Swinburne University of Technology Online
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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Bachelor Degree

Course description



4 yrs

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Next start date



  • The Bachelor of Education (Primary) qualifies you to teach in primary schools & early childhood settings across Australia
  • Online teaching degree delivered by Swinburne Online
  • Set your own timetable & study when it suits you

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date

Online (full time)

Online (part time)

4 yrs

8 yrs


Course details

Entry requirements

Year 12, or relevant academic experience

Next start date
4 yrs
Study mode
Education institution
Swinburne University of Technology Online (RTO 3059)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.
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Course content

  • COM10003 - Learning and Communicating Online
  • EDU10001 - Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 1
  • EDU10002 - Understanding Language and Literacy
  • EDU10003 - The World of Maths
  • EDU10004 - Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU10005 - Indigenous Education and Perspectives
  • EDU10006 - Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
  • EDU10007 - Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development
  • EDU20001 - Developing Literacy
  • EDU20002 - Mathematics in Practice
  • EDU20003 - Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development
  • EDU20004 - Understanding and Supporting Behaviour
  • EDU20005 - Sustainable Education and Perspectives
  • EDU20006 - Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2
  • EDU30009 - Mathematics in the Primary Classroom
  • EDU30010 - Teaching Literacy
  • EDU30011 - Discovering Science
  • EDU30012 - Teaching Science and Technology
  • EDU30013 - Supporting Diversity and Equity
  • EDU30014 - Health and Physical Education
  • EDU30015 - Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P
  • EDU30016 - Teaching in Australian Schools
  • EDU40007 - Integrated Studies
  • EDU40008 - Arts Education
  • EDU40009 - Supporting Inclusion for Primary
  • EDU40010 - Assessment for Primary
  • EDU40011 - Teaching the Humanities
  • EDU40012 - Ready to Teach Professional Experience: Practicum 4P
You will need to complete 4 electives as part of this course. You can select your units from a range of other Swinburne Online courses.

Student reviews of Teacher Education courses

Student reviews of Teacher Education courses
Student review published July 2018
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
Very in depth and insightful. Ela’s are also extremely helpful and delivered well
Student review published July 2018
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
The course is fantastic for my chosen career and current lifestyle working full time, I manage to hand in all academic work as well as work full time and run a household.
Student review published July 2018
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
I enjoyed my online study experience and felt the support they offered was excellent. The content was interesting, relevant and we were encouraged to share our personal experiences from placements to gain further knowledge.
Student review published July 2018
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
I think the course is wonderful and full of amazing knowledge. I do wish Swinburne would offer help with securing placements and it would be great if they offered support with finding a job or guidance with what to expect for interviews and application forms. However, the team at Swinburne are very helpful and always willing to lend support where needed.
Student review published May 2018
CourseBachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Completion date2018
Study modeOnline
The course was very well set out and paced. The balance between theory and practice was just right. The content was delivered in an easy to understand way and support was always available.
Student review published May 2018
CourseBachelor of Early Childhood Education
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
The online study option is flexible. Blackboard was easier to navigate than Canvas. The assessments and content are relevant to the industry but should be slightly more practical in terms of lesson plans vs theoretical essays. The staff at Swinburne Online are communicative and fast-working, and the enrolment process is very easy. The eLAs are not always highly organised or well-educated on the topic they are tutoring/assessing.
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Entry requirements

From 2018, under the new AITSL and government Initial Teacher Education (ITE) requirements, all students applying to ITE courses across Australia will need meet suitability for teaching (non-academic selection) criteria as a part of course entry criteria. Contact a SEEK Learning Education Advisor for further information.

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites:

Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score.

Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Further information

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

What you’ll learn

As a graduate of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Effectively plan and assess a curriculum
  • Teach mathematics, science, health and physical education, arts education and humanities
  • Support diversity and equality
  • Develop language and literacy

Work placement

This course includes a total of 81 days of professional work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you can graduate ready to step into a job.

Placements are in 4 blocks of full-time work spaced throughout the course. You arrange your own placements with support from Swinburne Online.

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This course meets the academic requirements outlined by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT recognition enables graduates to register as a teacher Australia-wide.

Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this teaching degree allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.

Depending on your study load, you can finish your teaching degree in as little as 3 years.

Possible study loads

Accelerated: 12 units per year over 3 years

Full-time: 8 units per year over 4 years

Suggested: 6 units per year over 5 years

Part-time: 4 units per year over 6 years

There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.

Supportive, interactive learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • All learning materials included
  • Access your course through an online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors

In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries you may have around your study.

These Student Advisors will provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations and academic assessments, and assist you with any technical issues you may experience.

Familiarise Yourself with Online Study

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) includes a foundation unit called "Learning and Communicating Online". This unit is especially useful if you're returning to study after a long time, or are unfamiliar with online learning.

It will help you gain skills in:

  • written and online communication
  • collaborating in individual and group work
  • critiquing and analysing information sources

Upon completion of this unit, you'll be more confident about online study.

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