Bachelor of Education Primary - WEDP01 - 2018

Course overview

This course will prepare you to work as a teacher in primary schools (Transition to Year 7).

Through theoretical study and practical work you will learn about all areas of the Australian primary school curriculum including English, mathematics, science, arts, geography, history, and health and physical education.

You will also learn about contemporary approaches to education issues such as inclusivity; child and adolescent development; promoting positive behavior; improving the teaching-learning relationship; raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in primary schools.


The course includes four professional experience blocks requiring a full-time commitment, with a final block of 10 weeks’ duration.

You will have extensive contact with schools from the very first year and will be given the opportunity to apply the theory undertaken throughout the course and reflect upon it. You will gain an appreciation of the diversity of students and communities, and learn to respond as a confident and professional educator.

External students can normally complete their professional experience in their hometowns.

Criminal history check: Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children Check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Check and/or Working with Children Check are not cleared by the education sector will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not be able to complete the requirements of the course.


  • The Bachelor of Education Primary is a qualification that meets national standards for primary school teaching. You will learn best practice teaching strategies as well as soft skills that foster positive personal development beyond academic achievement.
  • Whether you are a school leaver or a mature-age student this course will appeal to you.
  • This course is offered full time or part time and you will have the flexibility to study on-campus or online, to fit in with work or family commitments. If you choose to study full-time, you can complete your course in just three years with our Summer Semester fast-track option.
  • Throughout this challenging but rewarding course, you can draw on the guidance and support of our own educators, and get prepared to embark on a fulfilling career in primary school teaching.
  • This course is accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory. As a graduate students will be eligible for registration to teach in schools across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as English proficiency and suitability to teach).


Graduates of this course can secure employment in primary schools or other associated educational roles such as curriculum development, educational planning, educational research and policy development.

Professional recognition

This course is in the process of being reaccredited with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory. Registration is anticipated to be completed by January 31, 2018.

More details about this course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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