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Entry Requirements- Undergraduate - Bachelor of Education

School leavers

  • Students applying to Murdoch University on the basis of their completed secondary school studies need to achieve the following:
  • WA Certificate of Education (WACE), achieved at high school graduation, or its equivalent
  • A scaled mark of 50 or more in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (all Stage 2 or 3), or equivalent English competency
  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) between 70.00 or greater (indicative)
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***If you finished high school in the last 18 months and just missed out on direct entry minimum scores, Murdoch offers a free, four week, alternative entry preparation course called OnTrack Sprint. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for an offer to study at Murdoch in any of over 80 undergraduate courses.

Non-school leavers

A number of admissions pathways are available to non-school leavers. A combination of the following types of qualifications may be assessed to determine your eligibility:

  • High school results
  • Previous university study, minimum of 2 units successfully completed
  • TAFE/VET qualifications, Cert IV or higher
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) score of 140 in Written English and 135 in Multiple Choice or, for results prior to 2010, a score of 145 in both sections
  • Murdoch Institute of Technology, or other equivalent university preparation courses
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***If you don't meet any of the above requirements, you may still be able to apply for entry by undertaking Murdoch's free, 14-week university preparation course called OnTrack. OnTrack provides an alternative entry pathway for people looking for a positive change in their life or career. This 14 week course offers a supportive learning environment that will enable you to develop the skills and confidence you need to study successfully!

Tafe diploma students

The School of Education currently has articulation arrangements for the following TAFE diplomas, which allow for credit transfer (Advanced Standing) to be granted to selected units in our Bachelor courses below.

Diploma of Education Support

CHC51308

(with elective unit CHCEDS409A Support Students' Literacy Learning)

Advanced standing of 9 credit points (3 units)

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood & Primary Teaching, Primary Teaching

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC501130

Advanced standing of 6 credit points (2 units)

Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching

International students

In addition to meeting Murdoch University's minimum entry requirements, International students will also need an Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with no band less than 7.0) for entry into School of Education Bachelor programs.

Indigenous students

An alternative pathway called K-track (14 weeks) is provided for free by Murdoch's Kulbardi centre.