What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides you with the qualifications to teach in primary schools from foundation year to Year 6. Choose to study this course either on-campus or by online study and benefit from its unique features, which allows you to work while completing your studies.

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) is an initial teacher education course usually studied over a period of four years. The course qualifies you for professional registration which is administered in Queensland by the Queensland College of Teachers. You will demonstrate evidence of meeting the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate career stage) throughout the course of study.

In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach effectively, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) includes 125 days of planned teaching practice in schools. Professional practice blocks are included in each year of the course structure, and many opportunities for applying theoretical knowledge in practical ways have been embedded in each of the 32 units that make up the course.

A key feature of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is the embedded VET qualification: The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. On successful completion of the 9 first year units and an additional practical component in a childcare setting, you can receive the Diploma as an interim award. The structure of the course also allows for recognition of prior learning and entry into the second year for applicants who already hold a recent Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.

To be eligible to graduate and therefore acquire provisional teacher registration you will be required to undertake and pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) you can progress to postgraduate study courses that are available for registered teachers through CQUniversity.

COURSE STRUCTURE

To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) you are required to complete 32 units including 26 core units and six units that prepare you for teaching in the primary sector. This course also provides a foundation for potential postgraduate study particularly in the area of special education.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) you will be qualified to teach in primary schools from foundation year to Year 6. Like most professions, teaching has specific workforce demands and sometimes oversupply. Before undertaking a course of study, you should check with major employers regarding potential employment prospects.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and the Arts

CRICOS

080753G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,080.00 (US$ 20,037) per year
Term fees: AUD $14,040
Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Bundaberg Campus

6 University Drive,

BRANYAN,

Queensland,

4670, BUNDABERG, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,080.00 (US$ 20,037) per year
Term fees: AUD $14,040
Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Rockhampton North Campus

554-700 Yaamba Road,

NORMAN GARDENS,

Queensland,

4701, ROCKHAMPTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement. American High School Diploma - Completed High School Diploma and a SAT 1 composite score of 1050 (out of 1600) or above (Evidence based Reading & Writing; and Maths. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.

English requirement: An IELTS (Academic) assessment with an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing - with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in Speaking and Listening, or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Academies Australasia
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