The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

The double degree is a well-rounded undergraduate program that offers contemporary coursework, exposure to the latest learning technologies, and the integration of theory and practice. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science is a perfect combination of theory and practice. Working from a rigorous and practical curriculum, students will acquire the academic skills needed to teach secondary school students. In addition, students will be required to choose one major teaching area such as English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science or Religious Education and complete eight courses in this chosen major. The practical component of this degree involves 32 weeks of teaching practice spread across five years. This extensive teaching apprenticeship provides a total immersion in the classroom environment, exposing students to the lived experience of a teacher.As part of the Bachelor of Science component of the double degree students will study a set of core interdisciplinary Science courses including experimental design, maths, biology and chemistry. These courses provide the basis for strong skills in scientific investigation, including data collection and analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication. Building on these core Science courses, students will deepen their study of Science by selecting a Science Stream that matches their interests as a second teaching area: Biology & Environment, Environment & Heritage, Human & Medical Science, or Multidisciplinary Science. Each Stream ensures in-depth knowledge and skill development through practical experience in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the field. It is a federal government requirement for all Education students in Australia to pass the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Students must register and pay for the test. In addition all Education students need to successfully complete the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA) after their final Professional Experience.


  • 3 core curriculum courses
  • 21 compulsory education courses
  • 8 courses to form an education major
  • 32 weeks practicum
  • 12 behavioural science courses
  • 6 elective courses


  • Secondary education
  • Behavioural Science

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicant with recent Secondary Education:
  • Indicative minimum of selection rank of 80 with a pass of ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
  • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) of 28
  • Applicants with Higher Education Study:
  • One semester (FTE) success in an undergraduate university course with at least a high credit average or higher taken at Notre Dame or an alternatively university.
  • Refer to Notre Dame general admission criteria:


Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: The admission requirements at Notre Dame are based on a selection rank which includes your academic results, unique experiences, interests and contributions to the society.
  • Full-time : 5.4-5.7 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Fremantle.

Australian Citizens may be eligible to defer costs on a HECS-HELP loan scheme.

Further information

All teacher education students in WA 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 graduation.

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