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Bachelor of Primary Education - 321JA

Course Code: 321JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 364003
CRICOS Code: 088690G
Lowest Selection Rank: 59.45
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.5, a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening, and no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Inspire the next generation of primary school children

The four-year Bachelor of Primary Education is a rigorous course which will prepare you to teach national literacy and numeracy at a primary school level, from Kindergarten to Year 6. You’ll develop a sound understanding of the educational theories and teaching skills required in today’s classrooms, largely by regularly observing them in a primary school environment and putting your academic learnings into practice during one of the many teaching placement opportunities you’ll undertake.

The course’s Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units across years two, three and four are taught on-site in schools, providing you with regular occasions to interact with children of all primary school age ranges. You’ll become proficient in teaching subjects including English, maths, science, health and PE, humanities and social sciences, and technologies, and will graduate confident, motivated and classroom-ready, eager to make an inspirational difference to the lives of children aged 5 to 12.

Study a Bachelor of Primary Education at UC and you will:

  • gain appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in primary settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences, and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (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 required 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 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning
  • reflect on your practice and experiences, and engage in a process of continual improvement.

Work-integrated learning

A teaching degree, by its very nature, is the embodiment of Work Integrated Learning (WIL), with its focus on compulsory professional teaching practice. During this course, you’ll undertake a minimum of 80 days of practical placement across a range of different primary school levels and settings, culminating in a 30-day teaching placement in your final year.

In addition to this, the course content is developed by primary education professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the industry. You’ll undertake authentic assessment tasks which are highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of teaching, and will take part in regular professional development activities, field trips to educational sites, lectures hosted by guest speakers from a range of education and teaching backgrounds, and more.

Career opportunities

  • Primary school teacher
  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Executive teacher
  • Special needs teacher
  • Gifted and talented teacher
  • Relief teacher
  • Private tutor
  • Schools policy adviser
  • Children’s services manager
  • OSHC coordinator (Out of School Hours Care)
  • Schools engagement coordinator

Course specific information

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

On graduating, students must register with the appropriate state teaching body in order to teach.

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check before their first placement.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

All applicants will be required to complete a written statement in response to questions designed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession. Applicants' responses to these questions must be deemed satisfactory for them to be admitted to this course.

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

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

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Primary Education B Prim Ed

Alternate Exit Awards

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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,500
2020 CSP $28,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge:

Demonstrate that they possess the appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge to properly inform their teaching, communication and administrative responsibilities;

Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Science, Technology and Mathematics;

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and principles that are the foundation for educational issues and practice in primary settings;

Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical frameworks that underpin a comprehensive understanding of primary school learners;

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of student needs and differences and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings within primary schools.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.3 use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical
and real world problems;

1.6 take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Skills:

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 their own teaching.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.4 work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;

1.5 display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;
Application of Skills and Knowledge:

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;
2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.3 understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;

2.4 communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

2.5 make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
Reflect effectively on their practice and on their experiences within their profession and use that reflection to engage in a process of continual improvement. 2.1 think globally about issues in their profession;

2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.6 behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;

3.3 adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;

Course Duration

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

Honours

None.

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

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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