Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Duration4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Location
Bundaberg and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCC12
CRICOS080753G
First-year fee
A$29,520 ifyf
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Overview

Influence the next generation and guide young people to learn and grow. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides you with the qualifications to teach in primary schools from foundation year to Year 6.

This course is an initial teacher education course and qualifies you for professional registration which is administered in Queensland by the Queensland College of Teachers. You will demonstrate evidence of meeting the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate career stage) throughout the course of study. 

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for employment in primary school contexts throughout Australia.

In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach effectively, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning.

This course incorporates supervised assessable teaching practice in schools with professional practice blocks included in each year of the course. This means you'll have numerous opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in practical ways to prepare you for employment.

In-demand specialisations 
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) also includes specialisations in English, Science and Mathematics providing you with 'in demand' knowledge and skills. If you're located within the Rockhampton Diocese, you can also undertake a specialisation in Catholic Education allowing you to be accredited to teach in a Catholic School.

Study experience

  • UK_BEducation_ROK_Alice Reeves-Kneip2.JPG
    I was extremely lucky to receive the Destination Australia Scholarship. This had a huge impact on me and my family's life. This scholarship has taken off the financial burden leaving me to be able to give most of my attention to my studies and making it my number one priority.

    Alice Reeves-Kneip

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) | UK

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) you will be qualified to teach in primary schools from foundation year to Year 6. Like most professions, teaching has specific workforce demands and sometimes oversupply. Before undertaking a course of study, you should check with major employers regarding potential employment prospects.

LANTITE Test
To be eligible to graduate and therefore acquire provisional teacher registration, you will be required to undertake and pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education. This test, referred to as LANTITE, is administered nationally by the Australian Council of Education Research (ACER).

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE

To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) you are required to complete 32 units including 26 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed a study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2, 2024Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2, 2025Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Professional Practice - Queensland College of Teachers

Core

Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course.

Professional Practice 2 (Primary) – Classroom Management - EDFE12042

Supervised Placement as per EDFE12042 Unit Profile

Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching - EDFE11038

Supervised Placement as per EDFE11038 Unit Profile

Professional Practice 3 (Primary/ECE) - Managing the Differentiated Classroom - EDFE13032

Supervised Placement as per EDFE13032 Unit Profile NB: If students are in the Catholic Education Strand, they complete this unit instead - EDFE12044

Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and Learning - EDFE14021

Supervised Placement as per EDFE14021 Unit Profile

Early Childhood Education and Care Placement - EDFE40002

Optional Early Childhood Education and Care Placement If students wish to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, they will need to enrol in the following additional unit: EDFE40002 Early Childhood Education and Care Practice

Duration of Professional Practice units

Benefit from supervised placements to graduate classroom ready. Check below for more detail on the length of each placement block. 

UNIT NAME

CODE

DURATION

Early Childhood Education and Care PlacementEDFE40002Optional 120 hours of placement to satisfy placement requirements for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 
Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to TeachingEDFE1103815-day block of practical experience under the guidance of a supervising teacher in a school setting.
Professional Practice 2 (Primary) - Classroom ManagementEDFE1204220-day block placement in a school.
Professional Practice 3 (Primary/ECE) - Managing the Differentiated ClassroomEDFE1303220-day block placement in a school. Students taking the Catholic Education Strand will complete EDFE12044 instead, and complete a 20-day block placement.
Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and LearningEDFE1402125-day block placement in a classroom environment plus five one-day visits to prepare you for the continuous five-week teaching block.

Requirements

When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.

After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to.

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, Grade C) or equivalent; and

General Mathematics, Mathematics Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, Grade C or higher) or equivalent; and

General Science subject (Units 3 & 4, C) or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C)

Non-Academic Requirements

Non-academic capabilities of all initial teacher education applicants will be assessed based on the submission of a personal statement that addresses the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outline by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).

Applicants may consider the prompts mentioned below in each question to frame their response.

  • Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.
    (In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.)
  • Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning & development activities that you have engaged in.
    (In your response describe how these leadership, community and/or learning & development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.)
  • Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.
    (In your response provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.)
  • Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome.
    (In your response explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.)

Please note, personal statement requirements may differ depending on application method.

English Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 1 year fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) test with an overall band score of at least 7.5 with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study with CQUniversity, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

COVID-19 vaccination is no longer a mandatory requirement for workers in early childhood, primary and secondary education settings. Decisions on mandatory vaccinations will instead be made by the owner or operator of these settings and as such students undertaking work-integrated learning will need to adhere to the individual education setting requirements. 

Students must meet the inherent requirements for teaching and must ensure they adhere to any requirements within the scope of teaching across the curriculum learning areas.

Vaccination Advice

Some states and territories are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for all school staff. Please be aware that these regulations would apply to preservice teachers. Regulations may be introduced in your state prior to, or at the time of, your scheduled placement/s and you must adhere to these requirements.

Students must be in possession of a current Positive Notice Blue Card (or equivalent “Working with Children” check issued in other Australian states or territories) to be eligible for placement in a school site.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$14,760
International Indicative First Year FeeA$29,520

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.