Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF level 5 Diploma of Teaching or an equivalent or higher qualification in Education that includes a Pass in professional experience.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3c – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy. The cost of testing will be met by the applicant. English test results must be no more than two years old.
Special admission requirements
Experienced teachers who do not meet the above requirements may be permitted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor to be admitted to the course and be required to complete such subjects and other work as may be prescribed in addition to completing the requirements specified below.
Note: This course does not lead to teacher registration.
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Education Professional Development will be required to prepare a study plan and have it registered and approved by the relevant teacher registration authority and their employer, if relevant, before they commence study.
Post admission requirements
Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. All students who undertake a teaching practicum in Queensland are required by law to hold a valid 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: Blue Card Services
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
The Bachelor of Education Professional Development builds on student’s existing teaching qualifications to enable them to meet the same Course Learning Outcomes as the Bachelor of Education courses. Students must enrol in ED4991 Independent Study where they prepare a portfolio that demonstrates evidence of attainment of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Education Professional Development must prepare a study plan and have it registered and approved by Queensland College of Teachers before they begin their study.
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Education Professional Development, graduates will be able to:
Select a major from Table A
Type of major
Credit points in major
24 credit points
Some teaching areas not available in Cairns
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1.5 years full-time or two years part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
6 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 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
No advanced standing will be granted for professional experience.
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Inclusion of majors on testamur
The major studied shall appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.