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What will I learn?

The primary school years are fundamental for future growth. With young people growing up in a rapidly changing world, we need primary school teachers who understand the challenges they face and are skilled to guide them to become their best selves.

Pursue a rewarding career in primary school teaching with La Trobe's Bachelor of Education (Primary). Get the skills, experience and confidence to make a difference from your first day as a qualified teacher.

You'll become classroom ready with extensive in-school experience. You'll learn how to manage classrooms, design class plans, guide students, and create a safe and engaging learning space for your students.

You'll build discipline-specific knowledge, choosing from electives in science, languages, arts, health, psychology, health, mathematics, humanities, physical education and more.

Throughout your studies, you'll learn the latest evidence-based teaching techniques. Explore innovative pedagogies and learning sciences, and learn how to address the individual learning needs of each student.

You'll learn:

Digital learning

Explore the world of digital learning in a way that's creative, collaborative and innovative.

Learning contexts

Learn how to create safe, diverse learning environments for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Literacy and numeracy

Understand key concepts and conventions of the English language and numeracy.

Student development

Learn how to guide your students and nurture their talents, while helping them to grow their abilities.

Classroom readiness

Prepare for the classroom with extensive in-school experience and guidance from our highly experienced and dedicated teaching academics.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you'll be prepared to work in learning- or education-related fields across a wide range of industries.

You could find roles in:

Primary schools

Teach, mentor, and support children in primary schools.

Community organisations

Develop, implement and deliver community education programs and interventions.

Non-traditional learning environment

Provide guidance for advisory boards, private organisations, and local and state governments.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Majors

  • Arts
  • English
  • Health
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Which department am I in?

Department of Education

CRICOS

093396E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,49,837) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,49,837) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component, C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in Speaking and Listening

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 73 with no communicative skill score less than 65.

TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 102 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) / Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 191 with no less than 185 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
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About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017