Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Education and
Bachelor of Education with Honours
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Pass degree course pre-requisites
Honours degree course pre-requisites
may be invited to undertake the Honours degree by the Head of School
Pass Degree Additional selection requirements
All students must meet minimum literacy standards as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.
IELTS: International applicants and applicants with English as a second language must provide evidence of English language competence achieving an overall band score of 7.0 and no less than 7.0 in each sub band. The cost of the testing will be met by the applicant. English test results must be no more than two years old.
Applicants for this course are required by law to hold a valid Suitability to Work with Children Card before undertaking teaching practicum in a school.
Applicants wishing to teach secondary science subjects also need Chemistry and Maths B.
Applicants wishing to teach secondary and middle school mathematics require Maths B.
Pass Degree Special admission requirements
Applicants wishing to enter the RATEP Primary major must nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Proof of identity documentation is required. Applicants must be located near RATEP sites in Queensland (see http://www.ratep.jcu.edu.au).
The Honours degree is available only to students admitted to the Bachelor of Education at this university and undertaking one of the following majors:
Candidates undertaking other majors may apply for admission to Bachelor of Education with Honours
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
96 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
For students undertaking the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Education Major online, participation in a 5 day intensive Professional Orientation Program on campus at the start of the final year of the course is a requirement to complete this degree. This program may be undertaken at either the Cairns or Townsville Campus.
ED1401:03 Foundations of Education
ED1421:03 Foundation of Language and Literacies in Education
ED1441:03 Foundation of Educational Technologies
ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology
ED2488:03 Second Year Professional Experience
ED2491:03 Teaching for Learning 1
ED2990:03 Education for Cultural Diversity
ED3488:03 Third Year Professional Experience
ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A
ED4489:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B
Select a major from the table below
Type of major
Credit points in major
66 credit points
Cairns offers on-campus only
Thursday Island offers on-line only
Townsville offers both on-campus and on-line
Expected time to complete
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Further information about placements e.g. Suitability to Work with Children Card can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .
Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.
Special assessment requirements
Suitability to Work with Children Care (blue card):
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.
For more information, refer to:
Candidates who do not complete the required number of days of a professional experience subject or a professional component of a subject, without the approval of the Director of Professional Experience, will be determined to have failed the subject.
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
3 credit points (only permitted in a non-Education discipline)
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
63 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Candidates may seek approval to do concurrent studies at another university in approved disciplines not offered at this university. Candidates normally will be granted a maximum of 15 credit points of advanced standing for these studies.
The maximum advanced standing allowable for professional development courses within the degree is three credit points except where one course is judged to be larger in size than one faculty subject.
Advanced standing may be granted for professional development courses smaller than a faculty subject. However, no credit will be given for courses smaller than two credit points, or equivalent.
Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) may apply where a teacher education student can clearly demonstrate outcomes relevant to a specific professional experience component of a Bachelor of Education program. If these outcomes can be demonstrated, the pre-service teacher will be granted advanced standing for a part of the requisite days of the professional experience requirement. Demonstration of attainment of outcomes may be in the form of professional experience reports from other institutions and/or statements of teaching or related service.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
The major studied shall not appear on the testamur.
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 72 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Bachelor of Education Services.