Bachelor of Education (Primary) (43B)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1

"The course is in Launceston but I’m from Hobart. I didn’t want to move away to study. I’ve studied online for the past four years, which has been fantastic and I’ve been able to fit study around my work too."

The information on this page is indicative of our course offerings for 2022. Information about our 2022 offerings will be updated in August 2021.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a pre-service teaching degree that prepares you for roles in Primary teaching, from Prep through to Grade 6. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach anywhere in Australia.

Throughout your degree, you will study core theoretical aspects and evidence-based practice. You will also investigate childhood development and behaviour, and study the various subjects you will be teaching. You’ll focus on literacy learning, including speaking, listening, reading and writing, while also studying other subjects, such as Mathematics, Science, Art and Music, and Health and Physical Education.

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 80 days. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is available online across Australia, and on-campus from the Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses.

Not sure if you want to study full-time or part-time? We offer flexible study options that allow you to choose how and where you study depending on your needs.

Designed in collaboration with professional partners, the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is informed by core theoretical knowledge and evidence-based practice in teaching and learning. It is underpinned by a strong research-practice nexus and is guided by our Faculty’s commitment to social justice as a core value for the work educators do.

This degree provides a professional nationally-accredited qualification for teaching Primary school students from Prep – Year 6, preparing graduates for recruitment in local, interstate and international educational systems.

By experiencing a curriculum that embeds indigenous worldviews, education for sustainability, and health and wellbeing across discipline-specific and professional subject areas, our students come to recognise that relationships with self, others, cultures and place are critical to teaching and learning with children. We integrate a foundational understanding that the past experiences and present circumstances of children contribute to their capacity for learning. Our aim is to foster inclusive education practitioners with specific capacities to work with complex communities characterised by geographical isolation, social inequality, and a high incidence of trauma.

By working with partners to provide accredited work-integrated learning opportunities in Tasmania and beyond, we guide and mentor our students to embark on personally and professionally fulfilling learning pathways of their own as they develop:

  • An empathic, critically reflective and global perspective;
  • Curricular and pedagogical competence;
  • A collaborative and contextual approach;
  • The capacity to work effectively in highly diverse contexts;
  • The capacity to be creative and resilient practitioners, and lifelong learners themselves.

We engage with students at all stages of their journey toward becoming vibrant and engaging professionals capable of making a positive contribution to children’s lives.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will be able to:

  • Exhibit the ethical, active and responsible professional practice which is central to Education as a discipline by:
    • Demonstrating the necessary attitudes and professional values to meet the needs of children and the education profession, including a commitment to care, social justice, indigenous reconciliation, inclusion, student engagement and achievement;
    • Demonstrating that they know education theory and practice from a global perspective, with a commitment to celebrating cultural diversity and promoting education for a sustainable future.
  • Exhibit depth and breadth of educational knowledge by:
    • Demonstrating pedagogical content knowledge across the range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary curriculum areas and professional studies units;
    • Demonstrating well-developed knowledge through a specialised elective and action research pathway.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of Education by:
    • Creating, planning, and justifying high quality learning experiences supported by well-developed pedagogical reasoning;
    • Analysing teaching and learning approaches and explaining why current educational knowledge is contestable and open to research and further enquiry;
    • Articulating the transformative purpose and potential of education in society.
  • Apply their knowledge and teaching skills by:
    • Incorporating insights from theory and research evidence into their developing teaching practice;
    • Demonstrating graduate level proficiency in teaching settings – notably in teaching literacy and numeracy - and attaining the graduate professional standards relevant to Education.
  • Communicate effectively by:
    • Demonstrating literacy across a broad range of communication modes and technologies in educational contexts;
    • Engaging with a range of community and professional stakeholders.
  • Apply Teacher Education Information Literacy [TEIL] capabilities by:
    • Identifying, critically engaging with, and communicating ideas in a structured, cohesive, and ethical manner.
  • Show their commitment to professional learning by:
    • Being independent, open-minded, and critically reflective learners;
    • Working responsibly in individual and collaborative contexts;
    • Seeking out - and learning from - constructive feedback;
    • Recognising the benefits of ongoing professional learning and refinement of their teaching practice.

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) are classroom placements - putting into active practice the theory and knowledge you have been studying throughout your degree.

As a student you will participate in a minimum of 80 days (16 weeks) of full-time Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as continuous ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 20 to 30 days, and occur in a variety of educational settings.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with a variety of primary-aged learners and learning environments. Your placement will involve active observation, participation and engagement in teaching and learning roles and activities. For Primary placements, the focus is on Preparation/Foundation (Prep) to Grade 6 learners.

