The Bachelor of Learning Management (Primary Education) is for those who aim to pursue a career as a primary teacher. Graduates are qualified to teach from Year 1 to 7. You will study all areas of the primary school curriculum including numeracy, english, arts, technology, science and health and physical education. In addition to curriculum subjects, you will learn the tools required to develop school programs and achieve learning outcomes. This program is dedicated to the graduation of ‘classroom-ready’ and future-oriented educators. You are supported by lecturers and tutors who have industry experience.
|Duration||4 years full-time (may be fast-tracked to 3 years)|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||On-campus|
|Domestic Availability||Noosa, Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton,|
|International Availability‡||Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton,|
|Prerequisites||English (4, SA)|
|Rank*||OP: 15 SR: 68|
|QTAC Code||BDG: 810242, EMD: 820242, GLD: 830242, MKY: 840242, NSA: 870242, ROK: 850242|
|CRICOS||075760F - QLD|
NSA - Noosa, BDG - Bundaberg, EMD - Emerald, GLD - Gladstone, MKY - Mackay, ROK - Rockhampton
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.
Career opportunities within the education sector exist not only in our schools, but also TAFE and vocational education providers, universities and training organisations, as well as in the public and private sector as training facilitators. Many future educators have a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people and to share their passion for learning.
On average, 1500 new permanent teachers are employed each year in Queensland, and additionally many are offered temporary or contract positions. Teachers in Queensland state schools enjoy a competitive salary, generous superannuation schemes, locality allowance for service in specified regions and significant leave entitlements. A qualified graduate teacher can expect to receive a starting salary of approximately $46 000.
Education’s integration with almost all industries provides an opportunity for you to be able to pursue a career in something you are passionate about or talented in. For example, if you are a talented musician, or have a keen interest in sport or the outdoors, you may consider teaching as a career direction as it allows you to explore your passion through teaching others. Education is a key industry with good job prospects in a broad spectrum of occupations.
This degree has been developed in partnership with teachers and principals and the program gives you a large amount of school contact. You will be exposed to a range of educational settings within your professional practice with a strong focus on primary school settings. In the final year of study, students undertake a 10 week internship.
You can undertake an accelerated program over three years and will benefit from 80 days of practical placement experience throughout the degree. You will begin practical placements within the first term of study. These placements will continue frequently throughout the degree, allowing the continual and effective execution of theory learnt at university applied to a classroom setting.
You may choose to study a degree suitable for the public school system or the Catholic school* strand. The Catholic strand provides you with the knowledge required to teach in Catholic schools or other Christian educational settings by providing opportunities for students to develop a sound knowledge-base and understanding of the Christian values.
*Students who aim to pursue a career within the Catholic education sector should seek information from the Program Coordinator prior to the commencement of their second-year studies. Students must undertake an interview to be accepted into the Catholic system.
English language proficiency requirements from 1 January 2013:
1. An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows:
The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application.
2. An applicant has completed study assessed by Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher, (must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification) undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America.
All applications received by AITSL post-marked from 1 January 2013 will be assessed against the new English language proficiency requirements.
The English language proficiency changes only apply to AITSL and do not impact on other assessment authorities. The AITSL educational and professional criteria remain unchanged.
For information relating to English language proficiency requirements email firstname.lastname@example.org or freecall 1800 337 872.
Please note the following Changes to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) assessment criteria. All applicants applying for a skills assessment against one of the following school teacher occupations (for the Skilled Migration program) are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency:
241111 Early Childhood (pre-primary school) teacher
241213 Primary school teacher (Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) Schedule 2- July 2012)
241411 Secondary school teacher
241511 Special needs teacher
241512 Teacher of the hearing impaired
241513 Teacher of the sight impaired
241599 Special education teachers (not elsewhere classified)
Throughout your degree you will complete 80 days of professional practice within a school or learning site, plus an internship with authorisation to teach as an intern.
You are required to complete a total of 32 courses (subjects); this consists of 28 core courses and four electives. Electives can be chosen from a total of seven courses, which allows you to tailor the program to your career aims.
There are two strand study options for students, the State School and the Catholic education strand. The Catholic education strand is available by interview. The Catholic strand is not available at CQUniversity Noosa and is not available to mid-year entry students.
Throughout the degree you may exit with a Diploma of Learning Management (8 courses), Associate Degree of Learning Management (16 courses) and Bachelor of Learning Design (24 courses).
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Learning Management (Primary Education) program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
Graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. Full registration is gained following two years of successful full-time teaching.
Please note: like other professions, the teaching profession is impacted by issues of supply and demand. It is therefore wise to investigate your employment prospects prior to deciding on a program specialisation. This is especially important if you are unable to relocate.