Course Description

Impact the lives of young people with a globally recognised teaching qualification that is always in demand.

If you’re looking for a career that makes an impact in society, then teaching could be for you.

RMIT offers four ways for you to start your career in the field of primary education:

  • Primary – become a generalist primary teacher
  • Primary/Early Childhood – be qualified to teach in primary schools and in early childhood settings
  • Primary/Disability Inclusion – be recognised as a Special Needs teacher, teaching in primary schools, and disability settings
  • Primary/ PE &amp, Sport – be a generalist primary teacher as well as being a specialist Primary PE teacher

What you will gain through this program

Studying Education at RMIT, you’ll gain the necessary skills needed to become a dynamic teacher and to inspire the next generation.

Our professional experience placements are offered within a variety of educational settings, so you can spend time in diverse classrooms to get a head start in your career.

Why study a Bachelor of Education at RMIT?

  • Employment record – RMIT have one of the highest employability rates of Victorian teacher education providers
  • Engagement - Learner engagement in the RMIT Bachelor of Education is the highest of any Victorian initial teacher education provider
  • Completion time - Our program takes 3.5 years to complete, whereas other Victorian providers generally take 4 years
  • Teaching experience – Students will gain a minimum of 100 days of professional experience, currently practising teachers are part of our teaching staff and some learning takes place in school classrooms
  • Mixed learning - Our programs combine hands-on experiences with theoretical knowledge to expose you to rich and engaging tasks based on the practical needs of modern classrooms, linked directly to the teaching profession.

    Tuition Fees

    Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
    International Students: $26,880 per year full-time


    4 years full time, 8 years part time

    Starting dates


    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 59.3% (national average 59.9%)
    Improved skills: 74.8% (national average 77.9%)
    Overall satisfaction: 72.5% (national average 77.8%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: 82.4% (national average 77.5%)
    Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 7.4%)
    Median full time salary: $62,000 (national average $62,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Course codes

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BP320

    Entry Requirements

    The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

    Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on the