Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Education (Primary)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud CampusNo
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code015204J
Deakin course codeE359

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a highly regarded, undergraduate degree that will prepare you for a career as a primary school teacher. Students have the option to undertake a sequence of units which will prepare them for teaching in a discipline area in the Middle Years (years 7-10).

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course rules

Students must complete 32 credit points:

  • 26 core units
  • Either 6 credit points of electives or 6 credit points of Middle Years study option

Course structure

Level 1 

AIA104 Australian Identities (No longer available for enrolment)

AIA106Sex, Race and Australia's People

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

SLE103Ecology and the Environment


SLE102Physical Geography


ALC102 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media (No longer available for enrolment)

2 credit points of electives or Middle Years study option

Note: Warrnambool students should consult a course advisor for unit enrolment advice.

Level 2

ECL210Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments

EEE207 Understanding Children and Adolescents: Primary [No longer available for enrolment]

EEE208 Understanding Learners: Primary [No longer available for enrolment]

EEO210 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments 1 [No longer available for enrolment]

EEP201Primary School Experience 1

EEP202Primary School Experience 2

EES240 Primary Science Education 1 [No longer available for enrolment]

ESM210Children and Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Concepts

2 credit points of electives or Middle Years study option

Level 3

ECL310Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments

EEE307 Creating Effective Learning Envirnments: Primary [No longer available for enrolment]

EEE308Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting: Primary

EEP301Primary School Experience 3

EEP302Primary School Experience 4

EES340 Primary Science Education 2 [No longer available for enrolment]

ESM310Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom

EE0310 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments 2 (No longer available for enrolment) 

Students from 2016 to complete:

EEO410Learners Inquiring in and About Their World: Human Disciplines

2 credit points of electives or Middle Years study option

Level 4

ECA551Primary Arts Education (Formerly ECA409)

ECL410Literacy Teacher - Researchers in New Times (LOTE students exempt from ECL410)

EEA410Primary Arts Education: Focussed Study

EEE401Professional Relationships

EEE402Transition to Beginning Teaching

EEH416 Primary Physical Education (No longer available for enrolment.  Students to select EEH216 from 2016 [EEH216 final year of offer 2018])

EEP401Primary School Experience 5

EEP402Primary School Experience 6

EEP403Primary School Experience 7

ESJ457Studies in Curriculum (LOTE A)

ESM410Professional Practice and Mathematics: Designing an Inclusive Program

EST400Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design

For Middle Years study option unit sequences see 2016 course version.

Note: Some Middle Years options require a total of 7 credit points, which will require students to complete an additional unit over and above the 32 credit points for the course at full fee paying rate.