James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Education - Primary

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program prepares students to work with children aged 6 to 12 years (Grades 1-6) and across all primary school curriculum areas. Students can undertake this program either on-campus or via external (online) study. The professional experience component is an integral part of the program and examines the context, purposes and processes of teaching in schools. This course has specialisations rather than majors.


96 credit points of subjects including 9 credit points (3 subjects) from a selected specialisation. The course includes prescribed professional placements. Online study commences in March and September of each year and students study one subject six times a year to complete in 5.5 years.


  • Education-primary. Specialisations: English/literacy
  • Mathematics/numeracy
  • Science
  • Technologies
  • Health and physical education.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C)
  • General maths or Mathematical methods or Specialist maths (Units 3/4,C)
  • A General science subject. All students must meet minimum literacy standards as required by the Queensland College of Teachers
  • Plus Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card) from the Queensland Family and Child Commission. Applicants without a C-grade in Science can take ED0195:03 Bridging Science for Teachers at JCU prior to commencing study.


Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL); Queensland College of Teachers.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $121,600
  • ATAR: 73.3
  • Full-time : 4
  • Part-time : 8
JCU Townsville International: $121,600
  • ATAR: 73.3
  • Full-time : 4
  • Part-time : 8
  • Online/Off-campus : 5.3

Further information

International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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