Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield


Sydney (Blacktown), NSW (not available 2021)

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy  that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

In addition, applicants will be required to demonstrate suitability for teaching.

All applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. the following prerequisites at year 12 level or equivalent:

Prerequisites: Nil

Assumed Knowledge: Studies in English (T); Studies in Mathematics (T)


Prerequisites: Nil

Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English and Two units of Mathematics Band 4 

Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach


Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); a General science subject (Units 3 & 4, C)

Primary and Early Childhood and Primary Teaching:

Prerequisite: a General science subject (Units 3 & 4, C)  


Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; Mathematics: Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination with a minimum score of 25) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4 (any Mathematics).


b. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may be selected following an interview with the course coordinator and staff of the campus Indigenous Higher Education Unit. They should have:

  1. minimum of three years’ work experience; or
  2. completion of year 12 or equivalent; or
  3. demonstrated relevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program.

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Education with a named specialisation in Primary and Special Education, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Education Studies units (Part A);
  2. 60 cp from Effective Teaching units (Part B);
  3. 110 cp from Primary Curriculum and Discipline Studies units (Part C);
  4. 80 cp from Special Education Specialisation units (Part D)
  5. 10 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part E);
  6. 0cp from LNTE110 Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic and LNTE111 Literacy and Numeracy Test units (Part F).

Other requirements

  1. Students must pass all professional experience components, including professional experience embedded within units.
  2. Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Victoria). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police Check may be required. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of a course listed below may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.

  1. Non-Award Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Bachelor of Educational Studies
  4. Diploma in Liberal Arts
  5. Certificate in Liberal Arts

A student who does not meet the LANTITE requirements may access an appropriate exit point if they meet the requirements of that award.

Progression requirements

Students must pass LNTE111 Literacy and Numeracy Test before they can attempt the second placement unit EDET101 Effective Teaching 2: Principles of Curriculum, Planning and Pedagogy.

Part A : Education Studies Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10
EDES101Educational Thought10
EDES103Understanding Learners and Their Contexts10
EDES104Digital Cultures and Capabilities10
EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10
EDES302Professional Communication10

Part B : Effective Teaching Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDET100Effective Teaching 1: Becoming a Teacher10
EDET101Effective Teaching 2: Curriculum, Planning and Pedagogy10
EDET200Effective Teaching 3: Engaging Learners and Managing Learning Environments10
EDET300Effective Teaching 4: Diverse Learning and Inclusive Education10
EDET400Effective Teaching 5: Assessment and Data Informed Practice10
EDET401Effective Teaching 6: Professional Engagement and Reflection10

Part C : Primary Curriculum and Discipline Studies

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAR290The Arts Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment F 610
EDEN100Foundations of Literacy10
EDEN102Children's Literature for Early Reading10
EDEN290English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-8)10
EDEN291English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2 (8-12)10
EDHP290Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)10
EDMA290Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-12)10
EDMA291Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2 (F-6)10
EDSS290Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)10
EDSI290Science Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (B-12)10
EDTE290Technologies Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)10

Part D : Special Education Specialisation Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDSE111Attitudes and Inclusive Practice10
EDSE211Early Intervention and Transitions10
EDSE410Children and Young People at Risk10
EDSE411Positive Behaviour Intervention Support10
EDSE412High Potential and Giftedness10
EDSE413Cultural Diversity and Refugees10
EDSX400Special Education Professional Experience10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDEN345Literacy and Diversity Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment10
EDMA163Exploring Mathematics and Numeracy10

Part E : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part F : Literacy and Numeracy Test

Complete exactly 2 of the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LNTE110Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic0
LNTE111Literacy and Numeracy Test0

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