48 months
31000 AUD/year
9653 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Education (Primary) - Special Education course from Flinders University is taken as a double degree with a Bachelor of Special Education. You will receive the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to teach in primary schools from reception to year seven. 

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Why study Primary Education / Special Education at Flinders

  • Gain all the skills and knowledge required to become a registered primary school teacher
  • Earn an Education (Primary) - Special Education course from Flinders University 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Disability and Neurodiversity  
  • Communication Diversity and Support Needs 
  • Teaching and Educational Contexts  
  • Special Education 
  • Professional Experience: Year 1 (Primary R-7) 
  • Students with Learning and Behavioural Difficulties  
  • Number and Algebra in Inclusive Classrooms 
  • Language Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 0100836 

  • The minimum entry requirement is comparable to an ATAR of 65, please note that some Flinders programs require higher than a comparable ATAR of 65. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      31000 AUD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 31000 AUD per year during 48 months.
    • National

      9653 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9653 AUD per year during 48 months.

    Living costs for Adelaide

    1328 - 2474 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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