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Education (Primary)

James Cook University

48 months
30400 AUD/year
4850 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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

Academic requirements

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

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30400 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4850 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4850 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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