La Trobe University

Bachelor of Education (Primary)


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
4 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 600

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) allows you to specialise your skills in these areas:

- science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM)

- English

- humanities/arts

- health

- physical education

- languages (including Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French and Chinese).

It builds your efficacy in diagnostic learning, special needs, learning how best to teach and relationship skill building. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to meet the needs of the industry and will be ready to work in multiple education areas.

In the foundation year, you'll build strong knowledge around professional literacy and numeracy with awareness of contemporary approaches to learning. You'll maximise your expertise and skills to be able to work in complex education settings. You also have the option to complete a sequence of study so you are qualified to teach as a Special Education teacher. The program is designed to allow you to focus on social work and wellbeing as areas of study to further diversify your employment options as a primary teacher.

The course incorporates a national literacy and numeracy test, which is a requirement of completion of Initial Teacher Education programs and a requirement for registration as a teacher.

All applicants accepted into the course are required to complete a Working with Children Check form prior to commencing placement in their second year.

You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

VCE English Units 3 and 4 study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE mathematics Units 1 and 2, not Foundation Mathematics.
This course requires a minimum ATAR of 65, including all bonuses, SEAS and other Special Entry Schemes.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

With changes to the education sector being implemented in 2017, we have re-imagined our education courses to prepare you for a range of teaching careers in: - primary schools - early childhood education - special education - community - non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 600


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Additional information

All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement. Your statement must include information in relation to the following personal attributes: motivation to teach; interpersonal and communication skills; personal strengths; and learning goals.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 093396E