The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Secondary)

The University of Notre Dame Australia

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

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Secondary) is a nationally accredited degree. This four-year specialist education degree provides the opportunity for those with a passion for working with young people and desire to become a secondary school teacher. The degree includes compulsory courses in health, exercise sports sciences, and outdoor education. A suite of electives also provides the preservice teacher with a minor teaching area qualifying them to teach into another learning area.A central feature of this degree is the extensive range of professional practice undertaken in each year of study. This valuable and diverse experience produces teacher-ready graduates who can connect theory to practice. Graduates of this degree have the flexibility to seek employment in the various education systems and sectors.


  • 3 core curriculum courses
  • 20 compulsory health sciences courses
  • 9 compulsory education courses
  • 5 secondary stream courses
  • 27 weeks practicum


  • Secondary education
  • Health education
  • Physical education

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:


This Award is accredited with the Teachers 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 : 4 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 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.

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