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Course change

From 2016 onwards, this course will have Prerequisite Subjects. You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

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

Overview

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15

Rank

  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture 66
  • As a primary school teacher, you will make a difference in children’s lives as they learn and grow.
  • 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 2014 & 2015 February
Deferment You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.
Delivery On campus
  • Caboolture
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code080480E
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. The course meets Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers professional teaching standards for graduate teachers.

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.

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 Bachelor of Education (Primary) is an Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers approved course. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Advanced standing

As this is a refreshed course being implemented progressively over time, 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 must meet the Queensland College of Teachers registration requirements.

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

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

From 2016 there will be Prerequisite Subjects for this course: You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement(4, SA)in: (English), (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).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, 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.

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:

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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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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.

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