Bachelor of Education - Primary

Edith Cowan University ECU

A progressive course dedicated to producing future teachers ready to enter the primary education teaching profession. A key feature of this course is the range and number of professional practice experiences offered to pre-service teacher education students, ensuring they can make the essential connection between theory and practice, while building both professional and generic employability skills in real teaching environments. Partnerships between ECU and over 650 schools allow for pre-service teacher education students to gain experience in diverse settings, including public, private, city, or remote schools, working with children from differing economic, social, ethnic and educational circumstances. Another distinguishing feature of this course is the opportunity to complete a formal specialisation in your Primary Education qualification. This enables you to obtain a deeper and broader level knowledge and understanding in a particular Learning Area at the graduate level, while maintaining your generalist knowledge. Units are also available in the degree that enable students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.

Course Fee:

International: $115,600

Entry Requirements:

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to complete the online Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer). The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership requires all applicants for Pre-service Teacher education courses (Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education, Master of Teaching) throughout Australia to provide information about their non-cognitive attributes. Further details and the scheduled dates for assessment will be provided by ECU as part of the course application assessment process.


30 units; 480 credit points; practicum placement

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduate Certificate of Education in Educational Leadership; Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL); Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education); Graduate Certificate of Education (Literacy Education); Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Difficulties); Graduate Certificate of Education (Early Childhood Studies); Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Management

Further information:

Related career: Primary School Teacher


This course has been Accredited by Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00279B

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Joondalup 70 Yes Online
Joondalup 70 Yes Full time 4 years
Joondalup 70 Yes Part time 8 years
South West 70 Yes Online
South West 70 Yes Full time 4 years
South West 70 Yes Part time 8 years
Mount Lawley 70 Yes Online
Mount Lawley 70 Yes Full time 4 years
Mount Lawley 70 Yes Part time 8 years

Study that fits in with your life

The world can be a demanding place, which is why we offer study options to suit your lifestyle, including the choice of studying part time or online. You can choose from our diverse range of courses designed in consultation with industry, and with flexible study options, you can balance study with work, family, life and everything else that makes you who you are. 

ECU courses

ECU prides itself on being relevant to the real world and our degrees have a large practical component. You’ll undertake practicum and work placements, as well as industry-based assignments, which can include opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, or discussion of real-life case studies. We offer a range of unique courses, including aviation, international hotel and resort management, maritime engineering and motorsports, as well as performing arts through the famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

With a diverse range of courses, including a wide range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding the right course from the following study areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Science 
  • Teacher Education 
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Removing barriers to study

ECU offers a range of entry options, such as portfolio entry and University Preparation Courses (UniPrep), which are designed to help you get into university. You’ll learn in a supportive environment from lecturers who do more than just pass on their experience and knowledge — they also listen.

Campus and locations

Joondalup campus
Our Joondalup campus is set within beautiful surrounds and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax in. ECU Joondalup has world-class facilities for teaching and research, and offers courses in arts, commerce, communications, engineering, law, medical and health sciences, natural sciences, nursing, computing and security, sports science, psychology, social science and teacher education. An extensive range of facilities, services and support are available, including a modern library with 24-hour access to the e-Lab, a medical centre, a gym, cafés and a tavern. 

Mount Lawley campus
Located in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley campus. Courses are offered in arts, communications, design  and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with cafés, a sport and fitness centre and a new Student Village. Our Mount Lawley campus is home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of performances and events that they host each year. 

South West campus (Bunbury) 
Located two hours south of Perth, our South West campus in Bunbury is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia, offering small, personalised class sizes and on-campus accommodation. Courses are offered in arts, commerce, nursing, social work and teacher education. 

Why 'Reach Your Potential' at ECU 

  • ECU has been ranked the top public university in Australia for most satisfied students in the QILT (Quality Indictors for Learning and Teaching) survey released in 2017  
  • We have a diverse range of courses, including majors, minors and electives, so you’ll have no problem finding the one for you
  • We have a variety of entry options available, including preparation courses and a portfolio pathway, which enable people from all backgrounds to enrich their lives and their communities through education
  • Many of our courses offer direct links with industry and organisations, by providing practical work placements and real work projects
  • We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions
  • Part-time and online study options are available for most courses, allowing you to fit study in with your work and family life. 

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