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Bachelor of Educational Studies

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Educational Studies, students need to successfully complete 192 subject points.

To exit with the Associate Degree in Educational Studies students need to successfully complete 128 subject points.

To graduate with the Diploma of Educational Studies, students will need to successfully complete 64 subject points.
Note: No credit will be granted within the Diploma.

Upon graduation with the Diploma of Educational Studies, those wishing to continue with the Bachelor of Educational Studies will need to apply for admission.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Educational Studies courses offer flexible, generalist undergraduate degrees, with a wide range of opportunities and choices available to graduates.

About the course

Graduates of these courses do not attain a professional teaching qualification without undertaking further study.

Bachelor of Educational Studies

This course aims to provide flexible course design options for undergraduate students of education by providing access to a diverse pool of subjects requiring a wide range of skills for active and successful participation. The aim of this approach is to increase the potential for students to meet a wider range of vocational needs in an increasingly broad variety of educational environments.

The Bachelor of Educational Studies draws upon the extensive portfolio of subjects already developed by the Faculty of Education, the subject offerings of other Faculties of CSU, and any tertiary study previously undertaken. It allows students flexibility in the construction of a program of study that they consider will best meet their future needs and to select the skills, knowledge and attitudes, inherent in their subject choice, that they believe will be required of them upon graduation.

Diploma of Educational Studies

The aims of the course are to provide students with formal qualifications in education that reflect a generalist level of study in the field of education; provide a basic understanding of conceptual tools, theories and methodologies in education; and provide a general orientation to the purposes, functions and practices within nominated areas of study. The course will provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes at an introductory level.

Career opportunities

Where it will take you

While the course does not lead to a recognised professional qualification for early childhood teachers or school teachers, it does offer graduates a generalist education degree that could be useful in a variety of educational/leisure settings such as vacation care, homework centres, tutoring in private colleges and home tutoring. Fitness for such employment is dependent on the choice of subjects selected by the student.

Graduates who already have a teaching degree, may use the degree to upgrade their qualifications or extend their professional knowledge by drawing on a wide range of education or education related subjects.

Course structure

Diploma of Educational Studies

The following course structure requirements apply:

Completion of 64 subject points (8 standard subjects or their equivalent) taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations), comprising:

  • completion of at least 48 subject points (six of the eight standards subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director. The two remaining subjects are free electives.
  • normally these subjects will be undertaken at Levels 1 and 2.

Associate Degree in Educational Studies

This course is an exit point only, however in order to exit with this award the following course structure requirements apply:

Completion of 128 subject points (16 standard subjects or their equivalent), comprising:

  • completion of at least 88 subject points (11 of the 16 standard subjects) in Education-based or Education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least four subjects at Level 2 (or its equivalent); and,
  • completion of at least 64 subject points (8 of the 16 standard subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).

Bachelor of Educational Studies

The following course structure requirements apply:

Completion of 192 subject points (24 standard subjects or their equivalent), comprising:

  • completion of at least 128 subject points (16 of the 24 standard subjects) in Education-based or Education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least four subjects at Level 2 (or its equivalent) and four subjects at Level 3 or 4 (or its equivalent); and,
  • completion of at least 64 subject points (8 of the standard 24 subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).

Level 1 Subjects

EEB104 Teacher as Learner
EEB105 Health and Safety
EED108 Child Development
EED114 Transitions in Middle Schooling
EED121 Children as Learners
EEL120 Social Context of VET
EEP101 Philosophical and Social Contexts of Education
EEP106 Education, Society & Social Justice in Australia
EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
EHR108 Economics & Politics of the Sports Industry
EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour
EHR113 Growth, Development & Ageing
EHR114 Water Safety & Aquatic Education
EHR116 Research Essentials in Human Movement
EHR119 Anatomy and Physiology for Human Movement I
EHR120 Anatomy and Physiology for Human Movement II
EHR121 Movement Education and Gymnastics
EHR122 The Health and PE Professional 1
EHR123 Contemporary Issues in Health
EHR124 Movement Education and Dance
EHR125 Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Physical Education
EMA101 Communication through Arts: Birth to Early Stages
EMA114 Music Education: Performance & Practice
EMA116 Creative Arts 1: Arts experience
EML102 Written Communication
EML105 The Literate and Numerate Teacher
EML110 English 1: Language as Social Practice
EMM108 Mathematics & Numeracy Studies
EMS108 Science & Technology Studies
EMT103 Curriculum Studies 1: Technology
IKC100 Indigenous Health
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
INF100 Introduction to the Information Professions
INF104 Fundamentals of Web Publishing
INF105 The Digital Environment
INF106 Information Sources and Services

