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Bachelor of Teaching And Learning/Bachelor of Creative Arts And Industries (BTLBCA)

About the Course
The Creative Arts and Industries course offers students a wide variety of creative pathways selected from the specialisations in the suite of professional creative courses in the cultural industries being offered at Charles Darwin University in New Media Design, Fine Arts, Communications, and Music, together with selected specialist areas of study in the humanities and social sciences . The combined degree allows students to develop their creative potential by providing the opportunity to pursue related specialisations from the two degrees to equip graduates for stimulating careers in a wide range of choices.


The education course prepares graduates to be teachers in Early Childhood, Primary, Middle or Secondary schooling,


The education degree aims to produce teachers who work effectively within educational contexts that are dynamic and changing. The course meets both national and local needs for teachers of exemplary practice committed to enhancing educational outcomes for all children. . It has particular emphasis on improving teaching-learning relationships in the classroom, raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence based approach to learning and teaching in diverse education settings Education units are designed for external as well as internal students and the education course welcomes students from around Australia and overseas.


Graduates of this combined degree are awarded both the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries.


Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Checks and/or Working with Children check are not cleared by the education sectors will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course.


Course Structure
A typical course pattern will be two years of Creative Arts and Industries units followed by two years of Education and Electives.


Students entering the Primary, Middle School or Secondary Education programs have the option of choosing one or two specialisations for the Arts degree. A single specialisation consists of 12 units with no more than 40 credit points at the introductory level. For the two specialisations option the student must complete 6 units in each specialisation with no more than 20 credit points in each specialisation at introductory level. All students enrolled in the Primary education specialisation are required to pass a Maths Skills Test. The education course has core education units, professional experience/practicum units, knowledge/discipline units and two Common units. Students can specialise in Early Childhood, Primary, and Middle School teaching.


The education course is practical in nature with students having professional experience in schools / learning sites from the third year of their course. Professional experience blocks require full-time commitment in each year of the course with the final practicum undertaken over a full school term. Students are encouraged to undertake some field/professional experience in remote schools. External students normally complete their professional experience in their home towns. Students are required to pass a Maths Skills Test or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.



Students entering the Secondary Education program must select two specialisations that reflect two of the eight learning areas: English, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), The Arts, Maths, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology & Design, from units offered in the Faculty of Law Business and Arts (core units) and throughout the university (elective units). Of the two specialisations selected in the Arts program, one must be completed as a minor of at least four units and one as a major of at least six units. In both major and minor at least two advanced level units must be included. The Creative Arts and Industries course consists of common units, and core units, which are common across the suite of creative arts and industries studies in the School. Students then select a study pathway from the specialisation options in creative arts and industries, and electives from within any area of study within the University. The flexible course structure allows students to choose suites of study that accommodate pathways into a variety of possible career choices.


Students who complete the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning are eligible for Teacher Registration in the Northern Territory. Students who intend to seek employment outside the Northern Territory following course completion should, before enrolment, have the relevant state teacher registration authority and relevant employment authority (eg. State department of education, or Catholic Education Office) confirm their eligibility and suitability for registration and employment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points.


Of the total 320 credit points:
-A minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units

-Not more than 40 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"

There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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