Course details

CRICOS course code: 040836B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

As a primary teacher you will have a creative, challenging and rewarding career helping and inspiring children to develop important lifelong skills. You will become adept at managing social, cultural and developmental diversity. You can choose from a range of subject areas in English, mathematics, health and physical education, Indigenous education, languages (Spanish or Italian), science and technologies, religious education and arts. These subject areas enable the development of deep knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching. By selecting religious education and/or theology units, you will be eligible to teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools.

Away From Base (Strathfield): If you are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to participate in the Away From Base program following an interview with the course coordinator and staff from the Indigenous Higher Education Unit.

Professional experience

80 days of professional experience. Year 1: Community engagement in an educational setting, minimum of 35 hours. Year 2: 10 days, 15 days. Year 3: 20 days. Year 4: 5 days, 30 days.

Work placement

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period of professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher.

The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings. Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • primary school education
  • policy development
  • community centre education
  • private colleges
  • inclusive education settings
  • adult education
  • education and training roles in other sectors – e.g. zoos
  • correction facilities for youth or adults
  • research
  • special education

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 99,296; Unit fee: 3,103
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

Have completed the required studies at Year 12 level or equivalent.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum of 65 in reading and writing and a minimum of 73 in listening and speaking

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) with a minimum of 27 in reading, 29 in writing, 27 in listening and 24 in speaking

ACU English Language Test: A+ (80 or above)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and a minimum of 191 in listening and speaking.

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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