Avondale's Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree is a dynamic and highly practical course with 'hands-on' classroom experience from the first semester of the course. Graduate students can feel equipped to teach in a classroom setting and are inspired to be responsible and positive Christian role models.
Four years full-time or equivalent part-time
Mode of Delivery
On campus (Lake Macquarie)
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree course is accredited by the NSW Department of Education and Training.
The CRICOS registration numbers for the degrees are:
Bachelor of Education (Primary) 057307K
Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) 057308J
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.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Upgrade) is designed to assist teachers who currently have a Diploma in Teaching (Primary) to gain a Bachelors Degree. The upgrade program comprises of eight units of which a measure of advanced standing may be awarded if the teacher can demonstrate ongoing teaching experience. The units are all available in distance mode making it very practical for teachers in the field to upgrade their qualifications from anywhere in Australia.
Course Information Booklet
For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:
Bachelor of Education (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 career 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 (2011). The $86,422 (2011) 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).