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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • First intake in 2018
  • First intake in 2018
  • First intake in 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • First intake in 2018
  • First intake in 2018
  • First intake in 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40106
CRICOS code: 095153G

Study primary education at UON

If you dream of inspiring young minds and making a difference, you’ll enjoy a rewarding career in the exciting world of primary education.

Primary school (kinder – year 6) is the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills, helping them to grow and transition into young adults. Use your skills, knowledge and influence to nurture capable, confident and well-adjusted individuals.

Discover how you can empower the next generation and influence positive change. UON Primary Education graduates enjoy diverse careers as specialist teachers, leaders and non-teaching professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs with 94% securing employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • Be work-ready with at least three professional experience placements (approximately 90 days) and ongoing Teach Outreach volunteer opportunities.
  • Hands-on and cutting-edge learning from day 1 through virtual reality teaching via Teach Live and Ed Outreach community experiences.
  • Gain priority employment by developing additional expertise to complement your core education studies – choose from 10 study areas.
  • Teaching admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree is designed for successful careers and will develop your knowledge, confidence and skills through both theoretical and experience-based learning.

Key study areas include:

  • foundations of primary education
  • how to teach K-6 curriculum
  • language and literacy development
  • psychology of learning and teaching
  • behaviour management

To diversify your skills and enhance your job prospects, gain additional expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal and Indigenous studies
  • creative arts
  • english
  • global education and sustainable communities
  • health and physical education
  • languages and cultural studies
  • mathematics
  • science and technology
  • special education
  • teaching english as a second language.

Throughout your studies, you will learn and benefit from virtual reality teacher training, professional practical experience placements, research, community experiences and ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Advanced study options

Postgraduate study in Education not only enhances your career options, it also allows you to further develop your skills and gain highly regarded expertise. Completing your Bachelor of Education degree at UON opens doors to several postgraduate pathways:

The Master of Special Education¹ qualification will increase your employability, as special education expertise is in high demand in NSW public schools and across Australia. Our Master of Educational Studies allows a range of other specialisations such as engineering, research, ICT and digital learning, mathematics, TESOL and others. Aspiring teaching and non-teaching professionals may also study the Master of Leadership and Management in Education to enhance their skills, competitive edge and career opportunities.

¹NSW Department of Education website


Career opportunities

Our graduates enjoy great employment prospects with 94% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree. UON Education graduates are both qualified teachers and non-teaching professionals who work in classrooms, various education settings and across related industries in Australia and around the world.

Being a Primary teacher goes well beyond teaching maths and ABC’s - you could find yourself inspiring the next generation of leaders; helping young ones develop social skills; developing programs to inspire early interest in critical industries like maths and science; or playing constructive roles in public discussions on education by researching its impacts on communities.

Careers may include:

  • Primary school teacher
  • specialist teacher in primary school
  • special education
  • english as a second language teacher
  • community educator
  • educational researcher
  • education publication writer or editor
  • education policy analyst
  • education consultant
  • curriculum developer
  • educational materials developer
  • curriculum evaluator
  • educational administrator

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree at UON is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Aspiring teachers will gain professional accreditation as Primary school (K – 6) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.

NSW Education Standards Authority

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017. NESA works with the NSW community to drive improvements in student achievement. They set and monitor quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools.

Practical experience

Practical experience

The new Bachelor of Education degrees are designed to increase your competitive edge and employability. Learning is more innovative and experience-based, ensuring that UON Education graduates are more employable than ever.

Enjoy hands on teaching experience from your first year and develop your skills through Teach Live where you will enjoy simulated classrooms and virtual reality experiences. First year students also enjoy community service experiences.

As you move through your degree you will complete at least three professional experience placements. This equates to approximately 90 days supervised professional experience in relevant school settings. Students also benefit from ongoing volunteer placement opportunities, a strong alumni network and an engaging online platform.

  • Teach Live – teach online avatars in a virtual classroom to enhance confidence and improve your instructional skills.
  • Ed Outreach - Enjoy experience-based learning and benefit from Ed Outreach community experiences from your first year of study.
  • Teach Outreach  - a volunteer placement program that provides hands-on experience at local schools, centres and community organisations.
  • NuTeach - an online platform that houses a wide range of resources and provides the space and opportunity to network and collaborate with our 6,000+ Education students and 150+ staff in Australia and around the world.