Bachelor of Education – Bachelor of Languages

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code





Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details


Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites


Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

123 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirements

Candidates are required to spend at least two teaching periods in an approved immersion program in a country where the language of study is spoken.

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

ED1401:03  Foundations of Education

ED1421:03  Foundation of Language and Literacies in Education

ED1441:03  Foundation of Educational Technologies

ED1481:03  Foundations of Educational Psychology

Level 2

ED2488:03  Second Year Professional Experience

ED2491:03  Teaching for Learning 1

ED2990:03  Education for Cultural Diversity

Level 3

ED3442:03  Inclusive Education for Special Needs

ED3443:03  Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

ED3488:03  Third Year Professional Experience

Level 4

ED4488:03  Fourth Year Professional Experience A

ED4489:03  Fourth Year Professional Experience B


Select an Education major from the table below


Select 24 credit points of specified CI, FR, GR, IT or JA study abroad subjects

CI3701:12 Chinese Study-Abroad Program 1

CI3702:12 Chinese Study-Abroad Program 2

FR3700:12  Study-Abroad Program 1

FR3701:12  Study-Abroad Program 2

GR3700:12  Study-Abroad Program 1

GR3701:12  Study-Abroad Program 2

IT3701:12  Italian Study-Abroad Program 1

IT3702:12  Italian Study-Abroad Program 2

JA3701:12  Study-Abroad Program 1

JA3702:12  Study-Abroad Program 2


Type of major



Credit points in major

63 credit points

Special requirements





Primary Education



Chinese and Italian are available only at Cairns. French and German are available only at Townsville.

Secondary Education









Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

12 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years


Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Professional Practice:

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

For more information refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Special assessment requirements

Suitability to work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the Duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Candidates who do not complete the required number of days of a professional experience subject or a professional component of a subject, without the approval of the Director of Professional Experience, will be deemed to have failed the subject.

Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points for non-Education subjects only

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

81 credit points


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 22 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

The maximum advanced standing allowable for professional development courses within the degree is three credit points except where one course is judged to be larger in size than one faculty subject.

Advanced standing may be granted for professional development courses smaller than a faculty subject. However, no credit will be given for courses smaller than two credit points, or equivalent.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Majors shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable


Honours availability

Education honours is available as an additional year of study.

Language honours is available as an additional year of study.


Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.