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The Dual degree program, Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is a 4.5 year program (216 UOC) for intending secondary school teachers. The program is a nationally accredited pre-service qualification.

The program enables students to pursue a teaching specialisation in Visual Arts, with the option of a second teaching specialisation in Graphics and Multimedia Technology. The program covers both theoretical and practical aspects of education, including 80 days supervised professional experience in at least two different secondary schools.

Paddington, Kensington

Study Level


Typical duration

4.7 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Design - BDes

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - BEd (Secondary)

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 216 UOC.

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Level 3 Core Courses

4056 - Education (Secondary)

Level 3 Core Courses description.

You must take 18 UOC of the following courses:

Level 4 Core Courses

4056 - Education (Secondary)

Level 4 Core Courses description.

You must take 18 UOC of the following courses.

Please note that EDST6765 cannot be studied concurrently with another course.

Prescribed Education Methods

4056 - Education (Secondary)

Prescribed Education Methods description.

You must take four single method courses in two areas of specialisation (24 UOC), taking 12 UOC per term. The specialisations are:

4076 Sci/Ed (Sec) - Science, Physics, Earth & Environmental Science, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry/Biology, Mathematics, Extension Mathematics

4064 Media Arts/Ed (Sec) - Graphics & Multimedia Technology, Visual Arts

4063 Fine Arts/Ed (Sec) & 4066 Design/Ed (Sec) - Graphics & Multimedia Technology, Visual Arts, Extension Visual Arts

3462 Comm/Ed (Sec) & 4058 Econ/Ed (Sec) - Business Studies, Economics

Design Disciplinary Studios

4822 - Design

Students must complete two studio sequences of Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced level courses (18 UOC each) in two of the following 6 studio areas for a total of 36 UOC: Object, Experience, Graphics, Interaction, Textiles and 3D Visualisation.

Eligibility requirements for Professional Experience

4056 - Education (Secondary)

The following programs require students to follow prescribed program plans in order to meet eligibility requirements for professional experience: 3462 Commerce/Education, 4076 Science/Education, 4058 Economics/Education, 3446 Music/Education, 4063 Fine Arts/Education, 4064 Design/Education, 4066 Media Arts/Education. Refer to the relevant Sample Program.

Sample Double Degree(s)

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Program Fees

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