• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Primary teaching is a rewarding profession that can change lives. A primary teacher educates children from Kindergarten to Year 6 (ages 5 to 12 years) and teaches all areas of the Australian primary curriculum. UOW Bachelor of Primary Education graduates focus on educating the 'whole child' and promote lifelong learning in children.

This Primary Education offered by the University of Wollongong is a nationally accredited qualification for employment as a Kindergarten to Year 6 teacher in the public and independent school systems. You will learn through on-campus classes and online learning as well as school and community placements. The extensive professional experience program involves placement in schools from the second year of your degree, allowing you to learn by observation and apply your skills in the classroom early in your degree.

During your studies you will have opportunities for rural and international professional experiences, to study overseas with UOW's international exchange and study abroad partners, and to join international cultural immersion programs.

Career opportunities

  • School teacher 
  • Child care worker
  • Educational consultant
  • Educational manager
  • Preschool teacher
  • Private college teacher
  • Recreational activities coordinator
  • Sport development officer
  • TAFE teacher
  • Training and development officer

Accreditation

This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. All students will receive a national English/Literacy specialisation on successful completion of the program. A NSW specialisation in Mathematics/Numeracy is also available to students with relevant interest and aptitude.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Content Knowledge for Educators
  • Education and Society
  • Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country
  • Introduction to the Profession
  • Human Development in Social Context
  • Unlocking Mathematical Tools for Primary Educators

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    106

    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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General Requirements

  • Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. A teaching questionnaire will also need to be completed as part of the application.
  • In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
  • CRICOS: 092683F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28464 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 113856 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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All domestic undergraduate students holding Australian or New Zealand citizenship or holders of an Australian permanent visa (including Humanitarian) living in Australia are eligible for a CSP.

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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