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Duration

4 year/s full-time
8 year/s part-time
4 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

320

Course code

WEDP01
SATAC/UAC codes
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Overview

The Bachelor of Education Primary prepares you to become a primary school teacher and teach Transition to Year 6/7.

As a primary school teacher, you will be vital to a student's learning process. You will guide and develop their skills through the various key learning systems of education during their early years at school.

In this course you will learn about

  • the school curriculum
  • contemporary approaches to issues in education, such as inclusivity
  • child and adolescent development
  • promoting positive behaviour
  • improving the teaching-learning relationship in the classroom
  • raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education
  • Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
  • developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in primary settings.

Practical experience: You will complete a minimum of 80 days of supervised practice teaching.

You can study a Bachelor of Education Primary online or on campus, part-time or full-time. Should you choose to study online, you'll complete your placements close to home.

When you graduate, your levels of personal literacy and numeracy will be broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the population.

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

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Education Primary has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory. It is consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia.

When you graduate, you'll be eligible to register as a teacher in schools across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach).

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $26,712.00. This equates to $3,339.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Study Education at CDU

Why study education at CDU?

Educate and inspire the next generation with a teaching degree at CDU. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to enter the classroom with confidence, equipped with a nationally-accredited degree to work anywhere in Australia.

  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Complete placements close to home
  • Unique opportunities for regional and remote placements
learning and teaching - three students at the waterfront

Why study education at CDU?

Educate and inspire the next generation with a teaching degree at CDU. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to enter the classroom with confidence, equipped with a nationally-accredited degree to work anywhere in Australia.

What will I study?

This course comprises two common units, 22 core units, a choice of 5 specialist elective and 1 general elective units and is responsive to the needs as articulated in the Australian Professional Standards for Graduating Teachers. The course comprises discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, general education studies and professional experience. In addition this course offers primary teaching specialisations, including English, languages, humanities and social sciences, science, technology and mathematics, health and PE, the Arts, and Indigenous Knowledges.

Course structure


All students must pass prior to graduation the ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The cost of the testing will be met by the student. Refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Please check the pre-requisite and assumed knowledge requirements prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

This course has a requirement of 80 days of Professional Experience.

Professional Experience units MUST be undertaken in the following sequence:

  • between 2018 and 2022: EPR100, EPR200, EPR211, EPR301;
  • from 2023: EPR200, EPR211, EPR301.

 

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cpCommon units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(22 units)
240cpCompulsory Core units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below.

ECU100 Arts for Education
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Educational Settings (new title 2020)
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching
ESC100 Science Education 1: Chemical and Biological Sciences
ETL102 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (replaces EPR100 Professional Experience 1: Teacher as Learner from 2023)
ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy (replaces ECU200 History and Geography for Education from 2023)
ECU204 Technology and Design for Education
ECU205 Digital Technology for Education
ELA210 Reading Literacy and Literature F-2 (replaces ELA200 English Language and Literacy in Education 2 from 2023)
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (replaces ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language from 2023)
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics
EPR200 Professional Experience 2: Teaching in Context
EPR211 Professional Experience 3: Classroom Practice
ESC200 Science Education 2: Physical and Earth/Space Sciences
EST200 Child and Adolescent Development
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
EST300 Assessment, Moderation and Reporting
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)
EST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy (replaces EST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education from 2020)
EPR301 Professional Experience 4: Classroom Ready (30cp)
LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp) (new - 2023)

Specialist Electives
(3-5 units)
50cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 50 credit points from one of the following teaching areas:

English
Complete the following 50 credit points:

IAS113 Introducing Communication Studies (new - 2023)
IAS111 Introduction to Australasian Literature (replaces LIT104 from 2020)
IAS213 Guilty Reading: Topics in Popular Genres (new - 2023)
IAS214 Contemporary Literature and Writing (replaces LIT210 from 2020)
EST361 Curriculum Integration (new - 2023) (replaces ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context)
IAS112 Creative Practice in a Digital Context (replaces LIT103 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS114 Introduction to Screen Media (replaces SMP101 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS174 Introduction to Media Design (replaces SMP102 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS313 Workshop in Creative Writing (replaces LIT203 and LIT204 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
ELA300 English, Language and Literacy in Education 3 (not available from 2023)

