Course Description

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) develops an understanding of education, equipping students to become teachers who utilise the latest technology and teaching techniques to engage children across a range of subject disciplines. Through collaborative group activities and school-based practical placements, students develop the skills to design engaging and effective learning experiences. Students are taught to identify and address diversity, tailoring the learning experience to the needs of their learners. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) offers specialisations in Mathematics and English.

Tuition Fees

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


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Starting dates

March, August

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.0% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 87.1% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.1% (national average 77.8%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 74.0% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 8.1% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $58,400 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: BA-EDUPRI1

Entry Requirements

2019 Minimum ATAR (including adjustment factors): 70

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

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (other than EAL) or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL).r>r>Non-Year 12 entryr>Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.