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K44 Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Social Science

The double degree program delivers two Bachelor degrees in a four-year course. Graduates receive a professional degree in secondary teaching and a recognised Arts degree that provides access to additional career options in the public sector or private industry.  The double degree program provides a realistic and relevant balance between professional education studies and content studies for prospective secondary school teachers of home economics.  Students enrol in education studies and Arts subjects, and undertake teaching practices in years two, three and four.  The course includes an emphasis on theoretical and practical dimensions in the areas of family studies, textiles, hospitality and food science as well as relevant studies in Education.


Central to this course is an extensive program of Professional Practice in secondary schools which culminates in the Assistant Teacher Program in the final year.  All students are required to adhere to the School of Education's Professional Practice Rules and Procedures and Code of Professional Conduct for ECU Pre-service Teachers which can be accessed at: All students are required to be available during the scheduled Professional Practice  periods as per the School of Education Calendar which is also available on the website.


Standard University admission requirements apply. 


All students enrolling in this course will be required to submit a National Criminal History Check Information Clearance (Crimtrac) before commencing their first period of Professional Practice. These clearances are valid for three years while enrolled in the course. Application forms and further information can be found at:
All students 18 years of age and over will also be required to apply for a Working with Children Check in order to comply with section 6 of the Working with Children Act 2004, in order to complete their Professional Practice. Further information can be found at:

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.

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

Minor teaching area (years 7-10) is only available on designated campuses. Minor teaching areas may be selected on either campus of the university; however students must be aware of travelling time.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

Students are required to have a total of 480 credit points to complete the course.


Within this course, students are required to complete the following units:


Major General Studies units - These are content studies units offered outside the School of Education and must be selected by the students.

Minor General Studies units - These are content studies units offered outside the School of Education and must be selected by the students.

Curriculum Minor Studies units - These are curriculum studies units offered within the School of Education in a relevant area of study.


A list of these units is available on enrolment.

Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
CHN1101 Ecology of Children and Families 1 15
CSC1175 Textiles and Clothing 1 15
HOS1110 Introduction to Commercial Food Service Management I 15
Year One - Semester Two
CSV1105 Interpersonal Skills 15
HOS2110 Food and Beverage Management II 15
NUT1111 Food and Nutrients 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
Year Two - Semester One
CHN3203 Child Rearing 15
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
HEE2310 Home Economics Curriculum 1 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
HEE2311 Home Economics Curriculum 2 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
Year Three - Semester One
CHN3205 Advocating for Change: Children and Families at Risk 15
NUT2210 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
Year Three - Semester Two
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
PPA3210 Second Professional Practice 30 
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
Year Four - Semester One
EDU4210 New Literacies in Teaching and Learning 15
PPA4210 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 45 
Year Four - Semester Two
CHN1102 Ecology of Children and Families 2 15
CHN3104 Family Diversity and Difference 15
CSC3275 Textiles and Clothing 2 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
MAHEHome Economics Major
MIAABZArt Education Minor
MIAACABusiness Education Minor
MIAACBDrama Education Minor
MIAACCEnglish Education Minor
MIAACDHealth&Physical Education Minor
MIAACEMathematics Education Minor
MIAACFScience Education Minor
MIAACGSocial Science Education Minor
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008