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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBCom/BEd
CRICOS code064784M
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2026
Contact details

Education: telephone +61 3 9905 2888, email claytoncourseinfo@monash.edu.

Commerce: telephone +61 9905 2327.

Course coordinator

http://education.monash.edu.au/courses/advisors.html#course2026 (Education), Dr Ross Booth (Business and Economics)

Notes

  • Full-time study only. In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points in the fourth year.
  • This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

In the process of studying the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education (secondary) program of studies, students will engage in a range of teaching and learning approaches, in university and fieldwork settings. On completion of the program of studies, graduates will have a sound preparation for entry into the business and/or the education and training professions.

Objectives

 

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will:

  • have developed rich and integrated theoretical perspectives on teaching and learning as well as the culture and contexts of schooling
  • have linked these theoretical perspectives to different educational contexts and be able to use these linkages to inform and develop their practice
  • have developed a high level of competence as knowledgeable, reflective, research oriented and articulate practitioners
  • be self-sufficient and independent as beginning teachers in a secondary context generally and in the specific areas of humanities education that they select for study in their Bachelor of Commerce.

For objectives of the Bachelor of Commerce component of this double degree refer to http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2011handbooks/courses/0179.html

 

 

Fieldwork

The course includes a minimum of 80 days of placement, with some placement being undertaken in each year of the course. In first, second and third year, placements are tied to education units offered. In fourth year, the 50 days of placement are tied to the four professional experience units. These placements involve a program of field visits to different educational sites and include structured teaching experience.

Students must be available to undertake these on a full-time basis for several weeks at a time. For full-time students placement is typically conducted in two blocks of five weeks, one each semester. For part-time students it is typically conducted in four blocks of two to three weeks, one block in each of four semesters. These units are taken concurrently with enrolment in the core curriculum units and the curriculum specialism units. They provide supervised teaching practice in the teaching area of the student's curriculum units while on school placement.

Students who are employed in schools must complete at least 25 days of supervised school placement in a setting other than the school at which they are employed.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration and employment as secondary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.

The Bachelor of Commerce component of this degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units. For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html.

Structure

This course comprises studies in commerce and studies in education incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

Requirements

Commerce component

Students complete a major specialisation in accounting, economics or management taught by the Faculty of Business and Economics and should ensure that their commerce unit choices meet the requirements of their chosen teaching specialisations, which is:

  • at least four units (24 points) in one of accounting, economics or management.

16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus comprising:

(i.) Six compulsory common core units (36 points)

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(ii.) at least two units from the following list (12 points)

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting or AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • MGC1020 Organisations: Contexts and strategies

(iii.) a major of eight units (48 points)*

  • the major must be selected from accounting, economics or management. For details of units required see the appropriate 'area of study' below.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iv.) additional units from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics at the Clayton campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Education component

Studies in education (108 points) comprising:

  • a series of units relating to the theory and practice of education, teaching and curriculum
  • professional placement units.

For full details on the education requirements refer to the 'Education - Secondary' area of study at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2011handbooks/aos/ug-education---secondary.html.

Students need to be aware that their major and minor studies in commerce must satisfy the requirements for the study of two curriculum specialism units in their fourth year and the requirements for employment laid down by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students are advised to consult the VIT website at http://www.vit.vic.edu.au in consultation with their course adviser.

Generally, to qualify for a secondary teaching discipline, a candidate will require a minimum of two years of full-time academic study in that discipline. There are additional requirements for some disciplines.

Students must have their program of study approved by the course adviser before commencement of the relevant year.

Areas of Study

Commerce component
Education component

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Education