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Key details

Duration

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

Intake

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

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

160

Course code

STCHP1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Make a difference in children's lives with a Master of Teaching Primary. If you already hold a bachelor degree in a relevant field other than education, this course will enable you to become a teacher in two years.

Study either online or on campus, part-time or full-time, with additional flexibility to switch between study modes.

On graduating, you will be eligible to register as a teacher in primary schools in all states and territories in Australia.

Graduate ready to plan and deliver engaging experiences for different learning styles and be prepared for new and changing educator roles. This course will develop your awareness of the environmental and cultural influences on teaching and learning and explores strategies for integrating Information Technology to enhance the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners.

Apply your learning with 60 days of professional experience completed in primary schools.

As a teacher, your levels of personal literacy and numeracy will be broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the Australian population.

Relevant fields of previous study include art, music, technologies, English, health and physical education, mathematics, science or humanities and social sciences (e.g. history and geography).

Professional recognition

On graduating, you will be eligible to register as a teacher in all states and territories in Australia, providing you meet all other requirements. Registration is currently being approved.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


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) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

Further 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 $28,104.00. This equates to $3,513.00 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.

learning and teaching - three students at the waterfront

Why study education at CDU?

Gain advancedknowledge in the education field with a postgraduate teaching degree at CDU. Choose from a range of specialist contemporary streams such as Digital Learning Futures, Inclusive Education, Indigenous Knowledges Education, International Education, Managing and Leading Education, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • #1 in Australia for postgraduate teaching employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
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.

  • #1 in Australia for postgraduate teaching employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Complete placements close to home
  • Unique opportunities for regional and remote placements

What will I study?

Through the Master of Teaching Primary you will study a range of units, including professional experience units in a range of schools. The units are designed to develop skills, strategies and dispositions for facilitating positive development and learning in the children you will teach. The course will enable you to develop the skill to integrate technology across all Primary subjects and develop the knowledge to engage children, parents and communities in school education learning outcomes.

Course structure

Charles Darwin University promotes flexible learning through on-campus, online or a mix of both. All learning materials are available online, and students interact and collaborate in a range of delivery modes and activities to develop professional dialogues, networks and leadership.


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 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated otherwise.

This course has a requirement of 60 days of Professional experience.
Professional experience units MUST be undertaken in the following sequences: EPE528, EPE635

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(17 units)
160cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

ECU502 Primary Humanities
ECU503 Health and Physical Education
ECU510 Primary Arts
EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and Practice
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)
ELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)
ELA529 English Language and Literacy Assessment
EMA541 Primary Mathematics Education 1
EMA542 Primary Mathematics Education 2
EPE528 Primary Professional Experience 1
ESC520 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy
EST501 Managing the Classroom Environment and Student Wellbeing
EST511 Integrating Indigenous History, Cultures and Learning in Teaching Practice
ETE525 Primary Technologies
ETL503 Learner Development
EPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate Teachers
LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)

 160cpTotal Credit Points

 

Students who commenced in or after 2013

The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan


Students Commencing in Semester 1: Full-Time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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.
 

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
ETL503 Learner DevelopmentCOEST501 Managing the Classroom Environment and Student WellbeingCOEST511 Integrating Indigenous History, Cultures and Learning in Teaching PracticeCO
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
EMA541 Primary Mathematics Education 1COEMA542 Primary Mathematics Education 2CO  
ETE525 Primary TechnologiesCOEPE528 Primary Professional Experience 1CO  
  LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)CO  
Year 2
ELA529 English Language and Literacy AssessmentCOEPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO  
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCOECU503 Health and Physical EducationCO  
EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and PracticeCOECU510 Primary ArtsCO  
ECU502 Primary Humanities     

 

Students Commencing in Semester 1: Part-Time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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.
 

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
ETL503 Learner DevelopmentCOEST501 Managing the Classroom Environment and Student WellbeingCOEST511 Integrating Indigenous History, Cultures and Learning in Teaching PracticeCO
ECU502 Primary HumanitiesCOECU510 Primary ArtsCOLAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)CO
Year 2
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
EMA541 Primary Mathematics Education 1COEMA542 Primary Mathematics Education 2CO  
Year 3
ELA529 English Language and Literacy AssessmentCOEPE528 Primary Professional Experience 1CO  
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCOECU503 Health and Physical EducationCO  
Year 4
ETE525 Primary TechnologiesCOEPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO  
EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and PracticeCO    

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2: Full-Time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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.
 

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
  EST501 Managing the Classroom Environment and Student WellbeingCOEST511 Integrating Indigenous History, Cultures and Learning in Teaching PracticeCO
  ECU503 Health and Physical EducationCO  
  ECU510 Primary ArtsCO  
  LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)CO  
Year 2
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
ETL503 Learner DevelopmentCOEPE528 Primary Professional Experience 1CO  
EMA541 Primary Mathematics Education 1COEMA542 Primary Mathematics Education 2CO  
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCOEIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and PracticeCO 

 

Year 3
EPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO    
ELA529 English Language and Literacy AssessmentCO    
ECU502 Primary HumanitiesCO    
ETE525 Primary TechnologiesCO    

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2: Part-Time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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.
 

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
  EST501 Managing the Classroom Environment and Student WellbeingCOEST511 Integrating Indigenous History, Cultures and Learning in Teaching PracticeCO
  ECU510 Primary ArtsCO  
Year 2
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COECU503 Health and Physical EducationCOLAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)CO
EMA541 Primary Mathematics Education 1COEMA542 Primary Mathematics Education 2CO  
Year 3
ETL503 Learner DevelopmentCOEPE529 Primary Professional Experience 1COECU502 Primary HumanitiesCO
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCOELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
Year 4
ELA529 English Language and Literacy AssessmentCOEIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and PracticeCO  
ETE525 Primary TechnologiesCOEPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO  

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least one-year equivalent full-time study in an area relevant to primary curriculum, such as art, music, technologies, English, health and physical education, mathematics, science or humanities and social sciences (e.g. history and geography).

Additional admission requirements

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

Essential requirements

Working with Children Check
A Working with Children Check is required before you can undertake your practical placements. If your Working with Children Check is not cleared, you will not be able to undertake practice teaching placements and therefore, will not meet the requirements of the course.

National Police Clearance
In some jurisdictions preservice teachers may be required to have a National Police Clearance prior to commencing placement.

COVID-19
COVID-19 digital certificate may be required to be shown in the jurisdiction of the educational settings.

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 either:

  • two years higher education (tertiary) study in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America.
  • undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.
IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 185, with no skill below 185.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyTest not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 65 with no score lower than 65.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 23 in speaking, 24 in listening, 24 in reading, and 27 in writing.

* 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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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 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Teaching Primary
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
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:(08) 8946 7766 or 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.

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.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1CM140
823390
Online (CSP)
1CM140
823390
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
110625G

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