Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) has been designed for people seeking to attain an Initial Teacher Education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. Specifically, this course provides a qualification for those intending to teach children at the primary level of education. Students will develop advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education and in meeting the needs of children. Students will have four opportunities to engage in professional experience in schools, culminating in a final professional placement of 10 continuous weeks.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • The program is sequential and developmental in nature and consists of 29 units. This course includes core studies and option units, allowing students to specialise in an offered area. Unit content includes digital literacy, planning lessons, assessment, classroom management and understanding diverse student needs.All students are required to successfully complete compulsory professional experience placements in schools as part of designated units throughout the course. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment. The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states' requirements for teacher registration. No more than 25% of professional experience days may be undertaken in schools outside Australia. Therefore, students will only be able to complete one 3 week placement outside Australia and will be required to complete all other placements within Australia. None of the four professional experience placements can be broken or split into shorter periods. The professional experience must be conducted as a full-time block placement at the specified time.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to for further information on entry to this course.


This course is recognised nationally as an initial pre-service teaching qualification.

Study pathways

Students will need a Working with Children card and a National Criminal History Record Check before they go into a school placement. These will need to be submitted at enrolment time.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Kalgoorlie International: $127,100 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
Curtin Perth International: $17,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

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