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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Monash University


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Education


Faculty of Education



This specialisation will qualify you to teach children and adolescents aged from five to 18 years in primary and secondary schools from Foundation to Year 12 and enable you to work more broadly in community, recreational and sporting settings. You will qualify as a generalist primary school teacher, specialist health and physical education primary school teacher and a secondary school teacher with health and physical education as your specialist teaching areas. At the primary level, you will develop an understanding of how primary school aged children learn and how they can be effectively and creatively taught across all primary curriculum areas such as English and literacies, mathematics, arts education, humanities and social education, science, health and physical education, and studies of the environment and sustainability. At the secondary level you will focus on adolescent learning and the nature of secondary education including areas such as classroom teaching and practice in schools, curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation, and education and its relationship to society.



Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Education studies (30 points)

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

Part B. Curriculum studies (102 points)

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

Part C. Discipline studies (60 points)

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
  • EDF3073 Health, sustainability and wellbeing
  • EDF3171 Applied movement contexts in health and physical education 2
  • EDF3172 Inclusion and diversity in movement contexts
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Part D. Professional studies (12 points)

Students complete 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)
  • EDF3057 Secondary professional experience 3C (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


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

Special course requirements

Students must complete as part of their course requirements:

  • a swimming rescue certificate or AUSTSWIM certificate or Swim Teacher's Certificate (ASCTA)
  • a First Aid certificate (minimum Level II).

Both certificates must be current at the time of course completion.

Professional recognition

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

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees or Bachelor or Education (Honours) double degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.