During your placement you will be supervised and managed by a tertiary qualified educator (your Colleague Teacher), and be assessed against Focus Areas within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Overseas Exchange

The Faculty of Education has a number of exchange partnerships with Universities whose curriculum and teaching our closely aligned with our own. Find out more about the University's Exchange Programs at Student Mobility.

Become a Student Ambassador

Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

Career outcomes

"We all remember that good teacher we had in Primary school, I want to be that teacher".

Craig Gooding
Primary School Teacher

Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Primary) are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Our graduates work with students from Prep to Grade 6, throughout Australia and overseas.

Postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) requires the completion of 400 credit points including:

  • 350 credit points of core units;
  • a 37.5 credit point teaching proficiency and;
  • 12.5 credit points of Elective units and;
  • 80 days of Professional Placement

Your teaching proficiency consists of 37.5 credit points completed across the third and fourth years of your degree. The proficiencies available are:

  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Languages
  • Literacy and Numeracy 5 to 8 years.
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies

Complete all 100 credit points of Core Year 1 units.

 

This unit introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers’ work. Through reflecting on your past educational experiences and dispositions (that is, your attitudes and beliefs)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers an introduction to curriculum frameworks and the associated range of pedagogies involved in teaching and learning. Curriculum documents are not value-neutral; they are constructed by people who have particular viewpoints, perspectives and ideologies about education and schooling,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on early childhood…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Do you know how you learn best? Do you know what skills you will need to be successful in your university studies? Academic literacies are the skills that you need to engage successfully with higher education, and this is a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the foundation mathematics and numeracy unit for the Bachelor of Education. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon and to develop understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula; to consider the cross-disciplinary implications and opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous, histories perspectives and cultures. It encourages you to develop an ethical position grounded in critical reflection which will enable you to identify and challenge racial and social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the first of three English units you will undertake in the B.Ed. degree. The foundations of English are explored in two key modules, with the first focusing on the nature of language, culture, and how young people learn…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will learn about Music and the Visual Arts as key areas of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. You will become familiar with the research that supports the practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In year 2 complete all 100 credit points of Core units and 20 days of Professional Experience.

 

The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you are introduced to the principles of assessment of student learning, evaluation of learning programs, moderation of assessment, and reporting to education stakeholders. You will develop an understanding of various assessment, moderation, and evaluation strategies that are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the theoretical basis considered best practice in science teaching and aims to develop pedagogical content knowledge required for planning and delivering authentic science learning experiences for early childhood and primary education students. The unit is presented…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110/EPR110 in language, closely integrating this with the Literacy Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to a range of learning theories and pedagogies appropriate for teaching Early Childhood (EC) and Primary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the first of the two Health and Physical Education units, undertaken in sequence. One purpose of this unit is to develop your knowledge in relation to a variety of pedagogical considerations which are not only pertinent to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESH260 will provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach the new learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) to children in the Early Childhood and Primary years. In Module 1 we examine the sub-strand of History and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will examine the processes and pedagogy of design and applied learning. Information will be presented about the continuum of design and technology, opportunities for learning and problem solving through designing and making, investigating and devising solutions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Enrol in EPR100 Professional Experience 1 to complete your 20 Days of Professional Experience.

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

In Year 3 complete all 87.5 credit points of core units and the first 12.5 credit points of your Teaching Proficiency. You will also complete 30 days of professional experience.

 

The focus of this unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics in relation to education and teacher identity. It encourages you to consider how particular philosophical ideas inform educational values, how these values relate to your identity as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the foundations of second language acquisition. It has been designed to introduce you to the role of Languages within the curriculum, second language acquisition theories, an appreciation of the relevance of intercultural understanding, links to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century, with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every child/student and acknowledges the right of every child/student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will be introduced to drama and dance as key Primary and Early Childhood learning areas as well as core components of the Australian Curriculum. You will explore how students learn about and through the arts, with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the second of two Health and Physical Education (HPE) units. The unit aims to promote awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education in the curriculum from a generalist teachers perspective and provide confidence in teaching its…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will extend your understanding of disciplinary content and pedagogy beyond that which you learned in the introductory unit, EPR260.The Australian Curriculum learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences requires children from Prep to Year 6 to think about…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit presents the theory, methods and practice of teaching using digital technologies. You will critically reflect on ICT-based issues in light of modern theorists' views of the transformative effect of digital technologies in education, and learn to select and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Enrol in EPR200 Profesional Experience 2 to complete your 30 Days of Professional Experience.You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

You will need to complete a total of 37.5 credit points from your chosen Teaching Proficiency. Normally, you will complete 12.5 credit points of your proficiency in your third year and 25 credit points in your fourth year. Your teaching proficiency must be in the same subject area in third and forth year.

