Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

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Inspire others with your passion for health and outdoor education

Want to work as a HPE teacher, or share your love of the great outdoors?

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
088624G
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$25,600
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$102,400
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • Applicants must demonstrate non-academic capabilities as per Personal Statement requirement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests - refer to English language requirements.
  • ^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 017261
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014061
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 63.15 OP - 15 Rank - 68
USC program code
ED315
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Prerequisites
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3 and 4, C)
Recommended prior study
Health and Physical Education
Recommended prior preparation
It is recommended that students obtain First Aid and CPR certificates
Other requirements
Applicants must demonstrate non-academic capabilities as per Personal Statement requirement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests - refer to English language requirements.
Total courses
32
Total units
384
Footnotes
  • ^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.

This program prepares you to teach Years 7-12 in health and physical education, plus another teaching area of your choice. With a double degree, you'll graduate with more options - you can also choose to pursue a career outside of schools, in outdoor and environmental education centres, adventure tourism and ecotourism.

In this program you will:

  • complete 80 days of supervised professional experience in Queensland schools, 30 hours of wider field experience, and 25 days outdoor environmental fieldwork, including residential camping experiences on K'gari-Fraser Island.
  • learn in quality sport and exercise science laboratories, accredited by the National Sport Science Quality Assurance program at the Australian Institute of Sport.
  • choose from a range of disciplines for your second teaching areas, including English, History, Geography, Coastal and Marine Environments.
  • graduate eligible to register with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Personal statement requirement

As part of your application, you are required to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for, and understanding of, the program and profession. In the questionnaire, you will be asked to rank a series of statements in order of what you think is most to least important. You will also need to write a 600-1000 word personal statement on why you think you would make a great teacher, and why influencing the future appeals to you.

After you have submitted an application for this program, you will be contacted with further information about the written statement and how to complete your application.

More information is on the QTAC website.

Post-admission requirements

Students complete 80 days of Supervised Professional Experience, completed as full-time blocks, and 30 hours of Wider Field Experience. The majority of Supervised Professional Experience is completed in Queensland schools. Students must obtain a Blue Card (or link your existing Blue Card to USC) prior to commencing supervised professional experience. Applications should be submitted at least 12 weeks prior to the SPE start date. View the Blue Card Fact Sheet for further information. Blue Cards are free-of-charge for Education students when applying through the School of Education at USC.

Students will also need to successfully complete the Australian Government's Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students. More information on the test, including sample test questions and registration information, please visit the Australian Council of Educational Research website.

This program includes physical components, including travel to off-campus locations. If they have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that might impact your participation in some of the practical components, please contact the program coordinator to discuss your options.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you can pursue work with secondary schools, private colleges, outdoor/environmental education centres, universities or private companies/businesses.

  • Teacher in secondary schools

  • Outdoor leader

  • Outdoor guide

  • Sports coach

  • Outdoor recreation officer

  • Environmental interpretation guide

  • Adventure tourism guide

  • Ecotourism guide

Registration

Graduates may apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

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