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    Bachelor of Education (Primary) [43B]
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    Bachelor of Education (Primary) [43B]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 145,924  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) [43B]


    The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a pre-service teaching degree that prepares you for roles in Primary teaching, from Prep through to Grade 6. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you'll be qualified to teach anywhere in Australia.

    Throughout your degree, you will study core theoretical aspects and evidence-based practice. You will also investigate childhood development and behaviour, and study the various subjects you will be teaching. You'll focus on literacy learning, including speaking, listening, reading and writing, while also studying other subjects, such as Mathematics, Science, Art and Music, and Health and Physical Education.

    You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 80 days. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

    The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is available online across Australia, and on-campus from the Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses.

    Not sure if you want to study full-time or part-time? We offer flexible study options that allow you to choose how and where you study depending on your needs.

    Designed in collaboration with professional partners, the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is informed by core theoretical knowledge and evidence-based practice in teaching and learning. It is underpinned by a strong research-practice nexus and is guided by our Faculty's commitment to social justice as a core value for the work educators do.

    This degree provides a professional nationally-accredited qualification for teaching Primary school students from Prep – Year 6, preparing graduates for recruitment in local, interstate and international educational systems.

    By experiencing a curriculum that embeds indigenous worldviews, education for sustainability, and health and wellbeing across discipline-specific and professional subject areas, our students come to recognise that relationships with self, others, cultures and place are critical to teaching and learning with children. We integrate a foundational understanding that the past experiences and present circumstances of children contribute to their capacity for learning. Our aim is to foster inclusive education practitioners with specific capacities to work with complex communities characterised by geographical isolation, social inequality, and a high incidence of trauma.

    By working with partners to provide accredited work-integrated learning opportunities in Tasmania and beyond, we guide and mentor our students to embark on personally and professionally fulfilling learning pathways of their own as they develop:

    • An empathic, critically reflective and global perspective;
    • Curricular and pedagogical competence;
    • A collaborative and contextual approach;
    • The capacity to work effectively in highly diverse contexts;
    • The capacity to be creative and resilient practitioners, and lifelong learners themselves.

    We engage with students at all stages of their journey toward becoming vibrant and engaging professionals capable of making a positive contribution to children's lives.


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of Overall IELTS Score of 7.5 (Writing and Reading no band less than 7.0, Listening and Speaking no band less than 8.0). PTE Academic is not accepted for this course.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    All applicants must also complete the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT). This includes a personal statement and a small number of multiple-choice questions.

    Course participation requirements

    This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course's Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. This includes external clearances to work with children and vulnerable people. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course application.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Primary) are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

    Our graduates work with students from Prep to Grade 6, throughout Australia and overseas.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    Professional Recognition

    The Bachelor of Education (Primary) course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.

    Fee Information

    For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 145,924 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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