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Master of Primary Teaching
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

If you are a graduate from a non-education background, this pre-service teacher education degree will give you the professional preparation to teach in primary school settings (Prep to Year 6). You may complete in 1.5 years or over 2 years. If completed over 1.5 years, you’ll be eligible to apply for teacher registration six months earlier than graduates from other universities. You’ll learn the theory and practice of teaching, including the characteristics of learners, the social and educational contexts of education, curriculum studies and professional experience in relevant settings. During your degree you will engage in at least 60 days of professional experience from your first year of study. You will also choose one of three specialisations: mathematics education, English education, or science education. Your specialisations will help prepare you to take a leadership role in schools. All three specialisations are areas of high interest and demand, making you a competitive and valuable teacher. For more course information, visit Master of Teaching – Primary at GU.


Students can study over three trimesters each year, completing the program in 1.5 years.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. Students undertaking an initial teacher education program will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to graduate from the program. Students are permitted three test attempts in total for each component. If students fail three test attempts for each component, they will not be able to graduate.


LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Fixed closing date

Applications close 31 January 2025.

Additional entry requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7.0 point scale, which does not lead to teacher registration. Previous degree must have significant breadth to address the range of teaching areas expected by employers. Non-academic entry requirements also apply. For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to the QTAC website.

English Language Proficiency requirements: Apply to all applicants whose previous studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English. Applicants must attain an IELTS – academic (or equivalent) of 7.5 overall (with a minimum score of 8 in speaking and listening, and minimum score of 7 in each of the other subtests), obtained within two years prior to the start of the program, or the successful completion of three years full-time bachelor level study where the language of instruction is English completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, UK, USA.

Previous Education studies: Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is not an entry requirement for this program. However, if you have achieved a ‘satisfactory’ result for one or more component of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the ‘satisfactory’ result can be carried across with your program application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the program if one or more component of LANTITE remains at ‘unsatisfactory’ after two test attempts for that component. Griffith University does not support reset of LANTITE test attempts.

Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

The majority of offers for this course will be made in the 19 December offer round. Applicants should complete their Teaching Personal Statement and provide any outstanding documents by no later than 9 December 2024 to be considered to this offer round. Additional offers may be considered in subsequent rounds should places still be available. For more information check the QTAC website.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

You may find employment in teaching, head of curriculum, central school administration, policy adviser, curriculum officer, principal, training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy. Griffith University has one of the highest education graduate success rates in Australia. Our graduates are in demand and find employment in the independent, Catholic and State education systems in Queensland as well as nationally and overseas.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

23 Dec 2024

CSP/$4000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

11/2-2 years Full time or 3-4 years Part time

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