Bachelor of Education - Primary

University of South Australia

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) qualifies graduates to work as generalist primary teachers in schools, teaching children from reception to year seven. The curriculum is practical in nature and students begin work placements during the first six months. As well as real-world experience students are given the opportunity to fine-tune their learning with a primary specialisation.

Course Fee:

International: $101,600

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete a Diploma level or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program; and meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission. All applicants will be required to submit a 400-word Education Statement with their application about their motivation to teach, addressing the topic, 'Why I want to be a teacher and my understanding of the role'.


144 units comprising core courses and courses that are specific to the primary specialisation; students, as pre-service teachers undertake 18 units of minor to develop a specific area of study or a selection of optional courses as electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Primary Education

Study Pathways:

Further study opportunities - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Further information:

All students studying this degree will also be required to complete criminal history screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion prior to being accepted for work placements. All Education students who are completing any in-school or site observations, activities or professional experience placements must also undertake mandatory training in responding to abuse and neglect prior to beginning placements. All students will also be required to meet the required standard in the national Literacy and Numeracy Test. This test will be completed during the first year of study.


Successful completion of this program provides a recognised academic qualification which will enable graduates to apply for teacher registration in South Australia, interstate and some overseas countries. Applicants should note there are other criteria determining eligibility for registration by the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia and other registration and regulatory authorities. Applicants are advised to check registration requirements as they are subject to change.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00121B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Magill 69.05 No Online
Magill 69.05 No Full time 4 years
Magill 69.05 No Part time
Whyalla No info No Online
Whyalla No info No Full time 4 years
Whyalla No info No Part time
Mount Gambier No info No Online
Mount Gambier No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Gambier No info No Part time
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

Provider CRICOS: 00121B

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Receive information from institutions offering similar courses

Related courses