Languages
Complete the following unit:

ELA302 LOTE Pedagogy

PLUS 40 credit points from ONE of the languages listed below:

Greek
HEL161 Greek Language 1 (replaces IAS161 Language Studies 1 from 2023; replaces HEL101 from 2020)
HEL162 Greek Language 2 (replaces IAS162 Language Studies 2 from 2023; replaces HEL102 from 2020)
HEL261 Greek Language 3 (replaces IAS261 Language Studies 3 from 2023; replaces HEL201 from 2020)
HEL262 Greek Language 4 (replaces IAS262 Language Studies 4 from 2023;replaces HEL202 from 2020)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces HEL301 and HEL302 from 2020) (not available from 2023)

OR

Indonesian
INI161 Indonesian Language 1 (replaces IAS161 Language Studies 1 from 2023; replaces INI101 from 2020)
INI162 Indonesian Language 2 (replaces IAS162 Language Studies 2 from 2023; replaces INI102 from 2020)
INI261 Indonesian Language 3 (replaces IAS261 Language Studies 3 from 2023; replaces INI201 from 2020)
INI262 Indonesian Language 4 (replaces IAS262 Language Studies 4; from 2023; replaces INI202 from 2020)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces INI301 and INI302 from 2020) (not available from 2023)

OR

Chinese (Mandarin)
CHN161 Chinese Language (Mandarin) 1 (replaces IAS161 Language Studies 1 from 2023; replaces CHN101 from 2020)
CHN162 Chinese Language (Mandarin) 2 (replaces IAS162 Language Studies 2 from 2023; replaces CHN102 from 2020)
CHN261 Chinese Language (Mandarin) 3 (replaces IAS261 Language Studies 3from 2023; replaces CHN201 from 2020)
CHN262 Chinese Language (Mandarin) 4 (replaces IAS262 Language Studies 4from 2023; replaces CHN202 from 2020)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces CHN301 and CHN302 from 2020) (not available from 2023)

OR

Yolngu
YOL161 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 (replaces IAS161 Language Studies 1 from 2023;replaces CAS110 and CAL210 from 2020)
YOL162 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 (replaces IAS162 Language Studies 2 from 2023; replaces CAS111 and CAL211 from 2020)
IAS165 Language in Society (replaces INL130 from 2020)
YOL261 Yolngu Languages and Culture 3 (replaces IAS261 Language Studies 3 from 2023;replaces CAS205 from 2020)
YOL262 Yolngu Languages and Culture 4 (replaces IAS262 Language Studies 4 from 2023;  replaces CAS206 from 2020)
IAS163 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 (replaces INL100 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS164 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 (replaces INL120 from 2020) (not available from 2022)
IAS268 Sounds and Sound Systems: Phonetics and Phonology (not available from 2023)
IAS269  Word and Sentence Structure: Morphology and Syntax (not available from 2023)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable) (replaces CAS305 from 2020) (not available from 2023)

OR

Central Australian(THIS STREAM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM 2021)
IAS161 Language Studies 1 (not available in 2023)
IAS162 Language Studies 2 (not available in 2023)
IAS163 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 (replaces INL100 from 2020)
IAS164 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 (replaces INL120 from 2020)
IAS165 Language in Society (replaces INL130 from 2020)
IAS261 Language Studies 3 (not available in 2023) 
IAS262 Language Studies 4 (not available in 2023)
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable)
IAS268 Sounds and Sound Systems: Phonetics and Phonology (not available in 2023)
IAS269  Word and Sentence Structure: Morphology and Syntax (not available in 2023)
CAL210 Learning a Central Australian Language 1 (not available from 2020)
CAL211 Learning a Central Australian Language 2 (not available from 2020)
CAL305 Central Australian Languages - Texts and Narrative (not available from 2020))

Humanities and Social Sciences
Complete the following 50 credit points:

ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
IAS131 Colonising Australia (new - 2023)
IAS237 Ancient Civilisations and Societies (new - 2023)
EST361 Curriculum Integration (new - 2023) (replaces ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy from 2023)
ENV201 Introductory Ecology (new in course from 2021) (not available from 2023)
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing (not available from 2023)
ENV204 Ecosystems, Evolution and Biodiversity (not available from 2021)
ENV206 Environmental Physiology (not available from 2023)
ENV207 Fire Ecology and Management in North Australia (not available from 2023)
ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (not available from 2023)
HIS142 Introduction to Australian History (no longer available from 2020)
IAS132 Colonial Rule in Southeast Asia (replaces HIS231 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS231 Colonial North Australia (replaces HIS246 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS331 South-East Asia in the 20th Century (replaces HIS252 and HIS355 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS332 North Australia in the 20th Century (replaces HIS347 from 2020) (not available from 2023)

Science and Technology and Mathematics
Complete the following 50 credit points:

ENV102 The Diversity of Life
ENV103 Environmental Issues (recoded from ENV205 2018)
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A (new - 2023)
ENV201 Introductory Ecology (new - 2023)
EST361 Curriculum Integration (new - 2023) (replaces ESC300 STEM Pedagogy from 2023)
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021) (not available from 2023)
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (not available from 2023)
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (not available from 2023)
SBI182 Microbiology and Immunology (replaces SBI173 from 2021) (not available from 2023)
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (not available from 2023)
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry (not available from 2023)
SMA101 Mathematics 1A (not available from 2023)
SMA102 Mathematics 1B (not available from 2023)
ENV208 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (not available from 2023)
EST204 ICT in Education (not available from 2023)
PHA212 Medicinal Chemistry (no longer available from 2020)
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies (not available from 2023)
SBI245 Biochemistry (no longer available from 2021)
EMA300 Mathematising and Contextualising (not available from 2023)
ENV323 Environmental Microbiology (not available from 2023)
PHA311 Clinical Biochemistry (not available from 2023)

Health and PE
Complete the following 50 credit points

HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (new - 2023)
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology (new title from 2021)
SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles Across the Lifespan (new - 2023)
EST361 Curriculum Integration (new - 2023) (replaces ECU300 Arts, Health and PE Pedagogy from 2023)
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A (replaced by PSY150 2022) (not available from 2023)
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (not available from 2023)
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209 from 2021) (not available from 2023)
AOD202 Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (replaces AOD201 from 2022) (not available from 2023)
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies (not available from 2023)
SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis (new title from 2021) (not available from 2023)
SPE210 Motor Control and Development (not available from 2023)
SPE309 Exercise Physiology 2 (not available from 2023)

The Arts
Complete the following unit:

EST361 Curriculum Integration (new - 2023) (replaces ECU300 Arts, Health and PE Pedagogy from 2023)

PLUS any 40 credit points from the following:
IAS171 Creative Studio 1 (20cp) (replaces VIS110 (20cp) from 2020)
IAS172 Creative Studio 2 (20cp) (replaces VIS120 (20cp) from 2020)
IAS181 Music Making and Theory 1 (20cp)(replaces MUS114 (10cp) + MUS192 (10cp) from 2020)
IAS182 Music Making and Theory 2 (20cp)(replaces MUS115 (10cp) + MUS193 (10cp) from 2020)
IAS114 Introduction to Screen Media (replaces SMP101 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools (replaces VIS140, VIS240, VIS250 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS174 Digital Media and Online Content Design (replaces SMP102 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS215 Screen Media and Production 1 (replaces SMP201 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS216 Screen Media and Production 2 (replaces SMP301 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS271 Creative Studio 3 (20cp) (not available from 2023)
IAS272 Creative Studio 4 (20cp) (not available from 2023)
IAS273 Sculptural Design (replaces VIS270 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS274 Digital Image Capture and Photographic Media (replaces VIS260 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS281 Music Making and Theory 3 (20cp)(replaces MUS214 (10cp) + MUS292 (10cp) from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS282 Music Making and Theory 4 (20cp)(replaces MUS215 (10cp) + MUS292 (10cp) from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS284 Ensemble and Choral  (not available from 2023)
MUS384 History of Music 1 (no longer available from 2020)
SMP203 Digital Media Design Studio 1 (no longer available from 2020)
SMP204 Digital Media Design Studio 2 (no longer available from 2020)

Indigenous Knowledges, Language and Culture
Complete the following unit:

