Bachelor of Primary Education - Health and Physical Education

University of Canberra

This course offers students an exciting new option for those wanting to become a primary school teacher. As well as providing a qualification in Primary Teaching, it offers the opportunity to become a Health and Physical Education specialist within Primary Schools. Throughout the course students engage in a series of education and curriculum study units with a stronger emphasis on Health and Physical Education subjects. This Health and Physical Education specialisation will be strengthened with some of the Professional Experience subjects focusing on the specialisation. Students completing this degree will be qualified to teach years K-6 as either a general primary teacher or a specialist Health and Physical Education primary teacher.

Course Fee:

International: $102,800

Entry Requirements:

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course; ACT: English and Maths (T with C minimum pass); NSW: Higher School Certificate English and Maths minimum; Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check


96 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Pedagogy and practice; Personal development; Health and physical education

Further information:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible students must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7 and a score of not less than 8 in both speaking and listening.


This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00212K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 60 No Full time 4 years
Canberra 60 No Part time 8 years

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At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach.

We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment. 

We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community. Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.  

Our teaching is enriched by our research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us. 

UC has also launched its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 outlining a university-wide approach to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians across four main areas: academic, research and innovation, employment, and community engagement. 

*2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The facts

  • 78,000 graduates in over 100 countries
  • 17,000 students currently studying at UC
  • 1,600 students living on campus
  • 2,500 current staff
  • One of the world’s top 100 young universities under the age of 50**
  • Over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees available across 28 areas of study

** 2016-17 QS Young University Rankings

Study options

  • Flexible study options to suit your lifestyle
  • Practical work-based projects in every course
  • Graduate qualifications that are accepted and respected around the world
  • Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge

Our students

From Canberra, to every state in Australia, and all corners of the globe our Graduates are making a positive impact on the world in which we live. Click here to read some of their stories and see how a degree from the University of Canberra can truly be transformational. 


  • Accommodation guarantee for all first-year domestic students and all international students
  • Medical centre, gym, library, cafes, bar, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare centre and preschool
  • UC Public Hospital, a teaching and research facility, opening on campus in 2018
  • UC is Australia’s first bottled water free university
  • UC is a tobacco-free university


  • 10 minutes to the city
  • 2 hours from the beach
  • 3 hours to Sydney
  • Located near the Australian Institute of Sport and GIO Stadium

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