Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Not for new students)

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.

At a Glance

Course Code



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 Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

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.

Entry Requirements

General Admission Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course.

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Upgrade)

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 Info

Course Information Booklet

For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Unit Synopsis

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:
  • Infant/Primary teaching
  • Primary school administration
  • Primary school specialisation (Music, Art, PE, IT)
  • Middle school specialisation
  • Tutoring


Financial Information

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.