Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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About this course

Study the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course and explore the latest techniques and tools needed to become a successful primary teacher. Run by education professionals, the course covers everything from language and literacy, health and physical education to curriculum planning – everything you need to become a role model to your students.

Encompassing a practical component, this online undergraduate degree will give you a well-rounded education and the confidence to work as a teacher and help your students grow and learn.

Practical work placement

To successfully complete this course, you must undertake 81 days of practical work experience in a real classroom. The placement will give you the opportunity to hone your skills in real-world scenarios and build your confidence as a teacher.


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements to enrol in this course:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or its equivalent, including units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum score of 25, and meeting the associated minimum ATAR score


  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification


  • Significant and relevant work experience

Areas of study

In this primary teaching course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Learning and communicating online
  • Understanding language and literacy
  • Theories of teaching and learning
  • Teaching and learning in the 21st century
  • Develop literacy
  • Contemporary perspectives of learning and development
  • Sustainable education and perspectives
  • Mathematics in the primary classroom
  • Discovering science
  • Supporting diversity and equity
  • Curriculum and pedagogy for primary: practicum 3P
  • Integrated studies
  • Supporting inclusion for primary
  • Teaching the humanities
  • Introduction to curriculum planning and assessment: practicum 1
  • The world of maths
  • Indigenous education and perspectives
  • Contemporary perspectives of learning and development for early childhood
  • Mathematics in practice
  • Understanding and supporting behaviour
  • Curriculum, planning and assessment for primary: practicum 2
  • Teaching literacy
  • Teaching science and technology
  • Health and physical education
  • Teaching in Australian schools
  • Arts education
  • Assessment for primary
  • Ready to teach professional experience: practicum 4

Students must also complete 4 elective units.

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How will this course advance my career?

This undergraduate degree will ready you for roles such as primary school teacher or primary school principal. Accredited by VIT, this course will help you become an innovative and effective teacher with the ability to build a strong rapport with your students.

How else will I benefit from this bachelor degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Study at the world’s best! Swinburne Online is ranked among the top 3% in the world.
  • This course is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through HECS-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

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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.
RTO 3059
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