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Educational Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Bachelor of Educational Studies is the ideal way to become accredited in an additional teaching area and expand your teaching career.

  • Flexible study options

    You can tailor your study to include only the subjects you need to become accredited in a teaching field that interests you. Our course draws on a wide range of subjects from across the entire university.

  • Expand your career options

    If you're already a teacher you can enhance your career options by adding to your existing teaching accreditation. Add primary teaching accreditation to your high school accreditation or add another high school teaching area. Primary school teachers can also study to gain high school accreditation. If you don't yet hold a teaching qualification, you'll gain a generalist degree in education providing you with knowledge and skills that will be valued in a variety of educational environments.

  • Support at every step

    Receive expert guidance from our friendly and supportive staff, who will help you to construct a personalised study package that recognises previous tertiary study and provides the specific knowledge and skills you need to advance your career. If you have partially completed a degree less than 10 years ago and you want to become a teacher, it's possible your prior studies could be recognised in the Bachelor of Educational Studies. Charles Sturt University will work with you and discuss your prior studies to identify if your are eligible for entry.

  • Choose your level of study

    If your circumstances change during your study, the Bachelor of Educational Studies also provides flexible exit options through the awards of the Associate Degree in Educational Studies or Diploma of Educational Studies.

Career opportunities

  • Put your skills to work in a variety of settings or take your teaching career to the next level with the Bachelor of Educational Studies.

    • Become a tutor

      Depending on your choice of subjects you could be well on your way to becoming a tutor in a private college or a home tutor. Check which subjects will best ensure this career outcome by speaking with your course director. If you're a teacher’s aide or similar, the course can help secure employment in other educational environments – such as vacation care, homework centres, tutoring in private colleges and home tutoring.

    • Work in vacation care

      An education studies course could see you working in vacation care centres.

    • Teach in a new area

      The Bachelor of Educational Studies is the ideal way for teachers to obtain accreditation in an additional teaching area and extend their professional knowledge and skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

  • For the Bachelor of Educational Studies, students must complete 192 points (24 subjects or equivalent), comprising:
  • At least 120 points (15 of the 24 subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least 4 subjects at Level 2, and 4 subjects at Level 3 or 4; 
  • At least 64 points (8 of the 24 subjects) from subjects taught by CSU; and,
  • Compulsory subject EEL304 Educational Studies Portfolio.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

Applicants for the Bachelor of Educational Studies must meet the following admission requirements:

  • An ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors)
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
  • Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22720 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8080 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bathurst

  • 1260 - 2250 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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