4 years

Starting Date

February, August

Tuition Fee



Canberra, Australia

CRICOS Code: 088693E

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
  • All applicants will be required to complete a written statement in response to questions designed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession.
  • ACT: English & Maths (T with C minimum pass)
  • NSW: Higher School Certificate English & Maths minimum

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Band: 7.5

The program

You’ll become fluent in the national literacy and numeracy curriculum for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, gaining a special understanding of the primary health, personal development and physical education program.

From your second year of study onwards, you’ll be based on-site in primary schools experiencing subjects such as English, science, maths, technologies, humanities and social sciences and, of course, health and PE first-hand as part of a selection of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units.

At the completion of your degree, you’ll have developed a thorough understanding of how children aged from five to 12 learn and will be ready to put your theories into practice in your first year as either a primary school classroom teacher or dedicated PE educator.

Study a Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education) and you will:

  • gain appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in primary settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences, and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) and mainstream settings
  • plan and develop appropriate teaching activities for students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the required content knowledge for all primary school curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies, and the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning
  • reflect on your practice and experiences, and engage in a process of continual improvement.

Courses Included

  • The Practice (PCK) of Teaching English
  • The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Mathematics
  • The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Science
  • Planning Assessing and Reporting
  • Teachers as Professionals
  • Adolescent Health Issues

Career Opportunities

  • Primary school teacher
  • HPE teacher (Health and PE teacher)
  • Children’s sports coach
  • Principal
  • Deputy principal

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