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University of New England
Begin a rewarding career shaping the young minds of tomorrow with this Bachelor of Education (Primary) course at the University of New England (UNE).
This qualification meets the accreditation requirements for primary initial-teacher education in Australia, allowing you the flexibility to choose from a range of units that cover different aspects of teaching. You'll also have the option to select units from different disciplines to round out your educational experience.
Core units cover basic areas of the primary curriculum, including literacy, numeracy, science and technology, PDHPE, creative arts and humanities and social sciences. You'll pair these with units that tackle pedagogy, teaching methods and assessments to develop a comprehensive skill set.
Available for study online or on campus, this qualification will equip you to pursue a career teaching for primary schools on completion of your degree, or to undertake further study and seek work as a school counsellor.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 80 days of placement, in consultation with the School.
You will also have the opportunity to complete a 50-day internship if you undertake the Professional Placement education focus area.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Education (Primary), you could still be eligible to receive a qualification.
Depending on the number of credit points you've completed, you could exit with the non-accredited, non-teaching Bachelor of Education Studies.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
Students must also satisfy the following English language proficiency requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this education course, the subjects you may study include:
And one of the following:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Education (Primary) from the University of New England.
Designed to meet the requirements for primary initial teacher education in Australia, this degree meets the accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Graduates will be qualified to pursue work in primary school teaching or to seek other education-related careers.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
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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