Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Arts
School of Education, Fremantle Campus
Are you passionate about educating young minds? Do you love sharing your knowledge and watching your students grow? If so, our Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts is the ideal degree for you. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study, this degree equips you with the skills you need to teach children aged from six to 12 years in Catholic, Independent and Government schools.
Why study this degree?
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 analyse, 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.
Courses Units of Credit Core Curriculum courses 75 Education compulsory courses 705 Arts Major courses 200 Arts elective courses 100 Total units of credit in the double degree 1080
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.
See Bachelor of Arts Program Regulations for details about Arts Majors and courses.
You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.
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.
Academic requirements for this program are outlined below. In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency. Initial Teacher Education applicants are required to achieve minimum entry standards as specified for Initial Teacher Education. We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.
Applicants with recent Secondary Education:
- Indicative ATAR of 80 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD); OR
- Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 28.
Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects.
Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- Completed AQF Diploma or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:
- STAT scores of at least 150 in the Multiple Choice section and Written English section are required;
- Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 80 or above;
- Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:
The HECS-HELP loan scheme assists eligible students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your HECS-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.
For further information on fee places and Government loan schemes, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our 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 (Primary) / Bachelor of Arts BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE
Semester 1 2020
Number of students
Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A (C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 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)
<5 100% International students <5 N/A All students <5 100.0%
TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Arts ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 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 76.20 N/A Median rank to receive an offer 76.20 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