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Bachelor of Education - 203JA

Course Code: 203JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 364086
CRICOS Code: 076803C
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7.0 and a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Nurture the next generation from birth to Year Six

The University of Canberra leads the way in providing up-to-date education degrees that prepare teachers for a future focused career. Our course is carefully structured with a balance between theory and practice in teaching. If your interest lies in teaching early childhood, pre-school and/or primary school then our Bachelor of Education (Option 1) is the perfect course for you.

Study a Bachelor of Education at UC and you will:

  • acquire appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in primary and early childhood settings
  • demonstrate understanding of different student needs and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings
  • plan and develop appropriate teaching activities for students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the requisite content knowledge for all primary school curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • reflect on your practice and experiences and engage in a process of continual improvement.

Work integrated learning

Throughout the course you will complete a series of theoretical education units grouped with professional experience placements. This practical experience spans different levels of primary education, containing 80 days of professional placement that culminates in a 30 day teaching placement during your final year.

Career opportunities

Students who have completed this degree and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be qualified to teach from Birth to Grade Six. After teaching professionally for 4 years you will have the chance to boost your qualification with a Master of Educational Studies or Master of Education.

Course specific information

You will be required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms before your professional experience placement. If you enrol in the 4-year Bachelor of Education course and find it’s not for you, you can exit with a Bachelor of Educational Studies after 3 years.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

All students are required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms prior to the commencement of their Professional Experience placement.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: English & Maths (T with C minimum pass)
NSW: Higher School Certificate English & Maths minimum Band 4

Units within the Major in the Key Learning Areas bridge these requirements.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Education BEd

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Educational Studies Bachelor of Educational Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
- Be able to engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community including through professional learning.

- Critically analyse and evaluate the context of an issue affecting education.

- Know school students and how they learn including an understanding of the strengths and needs of students from diverse cultural, linguistic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and students with specific learning needs.

- Know the content and how to teach it including knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting methods, literacy and numeracy strategies and the use of ICT in teachiing and learning.
- The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working Independently And With Others
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and Social Responsibility
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Analysis and Inquiry
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem Solving
- The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

- Graduates demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the professional and social community in which they work.

- Graduates know the theories and principles that are the foundation for evaluating educational issues and practice.

- Graduates know the theoretical frameworks that underpin a comprehensive understanding of learners.

- Graduates possess specialised understanding of student needs and differences and the relevance of these to learning.

- Graduates possess a broad comprehension of the content of student learning and understand the strategies for maintaining currency.

- Graduates demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the range of pedagogical approaches relevent to engaging the learner.

- Graduates are skilled in the strategies and approaches of developing and maintaining professional relationships with all educational community members.

- Graduates possess the practical and technical skills to develop an individual professional pathway for lifeling learning.

- Graduates have developed the necessary skills to identify, analyse and evaluate issues that affect their own practice, and education more broadly.

- Graduates are able to communicate their understanding of learners in professional contexts.

Application of Knowledge and Skills
- Graduates demonstrate through immersion in the professional context the application of their knowledge and skills in working with the educational community.

- Graduates can independently solve problems, identify opportunities and develop strategies relevant to their professional practice.

- Graduates are able to plan for the learning needs of a diversity of student needs.

- Graduates are able to transfer their knowledge and skills in a range of educational settings.

- Graduates responsibly select and implement quality teaching practices relevant to the content area of teaching.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.



Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Students who are unable to complete a four-year Bachelor of Education degree may be eligible to exit the course after three years with a Bachelor of Educational Studies. To qualify for this award, students must have completed 72cp or more from the academic requirements of the four-year course as set out above. The Bachelor of Educational Studies is NOT professionally accredited and does not qualify students to teach in Australia.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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