La Trobe University

Bachelor of Education - Secondary

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Open up a world of possibilities. Growing minds need guidance, support and inspiration. As the bridge between childhood and adult life, secondary teaching offers a unique opportunity to help shape our next generation of leaders. If you're looking to build a rewarding career in secondary school teaching, La Trobe's Bachelor of Education (Secondary) offers a perfect opportunity to get the skills, experience and confidence you need to make a real difference in the classroom. You'll learn how to manage classrooms, design class plans, and create a safe and engaging learning space for your students. You'll develop two curriculum specialisations that you'll take straight into the classroom when you graduate. Choose from electives in science, languages, arts, psychology, physical education and many more.


Students must complete a total of 480 Credit Points to graduate from this course and be eligible to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). To be eligible to graduate students must complete supervised teaching practicum (80 days) as indicated in the course structure. All applicants completing an initial teacher education course must sit and pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Teachers (LANTITE) prior to completing their course and before graduating.


  • First Year Subjects: 21st Century Digital Learners
  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Diverse Learning Communities
  • Identity, Policy and Equitable Practice: Indigenous Studies
  • Learning Literacy
  • Learning Numeracy
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: minimum study score of 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. VCE Units 1 and 2 (not Foundation) or VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematics (any). All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the de

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $136,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne International: $136,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Mildura International: $136,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Wednesday, Apr 27 2022

Further information

Applicants are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to their first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during their studies to ensure they are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test.

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