Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3&4, C); Non-academic entry requirements. Primary Ed students from second year will need a General Science subject (Units 3&4, C) or equivalent.
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous secondary studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
A minimum overall band score of 7.5 in IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking and a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing;
OR a score of at least 4 in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the ISLPR*;
OR successful completion of at least one year full-time Bachelor-level study where the language of instruction is English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America.
* The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, 9 Gowrie Street, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Applicants must also complete non-academic entry requirements to be eligible for this program.
Science prerequisites for Primary Education
Please refer to the Bachelor of Education Primary Prerequisites Guide for more information.
Note: If you have achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more component of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with your program application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the program if one or more component of LANTITE remains at 'unsatisfactory' after two test attempts for that component. Griffith University does not support reset of LANTITE test attempts.
As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. The Early Childhood Major is recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.
You will be prepared for a career as a teacher in the public or private sector which can lead to senior positions such as a head of department or principal.
An education qualification is also a good general qualification for many areas of work. Rather than teaching in schools, you could choose to follow a different pathway, and you may find work in: training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, adult literacy, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy.
Griffith University has the highest education graduate success rates in Australia. Our graduates are in demand and find employment in the independent, Catholic and state education systems in Queensland as well as overseas.
Students wishing to seek teacher registration in another state should seek advice from that state's appropriate professional body.
OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year