Bachelor of Primary Education

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time equivalent offered over 3.5 years

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

The Griffith Academic Calendar is changing in 2017. It is moving from semesters in 2016 to trimesters in 2017. In considering your study options you will need to select semester for 2016 and prior years and trimester for 2017 and onwards. Find out more on the Griffith Academic Calendar.


To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Primary Education (BPrimaryEd), a student must acquire 320 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 290 credit points for the prescribed core courses including:
    • 60 credit points for Professional Experience and Learning courses
  • Award major pathway:
    • complete the requirements of one of the following award majors:
      • Health and Physical Education (Gold Coast)
      • Junior Secondary (Gold Coast, Mount Gravatt)
      • Special Needs (Mount Gravatt).
  • Electives pathway:
    • gain 30 credit points for elective courses.

This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.

Designated courses for the purposes of exclusion

The following courses which have a Professional Practice component are designated for the purposes of the University Policy on Academic Standing, Progress and Exclusion:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2701EDN Professional Experience and Learning 2: Learning and Teaching in the Middle Years  10
Tri 1 3701EDN Professional Experience and Learning 3: Safe and Supportive Learning Environments  10
Tri 2 4099EDN The Griffith Graduate Teacher  10
Tri 1 4742EDN The Griffith Education Internship  20

A student who fails a Professional Practice component in either of these courses will be subject to review by the Education Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program. A student who fails the same course twice will be subject to review by the Education Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.