Deakin University

Bachelor of Education - Primary

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Build a solid foundation in primary curriculum and discover what it takes to teach and lead young people. Deakin’s accredited Bachelor of Education (Primary) equips you with the essential knowledge and skills required to guide children through their primary learning years. From mathematics to science, the arts to literacy, you will learn how to teach across a wide range of subjects and specialisations. Through our Professional Experience Program, you will then put into practice what you have been learning. With the option to combine your personal interests with a range of curriculum areas, you will undertake placements that enrich and solidify your studies. As a result, you will graduate qualified to teach from prep to Year 6, with the confidence and ability to demonstrate classroom readiness and make a difference to students’ learning.


Students complete 32 credit points over 4 years including 80 days of supervised professional experience


  • Education
  • Education-literacy
  • Education-numeracy
  • Education-primary
  • Education-professional practice

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations, and has a minimum ATAR requirement of 70 including selection adjustments.All applicants must sit the Casper test. Casper is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Learn more about how to register for Casper and deadlines for sittings for VTAC applications via the VTAC website and direct applications via the Deakin University website.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.


Deakin's Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited with the VIT as a nationally accredited course for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. Graduates intending to apply for registration in Victoria should carefully check all requirements relating to this process specified at

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds
  • ATAR: 58.2
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 58.65
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • ATAR: 61.55
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Geelong Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

All students must satisfy requirements of a Working With Children Check before being permitted to undertake school experience placements in Victorian schools.

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