Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education - Primary)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
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.
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) website.
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.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|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.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
- Year 12 science subject (4 SA) or equivalent
- From Semester 1 2018 you will be required to submit a statement addressing suitability criteria. For information on selection guidelines, including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities, please see the selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses.
- Special entry pathways may be available. Please contact USQ.
Note: You 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.
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
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available in on-campus at Springfield and online.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.