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2013 Bachelor of Educational Studies(43G)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Education (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 7 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Peter Brookes (03) 63243563 or


The Bachelor of Educational Studies is a three-year course intended to provide an educational qualification for those students wishing to exit from the four-year pre-service teaching degrees, Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). The program will be offered internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses, full time or part time, and by distance/on-line Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Interstate Isolated and Offshore.

Admission & Prerequisites

Normal minimum University admission requirements do not apply for this course. The Bachelor of Educational Studies is an exit award only. As such students will not be admitted directly into the course.

Course Objectives

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Educational Studies will graduate with a qualification informed by core theoretical knowledge. At the core of the course is a graduate who is educated to:

  • Utilise a reasoned and critical perspective on all aspects of education theory and practice Attachment 2

Career Outcomes

Graduates will be highly sought in education careers other than teaching in particular in the industry training sector, and will be suited to communication-based jobs, public relations and other sectors that value graduates with well developed problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.

Articulation to/from Course

Students exiting with the Bachelor of Educational Studies with previous study from the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary) course at the University of Tasmania will be granted credit in accordance with sections 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 of Rule 3 Rules of Admission and Student Progress.

Miscellaneous Information

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is only available to students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary) who choose to exit. Students who are unsuccessful in their studies will be counselled in regard to this option. This course is an exit degree only.

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