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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

For over 20 years, Tabor has professionally trained and personally developed passionate educators; preparing them for teaching careers in all school settings – public, independent and Christian.

As one of South Australia’s foundational teaching colleges, Tabor places significant focus on values-based teaching which recognises – and teaches pre-service teachers to recognise – the inherent dignity, worth and potential of school students.  The Tabor Academic Faculty, with their wealth of domestic and international teaching experience, is instrumental in delivering our interactive and rigorous curriculum. Our commitment to Work Integrated Learning prepares our graduates for teaching pedagogies in the 21st Century and beyond.

Tabor is one of the state’s premier teaching colleges and places major emphasis on the art of meaningful teaching practice. Tabor’s ongoing partnerships with schools around Adelaide means your professional experience (placements) can be completed in supportive and relevant classroom environments. This ensures our graduates are appropriately qualified in real-world settings. Additionally, we are proud to offer more practicum opportunities than other SA B.Ed providers.

Tabor’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) qualification covers all areas of the primary curriculum from Reception to Year 7.  Alongside elective subjects, Tabor students will be given the option of completing a specialisation in subject areas such as Literacy, Numeracy, and Science (as part of STEM).

Tabor’s tertiary course content enables pre-service teachers to prepare for a career in teaching framed within a relational Christian worldview. Our experience shows that such a framework produces teaching graduates with the balance of specialised and interpersonal skills necessary for teaching.

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Professional Outcomes

On successful completion of a Tabor Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree students will be eligible to apply for their teacher registration with the Teachers Registration Board of their relevant state. Graduates with this qualification are eligible to apply for positions in State, Christian and Independent schools, with the potential for employment interstate and overseas.

Course Structure

31 Subjects total
28 Core
3 Electives


English Literacy
Curriculum Studies 1 Primary
Primary Mathematics
Beginning Teaching – Primary Pedagogy Theory
Christian Worldview Understandings and Education
Primary English
Health and Physical Education
Beginning Teaching – Primary Pedagogy Practice
Digital Technologies
Integrating Science and Technologies
Curriculum Studies 2 Primary
Teaching in Diverse Settings – Theory and Practice (Primary)
Child and Adolescent Development
Issues in Primary Maths
Primary Humanities and Social Sciences
Language, Literacy and Literature
Developing Problem Solving and Mental Computations
Creative Arts
Educating Students with Diverse Needs and Abilities
Teaching and Learning
Teaching in Public Education – Primary Theory and Practice
Ethical Education from Christian Perspectives
Teacher as Researcher
Classroom Behaviour Engagement and Learning
Educational Philosophy and Christian Worldview
Teaching Indigenous Australian Students
Internship – Pedagogy Theory (Primary)
Internship – Pedagogy Practice (Primary)


Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3

What do I need for entry?

Completion of University Foundations Course or evidence of successful completion of one or more subjects in an equivalent bachelor level university course.
Completion of a Diploma or a STAT score of 150 or above

Non-Academic Requirements

We're very excited that you're applying to do one of Tabor's highly sought-after teaching courses!

Teaching is a respected profession and it's important that you are a good fit for teaching and that teaching is a good fit for you – so, along with the academic entry criteria (e.g. ATAR, STAT, previous qualifications), Tabor also has a non-academic written requirement as part of the entry criteria for its Education courses.

The Teaching Capabilities Statement reflects the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) national priority for all initial teacher education course providers to ensure those entering the teaching profession have the personal qualities to best support learners and graduate as classroom ready, high quality teachers.

Amongst all initial teacher education providers Tabor is ranked 1st nationally* in relation to its high-quality teaching and student support. We endorse national standards that create teachers of outstanding quality and resilience. You are never just a 'number' at Tabor; our students are valued members of our Educational community, and your statement helps us to get to know you, to see your personal and professional suitability for teaching, to understand what you love and why you want to teach.


What should be included in the Capabilities Statement?

The written statement should be between 400-600 words addressing the topics:

  •     Explain what you think teaching involves
  •     Outline the personal and academic qualities you possess that will enable you to become an effective teacher
  •     Describe your attitude to learning and provide an example of something you have learned that was meaningful

We recommend that the statement be an integrated first-person narrative that shows your depth of thinking about your choice of a teaching career. All three above aspects must be addressed in a way that discusses your skills, personal qualities and experiences that will assist in your development into an exceptional teacher. You may also include a list of relevant community service, volunteer or professional experiences, and significant awards.

You will need to submit the Capabilities Statement as part of your SATAC application.

How long does it take?

4 years (48 months) full-time or part-time equivalent (completion at the end of Term 3, Year 4).

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus only.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: ED714P
SATAC: 5A0404

Course Level

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