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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.

  • Mid-year entry is only available to applicants with suitable advanced standing (credit). See the entry requirements tab for details.
  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
  • Gain key capabilities to be an innovative teacher in the primary classrooms of today and tomorrow.
  • 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.
QTAC course code424301 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424305 Feb (External); 423301 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423305 Jul (External)
QUT course code EU40
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 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 set you on the path to a primary teaching career if you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education. The course is designed to complement content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification, and the breadth of life and other experiences you can draw on in the teaching profession.

Why choose this course?

The course will ensure you are well prepared for your professional experiences in real school settings and you’ll also be supported by a supervising teacher in the classroom. A future-focussed philosophy ensures you’ll have the key capabilities to be an innovative teacher in the primary classrooms of today and tomorrow. Your professional identity will also be developed during the course and as a graduate you’ll be prepared to manage classrooms, key relationships, and your own personal wellbeing.

Flexible delivery

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.

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.

Customise your degree

As this course qualifies you to teach from Prep to Year 6, you will undertake a primary specialisation as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in either maths/numeracy, science or English/literacy. This will enhance your skills in national areas of priority for a primary school setting.

Career outcomes

As a primary specialist, you will be prepared to teach all years in a primary school (Prep to Year 6). Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in 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.

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) 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.

Early exit

If you decide you do not wish to complete a course that leads to teacher registration you can consider an option to complete the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies as an alternative education qualification.

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.




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, and they may be subject to increases.

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

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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