Curtin’s Primary Education major within our Graduate Diploma of Education program is designed for those aspiring to teach in years 1–6 in Australian primary schools. It provides an excellent foundation for delivering the primary school curriculum in various school settings, including Australian Government, Independent, and Catholic Schools.
Our student-centric approach to teaching and learning fosters analytical and critical thinking, ensuring you are well-prepared for a role as a primary educator. You’ll gain a strong skill set in teaching early literacy and numeracy, and become skilled in creating positive and safe learning environments.
You’ll also learn how to enhance learning experiences for diverse students, use discipline knowledge effectively in teaching, and communicate effectively and professionally with educational stakeholders.
Whether you choose to study on-campus or online, you’ll be required undertake 45 days of supervised practical placements in real classrooms. This allows you to develop the essential practical skills required to become a successful teacher.
This Primary Education major is part of the Graduate Diploma of Education, our one-year pathway into the teaching profession. It offers units identical to those in our accredited Master of Teaching, offering a seamless pathway to further study and career advancement.
What jobs can the Primary Education lead to?
- Primary school teacher
- Curriculum designer
- Policy development officer
- Education administration officer
- Trainer, mentor or coach
- Special programs officer
What you'll learn
- apply relevant theory and research to enhance the learning experiences and outcomes of learners from a diversity of backgrounds and of aspirations, GC1, GC2
- apply high-level discipline knowledges and understandings to demonstrate pedagogical capabilities, including planning and delivering effective teaching and learning experiences in the technologically enhanced learning environment, with demonstrated impact for all learners, GC1, GC2, GC3
- create and manage positive, safe and ethical learning environments that support a diversity of learners to engage in meaningful learning, GC2, GC3, GC4
- communicate professionally with educational stakeholders, including colleagues, parents and carers, and engage collaboratively to build sustainable communities, GC3, GC4, GC6