Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Macquarie University

Helping children reach their full potential is a truly rewarding endeavour. Primary school teachers play a critical role in assisting children to develop foundation skills, such as literacy, numeracy, and physical and social competencies, that set them up for life. In this course, you'll complete a qualifying major (usually in education), undertake teaching methodology units and satisfy BOSTES key learning area content requirements. KEY FEATURES Our program is University wide, meaning you learn teaching subjects from experts in each key learning area. For example, you'll learn science from our world-class science teachers and researchers. You'll be taught by academics who are also researching the latest approaches to teaching. Macquarie is a leader in educational research particularly in the areas of information and communication technology, and maths and science teaching. You'll participate in a comprehensive professional experience program that integrates your studies with real-world practice. You don't need to achieve an HSC Band 5 result in 3 subjects (including English) to enter this course, you only need to meet the ATAR requirements to be considered. ACCREDITATION Graduates are eligible for accreditation to teach in government and non-government schools. This degree is recognised nationally and internationally by education providers. Accreditation had been applied for to meet anticipated new government policy requirements around entry to teacher education programs. SUITABLE FOR Those interested in becoming a primary school teacher.This degree may also provide a foundation for other careers in associated fields such as educational adviser to government or other agencies, educational policy planner, educational researcher or educator and trainer of adults. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS primary teacher educator and trainer of adults educational adviser to government or other agencies educational policy planner education officer within a range of public and private institutions educational researcher EMPLOYERS Department of Education and Communities Non-government schools Training agencies

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 075047J
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 4 years
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.


Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.


Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities – hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.The Macquarie story,Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,Strategy and initiatives Governance,Faculties and departments,Offices and units Job opportunities Our campus Campus services and facilities News and events Contacts and maps.



  • Research
    The world is a big place. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind. Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard. And together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking. With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, our discoveries are paving the way to a brighter future.
  • Connect
    The history, achievements and ambitions of Macquarie University are quite remarkable – we are a university like no other. Recognised globally for our excellence in key research disciplines and innovation, our many and varied partners enjoy a valuable place on our team. We’re home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities. Working with our partners, we foster a climate where collaboration thrives in the search for breakthrough discoveries that can have truly life-changing outcomes and benefit the world in which we live. With a long history of highly productive and collaborative relationships with communities, government, academic peers and organisations of all sizes – all of whom share our desire for discovery – Macquarie provides our partners with education, research partnerships, and connections to world-leading researchers, world class faculty and students.Connect with us and discover more at Macquarie.
  • Governance

    Macquarie University is made up of a Council, Professors and Academic Staff, graduates and students.
    Responsibilities and functions are bestowed upon specific groups under The Macquarie University Act 1989 and the Macquarie University By-law 2005. This is to ensure the University can achieve its stated goals: to promote scholarship, research, free inquiry, the interaction of research and teaching, and academic excellence.

  • Library
    Macquarie University library provides access to millions of print and electronic resources. It features group and quiet study areas; computers, printers and copiers; presentation practice pods; a café; and high-tech robotic cranes that deliver your books in minutes.
  • Hospitals and Clinics
    Macquarie is pioneering health and wellness, with Australia’s first and only private, not-for-profit hospital on a university campus. We apply the latest research discoveries in treatment via our on-campus clinics, to support a healthier, happier community.

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