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Guide to entry thresholds


Admission to the course is based on prior study entry requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
  • Undertake professional experience placements in schools.
  • Please check the entry requirements for this course. Content knowledge obtained in an undergraduate degree will determine your eligibility. If needed you can consider options for further study to meet these requirements.
  • QUT also offers graduate entry programs for early childhood and secondary, and a range of bachelor degrees in teaching.
QTAC course code424301 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424305 Feb (External); 423301 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423305 Jul (External)
QUT course code EU40
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Note: Admission in July is with advanced standing (credit) only.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Online
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
CRICOS code 084582M
  • Community Education Officer
  • Deputy principal
  • Educator
  • Head of department
  • Primary School Teacher
  • School principal
  • Trainer


The Master of Teaching (Primary) will allow you to obtain a teaching qualification if you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education.

Why choose this course?

The Master of Teaching is an innovative and progressive qualification. The course includes educational and curriculum studies to complement content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification. You will undertake professional experience in school settings which will give you the confidence and expertise to be ready to teach. The course is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and experience to manage learning programs for students and to cater for the specific needs of a range of students.

Flexible delivery

You can 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. If you choose to study on campus part time, evening classes may be available for some units.

Real-world learning

Professional experience placements will give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms.

Career outcomes

As primary specialists, graduates are prepared to teach all years in a primary school (Prep to Year 6). Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

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.

Additional English language proficiency requirements may apply. Visit the Queensland College of Teachers website for more information.

Advanced standing

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

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: because you will be working with children or young people in this course, you will need to apply for a blue card for professional placements located in Queensland (or the interstate equivalent for other states and territories).

Literacy and numeracy: you will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from this course.

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


Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Teaching (Primary)

Please note that units taken in the 6TP2/2018 teaching period have classes starting from 19 January 2018  (week 1 of semester 1), not from 5 March 2018 as per the 6TP2 teaching period dates.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

Rank 93

Admission to the course is based on prior study entry requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised three year bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration.

Applicants must have completed eight semester units (one year of full-time study) relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Primary school curriculum areas are English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts (music, drama, dance, media arts and visual arts), languages, health, physical education and technologies.

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.





Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: 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 postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Master of Teaching (Primary)

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 (424301 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424305 Feb (External); 423301 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423305 Jul (External)) 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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