3.5 years FT accelerated
8 years part-time
4 years full-time equivalent
$5,500.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
This program prepares students to teach in primary or secondary settings. Students undertake a foundation first year and then choose to pursue either primary or secondary education from Year 1/Trimester 3. Gaining practical experience from first year, students undertake professional practice throughout the degree which includes observation and participation in schools, practice teaching and community field studies.
If choosing primary education, majors are
Primary education minors are also offered in English, mathematics or science.
If choosing secondary education, students undertake studies in two teaching areas or one area and a major in learning support (Mt Gravatt and Online). Teaching area content courses may be offered on-campus only and students should check the timetable for individual courses as to whether they can be completed online. Students may need to travel to another campus to undertake courses specific to a Secondary Teaching Area that are not offered on their home campus.
Note: The Australian Federal Government has mandated that all students of initial teacher education programs demonstrate they have been assessed as being in the top 30% of the adult population for personal literacy and numeracy. 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 will need to organise and demonstrate a pass result in all components of the LANTITE prior to graduation.
The Bridging maths for aspiring educators course caters to all students who need to meet the maths subject prerequisite for Griffith Initial Teacher Education program. Successful completion means you could commence your studies in the next available trimester. * [Find out more]
The Bachelor of Education program is offered full-time on-campus.
The duration of this program (that is, 3.5 years full-time) is equivalent to a four year full-time program delivered in an accelerated mode which includes some Trimester 3 core courses. Trimester 3 is compulsory in order to meet the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Education.
Compulsory Tutorial Attendance for All Professional Experience Courses
In line with AITSL Professional Experience Roles and Responsibilities, Griffith University preservice teachers must reach an 80% threshold for tutorial attendance and active participation in the lead up to placement and follow on from placement for all Professional Experience courses. Students who cannot attend the full tutorial and thus cannot actively participate during the tutorial will not be able to proceed with the placement and/or complete the course. Students will be administratively withdrawn from the course and will need to contact "firstname.lastname@example.org " to request a new program plan.
Please be aware that courses in this program may not follow the standard academic calendar. After you have completed your enrolment each trimester, please check your timetable on myGriffith for details of when classes commence and the duration of professional experience placements.
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.
Students will undertake 80 days of supervised professional practice. Work component is 37.50 hours/week, across 16 weeks. Total work component is 600 hours. Students undertaking the Early Childhood major in the Bachelor of Education have a work component of 37.50 hours/week across 22 weeks. Total work component is 825 hours.
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 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.
Rather than teaching in schools, you could choose to follow a different pathway and you may find work at: training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, adult literacy, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy.
Students wishing to seek teacher registration in another state should seek advice from that state's appropriate professional body.
The Bachelor of Education is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).
The Early Childhood Major is recognised by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA).
In line with AITSL Professional Experience Roles and Responsibilities, Griffith University preservice teachers must reach an 80% threshold for tutorial attendance and active participation in the lead up to placement and follow on from placement for all Professional Experience courses. Students who cannot attend the full tutorial and thus cannot actively participate during the tutorial will not be able to proceed with the placement and/or complete the course. Students will be administratively withdrawn from the course and will need to contact "email@example.com" to request a new program plan.
Information for placements within Queensland
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 submit a Blue Card application. 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 must be submitted online by the student via the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website. There is no fee for a student Blue Card.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
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.
Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items: