Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Prep to Year 6
Focusing on the Primary years (from Prep to Year 6), this degree offers you the opportunity to gain the unique knowledge and expertise needed to educate young learners.
Not sure if you want to study online or on campus? Flexible study options enable you to choose how and when you study, depending on your needs, online, on-campus or a combination of both.
You can choose to complete your professional experience at any Australian school and have the opportunity to experience working as an educator in a variety of locations including rural placements and with students who study via the School of Distance Education. Completing one of your professional experiences overseas in Thailand, USA or Denmark is also an option. These experiences will help to make you a well rounded and highly employable graduate.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher through the Queensland College of Teachers. To be eligible for registration in Queensland, both domestic and international students must have completed the minimum 40 days of supervised practical experience in Australian Schools. Live interstate or overseas? You will need to investigate registration eligibility on an individual basis.
In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test (PLANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the PLANTITE before the successful completion of 16 courses. Please register for the PLANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.
Graduates of the Bachelor Education (Primary) will have the skills and knowledge required to teach students in Years Prep to 7. Not sure if you want to work in the country or the city? In Australia or overseas? Teaching offers a lot of flexibility and diversity, with graduates also working as English language teachers and in community settings
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 10 x shared courses
|plus 5 x specialisation courses
|plus 6 x discipline courses
|plus 1 x approved course||1|
|plus 100 days of professional experience||-|
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18210|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA), a Science subject (4, SA) or equivalent
- From Semester 1 2018 you will be required to submit a statement addressing suitability criteria. For information on selection guidelines, including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities, please see the selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses.
- Special entry pathways may be available. Please contact USQ.
Note: You must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional experience placements within this degree.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available in on-campus at Springfield and online.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.