Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

ACU has a long-held reputation as a leading provider of quality and innovative teacher education. This course is designed for people who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and inspiring young minds. A graduate of this course is eligible for registration as a primary teacher in government, independent and Catholic schools. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) combines theory with practice, ensuring students not only learn about the social, political and cultural contexts that shape education in schools, but also gain hands on practical experience in primary school teaching by undertaking professional placements within schools during the course. This course has been designed to provide students with greater choice and flexibility to meet the changing needs and demands of the teaching profession. For more information, visit Bachelor of Education (Primary) at ACU.

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students must complete mandated, supervised professional experience placements in educational contexts as continuous, full-time blocks to meet teacher accreditation requirements in Australia. Students must also undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Suitability Card as required by relevant jurisdictions before the first professional experience placement. For successful completion of all initial teacher education courses, students are required to demonstrate they have met mandatory approved benchmarks in both literacy and numeracy, evidenced through LANTITE (Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education). If you have not met the standard for either component after your first attempt, it is very important that you contact the Course Coordinator immediately to discuss your options.

Admissions Criteria

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

Prerequisites

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); Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

To apply for all initial teacher education courses you will need to complete a suitability for teaching assessment as part of your application. The assessment ensures students have a balanced mix of academic and non-academic qualities. For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to 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.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Primary school education, policy development, community centre education, private colleges, inclusive education settings, adult education, education and training roles in other sectors – e.g. zoos, correction facilities for youth or adults, research, special education

Course Code
113412
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$5263 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Brisbane