You are viewing Australian and NZ students' course information. Change to view international students' course information.

Overview

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

  • As a primary school teacher, you will provide the foundation for lifelong learning in young minds.
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to make sure you are ready to study. 
  • If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, a graduate entry program may be suitable for you.
QTAC course code404202 February; 403202 July
QUT course code ED49
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Start month 2019 July, February
Note: Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only. This course is available in July (in 2019) but not in July (2018).
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
CRICOS code 080480E
Careers
  • Community Education Officer
  • Deputy principal
  • Educator
  • Head of department
  • Primary School Teacher
  • School principal
  • Trainer

Details

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

Why choose this course?

The course will prepare you to create learning experiences that will encourage, challenge, support and extend all learners. You’ll be qualified to teach primary subjects in the Australian Curriculum and bring your own creative approaches to respond to the diverse needs of your students.

Flexible delivery

Choose the part-time or full-time course to suit your circumstances and lifestyle. Evening classes may be available for some units.

Real-world learning

QUT organises 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. You may also have the opportunity to gain extra experience through other programs offered by QUT.

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, equip them for a variety of career paths. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

This course is currently being updated and 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.

 

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing you can view more information and find out how to apply.

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.

Other requirements during your course

Blue card
Student teachers must undergo a criminal history check prior to undertaking professional experience in a school or centre, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18 years).
For Queensland and international placements a blue card must be obtained. In other Australian states and territories you must fulfil the local requirements for working with children. As a QUT student, you can apply for a blue card through QUT for free. Submit your blue card application to HiQ as soon as you've received your offer.

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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

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

A statement addressing suitability criteria. Information on the selection guideline including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities is 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

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. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

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

Student Services and Amenities Fee

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

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 undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

Apply

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 (404202 February; 403202 July) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Apply now

After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.

Enquire

Please wait…

Email me this course

Email me this course as a PDF

Please wait…

Download this course as a PDF

Download

Stay connected

Please wait…

Get just the information you want on courses, scholarships and events.