Bachelor of Primary Education - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Primary Education

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

QTAC applications are open now.

Help children learn and grow

In this program, you’ll learn how to plan, teach and assess children, and how to integrate ICT in your teaching.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
  • Fraser Coast
  • Caboolture
  • Gympie
CRICOS code
073277M
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2 ^
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$24,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$96,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • Campus note: Semester 2 intake not available at Gympie
  • Only the English Subject Focus courses will be offered at Caboolture and Gympie
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 017301
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014901
  • Caboolture 018621
  • Fraser Coast 019111
  • Gympie 017501
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 63.15 OP - 15 Rank - 68
USC program code
ED304
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2 ^
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Prerequisites
English (4,SA), Maths A, B or C (4,SA), an Authority science subject (4,SA) 
Recommended prior study
A history subject
Other requirements
Applicants must demonstrate non-academic capabilities as per Personal Statement requirement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests. Refer to English language requirements
Total courses
32
Total units
384
Footnotes
  • Campus note: Semester 2 intake not available at Gympie
  • Only the English Subject Focus courses will be offered at Caboolture and Gympie
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020

You will develop curriculum knowledge in English, mathematics, science, technology, arts, health and physical education, history, and geography. From your first year, you’ll complete 90 days of supervised professional experience in local schools, and rural and remote settings if desired.

You will develop valuable skills and experiences through participation in Wider Field Experiences where you engage with community projects and work with children, families and communities.

In this program you will:

  • Complete 90 days of supervised teaching
  • Complete a subject focus in science or English/literacy
  • Work with children and families in community projects
  • Attend professional development seminars to enhance your knowledge
  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours Wider Field Experience
Prior to commencing, students will need to:- 
  • Complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for teaching
  • Submit a 600-1,000-word personal statement on why you would make a great teacher
  • Obtain a Blue Card before starting supervised professional experience
External requirement, post admission:
  • Complete and pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education prior to graduating
  • Complete and pass the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment at the conclusion of their final SPE placement
Career opportunities:
  • Primary school teacher
  • Private practice tutor
  • Education consultant
  • Education exhibition organiser
  • Education policy analyst
  • Children’s television presenter
  • Youth support worker
  • Teacher of English overseas
Graduates are eligible to become members of:
  • Queensland College of Teachers

What will I study?

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