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G24 Bachelor of Arts (Education)/Bachelor of Communications


The purpose of this double degree is to provide a realistic and relevant balance between professional education studies and content studies for prospective secondary school teachers of information and communication technologies,  computing and related media studies.  The course includes theoretical and practical dimensions of communication and includes a major study in Interactive Multimedia in addition to relevant studies in Education.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Mount Lawley campus.



Standard University Admission requirements apply.



Students who complete only three years of study will be able to qualify for a Bachelor of Communications, subject to meeting the course structure of that award.



Graduates will qualify as four-year trained teachers and be able to meet teacher registration requirements in all Australian states.



This course is a concurrent form of teacher education where the student is able to combine studies in both Education and Communications in each semester.  In the early stages, greater attention is given to content studies while professional studies tend to dominate the latter semesters.


A feature of the course is an extensive program of professional practice in secondary schools that commences in year 2 and culminates in the Assistant Teacher Program (10 weeks) in the final year.

Other forms of professional experience may be undertaken within the Communications degree where opportunities exist to apply technical skills in an industry project.


The course provides a clear balance of content studies, professional studies and professional practice.



Semester 1
CMM1101 Reading Media Texts 15
CMM1104 Writing for the Media 15
EDS1101 Issues, Challenges and Directions in Education 15
IMM1120 Introduction to Digital Technologies and Multimedia 15
Semester 2
CMM1102 Effective Communication Strategies 15
CMM1113 Media and Social Context 15
IMM1121 Digital Photomedia 15
EDS1201 Learning, Curriculum and Information Technology (ICT) in Schools 15
Semester 1
CSE2101 Computer Studies Curricula 12 
EDS2101 Principles and Practices of Teaching 15
IMM2123 Interactive Multimedia Authoring 1 15
Semester 2
EDS2102 Classroom Management and Motivation 15
IMM2125 Interface and Information Design 15
PPA2172 First Professional Practice 4 
PPA2272 Second Professional Practice 4 
TEE2117 Technology and Enterprise Education 1 10 
Semester 1
IMM2224 Three Dimensional Modelling and Animation 15
IMM2226 Interactive Multimedia Authoring 2 15
IMM3227 Advanced World Wide Web Applications 15
Curriculum B
PPA3370 Third Professional Practice 6 
Semester 2
CSE2102 Teaching Introductory Computer Programming 10 
Curriculum B
EDS3103 Diversity and Inclusivity in Secondary Education 15
EDS4171 Literacy and Learning 12 
PPA3477 Fourth Professional Practice 10 
Semester 1
CSE4201 Teaching Computing 10 
EDS4130 Middle Years Education 10 
PPA4572 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 30 
EDS4131 Post-Compulsory Education as a Foundation for Lifelong Learning 10 
Semester 2
School of Education Elective
IMM3228 Project Management Methodology 15
IMM3329 Multimedia Business Solutions 15
IMM3330 Industry Project Development 15

Curriculum B will comprise 2 Curriculum Studies units that relate to the Elective units studied in Year Two. This is to provide a second teaching field in Education. It is recommended that students select these electives from English, Social Science, Mathematics or Science. Students should consult with the course coordinator, School of Education for approval of these units.
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004