Education 3 units of study


Semester One Semester Two

Sport: Contemporary Educational Issues (EDUF3023)

Global Poverty and Education (EDUF3026)

International Education (EDUF3027)

Mentoring in Educational Contexts (EDUF3028)

Curriculum and Evaluation (EDUF3032)

Psychology of Learning and Teaching (EDUF3029)

Positive Approaches to Special Education (EDUF3031)

Positive Approaches to Special Education (EDUF3031)

Education Exchange (EDUF3553)
6 credit points

Education Exchange (EDUF3553)
6 credit points

Education Exchange (EDUF3554)
24 credit points

Education Exchange (EDUF3554)
24 credit points

Education Exchange (EDUF3557)
12 credit points

Education Exchange (EDUF3557)
12 credit points


Education 3 builds on earlier education units and adds new layers to students' knowledge of education studies. Except for HMHE students, it allows for a choice of one unit to study from a list of available units for one or the other semester (depending on the degree program being undertaken).

The compulsory unit for all undergraduate education degrees is Positive Approaches to Special Education (EDUF3031), which is offered in both semesters. Most employers require beginning teachers to have had specific training in special education.

HMHE students must complete Sport: Contemporary Educational Issues (EDUF3023) in Semester One and Positive Approaches to Special Education (EDUF3031) in Semester Two.

The Options provide an opportunity to study different topics at an advanced level. They include units drawing from the foundation disciplines and fields of history, sociology, psychology, policy studies, international education and human development.

Depending on the structure of the degree program being studied, Education 3 units may be completed in Year 2, 3, 4, or 5 of the degree. Department permission is required to enrol in Education Exchange (EDUF3553) or Education Exchange (EDUF3554) or Education Exchange (EDUF3557) in either semester.

Class-size quotas exist in Education 3 Options. Where there is competition for a place, an assessment of prior academic achievement determines entry into a class. It pays to enrol by the target date in Education 3 to maximise the chance of entry to a preferred option.

If you need advice or assistance in any part of the Education 3 program, depending on your query or concern, contact your tutor, one of the Education 3 unit coordinators or the Education 1–4 Coordinator, Associate Professor Debra Hayes.