Primary education

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education

With this specialisation, you’ll be helping children achieve the best possible start in life – setting them up with the lifelong skills and experiences they need to flourish.

What you’ll be qualified for

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education. You’ll be able to teach children (5 – 12 years of age) in primary schools from Foundation to Year 6.

What you’ll be learning

You’ll learn how to develop children’s creative, physical, personal, intellectual and social capabilities – engaging them through a range of innovative strategies.

By studying contemporary child development, psychology, and the social and cultural context of education, you’ll have a solid foundation for understanding holistic and play-based learning, and how to effectively teach across the primary curriculum.

With at least 90 days of professional teaching practice in early childhood centres, kindergartens, preschools and primary schools, you’ll get a chance to put theory into practice and get a real taste for what teaching looks like out in the field.

Areas of study will include:

  • English and literacies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts education
  • Humanities and social education
  • Science
  • Health and physical education
  • Environment and sustainability studies

Your career options

Demand is always strong for highly qualified and skilled graduates. And with this dual-sector qualification, you’ll have a number of options across a range of early childhood, primary school and community settings.

At a glance



Note Range of criteria


Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC

Specialisation Details

On-campus at Peninsula: Full time

Students opting for the double degree course will be based at Clayton.

Start Date
First Semester (February)

'Placement during my education course has put my learning into a real life context. It allowed me to see the translation of coursework into real,impactful teaching.' - Scott Ho, Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialising in Primary Education and Bachelor of Science