Course Description

Do you remember your favourite teacher from primary school? Perhaps it was someone you learned a lot from, they taught you new ways of thinking or inspired you in some way. You could be that special teacher for future generations.
Get the qualification you need to teach students from Years 1 to 6 as you study areas of the primary curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education and the Arts. You will also study effective learning, teaching and assessment practices.
To expand your career opportunities, you can choose to specialise in Mathematics and Numeracy Education, English and Literacy Education, Inclusive Education for work in special education schools and centres, and Indonesian or Japanese teaching in primary schools.
5 reasons to study Primary Teaching

Join the only teaching program in WA where you can apply for a two-week school placement in China with your flights, visas and accommodation paid for by the government.
Enjoy practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments. We offer a variety of internships across WA, including some 12-month placements.
Before you start your first prac, you’ll get a sense of your interactive skills using our SimLabTM technology. SimLabTM is a world class and innovative virtual classroom technology, which allows you to interact with student-avatars operated by a trained actor behind the scenes. In the second, third fourth years of your degree, you will use SimLabTM again to practice further ‘pretend’ interactions with a range of students and parents.
Be mentored by our team of experienced teaching professionals to become a confident, creative and flexible teacher who is ready for the challenges and excitement of classroom life.
Graduate with an online portfolio which you can use to showcase your experience and skills to future employers.


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 45.1% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 70.1% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 61.3% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 67.8% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 3.0% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $63,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Murdoch University Code: B1319

Entry Requirements

Selection Rank: 70