Undergraduate

Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)

A degree in primary teaching can take you anywhere. Our teaching program gives you opportunities to engage with your own love of learning in a range of settings, in Australia or around the world.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1382

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4 years

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

0101765
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Five-star rating

For median graduate salary for education and training. 1

Top ranked

Ranked amongst the top universities in the world for our teaching courses. 2

1st university in Australia

To offer SimLabTM - simulated classroom teaching technology.

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Overview

Do you remember your favourite teacher from primary school? Perhaps it was someone you learned a lot from, they taught you new ways of thinking or inspired you in some way. You could be that special teacher for future generations.

Get the qualification you need to teach students from Years 1 to 6 as you study areas of the primary curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education and the Arts. You will also study effective learning, teaching and assessment practices.

To expand your career opportunities, you can choose to specialise in Mathematics and Numeracy Education, English and Literacy Education, Inclusive Education for work in special education schools and centres, and Indonesian or Japanese teaching in primary schools.

5 reasons to study Primary Teaching at Murdoch

  • Five-star rating for median salary and learning resources for Education and Training.*
    *Source: Good Universities Guide 2021
  • 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.
  • 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 prac, you’ll get a sense of your interactive skills using our SimLabTM technology. SimLabTM is a world class and innovative virtual classroom technology, which allows you to interact with student-avatars operated by a trained actor behind the scenes. In the second, third fourth years of your degree, you will use SimLabTM again to practice further ‘pretend’ interactions with a range of students and parents.
  • Graduate with an online portfolio which you can use to showcase your experience and skills to 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:

  • Living and learning with technology
  • Language for learning and teaching
  • Creating and managing effective learning environments
  • Children, families and communities
  • Inclusive education

Your future career

Our course will give you the qualification you need to teach children from Year 1 to Year 6 in primary schools, with the opportunity to specialise in Maths and Numeracy Education, English and Literacy Education, Inclusive Education or Teaching Indonesian or Japanese.

Professional recognition

Our Primary Teaching qualification is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board and all schooling systems in Western Australia.

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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Structure

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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