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Bathurst
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4 years full-time
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of ATAR-related and other adjustment factors commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

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Session 3; Session 2; Session 1 201890; 201860; 201830
Session 2; Session 1 201860; 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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Course highlights

The Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) will prepare you to be a health and physical education teacher in secondary schools. You will also be ready for a career in the health and fitness industry or in sports organisation, management and coaching.

Diverse and engaging subjects

Our course includes studies in education, exercise science, physical education (for example, sports, dance, gymnastics, athletics, aquatics and other recreational activities), personal development, social and community health and human development, as well as the physical and behavioural sciences of human movement.

Be at the front of the classroom

You'll gain extensive experience in the classroom through 80 days of supervised workplace learning in rural, regional and/or metropolitan secondary schools. You'll also complete 35 hours of workplace learning in community educational settings such as outdoor recreation centres, PCYCs, sport and recreation and vacation care centres. There are even opportunities to participate in sport outreach programs in Samoan schools.

Future-proof your career

Literacy and numeracy development and support are embedded into this course, ensuring you'll meet new government standards for teachers. Our lecturers have extensive in-school teaching experience – including experience in executive roles and curriculum leadership roles and international teaching experience – as well as being acclaimed researchers in their fields. Small class sizes also mean you will have extensive opportunities to liaise directly with your lecturers, leading to a more personalised learning experience.

Expand your career opportunities

Following your second year of study, you have the option to concurrently enrol in our Bachelor of Educational Studies, enabling the addition of a second high school teaching area. Further improve your employment outcomes by studying maths, science, English, modern history or another high school subject of your choice.

Flexible study options

The course can be completed in four years of full-time study. Alternatively, if you need your study to be more flexible and part-time because of work or professional sporting commitments, this may be accommodated.

This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) until 31 December 2019 for national accreditation recognised by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). Graduates from this program will possess a teaching awards that is recognised nationally and internationally.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course and the Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) were submitted to the NSW Institute of Teachers for certification as appropriate pre-service secondary teaching qualifications (August 2007) and a response to matters required for final approval has been additionally submitted (March 2008).

The Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) like all predecessor courses, will be recognised as a nationally accredited and registered tertiary degree which facilitates employment as a health and physical education teacher.

Modern, well-equipped exercise and sport science laboratories are located on our Bathurst campus. A comprehensive range of study support programs, communal and connected learning spaces, and mobile technology-enabled systems create a friendly, accessible student community.

During the first year of this course, you will participate in a 35-hour community-based placement, such as in a sport and recreation centre, to achieve an understanding of how educational experiences are linked to wider social issues and contexts.

In the final two years of the course, there are three professional placements of between 20 and 30 days in length. You will progress from observation to supervised teaching in a variety of educational settings. The key focus will be progression toward attaining the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. There is also the opportunity for you to undertake an international placement.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

EPT241 Professional Experience - Introduction to the Secondary Context
EPT441 Professional Experience 1
EPT442 Professional Experience 2
EPT445 Professional Experience: Internship

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

From 1 July 2016, all students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) before being able to register with their state-based teacher institute or equivalent body. From January 2017, all students will need to pass the test before undertaking their final professional experience placement. This computer-based test consists of both multiple choice and short answer questions and is designed to assess personal literacy and numeracy capabilities. The purpose of the test is to demonstrate to future employers that early career teachers have high levels of literacy and numeracy. CSU has a range of support options specifically for initial teacher education students preparing for the Test. More information about the test is available at teacheredtest.acer.edu.au

Anaphylaxis Training for all Initial Teacher Education Students

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) now requires that all initial teacher education students have training in anaphylaxis. In order to meet this requirement, ALL students must complete the training module found at http://etraining.allergy.org.au. The online module takes approximately one hour to complete.

On successful completion of the online module, participants will receive a certificate of completion. A copy of this certificate must be attached to your application for your professional experience placement. NESA suggests that students also present a copy of their certificate of completion to the school principals / early childhood director or coordinator at the commencement of their professional experience placements. The training must be successfully undertaken every two years and students will need to ensure that their certificate of completion is current.

The NSW Department of Education advises that students who do not successfully complete this training, as verified by the university, will not be able to undertake professional experience activities in NSW public schools / early childhood settings.

Working with Children Check

All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace – CSU’s online placement system.

Child Protection Awareness Training

Students must also complete child protection awareness training. Where this is not possible face to face, an online training course is available. This training needs to be renewed annually. See: Child protection awareness training e-learning module

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

BIO100 Concepts of Biology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
EHR214 Skill Acquisition
EHR218 Biomechanics
EHR221 Conditioning & Physical Activity
PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
PHY102 Electricity and Waves

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - Starting salary for a Teacher is approximately $62,000

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this course you will be eligible for teacher registration in all Australian states and territories, and this qualification can lead to teaching positions internationally. CSU has a history of producing high-quality profession-ready graduates in the physical education sector.

Secondary teacher

Put your degree to work as a teacher of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) in secondary school settings.

Sport and recreation

There are employment opportunities in the health and fitness industry, coaching and development and sport and recreation education.

Management and coaching

Your health and physical education degree could see your working in health promotion, health care, sport management, and administration.

As a graduate of this course you will be eligible for teacher registration in all Australian states and territories, and this qualification can lead to teaching positions internationally. CSU has a history of producing high-quality profession-ready graduates in the physical education sector.

Secondary teacher

Put your degree to work as a teacher of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) in secondary school settings.

Sport and recreation

There are employment opportunities in the health and fitness industry, coaching and development and sport and recreation education.

Management and coaching

Your health and physical education degree could see your working in health promotion, health care, sport management, and administration.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR. We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Students who have successfully completed a TAFE Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate IV/Diploma of Fitness receive Transfer Credit for EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity.

Students entering the course with Higher School Certificate minimum Band 4 in English Advanced, Standard English or English as a Second Language will be given credit for LIT101 Language and Text.

Students accepted into the BEd (Health & PE) (Honours) course will be credited with subjects studied in the PASS stream of the course.

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Fees and course offerings

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

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  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

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Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Kaarle McCulloch (Olympian) – Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)

"I chose CSU for a few reasons. My mother obtained her Masters degree online with CSU and she spoke highly of the program. CSU has been nothing but accommodating for me.”

Kaarle McCulloch (Olympian) – Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

PASS STREAM

28 core subjects (224 points):

LIT101 Language and Text (for students who have not completed HSC English minimum Band 4 (Standard, English as a Second Language or Advanced))
EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour
EHR114 Aquatics and Track & Field
EHR122 The Health and PE Professional 1
EHR125 Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Physical Education
EHR121 Movement Education and Gymnastics
EHR123 Contemporary Issues in Health
EHR124 Movement Education and Dance
EED442 Teaching for Learning
EHR214 Skill Acquisition
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
EHR212 Young People's Health and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Pedagogies
EPT241 Professional Experience - Introduction to the Secondary Context
EHR219 Games, Sports and Contemporary Physical Activities
EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
EPT441 Professional Experience 1
EHR215 Health and Physical Activity Promotion
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
EHR218 Biomechanics
EEL441 Literacies for Learning
EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EPT442 Professional Experience 2
EHR305 Young People and Health Advocacy
ESS441 Inclusive Learning & Teaching
EPT445 Professional Experience - Internship

Minor Pathways (40 points):

Applied Studies in Physical Activity minor:

EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
Or
EHR120 Anatomy and Physiology for Human Movement II
EHR113 Growth, Development and Ageing
EHR217 Principles of Sports Coaching and Performance
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity

Mathematics minor:

EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics
MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications
MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications
MTH203 Numerical Methods
MTH218 Multivariable Calculus

English minor:

EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English
LIT107 English Literature 1
LIT108 English Literature 2
LIT214 Australian Literature
LIT222 Contemporary Children's Texts
LIT316 Children's Fiction

Information, Communication and Technology minor:

EMT443 Curriculum Method 1: Information Technology
ITC105 Business and Technical Communication
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC182 Foundations of Information Technology
ITC242 Introduction to Data Communications

Geography minor:

EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society and Environment
GEO164 Earth System Processes
PKM105 People and Places
PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education
PKM307 Environmental Planning

History minor:

EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society and Environment
HST101 The Contemporary World 1
HST102 The Contemporary World 2
HST201 Colonial Australia
HST204 Twentieth Century Australia

Science minor:

BIO100 Concepts of Biology
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
Plus, either:
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
or
PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
PHY102 Electricity and Waves

HONOURS STREAM

Honours Pathway (56 points) will replace the Minor Pathway (40 points) thus increasing the student load by 16 points.

