4 years full-time equivalent offered over 3.5 years
CSP available (more)
Overall position (OP) 2015
As a primary school teacher, you will bring foundations of knowledge to young learners.
You will learn about the key disciplines that underpin the national framework for learning and teaching and how to positively apply these to students from Prep to Year 6.
You will study courses such as primary education, curriculum and education studies, and professional studies. You will develop your teaching skills in exciting and varied locations and complete an intensive internship, taking responsibility for planning, teaching and assessing students in a real school classroom.
You may apply to study a specialisation in third and fourth years, providing you meet the academic requirements. You can choose from award majors in:
* This award major prepares you to work as a learning specialist for students with diverse needs in regular schools, and in settings such as special schools and education units.
The Bachelor of Primary Education is offered full-time on campus. The degree program is not designed to be taken part-time.
This 3.5 year (320 credit points) program is equivalent to a four year full-time program delivered in an accelerated mode; it includes some summer semester core courses.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the semester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
In Year 1/Semester 2; Years 2, 3 and 4/Semester 1; and Year 4/ Semester 2, you are required to undertake unpaid teaching practice and an internship which require full-time attendance at a practice location on multiple occasions. Placements may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area and may be some distance from the Mt Gravatt campus.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each semester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program are 30 credit points.
As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
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.
Before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to:
Students must hold a current valid Blue Card throughout the duration of each professional experience. Students may be asked to present their Blue Card to facility staff on the first day of each placement and should keep their Blue Card on them at all times while attending a professional experience placement.
The University is legally obliged to warn students that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application form. Further information may be obtained from Queensland Government Blue Card Services, the Education Professional Experience Office or from any Griffith Student Centre.
Blue Card applications can be obtained from the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website and completed forms can be lodged at any Griffith Student Centre. There is no cost to a student if they apply for a student Blue Card through a Griffith Student Centre.Information for placements in other Australian States
|Year||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee per EFTSL (80 cp)|
|2015||FPUG Band 4||$210.00||$16,800.00|
|2014||FPUG Band 4||$202.00||$16,160.00|
|2013||FPUG Band 4||$194.00||$15,520.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.