Course Description

The Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) is a teacher education course that aligns with the Australian Professional Standards for Graduating Teachers. This two-year course offers specialised professional knowledge and skills in teacher education for those who have a non-education Bachelor degree.

The program is designed to develop professional knowledge and skills to prepare students for new and changing educational roles as educators, to develop reflective practitioner skills, to ensure continuing awareness of the environmental and cultural influences on teaching and learning, and to better understand the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners. Graduates of this course will possess levels of personal literacy and numeracy broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the population. Primary teaching stream offers primary specialisations in subject areas.

Applicants can apply for one of three educational streams: early childhood/primary teaching, primary teaching and secondary teaching. The early childhood and primary teaching stream has an early childhood focus yet is designed to allow graduands the flexibility for teaching in either early childhood or primary school settings.

This course will also be suited to those who are seeking to upgrade their teaching qualifications in either early childhood, primary or secondary school teaching.

Teacher Professional Assessment (TPA) would be met during the course.

Students are encouraged to review the employer eligibility requirements as they can vary state to state.


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 53.5% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 72.2% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Charles Darwin University (CDU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.5% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 2.3% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $65,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: BEDGE