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Bachelor

Off-Campus
Help shape the minds of the future; become a primary teacher. With a Swinburne Bachelor of Education (Primary) you will be qualified to teach in primary schools across Australia.
Entry Requirements
Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

Entry via non-teaching pathway degree.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites
  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (other than EAL) or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language
Additional requirementsCASPer

All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must successfully complete the CASPer assessment. CASPer is a non-academic suitability assessment tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

It is an Australian Government accreditation requirement that all initial teacher education courses include non-academic selection criteria.

To ensure you don't miss the CASPer deadlines and to register for your sitting or for further information about the test, visit takecasper.com.

For current Year 12 students, to ensure you meet VTAC deadlines go to www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html.

Admission to this course will consider both academic and non-academic results.

CASPer suitability tool
If you're looking to apply for our Bachelor of Education (Primary) course you will need to complete the CASPer suitability tool. Get in touch with a Course Consultant to find out more information.

English language proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course.
The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Working with Children Check and Police Check

All enrolled students must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority). A Police Check may also be required by a school prior to a placement. For a list of each state's requirements see www.careforkids.com.au.

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education

To be eligible to graduate, students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE), which is required to become a registered teacher. This test is run externally at the applicant's expense. Applicants must disclose all previous LANTITE attempts (if any) through a personal statement and upload the results for each attempt. Applicants who have unsuccessfully attempted LANTITE three or more times will not be eligible to receive an offer for this course.

Once enrolled, all applicants must provide relevant Child Safety Screening clearance as your state of residence requires and maintain clearances throughout the duration of the program.

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.

Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

Bachelor

Off-Campus
For young children, the time leading up to entering primary school is an important one, in which a child grows both physically and mentally, and cognitive skills develop at a faster rate than at any other time of life.
Entry Requirements

One of:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees).

Course Prerequisites

VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent.

Non-Year 12 Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees).

Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

Other Requirements

All enrolled students must maintain a current Working with Children Check from the appropriate State Authority.

A Police Check may also be required by a school prior to a placement.

Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

Bachelor

Off-Campus
Help young children develop the skills they'll use for a lifetime; choose a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) online.
Entry Requirements
Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

Entry via non-teaching pathway degree.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites
  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (other than EAL) or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language
Additional requirementsCASPer

All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must successfully complete the CASPer assessment. CASPer is a non-academic suitability assessment tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

It is an Australian Government accreditation requirement that all initial teacher education courses include non-academic selection criteria.

To ensure you don't miss the CASPer deadlines and to register for your sitting or for further information about the test, visit takecasper.com.

For current Year 12 students, to ensure you meet VTAC deadlines go to www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html.

Admission to this course will consider both academic and non-academic results.

CASPer suitability tool
If you're looking to apply for our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) course you will need to complete the CASPer suitability tool. Get in touch with a Course Consultant to find out more information.

English language proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course.
The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Working with Children Check and Police Check

All enrolled students must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority). A Police Check may also be required by a school prior to a placement. For a list of each state's requirements see www.careforkids.com.au.

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education

To be eligible to graduate, students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE), which is required to become a registered teacher. This test is run externally at the applicant's expense. Applicants must disclose all previous LANTITE attempts (if any) through a personal statement and upload the results for each attempt. Applicants who have unsuccessfully attempted LANTITE three or more times will not be eligible to receive an offer for this course.

Once enrolled, all applicants must provide relevant Child Safety Screening clearance as your state of residence requires and maintain clearances throughout the duration of the program.

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.

Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

Masters (Coursework)

Off-Campus
Help children get the start they deserve; become a primary teacher. If you have an undergraduate degree and want to take the next step into teaching, a Swinburne Master of Teaching will qualify you to teach in primary schools across Australia.
Entry Requirements

To gain entry to this course, applicants must have completed a recognised bachelor degree relevant in one or more areas of the Primary curriculum and meet the English language requirements.

CASPer suitability tool
From 2018, under the new AITSL and government Initial Teacher Education (ITE) requirements, all students applying to ITE courses across Australia will need meet suitability for teaching (non-academic selection) criteria as a part of course entry criteria.

If you're looking to apply for our Master of Teaching (Primary) course, you will need to complete the CASPer suitability tool.

Get in touch with a Course Consultant to find out more information.

Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

Graduate Certificate

Off-Campus
If you have set your sights on a career as an education professional and you have an undergraduate degree, then make the online Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies your next step.
Entry Requirements

To gain entry to this course, applicants must have completed a recognised undergraduate degree.

For more information, please contact a Course Consultant on 1300 110 146.

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.

Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Duration
6 months full-time
Study Mode
Online

Masters (Coursework)

Educators, mentors and role models all at once: primary teachers have to wear many hats. Always working for the education and well-being of their students, being a primary school teacher is one of the most rewarding careers out there.
Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor's degree with at least one area relevant to primary teaching in order to meet the curriculum requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements. Under AITSL guidelines, applicants will also need to complete an online interview to assess capabilities, talents and personal attributes that are relevant to the teaching profession (non-academic selection).

Application is only open to students studying in New South Wales.

Western Sydney University's Inherent Requirements

Intake Months
Feb, May, Sep
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$34,400 total
Graduate Satisfaction
77.80%

Diploma

Bankstown, Nirimba
Open up to a world of options. This course is your first academic step towards a rewarding teaching career. It will also give you the skills you need to explore your prospects beyond the classroom.
Intake Months
Mar, Oct
Duration
16 months full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
80.40%

Diploma

Nirimba
Be prepared for a world of great career options in the visual media. This course is also your first academic step towards a rewarding teaching career.
Intake Months
Mar, Oct
Duration
16 months full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
80.40%