Bachelor of Education (Conversion)
School of Education, Fremantle Campus
Available on either a full-time or part-time basis, the Bachelor of Education (Conversion) is an undergraduate program that allows teachers trained for three years in Australia to upgrade their qualification to four-year degree status. The program consists of eight courses, including one in Theology or Ethics.
Why study this degree?
Using a combination of intensive, or semi-intensive face-to-face classes and external tuition, the Bachelor of Education (Conversion) provides an exciting pathway from your existing three-year teaching qualification to a full Bachelor of Education. This program, which is recognised by the Teachers’ Registration Board of Western Australia, will enhance your future employment prospects and also open the possibility of undertaking further postgraduate study at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
The program has been tailored to the needs of working teachers, such as yourself, and includes external courses which allow you the flexibility to shape your own schedule, plus some intensive and semi-intensive classroom sessions at our Fremantle Campus. The Bachelor of Education (Conversion) degree consists of eight courses chosen from the current list published on the School of Education homepage. One of these must be a Theology or Ethics course at a 4000 level.
To work in the Catholic school system, you must include sufficient studies in theology and religious education to meet the requirements set out by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia. You may also use a combination of courses to complete a four-course specialisation in Religious Education or Special Needs.
You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
studying in Asia, Europe and North America.
As this program enables three year trained teachers to upgrade their qualification to a four year degree status, applicants are required to have a three year teaching qualification.
More information can be found at the Fees page.
Teaching opportunities in the following schools are open to graduates of this program:
- Independent schools
- Government schools
- Catholic schools
Student profile data
Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Education (Conversion) BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2021 INTAKE
Semester 1 2021
Number of students
Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P (C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
N/A N/A (D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
- where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks & recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A International students N/A N/A All students 6 100.0%
TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Education (Conversion) ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2021 INTAKE
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION - ATAR-based offers ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors) *
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *[only if relevant]
Highest rank to receive an offer N/A N/A Median rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest rank to receive an offer
“<5” – the number of students is less than 5
N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR