Bachelor of Education Primary - RATEP
James Cook University - Distance ed

Course outline

This course allows Indigenous people in remote, isolated and regional Queensland communities to undertake a Bachelor of Education. The course examines learners and learning theories, curriculum studies and approaches to teaching and assessment. Professional experience involves practical work in schools and a variety of educational settings. Teacher coordinators at RATEP centres support students who study using web and print-based materials and interactive communication technologies. Students are expected to attend on-campus and professional experience activities throughout the course. This course is a community-based teacher education program. This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for teacher registration in Australia. For most current course information, visit Bachelor of Education (Primary) at JCU.
The JCU Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. All students must meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) standard prior to their final placement and Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA). Refer to Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students. Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the minimum English language requirements; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Any General subject from the Sciences Learning Area (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years; Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

Please note that RATEP is only available to people who identify as an Australian Aboriginal person and/or a Torres Strait Islander person. Proof of identity documentation is required. Applicants must also be located near RATEP sites in Queensland visit Sites may change.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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No reportable data.

Career opportunities

Teaching in government and non-government service industries, administrator in government education departments, child care administrator, community development worker.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$4850 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Course Duration

4 years External or 8 years External