ATAR cut-off
61.15
73.70 (Median ATAR)
62.50
73.70 (Median ATAR)
63.10
73.70 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12367
CRICOS code: 084161K

Study primary teaching at UON

If you believe that children are our future, we believe you are.

Discover how you can empower the next generation and influence positive change within classrooms and communities. Primary school is the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills. If you are passionate about children and education, you will enjoy a fulfilling career in the exciting world of primary education.

Our graduates work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs - 94% of our primary teaching graduates from 2016 secured employment within four months of graduating.
  • Be work-ready with at least three professional experience placements (approximately 90 days) and ongoing volunteer opportunities.
  • Teaching admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.
  • Gain priority employment by developing expertise in another subject to complement your core studies – choose from 10 specialist areas.
  • Flexible career paths allow our graduates to work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals in various related sectors.

Teaching scholarships

What you will study

Our primary teaching degree develops knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for a successful career. 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

Gain additional expertise with opportunities to specialise in any of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal and Indigenous studies
  • creative arts
  • digital technology and teaching the digital generation
  • engaging through science and maths
  • global education and sustainable communities
  • health and physical education
  • languages and cultural studies
  • religion education
  • teaching English as an additional language or dialect

We are also one of the only universities in the country where you also get an honours level qualification as part of your Teaching degree. UON graduates leverage their honours qualifications to their advantage, pursuing higher positions, competitive salaries and career progression. As part of the honours component you can choose from three study pathways.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

In the field of primary education, you can truly make a difference shaping the future of individuals, communities and societies. Graduates of this program will be eligible to work as K-6 (Primary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.

Our teaching graduates are trained specialists and qualified teachers. While most study teaching to become teachers, our qualifications will open doors to a multitude of other careers in related industries.

The following list provides some typical example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours). Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours).

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) degree at UON is accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards NSW (BOSTES). Graduates will be eligible to register with BOSTES.

BOSTES

BOSTES | Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (logo)

BOSTES was created by the NSW Government in 2014 to sustain and improve the already high standards of achievement in NSW schools.

BOSTES brings together the curriculum, teaching, assessment, registration and policy functions previously provided by the Board of Studies NSW, and the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Practical experience

Practical experience is a critical component of your studies. You will complete at least three professional experience placements during your degree. This equates to approximately 90 days supervised professional experience in relevant school settings from your second to fourth years of study.

Gain more intensive work experience through ongoing volunteer opportunities in local schools through:

  • Teach Outreach is a volunteer placement program run by our School of Education. This program provides hands-on experience at local schools, centres and community organisations.
  • NuTeach is an online platform for our 6,000+ Education students and 150+ staff in Australia and around the world. This space provides opportunities to network and collaborate, as well as to develop your professional identity.
Global Learning Equity Network

GLEN aims to transform teacher education in order to revolutionise how we nurture and inspire children to lead amazing lives.

Australian College of Educators (ACE)

ACE is the national professional association for educators across all sectors and systems, providing a collective voice for all Australian educators.