Bachelor of Education - Primary

The University of Notre Dame Australia

This program provides students with an ability to teach in all learning areas of the curriculum, together with Religious Education (if desired); the strong integration of theory and practice; coursework that is contemporary; professional reflection on practice; exposure to emergent learning technologies; attainment of all employer and government requirements; and (if necessary) formal registration demands. It also provides accreditation to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school or requirements to teach in a Catholic school (if this option is elected).

Course Fee:

Australian: $61,656
International: $120,800

Entry Requirements:

NSW - Applicants are able to be considered for a place in a teaching degree if they meet the requirements in either A) or B) below. A) School leavers who have three Band 5s in the HSC, one of which must be English (or equivalent for IB). Please note ESL English will not count toward the required Band 5 English criteria. B) School Leavers: ATAR of 70 (Indicative only). Must have been obtained within the last five years; or IB of 25+ (Indicative only). Must have been obtained within the last five years. Post School Leaver/Mature Age Applicants: Other University Studies - Notre Dame will consider applicants who have successfully completed a minimum four units within a Bachelor's Degree from another University; or Successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level qualification or higher in a relevant area from a recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO); or Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) - This option is only available for applicants who are over 20 years of age as at 1 March in the year of admission. A score of 150 for both the Multiple Choice component and the Written English component is required. STAT results are valid for five years; or Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program. Applicants using one of the admission requirements listed in B) above will be considered for a place in a teaching degree, however progression into year two of the degree is dependent on the successful completion of eight courses (units) in the first year of the degree.


Students must complete 40 courses of study as well as 30-32 weeks of practicum.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Applicants may consider a Notre Dame Australia enabling program as an entry pathway.

Further information:

All teacher education students in WA and NSW are required to sit the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) and demonstrate the required minimum level of personal literacy and numeracy prior to their final professional experience. The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and students will be required to register with ACER and pay for the test.


Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia and the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01032F

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Fremantle No info Yes Part time 8 years
Fremantle No info Yes Full time 4 years

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a leading and distinctive Australian university, a status reflected by consistent 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide over the past 12 years.

A national Catholic university, with over 12,500 students, Notre Dame provides an exceptional educational experience, with Campuses in Fremantle and Broome in WA and in Sydney, NSW. Notre Dame has seven rural medical schools in NSW and Victoria.

Why study with us

Notre Dame's distinctive approach to education has been recognised by the best critics of all – our students – as the best in Australia for overall quality of educational experience in the nationwide Federal Government survey.

Our Sydney Campus is located in the vibrant inner city suburb of Chippendale while the Nursing and Medical Schools in Darlinghurst are located just metres from St Vincent’s Hospital. Our Fremantle Campus – located south of Perth in the port city’s West End, reflects the ‘town university’ ambience of the great European universities. 

Professional experience and employability

Notre Dame is a national leader when it comes to preparing graduates for a successful career. In the latest Federal Government’s Employer Satisfaction Survey – where business and industry leaders have their say on the quality of university graduates – Notre Dame achieved first in WA and NSW for overall employer satisfaction. 

Students learn from academics who have years of professional experience and who are at the forefront of the latest industry trends. One of the hallmarks of a Notre Dame degree is the hands-on learning integrated into all programs. Students graduate with both professional contacts and experience on their CV. Notre Dame has one of the highest graduate employment rates (79.1%), well above the national average (70.6%).

Study Abroad

Study Abroad opportunities are offered through partner institutions located in Europe, North America and Asia. Short-term cultural immersion programs take students to destinations such as Cambodia, India, Timor-Leste, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

A liberal arts education

Degrees are offered in a broad range of disciplines in the following Schools: Arts & Sciences; Business; Education; Health Sciences; Law; Medicine; Nursing & Midwifery; Philosophy & Theology; and Physiotherapy.

Employers seek graduates who can think critically, creatively and compassionately. Every Notre Dame student is encouraged to develop these skills through the Core Curriculum courses in Philosophy, Ethics and Theology which are integrated into all undergraduate degrees. Students are encouraged consider how they can achieve their career ambitions while building a better world.

Admission and selection 

Our personalised admissions goes beyond an ATAR score. It considers a student’s personal qualities, motivation to study, academic potential and contribution to school, work experience or community life, in addition to their academic record. A discussion with an academic member of staff gives students the opportunity to fully explore their study options and career goals.

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