Level 2 Subjects

EEB220 Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Vocational Education and Training
EED205 Journey of Childhood
EED208 Aboriginal & Cultural Pedagogies
EED214 Identity, Relationships and Education
EEP220 The Social and Economic Policy Context for Vocational Education and Training
EHR200 Exercise Testing, Prescription and Rehabilitation
EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
EHR211 Functional Anatomy and Human Performance
EHR212 Young People's Health and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Pedagogies
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
EHR214 Skill Acquisition
EHR215 Health and Physical Activity Promotion
EHR217 Principles of Sports Coaching and Performance
EHR218 Biomechanics
EHR219 Games, Sports and Contemporary Physical Activities
EHR220 Sports Media 2
EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity
EHR222 Exercise in Cardiorespiratory Health
EMC203 Play and Investigation as Curriculum (Literacy)
EMC204 Play and Investigation as Curriculum (Science & Mathematics)
EMC205 Interrogation of Curricula and Pedagogies
EMH204 HSIE Curriculum: Exploring Australian Identity
EML210 Primary English Curriculum: Reading Process & Pedagogy
EMM206 Mathematics in the Primary School
EMM209 Mathematics: Content & Pedagogy
EMR205 PDHPE: Health & Movement Studies
EMR206 PDHPE in the Primary School
EMT220 Flexible Delivery in the Vocational Education and Training Sector
ESL201 Literacy Studies in the Primary School
ESR202 Teaching in Rural Communities
ESS201 Understanding Diverse Learners
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF203 Information Literacy
INF205 Trends in Children's Literature
INF206 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF209 Describing and Analysing Information Resources
INF210 Collections
INF212 Online Reference Services
INF213 Information Architecture for the Web

Level 3 Subjects

EEA305 The Teaching and Learning Environment
EEA306 Relationships & Pedagogy in the Primary School
EEA310 Managing the Learning Environment
EEB308 Teaching Adult Numeracy in VET
EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEB311 Teaching Adult Literacy in VET
EEB320 The Vocational Education and Training Practitioner in an Entrepreneurial Environment
EEB330 Developing the VET Practitioner
EED314 Schools, Communities and Adolescent Perspectives
EEE314 Assessment and Reporting
EEL320 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education
EEP305 Multiple Understandings
EHR300 Neuromechanical Basis of Movement and Rehabilitation
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
EHR305 Young People and Health Advocacy
EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
EHR314 Exercise for Special Populations
EHR315 Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
EHR319 Sensory-Motor Integration and Rehabilitation
EHR322 Major Sporting Events in Society
EHR325 Advanced Conditioning
EHR326 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport Injury
EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
ELN302 Literacies for the Future
EMA301 Creative Arts in the Primary School
EMA303 Creative Arts 2: Content & Context of Creative Arts K-6
EMA320 Curriculum Method: Music in the Secondary School
EMC305 Investigation: Mathematics, Science and Technology
EMH304 HSIE: Education for Sustainability
EML300 Children's Literature in the Classroom
EML302 Language & Literacy in Early Childhood
EML303 Process Drama in Early Education
EML305 ESL (English as a second language) Teaching
EML309 Primary English Curriculum: Text Construction, Pedagogy & Processes
EML322 Literacy Studies in the Primary School : 2
EMM305 Numeracy for Teaching
EMM310 Mathematics Curriculum
EMR302 Personal Development, Health & Physical Education Curriculum
EMS301 Science & Technology in the Primary School
EMS308 Science & Technology Curriculum
ESS305 Inclusive Education
ESS314 Education and Diversity in Middle Schooling
INF303 The Information Society
INF306 Records, Archives and Society 1
INF309 Records, Archives and Society 2
INF310 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF315 Records and Archives Practice 1
INF316 Records and Archives Practice 2
INF317 Government, Organisational and Private Records
INF318 Community Histories
INF319 Preservation of Information Resources
INF320 Web Usability
INF321 Research Evaluation
INF322 Advanced Web Design and Publishing
INF323 Knowledge Management Systems
INF325 Value-Added Information Services
INF327 Project Management in Information Agencies
INF328 Application of Bibliographic Standards
INF330 Services to Children and Young Adults
INF332 Community Outreach
INF333 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies
INF334 Data Management
INF336 Principles of Knowledge Management
INF337 Advanced Information Retrieval

