Bachelor of Education - Primary

La Trobe University

La Trobe University's Bachelor of Education (Primary) allows you to specialise your skills in these areas: - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) - English - humanities/arts - health - physical education - languages (including Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French and Chinese). It builds efficacy in diagnostic learning, special needs, learning how best to teach and building relationship skills. You'll graduate prepared to meet the needs of the industry and will be ready to work in multiple education areas. In the foundation year, students build strong knowledge around professional literacy and numeracy with awareness of contemporary approaches to learning. You'll maximise your expertise and skills to be able to work in complex education settings. You also have the option to complete a sequence of study so students are qualified to teach as a Special Education teacher. The program is designed to allow you to focus on social work and well-being as areas of study to further diversify their employment options as a primary teacher. The course incorporates a national literacy and numeracy test, which is a requirement of completion of Initial Teacher Education programs and a requirement for registration as a teacher. All applicants accepted into the course are required to complete a Working with Children Check form prior to commencing placement in their second year. You must complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.

Course Fee:

International: $121,600

Entry Requirements:

VCE English Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE Mathematics Units 1 and 2, not Foundation Mathematics, or Mathematics Units 3 and 4 (any). All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students are required to complete subjects totalling 480 credit points. Students must undertake a minimum of 80 days of teaching placements during degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Curriculum Studies; Education; Education Studies; Primary Teaching.

Further information:

Applicants are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to their first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during their studies to ensure they are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test.


The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 8 years
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 4 years
Mildura No info No Part time 8 years
Mildura No info No Full time 4 years
Bendigo No info No Part time 8 years
Bendigo No info No Full time 4 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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