Course

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

Approved Abbreviation: BA


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1708.4

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 086119G


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 - please refer to 1708.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

For Commencement Year 2015-2016 - please refer to 1708.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

For Commencement Year 2013-2014 - please refer to 1708.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) provides students with the opportunity to complete an Arts degree with an Arts major alongside the specialist Birth-5/Birth-12 Education Studies units.

Graduates of this degree are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years / Birth - 12 Years) via the Transition to Teaching pathway. Completion of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses provides a teaching qualification for early childhood (Birth - 5 Years) or early childhood and primary teaching (Birth - 12 Years). Eligible students will receive advice during their final study session in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) regarding how to accept an offer into the Postgraduate course to attain a teaching qualification.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Dianne Dickenson

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed knowledge: 2 units of HSC Mathematics and 2 units of HSC English or equivalent.

Recommended studies for school leavers: Band 4 or above in both HSC English and HSC Mathematics or equivalent; or a completed Diploma of Children's Services or relevant VET award.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete 60 credit points at Level 3 or higher.

All students must enrol in and complete

  • 40 credit points Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit points Arts Major
  • 120 credit points Education Studies (Birth 5/Birth 12) units

Bachelor of Arts Core units

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions
100958Australia and the World

Bachelor of Arts Majors

Graduates of the Diploma of Children’s Services should contact their course adviser before proceeding with a language major.

M1097Anthropology
M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1113Creative Writing
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M1053English
M1071Geography and Urban Studies
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M1108International English
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1119Linguistics
M1114Musicology
M1115Music Performance
M2512Organisations and Work
M1058Philosophy
M1110Psychological Studies
M1073Sociology

Education Studies (Birth-5/Birth-12) units

Students must complete the following eleven units and one unit from the Learning in Context Pool.

102048Contemporary Childhoods
102046The Developing Child
102249Mathematical Patterns and Relationships
102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically
102104Theorising Play
101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102102Children, Families, Communities
101112Diversity and Difference
101623Ethical Futures
102622Early Learning Environments
102209Scientific Discovery and Invention

Learning in Context Pool

Students must complete one unit from the following

102206Experience-based Outdoor Education
101751Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)
100056Chinese 101
100057Chinese 102
100085Japanese 101
100086Japanese 102
101874Experiential Learning in Communities (ELC)
101263Education and Transformation
101663Education for Sustainability
101259Learning and Creativity
101661Education in a Cosmopolitan Society
102207The Brain and Learning
102210Australia-Asia Education

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

102048Contemporary Childhoods

Spring session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

102046The Developing Child

Note: Parramatta students may need to travel to another campus to complete the second Spring core unit or move this to second year and replace with one BA Major unit.

Year 2

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

102104Theorising Play

Choose one of

102249Mathematical Patterns and Relationships
102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

Spring session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership

Choose one of

102249Mathematical Patterns and Relationships
102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

Year 3

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

102102Children, Families, Communities
101112Diversity and Difference

One unit from the Learning in Context Pool.

Spring session

BA Major Unit

101623Ethical Futures
102622Early Learning Environments
102209Scientific Discovery and Invention

Diploma of Children’s Services Graduates

For graduates of the Diploma of Children’s Services, qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

102104Theorising Play

Spring session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership

Year 2

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

102102Children, Families, Communities

Spring session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

102622Early Learning Environments


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