Primary school (kinder – year 6) is the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills, helping them to grow and transition into young adults. Learn the teaching skills, knowledge and influence to nurture capable, confident and well-adjusted individuals.
Discover how you can empower the next generation and influence positive change. University of Newcastle Primary Education graduates enjoy diverse careers as specialist teachers, leaders and education professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.
Graduates from the Education (Primary) program at the University of Newcastle enjoy great employment prospects with 94% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree. UON Education graduates are both qualified teachers and non-teaching professionals who work in classrooms, various education settings and across related industries in Australia and around the world.
Being a Primary teacher goes well beyond teaching maths and ABC’s - you could find yourself inspiring the next generation of leaders; helping young ones develop social skills; developing programs to inspire early interest in critical industries like maths and science; or playing constructive roles in public discussions on education by researching its impacts on communities.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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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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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
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We have many scholarships available for international students. Some are awarded automatically if students meet eligibility criteria on applying. Other scholarships require a specific application and provide a higher level of scholarship benefit, up to and including full tuition covered. Please review the specific program of interest to see what you could be eligible for.
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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