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Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry) - 325JA

Course Code: 325JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880420
CRICOS Code: 088694D
Lowest Selection Rank: N/A
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.

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The University of Canberra leads the way in providing up-to-date education degrees that prepare teachers for a future-focused career. The Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry) is designed for students who have completed a university degree in another discipline and now want to become a primary school teacher. Rigorous in its approach, this degree prepares you for the national literacy and numeracy requirements as well as a sound understanding of educational theories and teaching skills required in today’s classrooms.

Study a Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry) 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 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 that span different levels of primary education. There are 60 days of placement in total, culminating in a 30 day teaching placement during your final year.

Career opportunities

Students completing this degree will be qualified to teach from Kindergarten to Grade Six.

Course specific information

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 commencing 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

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelors Degree or hold qualifications deemed equivalent by the University's Admissions committee.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check. Previous qualification must include at least 8 units of study relevant to the school curriculum.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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

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

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 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;
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;
Develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and their own teaching. 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;

Reflect effectively on their practice and on their experiences within their profession and use that reflection to engage in a process of continual improvement.
2.2 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;

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 four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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