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V22 Bachelor of Arts (Education)/Bachelor of Social Science (Home Economics)


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 home economics in secondary schools.  The course includes an emphasis on theoretical and practical dimensions in the areas of children and family studies, textiles, hospitality and food science in addition to relevant studies in Education.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Joondalup campus.  Students may have to travel to the Mount Lawley campus for some units.



Standard University Admission requirements apply.

A Police Clearance is required upon admission.



Students who complete only three years of study will be able to qualify for a Bachelor of Social Science, 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 Education, and Children and Family Studies and Home Economics 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.


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




The course comprises of thirty six (36) units of study (480 credit points) with sixteen units being studied in each degree course.  Students normally complete 120 credit points each year.


Within this course, students are also required to select units in a Minor area of study:


Minor General Studies units – These are content studies units offered outside the School of Education in a relevant area of study.

Minor Curriculum Studies units – These are curriculum studies units offered within the School of Education in a relevant area of study which relate to the choice of minor general studies units.


A list of these units is available on enrolment, and will be agreed with the Program Coordinator.

Semester 1
EDS1101 Issues, Challenges and Directions in Education 15
CHN1101 Ecology of Children and Families 1 15
NUT1121 Human Nutrition 15
HOS1110 Introduction to Commercial Food Service Management I 15
Semester 2
EDS1201 Learning, Curriculum and Information Technology (ICT) in Schools 15
CSV1105 Interpersonal Skills 15
NUT1111 Food and Nutrients 15
HOS2110 Food and Beverage Management II 15
Semester 1
EDS2101 Principles and Practices of Teaching 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
CHN3203 Child Rearing 15
HEE2316 Home Economics Curriculum 1 12 
Semester 2
EDS2102 Classroom Management and Motivation 15
CSC1175 Textiles and Clothing 1 15
TEE2117 Technology and Enterprise Education 1 10 
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
PPA2172 First Professional Practice 4 
PPA2272 Second Professional Practice 4 
Semester 1
CSC3275 Textiles and Clothing 2 15
CHN3205 Advocating for Change: Children and Families at Risk 15
NUT2210 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 15
Minor Curriculum Studies (10 credit points)
PPA3370 Third Professional Practice 6 
Semester 2
EDS3103 Diversity and Inclusivity in Secondary Education 15
EDS4171 Literacy and Learning 12 
HEE3516 Home Economics Curriculum 3 10 
Minor Curriculum Studies (12 credit points)
PPA3477 Fourth Professional Practice 10 
Semester 1
EDS4131 Post-Compulsory Education as a Foundation for Lifelong Learning 10 
EDS4130 Middle Years Education 10 
HEE3616 Home Economics Curriculum 4 10 
PPA4572 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 30 
Semester 2
School of Education Elective (15 credit points)
CHN3104 Family Diversity and Difference 15
CHN1102 Ecology of Children and Families 2 15
HOS2111 Food Production Systems II 15
1. The Minor General Studies units will be selected from the areas of English or Social Science. In exceptional circumstances, an alternative area may be approved by the Course Coordinator.

2. This degree provides a multi-disciplinary course specially designed for the preparation of secondary Home Economics teachers. This course utilises units from at least three Faculties.

3. Catholic Accreditation B can be obtained by completing a Minor Teaching Field in Catholic Education.
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2006 VET: 31/03/2006