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Education (Primary), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #42 (BCR) Brisbane, Australia
The bachelor of Education (Primary) offered at the University of Queensland is a four-year program that will provide you with the high-level knowledge and professional skills necessary to foster children’s learning and development from prep (the first year of school) through to Year 6.
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With practical experiences starting in your first year, the Bachelor of Education (Primary) from University of Queensland will give you the skills and expertise to encourage children’s curiosity – and shape the next generation.

Complete core education courses and develop expertise in a minor. You can choose from topics such as mathematics, humanities, languages, technology, the arts, science and more.

Benefit from a program that covers all aspects of the Australian Curriculum, and cover key areas like teaching and learning, child development, diversity and inclusion, and Indigenous knowledge and education.

Career outcomes

Bachelor of Education (Primary) graduates are eligible to register with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), as well as other authorities, to teach in schools around Australia and some worldwide.

Once registered, graduates can work as primary school teachers in state or independent schools in Queensland, interstate or overseas. They can also undertake further study to qualify as a principal, mentor, curriculum advisor, or a guidance or career officer or head of department.

Other graduates choose to work with non-school-based education providers (such as tutoring companies), government agencies or education advocacy organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    64 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • A Sociological Orientation to Education 
  • Early Years Curriculum and Pedagogical Foundations 
  • Mathematics and Numeracy for Quality Teaching in the Primary Years 
  • Learning and Development for Educators 
  • Introduction to Role of Science and Technology Education in Society 
  • Introduction to Primary Professional Experience 
  • Introduction to Teaching English and Literacy 

English Language Requirements

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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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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 063937G

  • Year 12 or equivalent English; Mathematics A, B or C; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Marine Science, Earth Science or Science21.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32352 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32352 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6691 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6691 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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