What will I learn?

Being a Health and Physical Education teacher means you can help future generations to develop vital skills, improve their performance, and experience the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle.

This major will qualify you to teach Health and Physical Education to secondary students, including ATAR students in Years 11 and 12. You’ll take your learning beyond lectures and tutorials onto sporting fields, courts and ovals through participation in a range of Professional Placements throughout your degree.

You’ll also practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology – a virtual classroom using actors and avatars, which is the only technology of its kind in WA.

4 reasons to study Education at Murdoch

Have fun whilst participation in ‘hands-on’ learning about physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport.
Feel the collegiate support, as you are mentored by our experienced teaching professionals.
Get essential experience in a range of Professional Placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

Develop the skills, knowledge and understandings to effectively teach Health and Physical Education in secondary schools.
Explore the range of productive pedagogies required to teach Health and Physical Education
Learn how to inspire students to lead active and healthy lives.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and the means to make learning engaging.
Learn how to apply your knowledge, teaching and curriculum in a range of practical settings.

Your future career

This course gives you the qualification you need to teach secondary students, including teaching Health Studies and Physical Education Studies to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students.

Professional recognition

After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies, including, the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA), and to gain employment with the Education Department of WA, Catholic and independent schools and related organisations and associations.

Which department am I in?

Teaching

CRICOS

098365E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,438.00 (14,32,178) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent). Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 94 with no band less than 27; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Phoenix Academy
  • Canning College
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