Bachelor of Education - Primary R-7 / Bachelor of General Science

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). Graduates of this double degree will be awarded a Bachelor of Education (Primary R-7) and a Bachelor of General Science. Students will be provided with the background and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Students will gain knowledge of science disciplines at a broad level, together with curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake professional experience which brings together theory and practice in school settings.


Students will complete study in at least two broad science areas together with science electives. Students will also study education topics which include education studies, curriculum studies necessary for teaching in primary schools, and professional experience placements. This double degree will enable some students to complete an Honours degree in Education through additional study. The course is available in internal (on campus) mode only and part-time students should note that most classes are held during the day. The course includes the required block professional experience placements.


  • Biological sciences
  • Chemical and physical sciences
  • Curriculum studies
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Education studies
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Technological sciences

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 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 therefore not 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 complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to commencing the professional experience topics.

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