48 months
31080 AUD/year
5025 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Promote life-long learning in young Australians with the Education (Primary) program from James Cook University. Develop valuable specialist skills needed for teaching in rural and remote areas and improve Indigenous education outcomes. 


Focus on the curriculum for children from Prep to Year Six and experience relevant workplace learning in primary school settings. Gain professional experience from your first year in state, Catholic, and independent schools.

Participate in placements in a range of school settings, including rural and remote areas to expand your employment options. Learn to critically evaluate and apply contemporary research to provide inclusive learning environments for diverse student needs.

Experience international placements in Service Learning to broaden your professional experience.

Career Opportunities 

  • Graduates of the Education (Primary) program from James Cook University are equipped to meet the diverse needs of primary school children from Prep to Year Six.
  • Graduates pursue careers in state, Catholic, and independent schools across Australia as well as overseas, particularly the United Kingdom.
  • You will be well positioned to find employment as a primary school teacher in rural and regional Australia. Graduates will be particularly qualified to meet the education and care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Perspectives and Practice
  • Science and Sustainability in Education
  • Language and Literacy in Education
  • Technologies for Primary School
  • Arts Education for Primary School 
  • Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning
  • Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy in Primary and Early Childhood Settings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 081941F 

  • English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4,C) and a General Science subject (Units 3/4,C); or equivalent.
  • ATAR: 73.30
  • Canada Secondary School Diploma: 61
  • China Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate: 91
  • China GAO KAO: 70%
  • Danish Upper Secondary School Certificate: 7.8
  • GCE A Levels: 6
  • German Abitur: 3.3
  • HKDSE: 18
  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate & CISCE/State Board & NIOS: 68/73
  • International Baccalaureate: 26
  • Japan High School Certificate of Graduation: 4
  • Malaysia - Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM): 6.9
  • Malaysia- Unified Examination Certificate (UEC): 3.5
  • Norway Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skolen/Vitemal for videregaende opplaering:  3.68
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level): 2.2
  • Sweden Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola & Högskoleförberedande Examen:  1.9
  • United States of America ACT/SAT score: 22/1000

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31080 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5025 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5025 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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