Bachelor of Education - Primary R-7 / Bachelor of Arts

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

This double degree is designed to prepare primary school teachers (Reception to Year 7). Students will be provided with the background and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Students will gain knowledge of selected Bachelor of Arts topics, curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake professional experience which brings together theory and practice in school settings.


Students will complete a major and a minor sequence in a Bachelor of Arts subject discipline plus other Arts topics. Students will also study education topics in education studies and curriculum studies necessary for teaching in primary schools and will undertake professional experience placements. A Languages strand can be completed by students who wish to teach languages in primary schools. Students may also take a Lutheran strand by enrolling in additional topics. The degree is available in internal (on campus) mode only and part-time students should note that most classes are held during the day.


  • American studies
  • Applied linguistics
  • Archaeology
  • Australian studies
  • Biological sciences
  • Business studies
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Earth sciences
  • Education-primary R-7
  • English
  • French
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • Italian
  • Law and Society
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Greek
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Politics
  • Screen and Media
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Visual arts
  • Women's studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.


Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $108,400 No information available No No information available

Further information

All School of Education pre-service teachers must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening letter before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards. Pre-service teachers who are not cleared will not be able to complete the requirements of the course. The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening and Licensing Branch. In addition to the above, students must meet the required benchmark in the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to commencing the professional experience topics.

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