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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Handbook year

Information valid for students commencing in 2024

Course code

109310

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for Teacher registration in Australia.

Owner

Academy

College

Arts, Society and Education

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Units 3/4,C), General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3/4,C), and a General Science subject (Units 3/4,C); or equivalent.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of an overall score of 6.5 in Academic IELTS (or equivalent) with sub-scores no less than 7.0 in Speaking and Listening and no less than 6.0 in Reading and Writing.

The cost of the testing will be met by the applicant. English test results must be no more than two years old at the commencement of the course.

Additional selection requirements

All applicants for initial teacher education courses must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria.  Applicants’ non-academic capabilities will be assessed by way of an instrument applied by QTAC and developed in consultation with the Australian Council of Deans of Education.

Special admission requirements

Applicants wishing to enter the Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP) identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Proof of identity documentation is required.   Applicants must be located near RATEP sites in Queensland.  RATEP students must select the English/Literacy specialisation.

Post admission
requirements

Professional Practice:

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Coursework Enrolment Procedure.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card):

This course includes prescribed professional placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirements

Successful completion of Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is an expected requirement of the Australian Ministers for Education for all graduates. Therefore all students enrolled in an initial teacher education course (either undergraduate or postgraduate) will be expected to sit and meet the test standard prior to graduation.

All students must sit and meet the standard of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to graduation. The cost of the testing will be met by the applicant. Refer to

All students must successfully complete a final-year teaching performance assessment  (Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment [GTPA]) embedded in a subject and a professional placement of no less than four weeks in the final year of the degree,  prior to graduation that is shown to:

a) be a reflection of classroom teaching practice including the elements of planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting;

b) clearly assess the content of the Graduate Teacher Standards; and

c) demonstrate an understanding of moderation processes that support consistent decision-making against achievement criteria.

The GTPA is built into course requirements and assessments.

All students must possess dispositional attributes deemed suitable for the profession of teaching.

For all students undertaking the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (including those undertaking the program online), mandatory participation in a 3-day intensive Professional Orientation Program in the final year of the course is a requirement to complete this degree.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary), graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of professional knowledge and practices, relevant to all domains of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and other regulatory frameworks relevant to practice in the field of Education
  2. Critically evaluate and apply educational and developmental theories, principles, content knowledge and contemporary research to meet the needs of diverse students in positive and inclusive learning and care environments with an emphasis on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  3. Integrate curricula, pedagogical and technological knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, assess and critically reflect on learning and development with an emphasis on the needs, abilities and life-worlds, of students and communities in regional, rural, remote and tropical areas
  4. Identify, collect, analyse and critically review information to inform professional decision making and enact quality monitoring, assessment and feedback practices
  5. Establish and maintain positive, engaging, respectful and safe learning environments with students, caregivers and community and collegial interactions with other professionals through the modelling of effective, context-specific oral, written and digital communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Demonstrate literacy and numeracy mastery, while applying pedagogical strategies to develop, monitor and evaluate Primary students’ literacy and numeracy skills in a variety of curricular contexts
  7. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and technical ability to safely, creatively and ethically integrate technology and other learning resources into curricula and pedagogical design and delivery
  8. Develop and demonstrate intercultural and ethical approaches to professional practice based on broad knowledge of legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks that address social justice, equity, diversity and sustainability issues
  9. Demonstrate initiative, judgement, professional responsibility and accountability in complex and diverse contexts with a commitment to continuing professional learning.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Reasonable adjustments

All 番茄社区 students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

ED1401:03 Education Perspectives and Practice

ED1411:03 Science and Sustainability in Education

ED1421:03 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

ED1441:03 Technologies for Primary School

ED1442:03 Arts Education for Primary School

ED1481:03 Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning

ED1492:03 Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy in Primary and Early Childhood Settings

Level 2

ED2190:03 Health and Physical Education for Primary School

ED2193:03 Mathematics Education for Primary School 1

ED2194:03 Approaches to Oral Language and Reading Development in Primary School

ED2195:03 Science Education for Primary School

ED2196:03 Humanities and Social Sciences for Primary School

ED2491:03 Planning for Engaging Learning

ED2991:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Level 3

ED3197:06 Reflective Teaching Cycles and Positive Learning Environments (Primary)

ED3441:03 Technologies Across the Curriculum

ED3442:03 Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities

ED3443:03 English as an Additional Language/Dialect for Indigenous Learners

ED3095:03 Primary Education: Literature and Producing Texts

ED3497:03 Mathematics Education for Primary School 2

Level 4

ED4460:03 Service Learning for Sustainable Futures or ED4493:03 Service Learning in Health and Physical Education (Students in the HPE specialisation must take ED4493 as an alternative to ED4460. This alternative core subject is only available for students completing the HPE specialisation)

ED4622:03 Learning and Teaching in Rural and Remote Contexts

ED4486:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A

ED4490:06 Fourth Year Professional Experience B

ED4621:03 Leading Wellbeing and Sustainability in Learning Communities

ED4623:03 Teachers as Ethical and Collaborative Change Agents

ED4995:03 Education Across Culturally Diverse Contexts

OPTIONS

Select one of the following specialisations:

English/Literacy (RATEP students must select this specialisation)

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

EL2047:03 Children's Literature

ED4306:03 Students with Reading Difficulties

Mathematics/Numeracy

ED1491:03 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy for Middle School Teachers

MA2900:03 Mathematics Content Knowledge for Middle School Teaching

ED3098:03 Specialist Primary Mathematics Curriculum

Science

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry or BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes  (students who have completed high school Chemistry or equivalent with a High Achievement or better must select BS1001)

ED3196:03 Science in Context for Primary Science Specialists

Health and Physical Education

HM1061:03 Foundations of Movement and Physical Activity

HM2063:03 Education for Health and Wellbeing

HM3061:03 Planning to Teach Health and Physical Education

Location

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

番茄社区 Cairns

Health and Physical Education specialisation is not available in Cairns

番茄社区 Townsville (RATEP)

Available to RATEP students only (Mixed Attendance – administered through Townsville)

番茄社区 Townsville

 

番茄社区 Online

This course is delivered online with the exception of professional experience placement in Australian Educational Institutions as required for professional accreditation.

Not available to International Students.

Only available for students wishing to study part-time in up to 6 carousel study periods per year.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

*番茄社区 Online students studying will complete in 5.3 years.

Maximum time to complete

11 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

To ensure satisfactory progression, a minimum of three subjects must be taken in any 12-month period.

Students must successfully complete LANTITE prior to their placement and GTPA assessment in their final year of study.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Coursework Enrolment Procedure.

Special assessment requirements

Suitability to Work with Children Care (Blue Card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:  Education Blue Card

Students who do not complete the required number of days of a professional experience subject or a professional component of a subject, without the approval of the Director of Professional Experience, will be determined to have failed the subject.

Professional accreditation requirements

Successful completion of all subjects contributes to the requirements for the Queensland College of Teachers Graduate level of the Australian Professional Standards (APST).

Please also see `Additional Completion requirements’ in reference to the GTPA.

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY)

Approved abbreviation

BEd(Primary)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not Applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 72 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Bachelor of Educational Services.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special awards

Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure