-10)
  • EDF4266 English education 3 (P-10)
  • EDF4267 Mathematics education 3 (P-10)
  • EDF4041 Professional experience 4A*

Semester two

  • EDF4042 Professional experience 4B*
  • EDF4261 Professional ethics
  • EDF4263 Indigenous people and education
  • EDF4264 Practical education and learning or EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF4552 Advanced pedagogy

* Includes a number of days of fieldwork or professional placement. Refer to unit entry for details.


Bachelor of Education (P-10)