Primary education courses

Inspire future generations to love learning with a primary teaching course

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Introduction to Primary education

Study primary education online so you can influence children during their most crucial stage, between the ages of five and 12.

Explore different teaching theories and technologies from home, at your own pace. Then go on placements and gain essential hands-on experience in the classroom. Your primary teaching qualification will give you the knowledge you need to inspire and lead young pupils every day. 

Go on to become a registered primary school teacher—or launch your career as a special aide, education leader, school principal or administrative and policy specialist. The choice is yours.

We’re here to help you explore your study options with different universities. 

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Ally studied primary education with Curtin University, through Open Universities Australia.

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Become a teacher, and am new to universityPrimary education Bachelor Degrees
Become a teacher, and have a Bachelor Degree (in any area)Primary education Graduate Certificates or Primary education Masters Degrees
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Move into education leadership or step up in my teaching careerPrimary education postgraduate study
Upskill, expand my knowledge or gain a specialised skillPrimary education short courses


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