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Undergraduate Certificate of Teaching (Primary)

Undergraduate Certificate of Teaching (Primary) (UCTP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Jan, May


  • This Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching (Primary) gives you an introduction to the key concepts, knowledge and skills that underpin the work of a primary school teacher.
  • It balances theoretical understandings with practical considerations to start a journey towards being ‘classroom ready’.

Further study

This certificate is an entry point and four units of credit towards the Bachelor of Education (Primary), which provides graduates with a qualification for teaching students from Foundation to Year 6.

Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Entry requirements


To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • Admission into this short program is available to eligible Commonwealth Support applicants, who are aged 17 years or over. 


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this certificate, students must complete 4 courses.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 2220

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 13 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?


Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

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Why UniSQ?

At UniSQ we believe that creating an engaging and positive learning environment is key to academic success. That’s why we’ve worked hard to develop a supportive community of teaching staff, ensuring that practicality and industry relevance are at the core of your Certificate in Primary Education learning experience.

  • Take credits from your Undergraduate Certificate of Teaching (Primary) into a Bachelor of Education (Primary) which provides you with a qualification for teaching students from Foundation to Year 6.
  • According to the Good Universities Guide 2024, we are rated 5/5 stars for graduate starting salary.
What are the pathways to entry for an undergraduate certificate in primary education at UniSQ?

The pathway options into a Certificate in Primary Teaching Education (or equivalent) will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

At UniSQ, If you don’t meet the entry requirements for our Education and Teaching Undergraduate Certificate of Teaching Primary, we have a pathway to teaching primary school available to you. Whether you’ve just graduated from high school, taken an extended study break, have a VET, TAFE or other relevant qualification, our pathway programs give you the opportunity to reach your study goals give you the opportunity to reach your study goals. 

Are flexible study options available?

UniSQ understands the need for flexibility in our Undergraduate Certificate of Teaching Primary (also known as a Certificate in Primary Teaching). We provide a range of study options to cater to diverse needs, including full-time, part-time and online learning formats.

Your online education degree can be tailored to your individual needs, allowing you to experience the same level of support and opportunity as on-campus students.