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Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education) - 324JA

Course Code: 324JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 364033
CRICOS Code: 088693E
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.


The University of Canberra offers an exciting new range of degrees to prepare Primary Teachers for a futures focused professional career. UC is leading the way in providing specialised career pathways for Primary Teachers. All Bachelor of Primary Education degrees are rigorous, preparing graduates for the national Literacy and Numeracy requirements as well as providing graduates with a sound understanding of educational theories and teaching skills required in the contemporary classroom. Students will engage in a progression of professional experience placements across a range of year levels designed to develop the required knowledge and skills required for teacher registration upon graduating. Whether you have no previous university experience or already have a degree there is an option designed to suit your situation.

This course offers students an exciting new option for those wanting to become a primary school teacher. As well as providing a qualification in Primary Teaching, it offers the opportunity to become a Health and Physical Education specialist within Primary Schools. Throughout the course students engage in a series of education and curriculum study units with a stronger emphasis on Health and Physical Education subjects. This Health and Physical Education specialisation will be strengthened with some of the Professional Experience subjects focusing on the specialisation.

Students completing this degree will be qualified to teach years K - 6 as either a general primary teacher or a specialist Health and Physical Education primary teacher.


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

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. You can find the questions in the 'resources' section of the online application portal when you are applying. You can upload your responses in PDF format as part of your application.

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
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

Placement Requirements

All students enrolled in programs of initial teacher education are required to complete the statutory checks for working in the school environment that exist in any state or territory where they undertake school based activity.

Please note that all students commencing or continuing an initial teacher education course are required to successfully complete both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education Students (LANTITE) during their degree. More information about the LANTITE can be found at:

All students enrolled in an initial teacher education course are also required to successfully complete all components of a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) tool integrated into final-level school-based placements and associated units of study.


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education) B Prim Ed (H&PE)

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

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

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
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

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 Health and Physical Education;

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and principles that are the foundation for educational issues and practice in primary settings with a strong emphasis of Health and Physical education subjects;

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 with special emphasis on Health and Physical Education subjects.
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.

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 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.



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

Bachelor of Educational Studies


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

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