At CHC, we believe that teaching is about the power of connection and helping students be the best they can be.
We are passionate about growing inspirational men and women to educate and lead the next generation with a Christian distinctive. Our graduates are in high demand for teaching positions in the Christian, Independent and State schooling sectors.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides initial teacher education for people who wish to work in primary school (Years P-6) classroom settings. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) contains four strands: Christian Studies, Education Studies, Discipline Studies (including Discipline Content and Curriculum and Pedagogy) and Professional Experience.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is 10 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
Bachelor of Education (Primary) course admission information, including the ATAR/selection rank, and student profile for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) can be found here.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
Year 12 studies or equivalent in English, Science and Mathematics
English: English, English and Literature * (Units 3 & 4; C or above)
Mathematics: General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics * (Units 3 & 4; C or above)
* or equivalent studies
Science: General Science subject (Units 3 & 4; C or above) *or equivalent Eg. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Marine Science
NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER ENTRY: NARTE
A personal teaching statement addressing suitability criteria including non-academic capabilities. For more information, see the QTAC Teacher entry page on the QTAC website
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 STUDIES
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 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.
The School-based teaching placements create authentic learning experiences and are integral to shaping teaching practice in primary schools.
The Professional Experience Program (PEP) consists of 115 days of supervised practicum undertaken in a range of schools. Placements are available in the Christian, state and Independent schooling sectors in both urban and regional settings. Students are required to hold a valid Blue Card in order to engage in PEP.
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 of Education (Primary) students complete a specialisation in English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics or Science.
In planning their course, students must consult the Education Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Students choose a specialisation in one of the following subject areas:
Fees & Scholarships
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.
We want to make sure you’re getting all the relevant and helpful information to ensure you are best informed about your higher education pathway.
A staff member will be in touch to help with your questions.