The Honours pathway will include the 28 core subject (224 points) plus the following 56 points of Honours subjects:

EER408 Educational Research: Methods and Practices (8 points)
EER409 Educational Research: Culture, Design and Development (8 points)
EEB415 Dissertation Proposal and Literature Review ( 8 points)
ERP405 Educational Honours Dissertation (P/T) (32 points).

Rationale for the inclusion of EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education in Session 1 of enrolment pattern:

To ensure that all students have access to the curriculum in the subject, teaching and learning activities will be scaffolded. Likewise, assessment taks will be presented in such a manner where appropriate scaffolding will be made so that students will have adequate understanding of the task. As this subject occurs early in the course, topics have been designed to ensure they are delivered at a foundation level with commensurate learning support. The topics include issues on professional teaching standards, general issues about secondary schooling, issues about reflective practice and the ideas surrounding schooling in Australia.

Professional Experience Overview:

Professional Experience programs are a significant component of the course and have been developed as a co-operative partnership between the University and schools. The programs are administered through the Professional Experience Office by the Professional Experience Co-ordinator (academic member) and Professional Experience Liaison Officers (administrative member) of the School of Teacher Education.

The Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) addresses contemporary issues in education and secondary schooling in particular. The program involves a series of developmentally appropriate school-based programs that provide opportunities for preservice teachers to demonstrate their professional growth as a teacher. The program addresses the current personal and professional demands on teachers - to be a colleague, a collaborative learner, to be a reflective problem solver, accepting the challenge to enhance the learning opportunities of students in complex learning environments and adjust to the demands of unfamiliar teaching environments while facilitating quality learning outcomes. Preservice teachers will be expected to take personal responsibility for the manner in which they accept the challenge and develop as a teacher and learner.

During professional experience placements the day-to-day mentoring and guidance of the preservice teachers is the responsibility of the Professional Associates (classroom teachers), initially selected from schools within Charles Sturt University's extensive geographical area. The Professional Associates are guided in their duties by the Professional Experience Handbook and Attachment and by university supervisors who make regular contact during the course of the program.

The professional preparation of a beginning teacher is more than the development of teaching aids and teaching techniques. Self-sufficiency, independence, flexibility of teaching styles, the ability to adapt to a variety of teaching and learning situations and a positive attitude towards continual development are considered essential qualities of teachers. Preservice teachers experience a diversity of teaching settings during the course, selected from a variety of schools in urban, regional, isolated and overseas communities, where appropriate. Indeed, coping effectively with diverse situations and diverse students is essential to the successful completion of pre-service preparation. The subjects are designed to assist a preservice teacher to make explicit connections between the campus and school-based components of the course.

Stages of Professional Experience:

The professional experience program has four major components beginning in Session Four and continuing into the final Session (Eight). These experiences are stand-alone subjects in that they do not have significant portions of academic load to be completed by preservice teachers. Staff allocated to the subject will have workload allocated to enable them to work more closely with schools.

The outcomes from the placement are assessed, by university staff and professional associates, as either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory, using assessment profiles structured on increasing expectations across the four programs. The assessment profiles reflect a progression towards demonstration of the Standards requirements of a graduate teacher.

If a preservice teacher experiences difficulty achieving the expected outcomes on any individual placement, she/he will be supported through a Developmental Support Program. The program takes a variety of forms but may result in extra time being spent in the schools. A preservice teacher who fails to respond satisfactorily to the targeted support will be counselled by the Professional Experience Co-ordinator and Course Coordinator with a view to redirection of their career, or, in some cases, exclusion from the course.

Introduction to the Secondary Context (20 days):

Is the first subject and introduces students to the profession of teaching in a secondary context and enables them to examine their suitability for this profession through observation and application of emerging knowledge of teacher identities. It also explores teacher professionalism and the PDHPE Key Learning Area of the secondary curriculum. This is an academic subject with a 20 day in school placement.

