Teaching (Primary)

University of New South Wales

19 months
56830 AUD/year
9848 AUD/year
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The theories you learn in your Teaching (Primary) program from University of New South Wales can be applied directly to the classroom. 

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You will gain the knowledge and practical experience to walk into your first day of teaching with the confidence of a seasoned professional. This is an innovative, accelerated degree developed in partnership with the NSW Department of Education and local primary school networks. 

It comprises core education courses, discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogic studies in the six key primary school subject areas and a minimum of 65 days supervised professional experience, including a graduate teacher performance assessment. There is an additional 90 days of practical in-class experience. You’ll be based in primary schools for two days a week for the first year, working with primary age students and taught by experienced primary teachers as well as University staff.

Why choose this Teaching (Primary) program from University of New South Wales?

As a graduate of this degree you’ll gain accreditation with NSW Education Standards Authority and be eligible to work as a primary school teacher around Australia and the world.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is for aspiring primary school teachers wanting to accelerate their postgraduate studies and have the confidence to succeed from their first day in charge of a classroom.

Career opportunities

  • Necessary knowledge and practical experience for teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social and Political Contexts of Education 
  • Creating Engaging Learning Environments 
  • Addressing Special Needs 
  • Child Development: Psychological & Social Perspectives 
  • Professional Experience 
  • Mathematics (Years K-2) 
  • Mathematics (3-6) 
  • English (K-2) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 19 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 099104G

  • A recognised three year Bachelor's degree with a major, consisting of at least six units of undergraduate study with no more than two at first year and at least two at third year, in one key learning area, and at least two units of study in one or more other key learning areas. Entry into the Master of Teaching (Primary) requires a WAM of 60 or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56830 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56830 AUD per year and a duration of 19 months.
  • National

    9848 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9848 AUD per year and a duration of 19 months.


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