The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) is a graduate-entry bachelor degree designed to prepare students to teach at the primary level. Graduates are qualified to teach in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Christian school systems both in Australia and overseas, as well as in the wider educational sector of government and non-government schools.
Two years full-time or equivalent part-time
Mode of Delivery
On campus (Lake Macquarie)
The degrees are accredited by the NSW Department of Education and Training.
The CRICOS registration number for the degree is: Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) 057317G
English Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers in NSW International students require an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of at least 8.0 for speaking and listening prior to being employed as graduate teachers in New South Wales.
Entry into the BTch (Primary) degree requires a suitable undergraduate degree that meets the teaching requirements of the NSW Department of Education and Training for secondary teaching. The relevant course coordinator will need to undertake an assessment of each candidate’s transcript to ensure the unit content requirements have been completed prior to enrolment into this program.
Course Information Booklet
For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
The Undergraduate Handbook contains detailed information on each unit.
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‘Education at Avondale has given me so many opportunities to meet new people and make lifelong friends. The staff challenge us, and inspire us to be creative and enthusiastic teachers as we educate the next generation.’ —Shona Clarke
There is an increasing demand for Christian teachers to be employed in all school sectors across Australia, including the rapidly expanding Christian school sectors. This course prepares Avondale graduate teachers to be employed by state, independent and private primary schools across Australia, New Zealand and countries throughout the world
Primary Teaching provides opportunities towards:
Primary School Administration
Primary School Specialisation (Music, Art, PE, IT)
Middle School Specialisation
The information provided is a guide but will give you a rough idea as to the costs associated with studying at Avondale. Actual fee amounts vary on the enrolled course and the units that are taken. Please contact us if you have further questions.
If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (HECS-HELP). There are two forms of HECS-HELP assistance:
This is a loan from the Australian Government for all or part of your student contribution amount. No repayment is required until your income exceeds the threshold $44,912 (2010-2011) (CPI Indexed).
If you pay up-front all, or at least $500, of your student contribution amount for units by the census date, you will receive a 20% discount on the amount you pay. Some students are required to pay their student contribution upfront and are ineligible for the upfront discount.
If you are a domestic full fee-paying student, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance. FEE-HELP is available for most Avondale higher education courses. FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth loan scheme that assists eligible students to defer payment of their tuition fees. FEE-HELP can cover all or part of a student’s tuition fees, up to a lifetime limit of $86,422 (2010). The $86,422 (2010) FEE-HELP limit is indexed each year. A loan fee of 20% applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study. The FEE-HELP limit does not include the loan fee. No repayment is required until your income exceeds $44,912 (2010-2011 (CPI indexed).