Faculty of Education and Social Work

education student

Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)

Four years full-time
UAC code: 5116000

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) comprises foundation and professional units of study along with additional courses that are offered by other faculties. Foundation units of study examine education as a social science and explore issues of policy and social theory. Professional units of study provide specialist expertise in areas of the primary curriculum. Courses undertaken outside the faculty enable students to engage, at a tertiary level, in subjects that interest them personally. In the first year students also undertake a science-foundations unit, which provides a grounding in the four major science areas (physics, chemistry, biology and geology). Honours is awarded on the basis of achievement in the second, third and fourth years of the course.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 81.05

Course requirements*:
Band 4 or above in English and Mathematics.

*Mandatory admission requirements for teacher education courses could be altered in accordance with accreditation guidelines established by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).


Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Four years full-time
UAC code: 5116120

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) qualifies students to teach in early childhood (0-5) settings. You can undertake generalist units in education and professional studies as well as units of study in the sciences, social sciences and humanities offered by the faculty of arts and social sciences, the faculty of science, and the Sydney business school. This course includes in-depth study of child development and learning as well as units of study in key learning areas (such as languages, arts, mathematics, health and well-being, and science) and examines the important relationships between the early childhood educator, parents, caregivers and the community. Students undertake professional experiences in a range of early childhood settings.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 72.1

Course requirements:
Band 4 or above in English and Mathematics.


Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts

Five years full-time
UAC code: 5116050

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts allows you to choose a teaching specialisation and major from a wide selection of humanities and social science subject areas. In addition to units of study from the Faculty of Arts in your first (major) and second teaching areas, you will take core foundation and curriculum and professional studies units of study.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.05

Course requirements*:
Band 4 or above in subjects relevant to NSW school curriculum methods available in the Faculty. Eg Ancient History, Modern History, English Advanced, Drama, Languages, Economics, Geography.

*Mandatory admission requirements for teacher education courses could be altered in accordance with accreditation guidelines established by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).


Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science) and Bachelor of Science

Five years full-time
UAC code: 5116080

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science allows you to choose a teaching specialisation and major from a wide selection of science subject areas. In the first year, students should complete at least 12 credit points (cp) in mathematics, 12cp in their first (major) science teaching area, and 12cp in their second science teaching area. In addition to these units of study from the Faculty of Science, you will complete core foundation and curriculum and professional studies units of study.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 76

Course requirements*:
Band 4 or above in Mathematics (not General) and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

*Mandatory admission requirements for teacher education courses could be altered in accordance with accreditation guidelines established by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).


Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science

Five years full-time
UAC code: 5116070

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science allows you to study mathematics as your first (major) teaching area alongside a second teaching specialisation chosen from a wide selection of science subject areas. From years one to four, students complete at least 12 credit points (cp) each year in Mathematics. If you choose science as your second teaching area, you must complete at least 12cp in physics or chemistry in the first year. In addition to these units of study from the Faculty of Science in your first (major) and second teaching areas, you will complete core foundation and curriculum and professional studies units of study. To graduate with honours, eligible students will enrol in two 6cp research focused units of study.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 76

Course requirements*:
Band 4 or above in Mathematics (not General) and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

*Mandatory admission requirements for teacher education courses could be altered in accordance with accreditation guidelines established by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).


Bachelor of Social Work

Four years full-time
UAC code: 5116150

The Bachelor of Social Work consists of studies in social policy and social work, with minor studies in Indigenous studies, psychology and sociology. Graduates will develop skills to promote social change, problem-solve in human relationships, and empower and liberate people to enhance well-being. Two field placements provide a practice context for students to apply their knowledge whilst gaining further experience in working in different and dynamic environments.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 73.1

Course requirements:
Band 4 or above in English and one other category A HSC subject.


Faculty support

  • E12 Hotline, open mid January, to assist with enrolment enquiries
  • Personalised enrolment assistance
  • “On track” meeting with their Program Director or Year 1 liaison academic across semester 1 and 2
  • Access to peer mentoring scheme