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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    29 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree has been designed for people who wish to teach at primary school level. OUA students can freely enrol in eight of the program's first year units, either to 'dip' into the education discipline, or (with their university's approval) to use these units as electives in another program.

However, the remaining units in the program are restricted. To continue working towards the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree, students must apply for a place in the program and meet specific eligibility criteria.


Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR of 70.00, including a 50% minimum in English, or equivalent; AND
  • Provide current Working With Children and Police Clearance check documentation

Areas of study

In this teaching course, you will study: Open units:

  • Introduction to teaching
  • Development and education
  • Technologies for learning
  • Introduction to curriculum
  • Mathematics education 1
  • Literacy education 1
  • Assessment for learning
  • Understanding learning

Restricted units:

  • Technology and enterprise education
  • Behaviour management
  • Science education
  • Literacy education 2
  • Mathematics education 2
  • Arts education
  • Educating students with diverse abilities
  • Curriculum and culture
  • Society and environment
  • Professional practice in primary education
  • Literacy education
  • Physical and health education
  • Indigenous Australian education
  • Integrated programming
  • Teacher as researcher
  • Mathematics education
  • Internship

There is a large practical component to this program and students will be required to spend 80 days in school placements throughout their studies. The program culminates in a final internship of 10 weeks, where students assume responsibility for a class of children under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Curtin University.

Curtin University's Bachelor of Education (Primary) is recognised in all Australian states and territories.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Education Administrator
  • Policy Developer

Payment options & support

Finance options

HECS-HELP is available for this course.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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