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Summary
Bachelor of Education Specialisation 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

Prep to Year 7

Focusing on the Primary years (from Prep to Year 7), this degree offers you the opportunity to gain the unique knowledge and expertise needed to educate young learners.

Not sure if you want to study online or on campus? Flexible study options enable you to choose how and when you study, depending on your needs, online, on-campus or a combination of both.

You can choose to complete your professional experience at any Australian school and have the opportunity to experience working as an educator in a variety of locations including rural placements and with students who study via the School of Distance Education. Completing one of your professional experiences overseas in Thailand, USA or Denmark is also an option.  These experiences will help to make you a well rounded and highly employable graduate.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education are 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. Live interstate or overseas? You will need to investigate registration eligibility on an individual basis.

Graduates of the Bachelor Education (Primary) will have the skills and knowledge required to teach students in Years Prep to 7. Not sure if you want to work in the country or the city? In Australia or overseas? Teaching offers a lot of flexibility and diversity, with graduates also working as English language teachers and in community settings

Professional experience

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

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 10
plus 10 x shared courses
10
plus 5 x specialisation courses
5
plus 7 x discipline courses
7
plus 100 days of professional experience   
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.

15/67
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

All students 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 908175
Springfield 928171
Toowoomba 908171

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.