24 months
23600 AUD/year
22000 AUD/year
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Study online and cultivate a love of learning as a dynamic primary school teacher. A Teaching (Primary) program with Charles Sturt University is a graduate-entry online degree that prepares you to teach children aged from five to 12, helping them develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to provide the best possible start in life.  


Building on the strengths of your undergraduate degree, the postgraduate course the Teaching (Primary) program with Charles Sturt University prepares you to be a critically reflective teacher, responsive to the diverse needs of learners and communities. You'll develop effective teaching skills across the range of subjects taught in NSW primary schools: English; mathematics; science; technology; creative arts; human society and its environment; and personal development, health and physical education.

As well as focusing on high-level practical competence, this degree provides a greater depth of understanding of theory and current research findings. You'll graduate with enhanced skills in interpreting, applying and conducting classroom research. Online delivery provides real flexibility, allowing you to choose when and where you complete your degree. 

Our dedicated teaching staff have made substantial contributions to research, policy and curriculum development over many years. This degree includes two 30-day professional experience placements to develop your skills. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to put the latest developments in learning and teaching into practice. Charles Sturt University offers personalised support and academic assistance, including continual contact with your subject coordinator throughout work placements.

Career opportunities 

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is your opportunity to explore your passion for education in an ever-changing world, and provide children with a learning experience that will see them develop and take form as tomorrow's leaders.

You'll graduate qualified to teach children from kindergarten to Year 6 in government and non-government schools, and you may go on to pursue leadership roles such as lead teacher, assistant principal and principal. This degree provides a distinct advantage in the job market and lays a strong foundation for future professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Development K-6 
  • Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program 
  • Social Justice, Ethics and Inclusion in Classroom Practice 
  • Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts
  • Primary English Curriculum: Understanding Language and Literacy
  • English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

Primary school teachers are qualified to teach all of the primary curriculum areas (Key Learning Areas or KLAs), and are required to have extended knowledge of one of these curriculum areas. Applicants for the course must meet the following admission requirements:

  • A completed Bachelor’s Degree
  • A GPA of 4 or above in your undergraduate or more recent postgraduate studies
  • Successful completion of acceptable undergraduate and/or postgraduate study that is equivalent to one year of study (1.0 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL), usually equating to eight subjects, that fall under one or more of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) primary curriculum KLAs.
A minimum of four of the eight subjects must be within one of the following seven primary curriculum KLAs:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 
  • Creative Arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Languages

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Domestic Commonwealth: $3,968


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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