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Teaching Science in the Primary Years

Postgraduate | CUR-MTP505 | 2024

Get ready to teach science in primary school. You’ll learn key approaches, tools and strategies. Focus on three strands of the Australian science curriculum: chemistry, physics and biology. Go over successful classroom management strategies.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
27 May 2024

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Teaching Science in the Primary Years

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. apply discipline knowledge of the concepts, substance and structure of the content of the three strands of the science curriculum to plan inquiry-based teaching and learning experiences and assessments that will impact on student learning
    2. design and implement science-based learning activities that support the ethical, safe and appropriate use of ICTs to expand learning opportunities
    3. integrate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to develop differentiated teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students in primary science
    4. research sources in order to select appropriate resources to support science teaching and learning in primary school

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-PRI-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Primary Education)
  • CUR-EDP-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Education)


  • CUR-EDU-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Education

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

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Graduate Certificate in Education

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