Apply via QTAC or online for entry into the Bachelor of Education (Primary).

This is a four year undergraduate degree during which time you will complete 64 units. To develop wider expertise in a particular area/discipline you will select one minor, comprised of at least 3, but up to 4 courses in one subject area to form part of your primary specialisation (English and Literacy, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Numeracy, or Science), and an additional one or two elective courses.  Throughout this program you will complete 14 weeks professional experience. 

Completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will qualify you to teach in all areas of the primary curriculum, including:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Languages other than English
If you are an international student wanting to study Primary Education but have not met the English language requirements the 3+ 2 Education Pathway may be for you. 
3 + 2 Education Pathway

This is a five year degree pathway where students undertake 3 years at the undergraduate level (Bachelor degree e.g. Bachelor of Arts) followed by 2 years at the postgraduate level (Master of Teaching -Primary).

During undergraduate studies students must complete at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) study relevant to at least one learning area (from the list below) of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business)
  • Science Technologies
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages other than English

On successful completion of their bachelor degree students can progress to the Master of Teaching (Primary) program if they meet the required GPA of 4.5/7 and other requirements at time of entry. 3+2 Education pathway students will be given a CoE of 5 years’ duration, which is comprised of 3 years for the undergraduate program and 2 years for the postgraduate Masters, conditional on meeting the progression requirements.

Students who have studied a 3 year bachelor degree in Australia will be deemed as meeting the higher IELTS requirements as per the UQ’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

Here are the minimum entry requirements for the MTeaching (Primary) program

 

Blue Cards

To do any kind of work with children in Queensland you need a current Blue Card issued by the Queensland Government.

To be allowed to go on prac (be placed in a school) therefore, you need a current card issued via or linked to the UQ School of Education.

If you are not eligible for a Blue Card or are unwilling to submit to the vetting process you cannot complete the requirements of these programs.

Find out more about Blue Cards.