Course

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

Approved Abbreviation: DipArts/BA


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6017.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096975F


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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 Spring 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 to Autumn 2018 - please refer to 6017.1 Diploma in Arts/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.

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College, as an agent of Western Sydney University, via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. A Diploma in Arts exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12).

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

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time. (Please note that there are no part-time offerings for the 1st year College Diploma component.)

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kathy Goochk.gooch@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-George StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, OR
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band OR
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 270 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Nirimba, Bankstown, Parramatta CBD (George Street) and Penrith Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Year 1

Preparatory units

Students must pass the following three preparatory level units

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700211Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC Prep)
700192Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)

University level units

Students must pass the following eight University level units

700132Contemporary Society (WSTC)
700131Analytical Reading and Writing (WSTC)
700289Contemporary Childhoods (WSTC)
700130Australia and the World (WSTC)
700133Texts and Traditions (WSTC)
700137Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)
700273The Developing Child (WSTC)

Choose one of

700134Global History (WSTC)
700135Everyday Life (WSTC)
700268Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
700288Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)

Students are encouraged to seek course advice before making the above unit selection.

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Arts following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

In order to ensure that Bachelor of Arts student meet the course requirements, all students must seek advice from their Academic Course Advisor when transitioning to the second year of their course.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12).

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

Bankstown, Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

All students must enrol in and complete

120 credit points of Arts units as follows

  • 40 credit points Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit points Arts Major

And

120 credit points of Education units as follows

  • 20 credit points Education Studies Core (Birth - 5/Birth - 12)
  • 80 credit points Education Studies Major (Birth - 5/Birth - 12) units
  • 40 credit points teaching specialisation in either English or Mathematics (choose one of the two sub-majors below).
  • Note: Some units are common to the Core or Major and the sub-majors. Therefore, students will only need to complete a total of 120 credit points of Education Studies units.

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

Bachelor of Arts Majors

(the major selected must correspond to the optional unit undertaken in year 1, leaving a remaining 70 credit points for completion)

M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M1053English
M1054History and Political Thought
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies

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

Students must complete the core units below (20 credit points):

102249Mathematical Patterns and Relationships
102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

M1125 Education Studies Major (Birth- 5/Birth-12) units

Students must complete 80 credit points as listed below

102048Contemporary Childhoods
102046The Developing Child
102104Theorising Play
101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102102Children, Families, Communities
101112Diversity and Difference
101623Ethical Futures
102622Early Learning Environments

Teaching Specialisation (Birth-5/Birth-12)

Students must enrol in and complete one of the Teaching Specialisations (sub-majors) below

SM1130 Mathematics Teaching Specialisation (Birth-5/Birth-12)

Students must complete 40 credit points as per below.

102249Mathematical Patterns and Relationships
102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

Choose two of:

300831Quantitative Thinking
200025Discrete Mathematics
300672Mathematics 1A
300830Analysis of Change
200030Differential Equations
200027Linear Algebra
200022Mathematical Modelling

SM1129 English Teaching Specialisation (Birth-5/Birth-12)

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100968Texts and Traditions

Choose two units from the following English majors:

M1053English
M1113Creative Writing
M1119Linguistics
M1129International English

Recommended Sequence

Year 2

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

102104Theorising Play

Choose one of

102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

BA Major Unit

Spring session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership

Choose one of

102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

BA Major Unit

Year 3

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

102102Children, Families, Communities
101112Diversity and Difference

One unit from the English or Mathematics Specialisation

Spring session

BA Major Unit

101623Ethical Futures
102622Early Learning Environments

One unit from the English or Mathematics Specialisation



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