We know the impact that photographic and digital images can have on us, individually and collectively. When images and words come together to tell a story they can be entertaining, revelatory, breath-taking, and even powerful agents of change. In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete both of the units below, one in each semester.

This unit provides you with in-depth theoretical knowledge about the nature, structure and development of language from a functional approach and its relations to language and literacy education. It is built on the foundational concepts in the first two core…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit we explore the multitude of forces that have shaped the continent’s history from ancient times through to the present. We consider the extent to which Australia, and particularly Tasmania, has been moulded by factors such as violence,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will investigate the principles and practicalities of teaching a foreign language within a primary school context The unit will include evaluation and application of Languages teaching and learning theory and contemporary language teaching methodologies. Existing understandings,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a range of strategies to cater for students with diverse needs in learning mathematics. The learning needs may include: difficulties directly related to the learning of mathematics, such as dyscalculia; difficulties that are not directly related to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

¿Young children develop their abilities to communicate, make meaning, represent ideas, and problem-solve in many ways. Literacy development begins at birth, while mathematical thinking flourishes as they begin to explore their world. In this unit, you will explore how this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger,poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggeststhe 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmentalinstability, economic inequality and risks to social well-being on a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving, and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems with reference to the Java programming language. Beginning with the fundamental characteristics of computers and how they…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In the fourth year of the course you will complete 62.5 credit points of Core units, 25 credit points of your Teaching Proficiency and a 12.5 credit point Elective unit. You will also complete 30 days of Professional Experience.

 

In this unit, you will explore teaching and schooling from a sociological perspective. The unit introduces you to the way schools are shaped by wider political contexts that enable and constrain what education is and what schooling can be. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this culminating English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, and the work in ESH210 on literacy, closely integrating this with a focus on the Literature Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on your existing knowledge of appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics by extending it to include knowledge of relevant curricula (including Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, DEEWR 2009), the development of students'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the theory and methods covered in ESH150/EPR150/ESH250 Introduction to Primary Science Education. Where in the introductory unit, you planned a science lesson in EPR350, we shift to planning for strategies for the development of students scientific literacy.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Enrol in EPR300 Profesional Experience 2 to complete your 30 Days of Professional Experience.

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for placements on the Professional Experience website.

You will need to complete a total of 37.5 credit points from your chosen Teaching Proficiency. Normally, you will complete 12.5 credit points of your proficiency in your third year and 25 credit points in your fourth year.

Our world is in constant flux, changing in ways and at speeds never seen before. As education systems, in response, try to shift a 20th century preoccupation with what is taught to an emphasis on how to learn, how might…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is centred on the significant role of images and visual culture in children’s lives. It has a strong emphasis on literary multimodal texts, visual literacy and sensory literacies. Multimodal texts will include picture books, graphic novels, television, film,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Did the First Australians invent bread? What was the nature of Australia's ‘discovery’? How did Truganini come to be seen as the ‘last’ Tasmanian? What was Australia's convict legacy? Was Ned Kelly a hero or a villain? This unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Language Acquisition: Choose one of the units below

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of French. The unit places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese. This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in theChinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Mathematics is a key learning area for all students and essential to an individual's ability to fully participate in society. The teaching of mathematics at all levels is changing in response to research into its teaching and learning and to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Our world is in constant flux, changing in ways and at speeds never seen before. As education systems, in response, try to shift a 20th century preoccupation with what is taught to an emphasis on how to learn, how might…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Science is influenced by, and in turn influences the needs and priorities of society. It has a unique way of knowing and operating. However, science is not the only way of knowing. The process of science does not exist in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Technologies education provides rich possibilities for imaginative and engaged learning through activities such as three-dimensional printing, robotics, exploration of the ‘Internet of Things’, and product development. This unit introduces you to strategies to teach Technologies by focussing on stimulating students’…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You must complete a 12.5 credit points of Elective unit. You will typically complete your elective unit in your fourth year.

This unit is designed for students who wish to gain experience and skills to prepare them for teaching in rural locations within Tasmania, or remote locations in other Australian states or international locations, where schools may be small and classes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

