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Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Commerce - 112JA

Course Code: 112JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
School of Management
CRICOS Code: 070199M
English Language Requirements:



This course is offered to school leavers and those with no previous tertiary qualifications who would like to become secondary teachers. This combined course offers a sound qualification in secondary teaching integrated with two key learning areas from Commerce. Graduates will develop in-depth critical knowledge in their key learning areas and in the pedagogy of facilitating the learning of secondary students in these subject areas. In addition, graduates will develop sensitivity to the needs and characteristics of learners from Years 7 - 12; awareness of the social context and implications for schooling; understanding of educational challenges and issues; self-awareness including awareness of the influence of teachers' personal theories, values and modes of operation in the motivation of learning; knowledge, skills and attitudes; theory and research on effective teaching practices and flexibility to enable constructive work in educational settings.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree provides a creative and flexible program of studies in commerce and business that is consistent with educational best practice. Students may study within business domains such as accountancy, banking and financial services, economics, entrepreneurship, financial planning, human resource management, information systems, international business and marketing. The aim of the Bachelor of Commerce program is to develop business professionals who have the relevant knowledge and skills for admission to their respective professional communities but who are also equipped to solve problems within a multi-disciplinary environment.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty office on (02) 6201 2400 or email for all course enquiries
Prospective Students
Please email or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) Further details can be obtained from the faculty site http //

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee.

International students must have an overall Academic IELTS band score of 7.5.

Additional Admission Requirements

All students enrolled in this course are required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms prior to the commencement of their Professional Experience placement.

Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Education BEd
Bachelor of Commerce BCom

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Commerce

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiries details below for other course options.

Professional Accreditation

All University of Canberra teacher education courses are accredited by the NSW Institute of Teachers and approved by the ACT Department of Education as teaching qualifications recognised throughout Australia.

Commerce: This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
In depth critical knowledge in two key learning areas and teaching pedagogy for secondary students 4. Problem Solving: Graduates are expected to be able to: a) identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field; b) apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking; c) implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems; d) anticipate and define new problems; and e) identify and resolve new problems in new fields.
Theory and skills in facilitating the learning of secondary school students 1. Communication: Graduates are expected to be able to: a) express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; b) present arguments and ideas effectively; c) actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people; d) negotiate effectively; and e) create and present new ideas. 9. Lifelong Learning: Graduates are expected to: a) be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning; b) be aware of how they best learn; c) possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately; and d) have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields. 10. Personal Attributes: Graduates are expected to: a) be independent thinkers and agents for change; c) have confidence to challenge existing ideas; d) show commitment to ongoing self-development; e) value and respect differing views; and f) be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.
Teaching practice is informed by research on effective teaching 2. Information Literacy and Numeracy: Graduates are expected to be able to locate, identify, collate, analyse, manipulate, evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data.3. Information and Communication Technology: Graduates are expected to be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.
Awareness of social context and self awareness; capacity to work collaboratively and ethically in a team environment 5. Working With Others: Graduates are expected to be able to: a) work with others as part of a group; b) take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks; c) be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members; d) evaluate group performance; f) take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and g) respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender. 6. Effective Workplace Skills: Graduates are expected to: a) demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness; b) have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty; and c) be able to function in a multi-cultural or global environment. 7. Professional Ethics: Graduates are expected to: a) act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; and b) appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession. 8. Social Responsibility: Graduates are expected to: a) work toward improvement in society; b) understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective; c) act in environmentally sustainable ways; and d) accept service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


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  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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