Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Education


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialisation qualifies graduates to teach children from Foundation to Year 12 (five to 18 years of age), as a generalist primary school teacher, generalist middle school teacher, specialist health and physical education (HPE) primary school teacher or HPE teacher in secondary school, with health and physical education and health and human development as second subject areas. Students develop skills to become critical and effective educators and leaders across school settings or more broadly in community, recreational and sporting settings.


Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Education studies

Focus on learning theories and practice, adolescent learning, curriculum and assessment, student diversity and inclusion.

Students complete:

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF2210 Child and adolescent development
  • EDF3211 Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
  • EDF4260 Curriculum, assessment and evaluation

Curriculum studies

Include a focus on the core areas of physical education and health and human development. In addition, students study English and mathematics and other areas across the curriculum including inclusive education, creative arts, science and social education.

Students complete:

  • EDF1071 Introduction to health and physical education
  • EDF1072 Contemporary issues in health and physical education
  • EDF1205 English education 1
  • EDF1206 Mathematics education 1
  • EDF2006 Education priorities
  • EDF2071 Interdisciplinary studies in health and physical education
  • EDF2072 Social and environmental influences on health and physical education
  • EDF2213 English education 2
  • EDF2214 Science education
  • EDF3071 Community development and partnerships
  • EDF3212 Mathematics education 2
  • EDF3213 Creative arts education
  • EDF3216 Social education
  • EDF4266 English education 3
  • EDF4267 Mathematics education 3
  • EDF4803 Physical education method
  • EDF4804 Health method

Discipline studies

Develop professional knowledge of the content areas of human movement and health.

Students complete:

  • EDF1171 Sociocultural foundations of health and physical education
  • EDF1172 Biophysical and behavioural foundations of health and physical education
  • EDF2171 Motor control and skill acquisition
  • EDF2172 Applied movement contexts in health and physical education 1
  • EDF2173 Perspectives on health
  • EDF3072 Leadership, policy and pedagogies in health and physical education
  • EDF3171 Applied movement contexts in health and physical education 2
  • EDF3172 Inclusion and diversity in movement contexts
  • EDF3173 Food, health and wellbeing
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Professional studies

Comprise professional experience and research units. Students engage in research, develop understanding of professional identity and leadership, and gain practical teaching experience by completing 85 days of supervised professional experience in primary and secondary schools.

Students complete:

  • EDF1055 Secondary professional experience 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1056 Secondary professional experience 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2053 Primary professional experience 2A (0 points)
  • EDF2054 Primary professional experience 2B (0 points)
  • EDF3054 Primary professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF3055 Secondary professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement and leadership
  • EDF4053 Primary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4056 Secondary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for course progression advice.


85 days of professional experienceprofessional experience ( completed in primary and secondary schools.

Professional recognition

This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation ( for information.

Relevant courses

D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)