EST361 Curriculum Integration (new - 2023) (replaces IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work (replaces ATI331 from 2020) from 2023)

PLUS any 40 credit points from the following:
IAS101 Indigenous Australia (replaces IND120 from 2020)
IAS131 Colonising Australia (replaces IND150 from 2020)
IAS165 Language in Society (replaces INL130 from 2020)
EST202 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Literacies
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives (replaces ATI200 from 2020)
IAS246 Advocacy and Social Action (replaces ATI231 from 2020)
IAS142 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts (replaces IND130 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS163 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 (replaces INL100 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS164 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 (replaces INL120 from 2020) (no available from 2022)
ATI230 Resourcing Community Action (no longer available from 2020)
EST211 Learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages in Schools (not available from July 2022)
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces IND200 from 2020) (not available in this stream from 2023)
IAS223 Representing and Recording Country (replaces CIK210 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS241 Indigenous Policy Principles and Practice (replaces ATI110 and ATI211 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS242 Indigenous Governance and Leadership (replaces ATI210 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS252 Language and Identity (unit title change 2022) (not available from 2023)
IAS254 Partnership and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management (replaces CIK230 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS268 Sounds and Sound Systems: Phonetics and Phonology (new - 2022) (not available from 2023)
IAS269  Word and Sentence Structure: Morphology and Syntax (new - 2022) (not available from 2023)
EST311 Teaching Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Languages in Schools (not available from July 2022)
IAS351 Indigenous Networking and Collaboration (replaces ATI330 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS353 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment (replaces CIK240 from 2020) (not available from 2023)
IAS402 Intercultural Practice (replaces CIK305 from 2020)(not available in this stream from 2023)

General Electives
(1 unit)
10cp

One unit totalling 10 credit points selected from any undergraduate unit offered by the University.

Students interested in teaching within a catholic school should consider enrolment in EDRE101 Religious Education 1 from Australian Catholic University (ACU) as a cross institutional student.

 320cpTotal Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure) (320cp)

  • A maximum of 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units.
  • A minimum of 80 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above.
  • See the Higher Education Course Rules (Award Requirements) in the Units and Courses Policy.

If course commenced prior to 2023:
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

COURSE CHANGES AND TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS - 2023
ETL102 has been added as a required core unit from 2023 replacing EPR100 from 2023.
Students who have completed EPR100 prior to 2023 should not complete ET
L102.
LAN020 has been added as a required (0cp) unit for all students from 2023.

COURSE CHANGES AND TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS - 2022
AOD201 has been replaced by AOD202. Students that have completed AOD201 prior to 2022 should not complete AOD202.
PSY140 has been replaced by PSY150. Students that have completed PSY140 prior to 2022 should not complete PSY150.

Course Changes - 2021
SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis, unit title change from 2021. Unit previously titled Biomechanics 1.
SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology, unit title change from 2021. Unit previously titled Exercise and Sport Psychology 1.

 

Study plan


ALL STUDENTS: It is the student's responsibility to check the unit offerings, pre-requisites and assumed knowledge as they are subject to change. Please check the Unit Catalogue on our website prior to the commencement of each semester to confirm availability.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core Unit
CO/P = Practicum/Placement
SE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCUETL102 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (previously EPR100 - not equivalent)CO
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Educational Settings (new title 2020)COCUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCU
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1COEMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for TeachingCO
ESC100 Science Education 1: Chemical and Biological SciencesCOECU100 Arts for EducationCO
  LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)CO
Year 2
EPR200 Professional Experience 2: Teaching in ContextCO/PECU204 Technology and Design for EducationCO
ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy (replaces ECU200 from 2023)COECU205 Digital Technology for EducationCO
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary MathematicsCOESC200 Science Education 2: Physical and Earth/Space SciencesCO
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist ElectiveSE
Year 3
ELA210 Reading Literacy and Literature F-2 (replaces ELA200 from 2023)COEPR211 Professional Experience 3: Classroom PracticeCO/P
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (replaces ELA201 from 2023)COEST203 Teaching Indigenous LearnersCO
EST200 Child and Adolescent DevelopmentCOEST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education (recoded to EST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy 2020)CO
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist ElectiveSE
Year 4
EST300 Assessment, Moderation and ReportingCOEPR301 Professional Experience 4: Classroom Ready (30cp)CO/P
EST302 Researching Classroom PracticeCOElectiveE
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)CO  
Specialist ElectiveSE  

