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Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education - Primary)

Summary
Bachelor of Education Specialisation Health & PE Primary (BEDU)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

This program is currently being re-accredited and is, as a consequence, likely to undergo some changes.
View USQ Handbook

Teach health and physical education to primary students

Is inspiring children to be active and healthy your passion? USQ's Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education - Primary) will prepare you for a career in health and physical education for primary school students. Your studies will focus on the best-practice approaches for teaching social and personal health and physical activity and movement. You will also gain skills in sports organisation, coaching, and complete Australian Sports Commission accreditations within your degree.

Gain teacher experience

Our Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education -  Primary) includes 100 days of teaching professional experience, allowing you to put your studies into practice. Complete your professional experience in an Australian school, or choose to complete one of your teaching placements overseas.

Professional accreditation

When you graduate, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a teacher through the Queensland College of Teachers. To be eligible for registration in Queensland, both domestic and international students must have completed the minimum 40 days of supervised practical experience in Australian Schools.

In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test (PLANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the PLANTITE before the successful completion of 16 courses. Please register for the PLANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) wesite.

You will graduate career-ready to be a health and physical education teacher in primary schools in addition to teaching opportunities as a primary school teacher. You will also be equipped for careers in coaching, health and fitness industry.

Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 10
plus 13 x shared courses
13
plus 8 x specialisation courses
8
plus 100 days of professional experience
0
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6344
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18210

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

15/66
OP/Rank
This is the 2016 OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Year 12 science subject (4 SA) or equivalent
  • Special entry pathways may be available. Please contact USQ. 

Note: All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional experience placements within this degree.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available in on-campus at Springfield and online.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External/Online 908715
Springfield 928711
Toowoomba 908711

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester 1 commencing on 27 February 2017.
  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Thursday 6 July 2017, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 7 November, with Semester 3 commencing on 14 November 2017.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.