Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood and Primary Teaching

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

Completing a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Teaching at Murdoch, where learning through play matters, will give you a competitive edge in your career with a variety of employers across Australia and overseas. Here's why: This is the only course in WA where you can get qualified to work with and teach children from birth to Year 6. As part of your studies, you'll gain the practical experience you need to teach in a wide range of child care and schooling environments which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state schools. We offer a variety of internships in Western Australia, with some placements available for 12 months. You'll enjoy a range of learning experiences. We were the first in Australia to introduce mixed-reality learning, using avatars to prepare you for real life classroom experiences.


You'll study areas of the primary curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health, and Physical Education and the Arts. You'll also focus on early childhood learning and development, acquiring a strong grounding in effective learning, teaching and assessment practices.


  • Education-early childhood and primary

Standard 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.


You'll graduate ready for both early childhood education settings and primary school classrooms with a personalised online portfolio to showcase your experience. Your qualification will be recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

Study pathways

After you complete this course, you could even pursue a Master of Education (Coursework) or Master of Education (Research) to further expand your career opportunities and build your expertise.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Perth campus No information available Yes No information available

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.

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