James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Education - Primary

James Cook University JCU

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

Learn to establish positive and engaging learning environments for primary school students. Benefit from a wide range of placement opportunities across your degree in regional, rural and remote areas. Develop skills to improve Indigenous education outcomes and leverage a world-class education into a career that will change lives, including your own. Focus on the curriculum for children from Prep to Year Six. You’ll learn methods for engaging students through creative activities and strategies, establishing routines and patterns, and maintaining positive, respectful learning environments. Develop skills for leading a classroom, including inclusive teaching methods that ensure the success of each of your students. Experience relevant workplace learning in primary school settings. Gain professional experience from your first year of study in state, Catholic, and independent schools. Over the course of your Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree, you’ll undertake 95 days of placement. In your final year, you will complete a mandatory five-day intensive Professional Orientation Program, ensuring that you’re ready to take on your career in education with confidence.


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) and a General Science subject


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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $123,840
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years
JCU Online International: $123,840
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years
JCU Townsville International: $123,840
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years

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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