Course Description

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a pre-service teaching degree that prepares you for roles in Primary teaching, from Prep through to Grade 6. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach anywhere in Australia.

Throughout your degree, you will study core theoretical aspects and evidence-based practice. You will also investigate childhood development and behaviour, and study the various subjects you will be teaching. You’ll focus on literacy learning, including speaking, listening, reading and writing, while also studying other subjects, such as Mathematics, Science, Art and Music, and Health and Physical Education.

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 80 days. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is available online across Australia, and on-campus from the Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses.

Not sure if you want to study full-time or part-time? We offer flexible study options that allow you to choose how and where you study depending on your needs.

"We all remember that good teacher we had in Primary school, I want to be that teacher".

Craig Gooding

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Tuition Fees

International Students: $28,450 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 55.6% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 72.8% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.1% (national average 77.8%)

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

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 78.1% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 7.5% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $61,200 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: 43B

Entry Requirements

Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Primary), you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver

Normal minimum University entrance requirements will apply and you are required to have an ATAR score of 65 or higher.

You will also need to undertake the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) to complete your application.

If you are a non-school leaver

You will need to meet the minimum University entrance requirements through alternative qualifications or experience.