Do you want to inspire young people to live healthy, active lives? This course gives you the opportunity to teach primary school students in the classroom and become a Health and Physical Education specialist, teaching from Early Childhood up to Year 10 in high schools.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent; mid-year commencement may result in a longer duration due to unit availability
In this course, you’ll graduate ready to work as a primary classroom teacher for Years 1 to 6 and also as a secondary teacher specialising in Health and Physical Education (HPE) up to Year 10.
You’ll study areas of the primary curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education and the Arts.
Throughout your degree, you will gain qualifications in coaching and officiating, with the opportunity to work with specialist coaches from a variety of sporting bodies such as the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), Tennis Australia, Basketball WA and Hockey WA.
You’ll design, deliver and lead a sport development program for juniors, either within a school or club, and receive coaching accreditation in selected sports.
8 reasons to study Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education Teaching at Murdoch
- Five-star rating for median salary for Education and Training.
*Source: Good Universities Guide 2020
- Study at the first university in Australia, and among only a few in the world, to offer the Tribes TLCTM Basic Course Certification as an accredited undergraduate.
- Join the only teaching program in WA where you can apply for a two-week school placement in Thailand with your flights, visas and accommodation paid for by the government.
- Take advantage of our partnership with the WACA and Tennis Australia and gain teaching experience in state team training sessions and high-level sports coaching.
- Enjoy practical placements, which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
- We offer a variety of internships across WA, including some 12-month placements.
- Before you start your first school placement, you’ll be able to practice dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA!
- You’ll graduate ready for the classroom with an online portfolio to show your expertise and practical experience to your future employers.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- what is Health and Physical education and how to teach it
- how to run a Sport Education program setting up and running sport sessions and participating in teams
- how to coach a number of different sports in the Sport Practicum unit, being guided by expert mentors who are leaders in their fields
- creating and managing inclusive and effective learning environments.
Your future career
When you graduate, you’ll be qualified to teach children from Year 1 to Year 6 in primary schools and teach Health and Physical Education for students up to Year 10.
This qualification is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.
For more details about this course, please download our information pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Not available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website. Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged. A maximum of 25% of total Professional Experience days in the course may be taken overseas. Please note the following requirements for Teacher Registration in Australia: Students admitted to Initial Teacher Education programs on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, must have attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), either on entry to or on graduation from the program.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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