Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

11/76

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

742401 - B Education (Primary)
742401 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English; Mathematics A, B or C; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Marine Science, Earth Science or Science21.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Education

Email: education@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6550

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English; Mathematics A, B or C; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Marine Science, Earth Science or Science21. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 063937G

English Proficiency

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, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Education (Primary)?

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a four year pre-service teacher qualification designed for effective teacher preparation in the unique contemporary context. 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

Students are expected to enrol fulltime throughout the duration of their program (ie 8 units per semester).

Honours:
Students who intend to undertake the Bachelor of Education (Primary) as an Honours program must apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) program after successful completion of 3 years full time study in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) program.

What you can study

Minor studies are available in applied linguistics, Chinese, computer science/information technology, English, French, general maths, general science, German, health and physical education, history, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, studies of religion, and studies of society and the environment.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Placement courses

Compulsory Placement Courses

Students are required to complete 80 days of supervised practicum and 40 days of internship over the 4 years of the program. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income over this period. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and southeast Queensland and are encouraged to explore the option of a rural placement. Financial assistance may be available to assist with travel and accommodation costs for rural placements.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum. 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 Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from School of Education.

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
11/76

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
742401 - B Education (Primary)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English; Mathematics A, B or C; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Marine Science, Earth Science or Science21.

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.

The LANTITE is not yet a requirement for graduation or registration for students in Queensland. We are encouraging our final year students to sit the test this year. Successfully completing the literacy and numeracy test may be advantageous to our students' future employment prospects, particularly if they are planning to teach in other States or Territories that have made the test compulsory from 2016. The University has made a significant commitment to our initial teacher education programs and students in undertaking to meet students' expenses in sitting the test. Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English; Mathematics A, B or C; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Marine Science, Earth Science or Science21. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 063937G

English proficiency

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, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • AITSL advised the university that, in the future, students in an Educational/Teaching degree will need to satisfactorily complete the Literacy & Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.
  • Please click here for information about the Literacy & Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students . There will be additional costs involved.
  • We will update this information as it becomes available from AITSL ( Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership ).
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Careers

The LANTITE is not yet a requirement for graduation or registration for students in Queensland. We are encouraging our final year students to sit the test this year. Successfully completing the literacy and numeracy test may be advantageous to our students' future employment prospects, particularly if they are planning to teach in other States or Territories that have made the test compulsory from 2016. The University has made a significant commitment to our initial teacher education programs and students in undertaking to meet students' expenses in sitting the test. Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Queensland College of Teachers

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Education (Primary)

To complete the Bachelor of Education (Primary), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 64 units from the Bachelor of Education (Primary) list.

Note that students are required to take 8 units of electives, of which 4 units must be curriculum electives and 4 units are free electives.

Curriculum electives are assessed by the School of Education. Please contact the school for advice about elective courses. Courses that may be considered as being related to one of the curriculum areas are: Maths, English, Science, Health and Physical Education, the Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Drama and Media and Film), Technology, Design, History, Geography Civics, Economics, some Business courses and selected Languages other than English. Courses that may not be considered towards curriculum areas are: Psychology, social work, clinical studies such as physiotherapy, speech therapy, nursing, and midwifery.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Education (Primary)