Bachelor of Education

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3.5 years FT accelerated
8 years part-time
4 years full-time equivalent

Credit points


Indicative fee

$5,500.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements




Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • 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

Assumed knowledge


About this program

Preparing you to teach with confidence 

This degree prepares students to teach in early childhood, primary or secondary settings. You will undertake a foundation first year, including a school classroom practical observation. You can then choose to pursue either primary or secondary education at the end of first year.

In line with our belief that education should be for everyone, you'll develop strategies and resources to prepare you to teach learners from diverse academic and personal backgrounds. Throughout your study, you will hone your curriculum planning skills, and build your confidence to design, deliver and evaluate lessons to ensure you graduate as an experienced and capable educator.

During your studies, you will undertake 80 days of supervised professional experience. We have a dedicated placement officer to assist in organising your placement.


Our primary education curriculum covers areas such as history and geography, the way language develops and works, mathematics, science and technology, health and physical education, and the arts.

You can also choose to specialise in early childhood education, health and physical education, special needs education, English, mathematics or science.


You┬┐ll learn the knowledge and skills to teach students through years 7 to 12 and can choose to undertake studies in two teaching areas, or one teaching area and the Learning Support major (conditions apply to some teaching area combinations). We offer a large range of secondary teaching areas, including: 

  • biology
  • English
  • digital technologies
  • food and nutrition
  • geography
  • history
  • mathematics
  • visual arts
  • chemistry
  • design technology
  • drama
  • health and physical education
  • physics
  • psychology.

Diploma pathway

If you don't meet the minimum ATAR/selection rank, you will automatically be considered for a place in the Diploma of Education/Bachelor of Education. This means you may receive an offer into the Bachelor of Education that is conditional upon successfully completing the Diploma of Education at Griffith University. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Education, you'll be transferred into the second year of the Bachelor of Education. 

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Attendance information

The Bachelor of Education is offered full-time on-campus, with options for flexible online study. It can be completed in 3.5 years full-time in an accelerated mode, which requires undertaking some courses in Trimester 3. Some courses in this program may not follow the standard academic calendar. After enrolling, check your timetable on myGriffith for course and professional experience requirements.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Students will undertake a minimum of 80 days of supervised professional practice: 37.50 hours/week, across 16 weeks for a total work component of 600 hours. Students undertaking the Early Childhood major in the Bachelor of Education will undertake 37.50 hours/week across 22 weeks for a total work component of 825 hours.

My career opportunities

As a graduate, you'll 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. Students wishing to seek teacher registration in another state should seek advice from that state's appropriate professional body.

You may find work as a teacher in the independent, Catholic and state education systems in Queensland, as well as overseas, many of which can lead to senior positions, such as a head of department or principal. You may also find opportunities in training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, adult literacy, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Education is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Professional recognition

The Early Childhood Major is recognised by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA).

Professional Practice requirements

There are some additional requirements for professional experience. Working with Children checks and successful Blue Card application are required. Find out more about professional practice requirements for this degree.


The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is administered and managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). While this is not a requirement for admission, all students are required to have successfully completed all components of the LANTITE prior to undertaking 2999EDN. Griffith University pays for the first attempt for each component by preservice teachers who are currently enrolled in an initial education program at Griffith University. Consult the ACER website for information about LANTITE testing restrictions and booking information at

Commonwealth supported students

  • The indicative fee represents the expected average fee for an annual full-time study load (80 credit points). This is based on average study patterns across courses and the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Education (1567)

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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.

Further information

Additional fee information

Additional costs

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

  • Expenses associated with placements.
  • Students may need to purchase resources for curriculum courses. Students completing the secondary education major will take teaching area content courses that may require the purchase of equipment particular to the subject area.