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What will I learn?

If your ambition is to teach in a primary school, this five-year double degree from The University of Notre Dame Australia is the ideal qualification. Recognized by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, our Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts combines educational theory and classroom learning, with plenty of hands-on teaching opportunities.

The degree offers contemporary coursework, exposure to the latest learning technologies, and the integration of theory and practice. In addition to acquiring the academic skills needed to teach primary school age children, you will also be required to choose one specialist subject area such as Mathematics, Science, English, Humanities, Special Needs, Service Learning and Social Justice or Theatre Studies.

The Bachelor of Arts component of this double degree will give you a depth of knowledge. You will study a Major in an area such as English Literature, Social Justice, Politics and International Relations, History, Archaeology or Theatre Studies which will give you in-depth, specialist knowledge and skills that will allow you to inspire and guide your young students in the classroom and contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of society.

The Arts component will also develop your ability to analyze, interpret, deliberate, draw conclusions, communicate, work as a team member and problem-solve. You will be able to consider multiple perspectives and handle ambiguity and uncertainty. These are the skills needed in the creative industries of the 21st century workplace.

The practical component of your degree involves 32 weeks of teaching practice spread across five years. This extensive teaching apprenticeship provides a total immersion in the classroom environment, exposing you to the lived experience of a teacher.

Career opportunities

Teaching opportunities in the following schools are open to graduates of this program:

Independent schools

Government schools

Catholic schools

Which department am I in?

School of Education



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,880.00 (16,60,215) per year
AUD $30,880/year for Education; AUD $29,000/year for Arts; Fees are indicative and may vary with the mix of courses selected
Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

A minimum overall score of 7.5 in IELTS Academic, with no score lower than 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 in reading and writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.