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Primary Education Course

To learn is one thing and to pass on your education to others is another, both being two very different sides of the same coin. The latter needs professional skills, degree and expertise. Managing classes and guiding through a curriculum requires a lot of competence.

A degree in Primary Education is a combination of educational theory balanced out with classroom and hands on learning at primary set ups across schools. A designated number of hours of supervised teaching are meant to be completed as a part of your coursework.

Graduates in Primary Education most typically move into teaching jobs. In order to teach at primary schools which is from grades 1-6 in Australia you need to be a registered teacher. A full-fledged degree course in Bachelors in Primary Education is for a duration of four years. A professional degree is a must to teach which also includes supervised classroom experience to be job ready.

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Bachelors in Primary Education

A graduate degree in Primary Education equips you to educate young learners in their primary years (Prep to Year 6). A professional degree in this program which meets Australian regulatory standards qualifies you to teach in Australian schools. An accredited teacher needs to meet the requirements and complete a set number of supervised teaching placements in a school setting as a part of this program.

A previous tertiary or TAFE qualification can help add credits to your degree course.

Course Duration: 4 years full time or equivalent part-time


  • Completion of relevant subjects in senior high school or other equivalent especially for degrees which need a strong base in Science and Mathematics
  • Academic IELTS- overall score of 7.5 with no band less than 7.0
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Masters in Teaching (Primary Education)

A Masters in Teaching in Primary Education emphasizes hands on classroom experience and is a step leading to enter primary schools as qualified teachers. Assessment is based on many assignments and practical real life experiences from a class room set up. This course is accredited by the relevant authorities in the region where your university based out of and is giving you this qualification.

Course Duration: 2 years full time or 3-4 years part time


  • Academic IELTS with core of 7 (with no band less than 7) and speaking and listening of 7.5
  • Bachelors degree in Education or any equivalent

Visa Requirement

For all international students aspiring to take up the course the following are required from their side to secure a student visa

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist
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PR Pathway

Education and teaching are definitely the courses that increase the prospects of international students to eventually get their PR. After successful completion of the higher degree in Education or teaching, international students can apply for PR. The teaching profession in the skills lists are Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Needs Teacher, University Lecturer, Vocational Education Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages amongst others.

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Frequently asked questions about studying Teaching and Education in Australia

Australia is one of the top destinations for international students seeking quality education. Not only is it home to world class universities, cited annually by world university rankings, but your studies here will be recognized internationally.

With the progressive and innovative programs, not only will you learn through the most up to date methods and materials as a student, but you will see Australia’s top-notch education system first-hand that will help you in your own career after your course.

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Masters of Teaching (Primary)

*Does not lead to registration but can be packaged with a Higher Education Course

The Certificate III courses last an average of 1 year while a Diploma’s average duration is 2 years.
For Higher Education courses, Bachelor Programs have a duration of 4 years on average while Masters Programs have an average duration of 2 years.

VET Admission

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent
  • As low as IELTS score 6.0 overall (no score below 5.5 in each of the component) or equivalent*

Undergraduate Admission

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent
  • As low as IELTS score 7.0 overall (no score below 6.5 in each of the component) or equivalent*

Post Graduate Admission

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline
  • As low as IELTS score 7.5 overall (no score below 7.0 in each of the component) or equivalent*

*These are average scores, certain schools may require higher or lower scores for admission

Visa Requirement
Here are some of the requirements in securing student visa.

  • A valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • Offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklists.

Depending on your previous studies and experiences, you could be eligible to credit previously taken units towards your chosen program. This is so as to avoid unnecessary repetition of a unit you have already taken up in the past.

It will also help minimize the cost of the course, help students focus on other units, and shorten the course duration, allowing more time for practical training.

Credit Transfers are entirely up to the Course Provider and whether they will accept your previous studies.

After completing either a Bachelor or Masters Course, you will be able to qualify for registering to become a teacher with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). Depending on what state you graduated form, there may be slight differences in the registration process, but all requirements are updated frequently on their website.

As a graduate of a Bachelor or Masters in Teaching, you may be able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa*. Temporary Graduate visa holders are able to study, stay and work in Australia temporarily after the completion of the studies, depending on qualifications, for eighteen (18) months to two (2) years.

An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

After completion of a Bachelor or Masters, you can jump into a fulfilling career as a Teacher. Depending on what you studied, you can pursue a career as an Early Childhood Education Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Middle School Teacher or Secondary School Teacher. You might even progress to the role of a School Principal if you work hard and gain enough experience after graduating.

Opportunities are on the rise for Primary and Secondary School Teachers, and are in great demand for Early Education Teachers.  According to, teachers also have a much lower rate of unemployment compared to other occupations.

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