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Bachelor of Education - Primary, Secondary, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Coffs Harbour, Australia
Graduates of this Bachelor of Education - Primary, Secondary combined degree offered at Southern Cross University can teach in both primary and secondary schools (Kindergarten to Year 12), significantly expanding their career opportunities. 
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Education degrees at Southern Cross University are combined with a Bachelor of Arts to ensure a comprehensive foundation for our educations students in relevant discipline areas like mathematics, English and science. Our suite of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education combined degrees enable students to commence first year foundation studies which meet the new English, mathematics and science requirements. Our foundation studies provide a solid base of knowledge in six key learning areas, including literacy and numeracy. Graduates will be equipped to teach in early childhood, primary or secondary settings, depending on their chosen course.

Starting in their second year, and continuing throughout the remainder of Bachelor of Education - Primary, Secondary degree, students study curriculum, pedagogy and effective teaching strategies. This includes discipline studies in their chosen secondary teaching subject. They also begin significant blocks of professional teaching experiences in primary and secondary schools to thoroughly prepare them for teaching practice.

These experiences give students the opportunity to put theory into practice and to observe and reflect on the dynamics of the education environment. Students graduate with the broad capabilities to increase employment opportunities in schools and other education-related fields from Education - Primary, Secondary course.


Dual qualification: primary school teacher; and secondary school teacher (in English, mathematics, modern history or geography).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Foundations for Education 
  • Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities 
  • Literacy, Assessment and Information & Communication Technology 
  • Inclusive Teaching 
  • Foundations: Language & Literacy
  • Foundations Mathematics and Numeracy
  • understanding Children and Young People 
  • Professional Experience L Becoming a Teacher 
  • Professional Experience II: Effective Teaching 
  • Professional Experience Ill: Transition to the Profession 
  •  Australia, Asia and the World 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • have completed senior secondary study to the equivalent of the Australian year 12 or have completed at least one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) at AQF diploma equivalent or higher where:
  • the country where those studies were undertaken is listed in Schedule A of the Rules Relating to Awards – Rule 2; and
  • the language of instruction was English
  • successfully completed SCU's Preparing for Success Program.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    2800 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 AUD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • fee per unit 
  • Commonwealth supported fees


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