Bachelor of Education (Primary) - CC12
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides you with the qualifications to teach in primary schools from foundation year to Year 6. Choose to study this course either on-campus or by online study and benefit from its unique features, which allows you to work while completing your studies.
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton
CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) is an initial teacher education course usually studied over a period of four years. The course 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.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) includes supervised assessable teaching practice in schools. Professional practice blocks are included in each year of the course structure, and many opportunities for applying theoretical knowledge in practical ways have been embedded in each of the 32 units that make up the course.
A key feature of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is the embedded VET qualification: The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. On successful completion of the 9 first year units and an additional practical component in a childcare setting, you can receive the Diploma as an interim award. The structure of the course also allows for the recognition of prior learning. Applicants who already hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care may be eligible for up to 6 units credit.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) also includes specialisations in English, Science and Mathematics providing you with 'in demand' knowledge and skills. Students located in Rockhampton Diocese (http://www.rok.catholic.edu.au) can also undertake a specialisation in Catholic Education allowing you to be accredited to teach in a Catholic School.
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).
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (Primary), you can progress to postgraduate study courses that are available for registered teachers through CQUniversity.
|Core Units||32||Major Units||None|
To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) you are required to complete 32 units including 26 core units and six units that prepare you for teaching in the primary sector. This course also provides a foundation for potential postgraduate study particularly in the area of special education.
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 study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Our teaching courses are initial teacher education course and qualify you for professional registration by the Queensland College of Teachers.
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
You will have the opportunity to complete professional practice blocks where you will gain practical and relevant experience. These blocks are scheduled in each year of your course giving you opportunities to continually apply the skills and knowledge you gain from your studies to authentic teaching scenarios.
Each of our Bachelor of Education courses include 125 days of planned teaching practice in schools broken into five professional practice blocks and culminating in a teaching internship.
Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop an e-portfolio. Your e-portfolio is a valuable career planning and preparation tool that you can use to showcase to future employers your abilities and demonstrate the experience, skills and knowledge you have gained through your studies.
Your professional practice blocks and the authentic assessments that you complete throughout your studies provide you with opportunities to build and develop your e-portfolio and enhance your career outcomes.
|Term 1 - 2021||Bundaberg Mackay Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2022||Bundaberg Mackay Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2022||Bundaberg Mackay Rockhampton|
|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|
|Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching||EDFE11038||Supervised Placement as per EDFE11038 Unit Profile|
|Professional Practice 2 (Primary) – Classroom Management||EDFE12042||Supervised Placement as per EDFE12042 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|
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 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 English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.5 with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 8.0 for Speaking and Listening; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
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.
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.
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.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course are eligible for provisional registration with the administering body for teacher registration in Queensland, the Queensland College of Teachers and for registration for employment as teachers in any Australian school or educational setting from Foundation (Preparatory) to Year 9 level. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is also recognised as a teaching qualification for employment in educational settings internationally, however additional requirements may apply in some locations. Graduates of this course have developed significant skills that enhance employment opportunities in other sectors. In combination with work experience and personal qualities, graduates may pursue employment in a variety of career paths including:
- government departments (e.g. children’s services, family services, education and health)
- education administration
- community development roles
- training developers
This course is available at our regional campuses, and you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional.
|Queensland||ONL: 850245 ; MKY: 840242 ; ROK: 850242 ; TVL: 800249; GLD: 830242; CNS: 820249; BDG: 810242|
|South Australia||ONL: 5C4023|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150613|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.