Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Promote life-long learning in young Australians with the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Develop valuable specialist skills needed for teaching in rural and remote areas and improve Indigenous education outcomes.

Five stars

for employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area


Median starting salary *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

95 days of placement

Develop your skills with extensive hands-on experience


  • Online: January, March, July, August, October
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

5.5 years full-time online study

Entry Requirements

ATAR 73.3

English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4,C) and a General Science subject

QTAC Codes

  • 313099, 313219
  • 313211
  • 323211

Course detail

Real stories

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    Steven Cromb

    Bachelor of Education (Primary)

    The lecturers are more than happy to take their time out and explain things if you need help. All of the professors have been dedicated to doing the job and getting everyone through and making sure everyone understands the content.

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    Tamara Acheson

    Bachelor of Education (Primary)

    I chose JCU because I heard that it had a really good reputation. The lecturers at JCU are always willing help you. This course prepared me for the workforce with so many opportunities to undertake professional placements in a variety of schools. If you love teaching children then education is the course for you.

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    Dr. Leanne Cameron

    Senior Lecturer, Education

    With the new online course, we can use technology to share knowledge with students who might find face-to-face education doesn’t fit into their lives. I did much of my ow university education via distance education and I wish we had the tools to make it as engaging and exciting as we can now through this course.

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    Jan Cooper

    Principal, Annandale State School, Townsville QASSP President

    Principals greatly value the close liaison between JCU Education and schools. This liaison ensures that pre-service teachers receive authentic and effective professional experience placements in schools. JCU Education graduates are well-prepared academically and practically for their demanding careers as educators.