Bachelor of Education - Primary Teaching

Murdoch University

Becoming a Primary teacher enables students to work with children from Year 1 to 6. A Murdoch degree provides students with the flexibility to study some areas of Primary Teaching in more depth. For instance, students may wish to develop a teaching minor or interest area such as Special Needs Education, Science Communication or Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Murdoch Primary Education students will study all areas of the curriculum and explore the place and role of education in society, the characteristics of learners, teaching-learning processes and how to evaluate them. Students will also learn about managing a classroom, and be involved in school experience across the primary years.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 7.0 with no individual band less than 7.0.


Students will be study all aspects of the general primary curriculum alongside units in teaching theory and practice. Extensive practical experience in schools is a key component of the degree. Further specialisations are available through the study of minors in science communication or inclusive education.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

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. For students with English as a second language the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia requires an IELTS of 8 across all areas on graduation.


Murdoch teaching graduates are recognised by the WA College of Teaching, as well as the respective State Education Departments and Independent Schools.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 70 Yes Online
Murdoch 70 Yes Full time 4 years
Murdoch 70 Yes Part time 8 years
Named after the prominent Australian academic and essayist Sir Walter Murdoch, Murdoch was the second university established in Western Australia. Since the first intake of students in 1975, Murdoch has become a dynamic, modern university with a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.

Murdoch university has three campuses. The main campus is on South Street in Murdoch and is an easy commute from the Perth CBD and Fremantle, whilst the Rockingham and Peel campuses are located further south of Perth. All three campuses are well serviced by public transport, parking and bike racks.

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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