Bachelor of Education - Primary

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program focuses on the Primary years (from Prep to Year 6) and offers students the opportunity to gain the unique knowledge and expertise needed to educate young learners. Students can choose to complete their professional experience at any Australian school and have the opportunity to experience working as an educator in a variety of locations including rural placements. Completing one of their professional experiences overseas is also an option.

Course Fee:

International: $90,880

Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Criteria: English (4 SA) or equivalent; Mathematics A, B or C (4 SA) or equivalent; Science21 (4 SA) or equivalent. English Language Proficiency category 5. Non-academic entry criteria: Submission of a 1000-word personal statement, detailing interest in teaching children/young people and involvement in personal learning and leadership activities. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


32 units (10 core courses; 10 shared courses; 5 specialisation courses; 7 electives), including 105 days of professional experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-primary (prep-6)

Study Pathways:

Students may seek exemption from units on the basis of documented prior study at University level or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Further information:

Professional experiences provide students with a practical opportunity to put theory into practice. A Working with Children Suitability Check (Blue Card or Exemption Card) is required before professional experience placements can commence if working with children under the age of 18 years of age in QLD. If students are completing professional experience outside of QLD, it is the student's responsibility to meet the requirements of the relevant state or territory. Not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in on-campus mode at Toowoomba and Springfield campuses.


Queensland College of Teachers (QCT); Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 9 years
Springfield No info Yes Online 4 years
Springfield No info Yes
Springfield No info Yes Full time 4 years
Springfield No info Yes Part time 9 years

At the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), you won’t just gain knowledge, we’ll help you discover belief. Belief that you can do it. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

USQ redefines flexible and online study and we are determined to prepare you for the virtual workforce. 

We are proud to be ranked Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time work^. In just over 50 years as a higher education provider, we have become internationally recognized for our practical, world-class research that delivers high impact solutions, and teaching excellence. 

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 77% of our students who study online with us, one of the top 3 Australian universities for online study*. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

If you’re looking to study a pathway program, or your first degree, we provide personalised support to help you reach your career goals. 

We offer degrees in:
  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 
Make this year the start of something great. With the option to study online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, we’ll help you unleash the courage to achieve your dreams. 

^ Graduations Destinations Survey, 2014-2016. 
* Online Study Australia, 2017.

USQ Research 

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a young, dynamic regional university that has evolved into a multi-campus teaching and research institution that provides education and research impact worldwide. 
USQ’s research and research training programs position the institution to support Australia’s innovation agenda, play a major role in regional development, and maintain a culture of scholarship and excellence that informs and inspires its learning and teaching program. 

We are committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance, but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders contributing to innovation that benefits our communities and the nation. 

USQ’s areas of research focus include:  
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness;
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology;
  • Digital Studies, principally the Digital Life initiative;
  • Environmental Sciences; 
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences, principally Regional Health and Wellbeing; 
  • Materials and Mechanical Engineering;
  • Mathematical and Data Sciences, principally Computational; 
  • Mathematics and Space Sciences; and  
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.


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