University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Special and inclusive education is rapidly evolving, and with it the demand for specialists in the field is larger than ever. UNE’s Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary) equips you with the knowledge and practical skills to become a sought-after teacher who makes a valued and rewarding contribution to children’s abilities and development. Create an open and supportive learning environment to engage students with diverse needs and make a real difference in primary schools by helping children develop, grow, and build their confidence.


To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 192 credit points with not more than 18 credit points at 400-level including 100 days of embedded professional experience.Candidates are required to pass 48 credit points of discipline units prior to commencing any curriculum unit and/or their first professional experience placement.Candidates must pass both components (Literacy and Numeracy) of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to qualify for the award. The test must be passed before the final professional experience placement.Candidates must pass the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) during the final professional experience placement.


  • Education-special
  • Education-primary
  • Disability studies

Standard entry requirements

Entry is based on recent secondary (ATAR), higher education (GPA), VET study, or work experience. English language requirements must also be met. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English and any 2 units of Mathematics studied at a Year 12 level (or overseas equivalent).


On completion of the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary) you will have a qualification accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA), providing graduates with a professional qualification meeting the requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) for initial teacher education programs, and ensures all graduates meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Career Stage.Teacher Registration: Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state. UNE bases its degree structures on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) guidelines, under the AITSL framework for teacher registration. It is the responsibility of each student to check their eligibility to teach with the relevant state authority (including students who intend to teach in NSW).Applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements. As of the date of publication, the NSW Department of Education requirements can be found here. Both public and private sector schools can set eligibility requirements relating to academic performance (including GPA requirements) in a student’s degree among other criteria. Requirements to teach internationally can vary from country to country.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $107,520
  • ATAR: 77.10
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $107,520
  • ATAR: 77.10
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Further information

Students undertaking Professional Experience placement must complete a Working with Children Check, Child Protection Awareness Training, and complete an approved Anaphylaxis Management training program.

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