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Semester 1 Fast Track Option

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student who wishes to fast track their study by undertaking a full time study load including Summer Semester. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

 

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3 (Summer)
(no longer available)
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCUETL102 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (previously EPR100 - not equivalent)COCUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCU
ESC100 Science Education 1: Chemical and Biological SciencesCOECU100 Arts for EducationCOEMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching0CO
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Educational Settings (new title 2020)COECU205 Digital Technology for EducationCOELA210 Reading Literacy and Literature F-2 (replaces ELA200 from 2023)CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1COSpecialist ElectiveSEECU204 Technology and Design for EducationCO
  LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)CO  
Year 2
EPR200 Professional Experience 2: Teaching in ContextCO/PEPR211 Professional Experience 3: Classroom PracticeCO/PELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (replaces ELA201 from 2023)CO
ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy (replaces ECU200 from 2023)COESC200 Science Education 2: Physical and Earth/Space SciencesCOEMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary MathematicsCO
EST200 Child and Adolescent DevelopmentCOEST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)COEST203 Teaching Indigenous LearnersCO
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist ElectiveSEEST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education (recoded to EST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy 2020)CO
Year 3
EST300 Assessment, Moderation and ReportingCOEPR301 Professional Experience 4: Classroom Ready (30cp)CO/P  
EST302 Researching Classroom PracticeCOElectiveE  
Specialist ElectiveSE    
Specialist ElectiveSE    

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

 

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core Unit
CO/P = Practicum/Placement
SE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCU
  EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for TeachingCO
  ESC100 Science Education 1: Chemical and Biological SciencesCO
  ECU100 Arts for EducationCO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCUETL102 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (previously EPR100 - not equivalent)CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1COECU204 Technology and Design for EducationCO
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Educational Settings (new title 2020)COECU205 Digital Technology for EducationCO
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist ElectiveSE
  LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)CO
Year 3
ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy (replaces ECU200 from 2023) COESC200 Science Education 2: Physical and Earth/Space SciencesCO
ELA210 Reading Literacy and Literature F-2 (replaces ELA200 from 2023)COEST203 Teaching Indigenous LearnersCO
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary MathematicsCOEST200 Child and Adolescent DevelopmentCO
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist ElectiveSE
Year 4
EPR200 Professional Experience 2: Teaching in ContextCO/PEPR211 Professional Experience 3: Classroom PracticeCO/P
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (replaces ELA201 from 2023)COEST302 Researching Classroom PracticeCO
EST300 Assessment, Moderation and ReportingCOEST304 Diversity and Inclusive Education (recoded to EST305 Socially Inclusive Pedagogy 2020)CO
Specialist ElectiveSEElectiveE
Year 5
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)CO  
EPR301 Professional Experience 4: Classroom Ready (30cp)CO/P  

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Students Commencing in Summer Semester

The Summer Semester Study Plan will be published as soon as it becomes available.

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must complete the Teaching Capabilities Statement used to demonstrate suitability for study and work in the teaching profession.

Essential requirements

Criminal History Check

You must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children Check before you can undertake your practical placements. If your Police Check and/or Working with Children Check are not cleared by the education sector, you will not be able to undertake practice teaching placements and therefore, will not meet the requirements of the course.

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleMinimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)Minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 176
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyTest not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleMinimum overall score of 58 with no score less than 58 in listening, speaking, reading and writing
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)Minimum overall score of 80 with no score less than 22 in speaking, writing, reading and listening

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Charles Darwin University has arranged some great placements for me, all within 10 minutes of my home in regional New South Wales. I like that you're in a classroom early in the degree, learning the ropes. And I got to experience different types of schools, demographic areas and leadership styles.

Matt

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My lecturers and the academic staff at CDU have been very supportive in helping me develop strategies to become a competent teacher in Australia.

Sunny

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
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Bachelor of Education Primary
Faculty/College
Faculty of Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104501
590300
Online (CSP)
104501
590300
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
077777C

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