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  • 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 code 424301 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424305 Feb (External); 423301 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423305 Jul (External)
QUT course code EU40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Note: Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Education
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
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.

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.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised three year bachelor degree (or higher award) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration, with a minimum grade point average score of 4 (on QUT's  7 point scale); and

At least one year 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 and physical education and technologies.

Additional entry requirements

Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) capabilities criteria.

You must submit your personal statement  addressing suitability criteria. Applicants are to address two categories describing their work and life experiences that demonstrate the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies and their understanding of and motivations about the course they are applying for.

Working with Children: blue card

You'll need to apply for a blue card because you'll be working with children or young people as part of this course. There's no cost if you apply through QUT.

Students wishing to accept their offer must submit their blue card application forms:

  • no later than 24 December for Semester 1 entry

Please submit your blue card application form immediately after receiving your offer. You won't be able to accept your offer and enrol if you don't submit your correctly completed blue card application form on time.

How to apply for a blue card



I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry cut-offs

These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

Rank 93

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

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Speaking 8.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 8.0
Overall 7.5

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

Course fees

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

2018: $28,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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


How to apply for Master of Teaching (Primary)

You're ready to apply if you have:

  1. found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 2
  2. checked important dates:
    • 10 December - Closing date for Semester 1 (February) entry
  3. submitted your blue card application forms:
    • no later than 24 December for Semester 1 (February) entry
  4. checked you meet the entry requirements
  5. checked costs and scholarships
  6. checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  7. gathered supporting documents
  8. completed an application form and a personal statement

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Apply now

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