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Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education

  • ID:GU610004
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

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 Requirement

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.

Course Information

International students must be in Australia and able to attend campus to commence this program.

Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.

This program prepares students to teach in primary or secondary settings. Students undertake a foundation first year and then undertake studies in either primary or secondary education from Year 1/Trimester 3. Students undertake professional practice which includes observation and participation in schools, practice teaching and community field studies.

Foundation (First) Year: All courses in the foundation year of the Bachelor of Education are offered across all three campuses (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt). Trimester 3 offerings of 1199EDN, 1399EDN, 1499EDN and 1599EDN for students who commence in Trimester 2 will be offered on the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses only.

Primary Education (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt): Curriculum areas include history and geography, the way language develops and works, mathematics, science and technology, health and physical education, and the arts. Students studying Primary Education may also take a major in either Health and Physical Education or Special Needs Education or Early Childhood Education or select one of the available minors. Core courses in the Primary Education Major are offered across all three campuses (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt). Students may need to travel to another campus to undertake courses specific to a particular second Major or Minor that are not offered on their home campus.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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