Bachelor of Educational Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is designed for domestic and international students who wish to gain a qualification within the field of education. This degree will allow students who wish to work in education related fields other than teaching to gain necessary knowledge to pursue a career in fields such as corporate training, educational consultancy, online learning, vocational and community education, curriculum writing, youth services or adult learning. The degree is also designed as a pathway for students who wish to consider future study in teaching in early childhood and primary, primary and secondary education. Students who successfully complete the first year of this degree may be eligible to apply for transfer into their chosen degree. Students who complete the three years of study can progress to a postgraduate initial teacher education qualification.


240 credit points.


  • Early childhood and primary
  • Early childhood education
  • Pathways to teaching
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education

Standard entry requirements

  • An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for the admission into the course, an applicant must have completed: Year 12 with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Bachelor Programs
  • OrEntry via an alternative pathway as approved for ACU. International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Program Policy. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements. 2. Additional ApprovalsRequirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter any context in which they will have contact with children. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police check may be required. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Ballarat (Aquinas) International: $72,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $72,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $72,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Canberra (Signadou) International: $72,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $72,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $72,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $72,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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