Education Studies, Minor (0129)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0129

Previous Code: SM1100.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Education Studies minor comprises subjects from the Learning in Context pool. These subjects are broadly structured for students to investigate and critique contemporary education issues and are available to all undergraduate students and compulsory for students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) and Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Secondary).


Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal Jaydene Barnes
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Jaydene Barnes
Penrith Campus Internal Jaydene Barnes

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points from the following subjects.

Learning in Context Pool

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 1 Subjects
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10
TEAC 1014Experience-based Outdoor Education10
If choosing a language subject, please choose only one of the following:
LANG 1005Chinese 10110
LANG 1006Chinese 10210
LANG 1020Japanese 10110
LANG 1021Japanese 10210
Level 2 Subjects
TEAC 2009Contemporary Childhoods10
TEAC 2065Digital Childhoods10
TEAC 2017Education and Transformation10
TEAC 2018Education for Sustainability10
TEAC 2037Learning and Creativity10
TEAC 2054Scientific Discovery and Invention10
TEAC 2062Teachers as Change Makers10
Level 3 Subjects
TEAC 3006Education in a Cosmopolitan Society10
TEAC 3009Ethical Futures10
TEAC 3031The Brain and Learning10
TEAC 3051Creativity and Cultural Wellbeing for Communities (from Spring 2023)10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this Minor for students who passed these subjects in 2020 or earlier.

TEAC 3001 - Australia-Asia Education
TEAC 2028 - Experiential Learning in Communities (ELC)