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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Provide a foundation for lifelong learning in young minds. With extensive real-world experience you’ll be qualified to teach Prep to Year 6 in primary school.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection rank
71
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
External (Online)
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
404202 February; 403202 July
CRICOS
080480E

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

The course will prepare you to create learning experiences that will encourage, challenge, support and extend all learners. You will develop your own creative approaches to respond to the diverse needs of your students.

You’ll be qualified to teach primary subjects in the Australian Curriculum and other frameworks.

We will ensure you step into the classroom with confidence and continue to adapt to ongoing workforce changes and future opportunities. Teachers play a key role in preparing the next generation for the workforce of the future. Some key inclusions in the course are:

  • a deep understanding of child and adolescent development
  • curriculum and pedagogy knowledges and practices
  • creating positive learning environments
  • inclusion and diversity
  • building positive relationships with parents, carers, communities, and education stakeholders
  • digital technologies
  • entrepreneurial thinking and leadership
  • innovation and creativity
  • evaluation and assessment
  • developing your professional identity
  • global perspectives
  • resilience.

Real-world learning

Professional experience

We organise professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in a range of real school classrooms and other settings, supervised by practising professional educators.

These experiences help you to develop your capabilities as you progress through the course. You can test your teaching techniques in a structured and supported environment.

You can complete your professional experience in a variety of locations including South-East Queensland, rural and remote schools, and overseas.

You will be required to undertake the majority of your supervised professional experience in Australian school settings. You can select from a range of experiences to align with your interests and career goals.

More real-world experience

You may also have the opportunity to gain extra experience through other programs offered by QUT including the Kelvin Grove Teacher Education Centre of Excellence and the Robotics@QUT program.

We offer opportunities to gain valuable experience overseas. These diverse cultural experiences can enhance your personal development and cultural competence, and show employers that you can deal with change and have initiative, commitment, flexibility, and compassion. You can apply for opportunities to travel overseas for semester exchange or short-term international programs offered in conjunction with our global partners. You may be eligible to receive credit for your experience and funding towards your travel.

Learn from the best

You’ll learn from inspiring and innovative lecturers who are committed to providing a quality experience for the teachers of the future. Our lecturers have real-world experience and have a wealth of knowledge and advice to set you on the right path.

We’ve been recognised among the nation’s most outstanding teaching and learning programs. In the past 8 years, QUT’s Faculty of Education has received eight Australian awards or citations for university teaching.

Highlights

  • Be prepared to teach in the classrooms of today and the future
  • Develop your capabilities in digital technologies, entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, innovation and resilience
  • Choose a specialisation in literacy, numeracy or science
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through Professional Experience placements organised by QUT.

Highlights

  • Be prepared to teach in the classrooms of today and the future
  • Develop your capabilities in digital technologies, entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, innovation and resilience
  • Choose a specialisation in literacy, numeracy or science
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through Professional Experience placements organised by QUT.

What to expect

Flexible delivery

Choose the part-time or full-time course to suit your circumstances and lifestyle. You can study on campus or online, depending on your preferred learning style.

Part-time on-campus students should note that daytime attendance is required. Some lectures and tutorials may have evening sessions.

If you enter the course with advanced standing you should seek advice on your course progression and the availability of units.

Real-world facilities

The new $76.7 million Education Precinct to be completed in 2018, is located at the heart of the Kelvin Grove campus and will provide excellent facilities for collaborative and innovative teaching and learning. Students will be able to take advantage of the imaginatively designed face to face and online interactive teaching spaces.

Customise your degree

You will undertake a primary specialisation as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. This will enhance your skills in national areas of priority for a primary school setting. You can choose from:

  • maths/numeracy
  • science
  • English/literacy.

In the third year of the course you can choose two option units in areas that you are interested in.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

You will be prepared to teach Prep to Year 6 in a primary school. Your qualification can also allow you to work across Australia and overseas.

Teachers develop a range of skills, knowledges and practices as a result of their own unique combination of work experiences and personal qualities. You will be empowered to shape your own career path and explore the many ways to make an impact. You can explore careers outside the classroom, including:

  • education policy and program implementation
  • training and development roles in private and public organisations
  • education and outreach roles
  • developing products for the education services industry
  • learning designer
  • entertainment industry roles
  • consultancy
  • education research.

Professional recognition

This updated course is currently undergoing re-accreditation with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and the Queensland College of Teachers. Please check this page for the latest updates.

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 71
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
ED49
QTAC code
404202 February; 403202 July
CRICOS code
080480E
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • 8 years part-time
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
  • February and July Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
OP Guarantee
Yes

Prerequisites

You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C; and
  • at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Science, Marine Studies, Physics or Science21.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

Mid-year entry

Mid-year entry is only available for applicants with a minimum of 24 credit points of advanced standing from core or elective units in the course.

 

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects or by completing bridging courses.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), and meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 11
Selection rank 76
OP 10
Selection rank 78
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 68
OP 13
Selection rank 71

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
13
Rank
71
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Additional entry requirements

Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) capabilities criteria.

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. In the questionnaire you will be asked to:

  • Rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.
  • Provide two x 500 word written statements addressing the categories and indicators as outlined on the Teacher Entry Fact Sheet.

QUT will send you details on how to complete the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria questionnaire and submit your written statements after you have lodged an application.

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters at Australian high school level or equivalent:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C; and
  • at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Science, Marine Studies, Physics or Science21.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects, by completing bridging courses or the QUT Foundation program.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing you can view more information and find out how to apply.  If you enter the course with advanced standing you should seek advice on your course progression and the availability of units.

Mid-year offers

If you receive a mid-year QTAC offer, that offer decision does not determine which units you are eligible for, and you will need to apply for advanced standing within ten days on receiving your QTAC offer.

Advanced standing

If you wish to be considered for advanced standing (credit) for studies competed at another institution, you must supply supporting documentations with your application.  Supporting documentations include your official academic transcripts, documents proving that you've completed your course, such as your diploma or certificate (if applicable) and unit outlines or course syllabus for the units you're seeking credit for.  You will be considered for credit at the time we assess your application for admission into the course.  

You do not need to submit a separate application.

Course requirements

Literacy and numeracy

You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

For more information view additional course requirements.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $30,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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Personal statement

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