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How long you will study
4 years

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AUD 29185 per year

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About Bachelor of Education (Primary) at University of Newcastle, Australia

If you dream of inspiring young minds and making a difference, you'll enjoy a rewarding career in the exciting world of primary education.

Primary school (kinder - year 6) is the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills, helping them to grow and transition into young adults. Use your skills, knowledge and influence to nurture capable, confident and well-adjusted individuals.

Discover how you can empower the next generation and influence positive change. UON Primary Education graduates enjoy diverse careers as specialist teachers, leaders and non-teaching professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs with 94% securing employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • Be work-ready with at least three professional experience placements (approximately 90 days) and ongoing Teach Outreach volunteer opportunities.
  • Hands-on and cutting-edge learning from day 1 through virtual reality teaching via Teach Live and Ed Outreach community experiences.
  • Gain priority employment by developing additional expertise to complement your core education studies - choose from 10 study areas.
  • Teaching education admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree is designed for successful careers and will develop your knowledge, confidence and skills through both theoretical and experience-based learning.

Key study areas include:

  • foundations of primary education
  • how to teach K-6 curriculum
  • language and literacy development
  • psychology of learning and teaching
  • behaviour management

To diversify your skills and enhance your job prospects, gain additional expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal and Indigenous studies
  • creative arts
  • english
  • global education and sustainable communities
  • health and physical education
  • languages and cultural studies
  • mathematics
  • science and technology
  • special education
  • teaching english as a second language.

Throughout your studies, you will learn and benefit from virtual reality teacher training, professional practical experience placements, research, community experiences and ongoing volunteer opportunities.


Our graduates enjoy great employment prospects with 94% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree. UON Education graduates are both qualified teachers and non-teaching professionals who work in classrooms, various education settings and across related industries in Australia and around the world.

Being a Primary teacher goes well beyond teaching maths and ABC's - you could find yourself inspiring the next generation of leaders; helping young ones develop social skills; developing programs to inspire early interest in critical industries like maths and science; or playing constructive roles in public discussions on education by researching its impacts on communities.

Careers may include:

  • Primary school teacher
  • specialist teacher in primary school
  • special education
  • english as a second language teacher
  • community educator
  • educational researcher
  • education publication writer or editor
  • education policy analyst
  • education consultant
  • curriculum developer
  • educational materials developer
  • curriculum evaluator
  • educational administrator

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEdHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 29185 per year

Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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    "Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle are very much focused on providing life-long, real-world, professional skills that will set me up for my future career."

    On campus I can participate in industry guest lectures and live projects sponsored by business. I also get exposure to real-world challenges and critical engineering applications with 12-weeks of industrial experience.

    Newcastle is one of only three universities in Australia in the Global E³ which gives me learning opportunities with the best universities all over the world. Universities like Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University which ranks in the top 10 in the world.

    I like that engineering is such a broad field and I could end up working not only designing buildings, but also transport systems and tunnels. I feel like studying at the University of Newcastle is giving me the best possible start.”

    Neruiben, Newcastle
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil), 2017

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    "The University of Newcastle's English Language Centre was the perfect platform for me to start studying in Australia."

    I decided to come to the University of Newcastle as I really wanted to study a quality psychology degree in Australia. Before starting the degree, I attended the University’s English Language Centre where I undertook an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

    This course really helped me develop my English skills and prepare me for studying full-time.
    I really liked how my English teachers had a passion for helping each student. They provided a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Many of the teachers had even taught in a variety of Asian countries.

    I’m looking forward to finishing my four-year degree in Newcastle as university life here is serene and enjoyable.”

    Kenneth, Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), 2017

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    "Studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle has helped me prepare for the real-world."

    I transferred from the International Medical University in Malaysia half way through my Bachelor of Medicine degree. I’m proud to have completed my degree and really enjoyed my time at the University of Newcastle.

    The University’s medicine program is world-class. The program includes several different clinical placements that helped prepare me for the real-world. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and work at various general practitioners, the John Hunter Hospital, the Singleton District Hospital, and the Mater Hospital. I’ve also been able to travel to different places in Australia to learn new things, including a nursing home in Adelaide.

    I’ve graduated with the medical expertise and skills to help maintain and promote individual and community health around the world. I was offered a job at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.”

    Pearl, Malaysia
    Bachelor of Medicine, 2017

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