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.

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

Primary teaching is a stimulating and rewarding career. As a primary school teacher, you will provide the foundation for lifelong learning in young minds.

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. 

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 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 School Readiness Immersion program 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. Your experience may contribute towards a unit in your course. You may also be eligible to receive funding for 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 nine years, QUT’s Faculty of Education has received nine Australian awards or citations for university teaching.

Explore this course

What to expect

QUT will ensure you step into the classroom with confidence and continue to adapt to ongoing workforce changes and future opportunities. 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.

Flexible delivery

Depending on where you live, you can choose on campus, external, or a blended approach to study that accommodates your other commitments and your preferred learning style.

If you choose external study you’ll be part of an online learning community and in regular contact with our expert teaching staff. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments where you will participate fully, receive expert knowledge and guidance, and have easy access to course content.

You can undertake Professional Experience placements in your home region and the schedule will be released well in advance so you can plan  ahead. If you need to borrow resources from the QUT Library, these can be posted to your home address.

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

Experience the new Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. With five levels dedicated to world-class teaching, you’ll have access to imaginatively designed face-to-face and online interactive learning spaces. A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of innovative visual content.

To prepare you to be an inspiring, innovative and confident teacher for the future, you’ll be able to experiment and innovate in preparation for professional experiences in schools. The spaces facilitate just the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to push boundaries, be curious and innovate. Qualities you will in turn foster in the students you teach.

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.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and 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 course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. 

Details and units

Requirements

OP
14
Selection rank
70.00
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ED49
QTAC code
404202
CRICOS code
080480E
Delivery
  • External
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters (Units 3 & 4, C) at an Australian high school level or equivalent:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); and
  • at least one of General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); and
  • at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Marine Science, Physics, or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C).

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

Additional entry requirements

You 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.

To demonstrate this 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.

If you've achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with your admission application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in this course if one or more components of LANTITE remains at 'unsatisfactory' after two test attempts for that component.

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

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 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 10
Selection rank 79
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 13
OP 13
Selection rank 72

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

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

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, 2020.

OP
14
Rank
70
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters (Units 3 & 4, C) at an Australian high school level or equivalent:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); and
  • at least one of General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); and
  • at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Marine Science, Physics, or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C).

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

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.

 

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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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.

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. You are permitted three test attempts in total for each component as a student at QUT. If you fail three test attempts for each component, you will not be able to graduate. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if you have failed two test attempts for one or more components, at another institution. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

Find more information about additional course costs and requirements.

Inherent requirements

There are some essential skills and abilities you'll need to perform to meet the core learning outcomes of your course or unit. They're not something you need to get into the course, but they'll be assessed throughout your course, and they'll be required for you to succeed in your career when you graduate.

Find out more about the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Education.

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

Fees

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

2021 fees

2021: CSP $4,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,600 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.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

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.

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Scholarships

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

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