Undergraduate

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

Make a real difference to young children’s lives and equip them with the skills, knowledge and values needed to succeed in the world, now and in the future.

75
Minimum ATAR
4
Years Full-Time

Majors available

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The learning experience

UWA facilities include lecture theatres, case study rooms and break-out areas for group work and individual study.

UWA Schools

Six libraries

One of Australia’s most picturesque campuses

Five residential colleges

Vibrant student experience

Fees and scholarships

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Scholarships

Scholarships for Indigenous Australians

There are numerous scholarships available to Indigenous Australians studying at The University of Western Australia whether you are a commencing student or currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree.

Learn more

Scholarships

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$34,880.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Careers and further study

Career opportunities

Teaching in government and non-government schools in WA and Australia.

It’s a portable qualification that can be used for teaching positions overseas. Additional opportunities in a range of education-related industries.

Job titles

  • Primary school teacher
  • Educational administrator
  • Community educator
  • Education publications writer
  • Professional tutor

Further study opportunities

Further your professional development and learning with one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Master of Education (with specialisations in mental health and emotional wellbeing; educational leadership; learning and teaching)
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Research
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 75, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; or

(b) an assured pathway offer; or

(c) a place in a relevant UWA access program

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Online personal statement

As part of applying for entry to this course, you are required to submit an online personal statement demonstrating you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator.

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the Inherent Requirement Domains for an Initial Teacher Education Professional Practice PDF before submitting your personal statement.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

About the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) will equip you with critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills so you can develop best practices for your career. You'll learn about effective teaching approaches, how children learn and how to create safe, supportive and engaging learning environments.

About the course

Make a real difference to young children’s lives and equip them with the skills, knowledge and values needed to succeed in the world, now and in the future. This distinctive undergraduate teacher education degree prepares you to be a teacher from Foundation to Year 6 and gives you the skills and knowledge to be profession-ready.

bachelor of education (primary) (honours)

Quick details

STATUS
  • Available in 2024
MINIMUM ATAR
  • 75 or equivalent
INTAKE
  • February and July
LOCATION
  • Perth
DURATION
  • 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
COURSE CODES UWA/TISC
  • BH020/UH020
CRICOS
  • 114337E

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete units that familiarise you with all of the learning areas of the primary school curriculum, as well as developmental and learning theory that enables you to design effective learning programs.

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Classroom practice

As part of your degree, you will spend up to 100 days as professional placement in school environments. This will provide you with the skills and experience to form effective working relationships and develop your professional experience in education.
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5 reasons to study the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) at UWA

5 reasons to study the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) at UWA

Find out about the hands-on opportunities, innovative teaching approach and more with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) that will set you up with skills and knowledge to make a real difference in young children’s lives. 

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Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships

Applications are strongly encouraged from high-achieving school leavers, First Nations peoples, people for whom English is an additional language or dialect, people with disability, people from regional, rural or remote locations, mid-career professionals or people from low socio-economic backgrounds.  
 
Scholarships of up to $40,000 per student are available for students studying full time in undergraduate initial teacher education (ITE).
 
Not only does the scholarship help with study costs but it also provides opportunities to teach in government schools or government-run early learning settings for a period of time after graduating. 
 
For information on eligibility and how to apply visit education.gov.au.

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About the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Accreditation

Course accreditation

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and recognised as an accredited program by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). Graduates are eligible to register with TRBWA and this entitles them to be legally employed as a teacher.
Accreditation

Why study this course?

  1. Learn from innovative and inspiring lecturers who are focused on your success.
  2. Enhance your career-readiness through completing a research project or advanced professional project in your final semester.
  3. You can undertake professional placements in regional and remote regions of WA. Scholarships available.
  4. Close partnerships with primary schools that offer additional opportunities for volunteering, further learning and connections with practising teachers.

You’ll learn to

  1. Navigate a classroom with up to 100 days professional placement in schools
  2. Design programs of learning for primary school children closely linked with the Australian curriculum
  3. Utilise a range of educational technologies