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Education (Primary R-7) - Special Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Adelaide, Australia
Get prepared to teach the key learning areas to primary school students, including those living with disability and learning or behavioural difficulties. The Education (Primary R-7) - Special Education course at Flinders University is taken as a double degree with a Bachelor of Special Education. 
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Why study Education (Primary R-7) - Special Education course at Flinders University

  • Gain all the skills and knowledge required to become a registered primary school teacher
  • Earn a double degree in only four years that includes an education degree with a specialist educator degree
  • Get work-ready with professional experience placements in primary schools where you can put your skills and knowledge into practice as a pre-service teacher
  • Reflect critically on teaching, theory and life to achieve excellence and creativity in your teaching practice

Your career

Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as teachers in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways. The Bachelor of Special Education prepares you for a range of professional roles related to working with students requiring support with their literacy or numeracy development.

Potential occupations include:

  • primary school teacher
  • youth and children’s support officer
  • special education teacher
  • literacy/numeracy teacher/leader
  • tutor.
Potential employers include:
  • primary schools
  • government schools
  • independent schools
  • government education departments
  • special education settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time only for domestic students.

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Language
  • Teaching and Educational Contexts  
  • Foundations of Special Education  
  • Professional Experience: Year 1 (Primary R-7)
  • Students with Learning and Behavioural Difficulties  
  • Number and Algebra in Inclusive Classrooms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, you must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia, and satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.

CRICOS: 0100836

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7300 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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