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Overview

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15

Rank

  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture 66

Admission to this course is based on meeting prerequisites in addition to OP / Rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

  • As a primary school teacher, you will provide the foundation for lifelong learning in young minds.
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through field experience placements organised by QUT.
  • This course meets national and state professional teaching standards for graduate teachers.
  • If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, a graduate entry program may be suitable for you.
QTAC course codeKelvin Grove: 404202; Caboolture: 464212
QUT course code ED49
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2016 February
Deferment You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Delivery On campus
  • Caboolture
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 080480E
Careers
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Teacher

Details

Primary teaching is a stimulating and rewarding career option. As a primary school teacher, you will provide the foundation for lifelong learning in young minds. You will help students develop thinking, learning and problem-solving skills.

Why choose this course?

With our Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree, you will study all key learning areas under the guidance of academics skilled in the relevant fields of education. The program will prepare you to teach across Prep to Year 6. The course is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and experience to manage learning programs for students and to cater to the specific needs of a range of students.

You will learn important skills and gain key knowledge including curriculum content, teaching strategies, assessment and feedback, and behaviour management. You will also learn to effectively engage with various stakeholders in school communities including parents, colleagues and external community partners.

You can tailor the course to your particular interests by choosing option units. You can either choose units from a variety of topics, or focus on a particular topic of interest to form a minor area of study. Details are available in the units tab.

Real-world learning

QUT organises field experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators. During each year of the course you will be assigned to a school which will provide you with opportunities to practise and apply your university learning.You may also be selected for additonal opportunities to spend more time in schools and other settings to gain extra experience.

Career outcomes

You will be prepared to teach Prep to Year 6 in a primary school. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, may equip them for a variety of careers including community education officers and training developers. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

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

Advanced standing

Prospective students who intend to apply for advanced standing should contact the faculty to seek advice on the availability of suitable units.

Other course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

Blue card: you will need to apply for a blue card because you will be working with children or young people as part of this course.

Literacy and numeracy: you need to successfully complete a literacy and numeracy test.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture   15

Rank

  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture   66

Admission to this course is based on meeting prerequisites in addition to OP / Rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

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.

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 ourses.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Deferring your offer for this course

If you're applying to start a Bachelor of Education course (any major) in 2016, you may not be able to defer your offer, depending on when you completed Year 12.

If you completed Year 12 in 2015, you will be able to defer your offer.

If you completed Year 12 prior to 2015, you'll need to email our deferment team to ask to defer your offer. We'll consider these requests on a case-by-case basis.

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1–5 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

The recent federal budget has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which, if implemented, will impact upon costs to Commonwealth supported students from 1 January 2016. Eligible students will still be able to use HECS-HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) to defer payment. It is important to note that the changes are proposals only, subject to the passage of Commonwealth legislation. QUT will be in a position to consider fees for 2016 and beyond once the legislation has been through the houses of parliament. Proposed changes to tuition fees.

2016: CSP rates will be available from 1 October 2015 (subject to annual review)

2015: CSP $3,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Primary)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (Kelvin Grove: 404202; Caboolture: 464212) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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