4 years

Starting Date

February, August

Tuition Fee

$AUD 28,500 per year


Canberra, Australia

CRICOS Code: 088690G

Admission Requirements

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
  • 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 develop a sound understanding of the educational theories and teaching skills required in today’s classrooms, largely by regularly observing them in a primary school environment and putting your academic learnings into practice during one of the many teaching placement opportunities you’ll undertake.

The course’s Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units across years two, three and four are taught on-site in schools, providing you with regular occasions to interact with children of all primary school age ranges.

You’ll become proficient in teaching subjects including English, maths, science, health and PE, humanities and social sciences, and technologies, and will graduate confident, motivated and classroom-ready, eager to make an inspirational difference to the lives of children aged 5 to 12.

Study a Bachelor of Primary Education at University of Canberra 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

  • Core Literacy
  • Core Mathematics
  • English Literacy for Educators
  • Information and Communication Technology Literacy
  • Issues in Literacy Development and Teaching
  • Linguistics for Educators

Career Opportunities

  • Primary school teacher
  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Executive teacher
  • Special needs teacher

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