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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.

Unique opportunities

Study and work in rural and remote communities, capital cities and overseas


Median starting salary *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area

95 days of placement

Develop your skills with extensive hands-on experience


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


4 years full-time

5 years and 4 months online

Entry Requirements

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

View the international entry requirements for this course



Course detail

Real stories

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    Shae-Kia Carroll

    Bachelor of Education (Primary)

    At the end of my degree, I hope to teach in a rural community to provide unique learning experiences for my students. I feel prepared heading into the workforce, as I have been lucky enough to undertake professional experience in many different communities.

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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.