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Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.
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International: AUD $20,250.00
You are an International Full Fee Paying student if you do not hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or a Permanent Humanitarian Visa.
You may have a choice in the units you enrol in and this may change the cost. Tuition fees also change each year and you will be charged the unit price for the current year in which you are enrolled in the unit.
We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of courses and units. Before you proceed ensure you know your course or unit code and title.
This is a progressive course dedicated to producing future teachers ready to enter the primary education profession.
A key feature of this course is the range and number of professional practice experiences offered to teaching students which ensure they can make the essential connection between theory and practice, while building both professional and generic employability skills in real teaching environments.
Partnerships between ECU and over 500 schools allow for teaching students to gain experience in diverse settings, including public, private, city or remote schools and working with children from differing economic, social, ethnic and educational circumstances.
Of particular importance within the course is an emphasis on the use of Information Technology (IT) in learning and teaching. Students develop their own IT skills as well as gaining the professional knowledge needed to successfully incorporate IT into learning programs.
In addition, opportunities exist in the fourth year of the course for teaching students to focus on a specialised curriculum area. Units are available in the degree that enable students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.
Successful completion of the course presents graduates with the expertise required to take up employment as outstanding teachers equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of young people and take on a classroom of their own.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
This course is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Graduates of this course will be eligible for registration with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and the ability to practise depends on successful registration. Recognised as meeting the requirements for registration as a teacher in Western Australia. Graduates must meet the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) English language proficiency requirements for teacher registration in Western Australia.
The course includes the opportunity to complete a fast-tracked final year and achieve eligibility for employment in schools from term four of that year.
Online applicants please note: This course is progressively available online from 2014. Students commencing study in this course and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units on-campus.
The School of Education follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU’s standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU’s Important Dates page.
All professional practices are undertaken on a full-time basis with students required to give a full-time commitment to the school during their scheduled professional practice periods.
All students will be required to submit a National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA.
Any students aged 18 or over will also need to supply a Working with Children Check from the Department of Child Protection WA.
Please refer to the School of Education for more information.
Primary School Teacher
Students interested in progressing in the area of early childhood studies can elect to study the Graduate Certificate of Education (Early Childhood Studies). Students interested in progressing to a specific field of study can choose from a range of specialised Graduate Certificates in learning difficulties, literacy education, special education, English as a second language (TESOL), behaviour management and educational leadership. A Master of Education, by coursework, is also available.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.