Professional Experience Unit (PEU)
Our PEU is dedicated to ensuring you gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for a successful career in education.
Face to Face
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
4 years full-time.
Face to Face
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.
Our primary teaching degree develops knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for a successful career. Key study areas include:
Gain additional expertise with opportunities to specialise in any of the following areas:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
ACE is the national professional association for educators across all sectors and systems, providing a collective voice for all Australian educators.