This course provides a qualification to teach in secondary schools in the specialist areas of Physical Education and Outdoor Environmental Studies. Subjects are categorised as Teaching Studies, Curriculum Studies, Discipline Studies and Electives. Practicum and Field Experience subjects provide essential school-based and practical experiences that contextualise the theoretical components of the course. By the end of the course you must have demonstrated the ability to meet the professional expectations for a beginning teacher. The course entitles graduates to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as specialist teachers of Years 7 to 12 Outdoor Environmental Studies and Physical Education. VIT-registered graduates are eligible for employment in schools.
Upon course completion, your academic record is released to VIT for teacher registration purposes. Students who do not want their academic record released to VIT must notify their course co-ordinator in writing or email before the end of teaching in their last subject. Applicants must satisfy the University's normal entrance requirements, including VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in English other than ESL. Applicants with a study score of at least 25 in any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study.