Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

305677 v.3 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education

Double Degree in Asian Studies and Secondary Education

Course CRICOS Code: 041772E
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years


This double degree in Asian Studies and Secondary Education combines studies in education with studies in an Asian language, culture and society. The course is pre-service and provides qualifications for those intending to teach at the secondary level ofeducation. It prepares graduates to teach students aged 12 years and over in secondary schools.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites


Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication. STAT elements considered are E and V and Q.


Students will normally be expected to have attained a higher Tertiary Entrance Rank than is required for both single degrees.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study. A limited number of units are available in the external study mode. Most language units are available in the internal mode only.

Course Organisation

Students enrol in the Secondary Education major and select a major in Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Asian Studies or TESOL. Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two areas. In this event, the relevant Head of Department shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree.

Professional Recognition

Relevant professional recognition is granted on the same basis as to graduates of the component single degrees.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find careers in areas such as schools, colleges, public relations, advertising, media management, library and information services, web publishing and broadcasting in multi-national companies, government departments and public institutions, especially in an international context.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

307150 v.1   Secondary Education Double Degree Major   400.0
309648 v.1   Chinese (Mandarin) Double Degree Major   400.0
307143 v.2   Asian Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
309645 v.1   Korean Double Degree Major   400.0
309646 v.1   Japanese Double Degree Major   400.0
309647 v.1   Indonesian Double Degree Major   400.0
309649 v.1   Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Double Degree Major   400.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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