• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

 UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

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On top of gaining practical experience of the educational theories used in today’s classrooms, you’ll develop a solid understanding of national literacy and numeracy requirements for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, while specifically focusing on subjects including visual arts, drama, music and dance.

During your second, third and fourth year of study, you’ll take a range of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units which are taught on-site in primary schools, offering you the opportunity to connect with students across all primary year levels in subjects including English, science, maths, health and PE, technologies, humanities and social sciences, as well as via a specific arts education internship. You’ll graduate ready to inspire children aged five to 12, using creativity, imagination and ingenuity.

Study a Bachelor of Primary Education - Creative Arts from University of Canberra and you will:

  • gain appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in primary settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences, and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) and mainstream settings
  • plan and develop appropriate teaching activities for students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the required content knowledge for all primary school curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies, and the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning
  • reflect on your practice and experiences, and engage in a process of continual improvement.

Career opportunities

  • Primary school teacher
  • Drama teacher
  • Visual arts teacher
  • Music teacher
  • Dance teacher
  • Principal

Accreditation

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts Education Integration 
  • Creative Arts Principles
  • Creative Arts Specialist
  • Educational Investigations 
  • The Practice (PCK) of Teaching the Arts 
  •  Planning Assessing and Reporting

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    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.

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General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
CRICOS Code: 088692F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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