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Bachelor of Education (Primary)


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The Education (Primary) program from CQUniversity Australia provides you with the qualifications to teach in primary schools from foundation year to Year 6. Choose to study this course either on-campus or by online study and benefit from its unique features, which allows you to work while completing your studies.

The course qualifies you for professional registration which is administered in Queensland by the Queensland College of Teachers. You will demonstrate evidence of meeting the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate career stage) throughout the course of study. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for employment in primary school contexts throughout Australia.

In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach effectively, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning.

The Education (Primary) program from CQUniversity Australia includes supervised assessable teaching practice in schools. Professional practice blocks are included in each year of the course structure, and many opportunities for applying theoretical knowledge in practical ways have been embedded in each of the 32 units that make up the course.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 4 years full-time
Intake: March, July
Tuition Fee: AUD 28 080 per year
Location: Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) you will be qualified to teach in primary schools from foundation year to Year 6. Like most professions, teaching has specific workforce demands and sometimes oversupply. Before undertaking a course of study, you should check with major employers regarding potential employment prospects.

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WHY STUDY EDUCATION AT CQUNIVERSITY

Education is one of Australia’s largest professions, with career opportunities in schools, TAFE and vocational education, universities and training organisations, as well as in the public and private sector.

Make a difference 
Many future educators have a desire to make a difference in the lives of the people they teach and to share their passion for learning. A large number of permanent teachers are employed each year in Australia, and many are offered temporary or contract positions. Generally, teachers enjoy a competitive salary, generous superannuation schemes, locality allowance for service in specified regions and significant leave entitlements.

Innovative and unique courses 
CQUniversity’s education courses are innovative and unique in their approach. Whether you are looking to start your career, or widen and improve your employment prospects, CQUniversity can help you to achieve your goals. There are several specialisations offered in our new Bachelor of Education courses, including Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education. Whichever course you choose, we can help to make a real difference to your career and life.

Work integrated learning 
Our education courses have a key focus on work integrated learning. When studying education you will benefit from early, frequent and extended professional practice. This practice is effectively integrated with theory, providing you with a thorough understanding of education to ensure that you are classroom-ready. Due to the close and continuing relationship between schools and CQUniversity, we have the support of schools in welcoming students on practical placements.

Industry relevant 
Our education courses have been developed in partnership with leading educational authorities, ensuring they are current and relevant. Many of our educators come from teaching backgrounds, ensuring you have access to some of the most well-connected educators in the field. Our staff are respected leaders in their fields, often still contributing to research and working within the profession. Above all, every member of our staff is committed to guiding and supporting you throughout your learning journey.

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