What will I learn?

Learning about history solidifies our understanding and identity in the world. It’s an opportunity to understand the past and apply that understanding to today and the future.

By becoming a qualified Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) teacher with a specialisation in History, you could help students to learn critical thinking and analytical skills as well as develop empathetic understanding of civilisations and issues which connect us. These skills can be used in their lives and across their own future careers.

As part of your studies, you’ll participate in lectures, tutorials and a range of practical placements. 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.

3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch

Learn to become a confident and inspiring teacher who can make a real difference to students’ learning experiences.
Take on a range of practical 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 teaching experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

Build your expertise in history, learning how major world events and developments have shaped life as we know it today.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
Discover how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.
Find out how to encourage your students to think creatively about the world and the challenges we face.
Get inspired to enjoy life-long learning throughout your teaching career.

Your future career

This course gives you the qualification you need to teach HASS to secondary students from Years 7-10, including teaching history to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students.

Professional recognition

After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,560.00 (US$ 21,216) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022


Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,


Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Completion of a minimum of 65% or better in Grade 12 English. 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
  • Canning College
  • TAFE International Western Australia
  • Phoenix Academy