Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education)

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.

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Murdoch code

B1384

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

0101766
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Overview

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. 

5 reasons to study Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education Teaching at Murdoch:

  • 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 behavior, 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!
  • Graduate ready for the classroom with an online portfolio to show your expertise and practical experience to your future employers.

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

Professional recognition

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.

Career opportunities

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.

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

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

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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