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Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood/Primary/Secondary Teaching Conversion - 856AA

Course Code: 856AA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.


This course is designed for teachers to upgrade their qualifications to what is commonly referred to as a 'minimum requirement for teaching', i.e. a Bachelor of Education degree. The course is structured with a balance between four educational theory units and a coherent series of four professional study options. The professional study options are selected with the approval of the course convener. Professional Experience components may be required as an additional unit if the course convener deems it necessary. Students completing this course will have a foundation from which to pursue research and postgraduate study in teaching and education.

Additional Teacher Registration requirements:
International students are also advised that there are English Language requirements for employment in Australia that can be met through the completion of four full years (or part time equivalent) of tertiary study in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, or through completing a proof of English language proficiency assessment with IELTS bands with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Students
Please email or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course and must also:
a) Have completed the Academic requirements of an undergraduate Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching and have completed 2 years relevant teaching experience OR
b) Hold a combination of qualifications and work experience deemed equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee.

Assumed Knowledge


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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Education BEd

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.

Course closed from semester 2, 2013.

Professional Accreditation

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

Course Duration

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




  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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