Professional Experience 1 & 2 (25 days each):

These experiences take place in the middle of Session 5 and the end of Session 7, respectively. It is expected that students will complete at least one of the placements in a rural community. Preservice teachers will be required to successfully complete the professional experience program and submit a critical professional commentary for final terms of this subject.

As the preservice teacher's next placement is an internship, there is a requirement that she/he will be capable of demonstrating active engagement as a new professional and meet the accreditation requirements of the NSWIT in respect of Graduate Teaching Standards.

The Internship (25 days):

The Internship is the culmination of the professional experience program in this course. It is anticipated that preservice teachers will return to the same setting as Professional Experience 2 to enable him/her to build on their understanding and relationships developed in that context. The Internship serves as a phase of induction into the profession and broadens the conceptualisation of the school, its community and the profession.

In response to a Faculty decision, as from 2008 all teacher education professional experience subjects offered at CSU will have no extraneous assessment tasks other than that directly related to the final assessment as specified in the Professional Experience Assessment Profile in each subject.

Key Subjects

From 201030 the following key subjects will apply for both the Honours and Pass streams:

EHR122 The Health and PE Professional 1
EMR441 Curriculum Methods 1: PDHPE
EMR442 Curriculum Methods 2: PDHPE
LIT101 Language and Text

PASS STREAM

Flexible Offering (Session 1 or 3)

LIT101 Language and Text*

* It is recommended that this subject be undertaken within the first two years of study.

YEAR 1

Session 1

EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour
EHR114 Aquatics and Track & Field
EHR122 The Health and PE Professional 1

Session 2

EHR125 Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Physical Education
EHR121 Movement Education and Gymnastics
EHR123 Contemporary Issues in Health
EHR124 Movement Education and Dance

YEAR 2

Session 1

EED442 Teaching for Learning
EHR214 Skill Acquisition
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
[ ] Minor subject
Or
EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity

Session 2

EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
EHR212 Young People's Health and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Pedagogies
EPT241 Professional Experience - Introduction to the Secondary Context
[ ] Minor subject
Or
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
or
EHR120 Anatomy and Physiology for Human Movement II

YEAR 3

Session 1

EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
EHR219 Games, Sports and Contemporary Physical Activities
EPT441 Professional Experience 1
[ ] Minor subject
Or
EHR113 Growth Development & Ageing

Session 2

EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EHR215 Health and Physical Activity Promotion
EHR218 Biomechanics
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

YEAR 4

Session 1

EEL441 Literacies For Learning
EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EPT442 Professional Experience 2
[ ] Minor subject
Or
EHR217 Principles of Sports Coaching and Performance

Session 2

EHR305 Young People and Health Advocacy
EPT445 Professional Experience - the Internship
ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching
[ ] Minor subject
Or
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity

HONOURS STREAM

Flexible Offering (Sessions 1 and 3)

LIT101 Language and Text*

* It is recommended that this subject be undertaken within the first two years of study.

YEAR 1

Session 1

EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour
EHR114 Aquatics and Track & Field
EHR122 The Health and PE Professional 1

Session 2

EHR125 Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Physical Education
EHR121 Movement Education and Gymnastics
EHR123 Contemporary Issues in Health
EHR124 Movement Education and Dance

YEAR 2

Session 1

EED442 Teaching for Learning
EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
EHR214 Skill Acquisition
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

Session 2

EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EHR212 Young People's Health and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Pedagogies
EPT241 Professional Experience - Introduction to the Secondary Context

YEAR 3

Session 1

EER408 Educational Research: Methods and Practices
EER409 Educational Research: Culture, Design and Development
EHR219 Games, Sports and Contemporary Physical Activities
EPT441 Professional Experience 1

Session 2

EEB415 Dissertation Proposal and Literature Review
EHR215 Health and Physical Activity Promotion
EHR218 Biomechanics
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

Session 3

ERP405 Educational Honours Dissertation (P/T) (16 points)

YEAR 4

Session 1

EEL441 Literacies For Learning
EPT442 Professional Experience 2
ERP405 Educational Honours Dissertation (P/T) (16 points)

Session 2

ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching
EHR305 Young People and Health Advocacy
EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EPT445 Professional Experience - the Internship

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

264 credit points at PASS level or better

Additional Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements will be satisfied with the accumulation of 264 credit points at Pass level or better.

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