Level 4 Subjects

EEA405 Relationships & Pedagogy: Birth to 3 Years
EEB400 Professionalism and Issues in Care and Education
EEB406 School & Community
EEB419 Education Studies: Indigenous Studies
EEB421 Intercultural Communication & Identities in Global Contexts
EEB422 Sustainable Environments and Communities
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood
EED403 Environmental Sustainability in Early Childhood
EED406 Education Studies: Teaching & Learning
EED417 Education Studies: Child Development & Learning
EED421 Education Studies: Inclusive Education
EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
EED442 Teaching for Learning
EEL407 Mentoring/Workplace PD Strategies for VET
EEL408 Effective Communication in VET
EEL441 Literacies for Learning
EEL445 The Individual in Society
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies
EEP414 Catholic Studies: Religious Education, Scripture And Liturgy
EEP415 Catholic Studies: Sacrament, Church and Morality
EEP417 Rights of the Child
EEP418 Education Studies: Contextualising Primary Education
EEP421 Educational Transitions in Multiple Contexts
EEP422 Child, Family and Community: EC Contexts
EEP440 Vocational Education and Training in the Economy and Society
EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EHR403 Pathophysiology of Chronic Conditions
EHR404 Exercise Psychology in Rehabilitation Settings
EHR405 Legal Concepts and the Sporting Industry
EHR406 Negligence and Liability in Sport
EHR407 Trade Practices & Agency in Sport
EHR408 Sporting Contract & Employment
EHR409 Criminal Law & Defamation in Sport
EHR410 Behavioural Misconduct & Sporting Tribunals
EHR416 Advanced Concepts in Exercise Science
EMA415 Curriculum Studies: Creative Arts
EMA441 Curriculum Method 1: Visual Art
EMA442 Curriculum Method 2: Visual Art
EMC414 Curriculum Studies: Vocational Education & Training in Schools
EMH408 Studies of Human Society and Its Environment in the Primary School
EMH419 Curriculum Studies: Society & Environment
EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society and Environment
EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: Society & Environment
EML400 Classroom Implications of Children's Film & Television
EML409 Children's Literature
EML422 Researching TESOL
EML433 Primary English Curriculum: Reading, Process & Pedagogy
EML435 Teaching English in Transnational Settings
EML438 English as an International Language: Cultural & Political Implications
EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English
EML442 Curriculum Method 2: English
EML443 Curriculum Method 1: Drama
EML444 Curriculum Method 2: Drama
EML445 Curriculum Method 1: Languages (LOTE)
EML446 Curriculum Method 2: Languages (LOTE)
EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics
EMM442 Curriculum Method 2: Mathematics
EMR416 Curriculum Studies: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
EMS418 Curriculum Studies: Science & Technology
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science
EMS493 Curriculum Method 3: Science
EMT441 Curriculum Method: Agriculture
EMT443 Curriculum Method 1: Information Technology
EMT444 Curriculum Method 2: Information Technology
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design & Technology
EMT446 Curriculum Method 2: Technology and Applied Studies
ESC401 Introduction to Educational Computing
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
ESC413 Web Pedagogies
ESC415 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
ESG401 Extending & Enriching the Curriculum for Gifted Learners
ESR401 Teaching in Rural Secondary Schools
ESR404 Education in Rural Places
ESS412 Developing Individual Curriculum
ESS422 Assessment and Evaluation for Learning
ESS423 Designing and Managing the Inclusive Learning Environment
ESS424 Early Intervention and Inclusion
ESS426 Collaboration and Teamwork in the Inclusive School
ESS440 Teaching and Learning in the Differentiated Classroom
ESS441 Inclusive Learning & Teaching
ETL401 Teacher Librarianship
ETL402 Literature in Education
INF405 The Digital Environment
INF406 Information Sources and Services
INF409 Online Reference Services
INF415 Management of Information Agencies
INF425 Describing and Analysing Information Resources
INF429 The Information Society
INF430 Audiovisual Archiving
INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
INF432 Advanced Audiovisual Archiving
INF433 Information Literacy
INF435 Collections
INF440 Information Architecture for the Web
INF441 Principles of Knowledge Management
INF443 Creating and Preserving Digital Content
INF446 Fundamentals of Web Publishing


  • The advice provided will take account of the availability of subjects and the meeting of any prerequisites, and the requirements regarding completion of higher level subjects. All students will be required to undertake Working With Children and Criminal Record Check during the first session of enrolment. Please refer to the Course Director for further details.
  • It is recommended, however, that students complete Level 1 subjects before completing Level 2 subjects and Level 2 subjects before completing Level 3 and Level 4 subjects. Subject selection should be made in consultation with the Course Director.

Enrolment pattern

It is not possible to specify an enrolment pattern. Students will receive advice from the Course Director about subjects that best suit their needs and interests. It will be the student's responsibility to select subjects based on this advice, subject availability, prerequisites, co-requisites and/or enrolment restrictions. Students should be aware that any subject requiring interaction with children may require them to have a Work With Children Check and/or Criminal Records Clearance. Students should confirm this with individual Subject Coordinators.

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education


Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Wagga Wagga


Session 1; Session 2




Bachelor of Educational Studies -

  • 3 years full-time on campus
  • 6 years distance education

Diploma of Educational Studies -

  • 1 year full-time on campus
  • 2 years distance education



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