The Bachelor of Primary Education is a four-year course, and is available on both a full time and part time basis.
The Bachelor of Primary Education course provides initial teacher education for people who wish to work in primary (Years P-6) school classroom settings. The Bachelor of Primary Education course contains four strands: Christian Studies, Education Studies, Discipline Studies (including Discipline Content and Curriculum and Pedagogy) and Professional Experiences.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Bachelor of Primary Education is 10 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
Bachelor of Primary Education course admission information, including the OP/selection rank, and student profile for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) can be found here.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
I am an applicant with:
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants who have completed secondary education in the last two years and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study of at least a completed Certificate III (with a GPA of at least 4.0, where applicable) and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants with completed higher education study, and applicants with higher education study of at least one semester (full-time equivalent) who wish to transfer to or within CHC, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with work and life experience who demonstrate readiness for higher education, including successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT), are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
English language proficiency requirements apply to all domestic and overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language. The minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry to the Bachelor of Primary Education are as follows:
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5 (at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking; at least 7.0 for reading and Writing)|
|ISLPR||4 (in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)|
The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.
English test results must be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
The English language proficiency requirements as stated above will apply to all domestic and overseas applicants who do not have English as a first language with the exception of those students who are admitted via the following English admission pathway:
Satisfactory completion within the past five years (from Canada [excluding Quebec], New Zealand, Australia, Republic of Ireland, United States or United Kingdom) of senior secondary or accredited higher education sector studies of at least two years (full-time equivalent).
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate in our Bachelor of Primary Education course.
School-based teaching placements create authentic learning experiences and are integral to shaping teaching practice in primary schools.
CHC’s Bachelor of Primary Education course incorporates mandatory school-based professional teaching experience placements (PEP) over the duration of the course.
|Bachelor of Education: Primary & Secondary||85 days||30 days|
|Master of Teaching: Primary & Secondary||85 days||NA|
Placements are undertaken across a diversity of contexts including 20 days in a regional location.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) course consists of four teaching and learning strands: Christian Studies, Education Studies, Discipline Studies (including Discipline Content, and Curriculum and Pedagogy) and Professional Experience.
As part of their Discipline Content studies, bachelor in education (primary) students complete a specialisation in English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics or Science in their teacher education course for primary school teaching.
The Professional Experience Program (PEP) is a primary school-based teaching qualification program in which primary education students complete 80 days of practicum and 30+ days of internship as a school teacher in a primary school, which provides for the number of days of supervised experience required by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) for registration and helps with career opportunities in primary school education. This teacher work experience consists of 4 PEP blocks, each of 4 weeks in duration, with a full day orientation prior to the block, and an internship block, of at least 6 weeks, with a full day orientation prior to the teacher internship. Primary education students undertake their PEP placements in a range of primary schools with which CHC has established partnerships over many years. These are predominantly Christian primary education schools in south-east Queensland. Students are required to hold a valid Blue Card in order to engage in PEP during their initial teacher education course.
In planning their bachelor of education (primary) courses, students must consult the Teacher Education Courses Guide for information regarding the teaching course rules and requirements, including the bachelor of dedication (primary) unit prerequisite requirements.
|Area of Study||Credit Points (CP)|
|Christian Studies||30 CP|
|Education Studies||80 CP|
Students choose a specialisation in one of the following subject areas:
Fees & Scholarships
All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.
Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.
You can see what you study costs will be by clicking the link below.
CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.
The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.
Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.
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