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Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

Overview

You have the opportunity to create a thesis that is unique to what you are passionate about, you can tailor it to learn more about your craft and students.

Gain the preparation and qualifications needed for a variety of employment opportunities in educational environments by creating a research project in an area you are passionate about.

The program develops capacities required by teachers working in the information age, a time of rapid change where education is recognised as playing an increasingly important role in society. The program develops teachers across prep to year 6, spanning the Early and Middle Phases of Learning. In particular, the program focuses on the development of skills, understandings and attributes that enable graduates to demonstrate specialist abilities with respect to:

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Diversity and differentiated learning
  • Leadership and research
  • Connected practicum
Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023)
Program Code
2380
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$33888 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2380
CRICOS Code
084714D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • High achieving students in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) can transfer into this program at the end of their third year and undertake advanced coursework and write a thesis.
  • Get early experience in classrooms. Spend 10 days in a school in your first year, where you'll observe and provide hands-on help.
  • Learn from the best. World-renowned educators will teach you flexible and creative ways to cater for the diverse learning needs of children.
  • Study with a smaller cohort and build a support network and strong friendships with your peers.

35 in the world for education

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for education

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • A Sociological Orientation to Education
  • Early Years Curriculum and Pedagogical Foundations
  • Introduction to Role of Science and Technology Education in Society
  • Introduction to Primary Professional Experience

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Higher education compliance manager
  • Director of studies
  • Learning designer
  • Educational technologist
  • Senior program lead
  • Academic services officer
  • International school head
  • Primary school teacher
  • Associate professor of special education

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Queensland College of Teachers

Professional registration

When you graduate, you may be eligible for registration with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to register.

  • Queensland College Of Teachers

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Australian Institute For Teaching And School Leadership

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • successful completion of 48 units towards the first three years of a Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree, including all compulsory courses; and
  • have gained a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 across the courses that can be credited towards the BEd(Primary)(Hons).

Prerequisites

  • successful completion of 48 units towards the first three years of a Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree, including all compulsory courses; and
  • have gained a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 across the courses that can be credited towards the BEd(Primary)(Hons).

English language requirements

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ.

TOEFL IBT, TOEFL PB, Pearsons, BE, CES, and OET are not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Inherent requirements

To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.

Learn about inherent requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Additional application information

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing the practicums. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence. The Practicum Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Education.

From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. Current students (enrolled prior to 2017) are also strongly encouraged to meet the LANTITE test prior to graduation as you may be asked for evidence of this when seeking employment. Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office. For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Additional application information

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing the practicums. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence. The Practicum Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Education.

From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. Current students (enrolled prior to 2017) are also strongly encouraged to meet the LANTITE test prior to graduation as you may be asked for evidence of this when seeking employment. Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office. For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$4,817

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $33,888

2023

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • From 2018, all students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation.
  • UQ committed to fund test costs to the end of 2018. From 1 January 2019 this is no longer available and students must cover this cost. The 2018 fee was $185 ($92.50 per test). ACER lists current fees.
  • Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office.
  • For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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