¿Young children develop their abilities to communicate, make meaning, represent ideas, and problem-solve in many ways. Literacy development begins at birth, while mathematical thinking flourishes as they begin to explore their world. In this unit, you will explore how this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Did the First Australians invent bread? What was the nature of Australia's ‘discovery’? How did Truganini come to be seen as the ‘last’ Tasmanian? What was Australia's convict legacy? Was Ned Kelly a hero or a villain? This unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Technologies education provides rich possibilities for imaginative and engaged learning through activities such as three-dimensional printing, robotics, exploration of the ‘Internet of Things’, and product development. This unit introduces you to strategies to teach Technologies by focussing on stimulating students’…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Science is influenced by, and in turn influences the needs and priorities of society. It has a unique way of knowing and operating. However, science is not the only way of knowing. The process of science does not exist in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Our world is in constant flux, changing in ways and at speeds never seen before. As education systems, in response, try to shift a 20th century preoccupation with what is taught to an emphasis on how to learn, how might…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective teachers bring dynamic interrelated skills of curiosity, personal reflection and active research into their everyday professional lives to improve student learning. In this capstone unit, you will learn about the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is centred on the significant role of images and visual culture in children’s lives. It has a strong emphasis on literary multimodal texts, visual literacy and sensory literacies. Multimodal texts will include picture books, graphic novels, television, film,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with in-depth theoretical knowledge about the nature, structure and development of language from a functional approach and its relations to language and literacy education. It is built on the foundational concepts in the first two core…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Mathematics is a key learning area for all students and essential to an individual's ability to fully participate in society. The teaching of mathematics at all levels is changing in response to research into its teaching and learning and to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a range of strategies to cater for students with diverse needs in learning mathematics. The learning needs may include: difficulties directly related to the learning of mathematics, such as dyscalculia; difficulties that are not directly related to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Twenty first century education must meet the learning needs of communities and help to address twenty first century issues. As recognized by UNESCO, education for sustainability is an important part of this process. Consequently, this unit will provide students with…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The benefits of being physically active are significant for both individuals and the whole community. It is critical, therefore, that a concerted effort is made to increase the physical activity levels and to provide opportunities for all Tasmanians to be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is a practically based unit and is designed to develop your ability to teach dance, gymnastics and sport education. An emphasis is also placed on the ability to analyse and identify areas of difficulty in skill development for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with an understanding of health information, knowledge of the nature of health and a positive attitude towards being healthy. This unit is essential for teacher education graduates who will be promoting health, both directly in health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores Indigenous lived realities through an Indigenous lens. Using the theoretical concept of the lifeworld, the focus is the Palawa/Aboriginal People of Lutruwita/Tasmania but includes a comparative study of Noongar (WA) and Navajo (US) Peoples to demonstrate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores Indigenous lived realities through an Indigenous lens. Using the theoretical concept of the lifeworld, the focus is the Palawa/Aboriginal People of Lutruwita/Tasmania. The unit also includes a comparative study of Noongar (WA) and Navajo (US) Peoples to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

All students must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate the course. You must complete the LANTITE successfully prior to enrolling in your final placement. 

  • EPE101 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
  • EPE102 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

You can find detailed information regarding LANTITE here.  

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study

Domestic applicants
Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2020, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 64.95 The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your individual subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Applicants who have completed prior study at a recognised tertiary institution:

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).

All applicants must also complete the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT). This includes a personal statement and a small number of multiple-choice questions

Applicants who have completed TAFE or other Vocational Education and Training (VET)

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

In addition, all applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.

This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry). All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.

Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Bachelor of Education (Primary) students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE).

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

International applicants

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Course participation requirements

This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course’s Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. This includes external clearances to work with children and vulnerable people. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course application.

Credit for appropriate studies completed in an equivalent degree at another Australian or overseas University or TAFE may be granted.

Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online to discuss your credit options, and how applying for credit can fast-track your study and career in Primary Education.

Students who have undertaken appropriate studies in an equivalent course at another Australian or overseas institution of higher education or TAFE college may apply to receive credit for such study. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course.

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

If you do not meet the school leaver or non-school leaver entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary), you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Education Specialisation) as the alternative pathway to your preferred degree and career.

Students, on successfully completing the Diploma of University Studies (Education Specialisation) can then re-apply for admittance to the Bachelor of Education (Primary),and may apply for credit for the units undertaken.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $130,452 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards, worth an estimated $4 million, to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1, open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

HECS Waiver

Fee waivers waive the student contribution amount payable on a Commonwealth Supported Place.
They are sometimes referred to as a HECS Scholarship or HECS wavier.

A Fee Waiver can apply to an individual unit, a semester, a year of study, or the entire degree, dependent on the arrangements agreed to by the University of Tasmania with employers, State government departments, or as offered by the University in specific degree programs.

Education students are encouraged to review their eligibility for the following Fee Waiver programs, whether for personal or professional development:

Refer to Fee Waivers for the complete range and your eligibility.

For all new students, the Fee Waiver application is completed as part of finalising your enrolment, after you have completed your online application for your course.

The closing date for fee waiver applications is the census date applicable to your enrolment.

International Students

There is a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit Tasmanian International Scholarships.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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