48 months
34275 AUD/year
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This Secondary Education degree from Curtin University prepares you for a rewarding career in secondary school teaching, and enables you to pursue specialist interests. You will develop the critical knowledge and skills of best practice in education to meet the needs of 21st-century learners. 

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You can specialise in one or two curriculum areas, studying units that provide specialist discipline knowledge and units that develop your pedagogical knowledge.

You will also study units that establish your understanding of teaching practice, such as educational psychology, Indigenous education and teaching students with diverse learning needs.

As part of the Secondary Education degree from Curtin University you will complete four professional work experience placements in schools. These placements are undertaken in full-time blocks, regardless of your study mode. You may have the opportunity to undertake a rural, interstate or overseas placement.

Why study 

  • There is a current shortage of secondary education teachers in Australia, and consequently there is a high uptake of graduates by employers.
  • Curtin’s Education courses were ranked in the top 100 in the world in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • Staff teaching in the Secondary Education program are active researchers and scholars who represent a high level of expertise in their disciplinary fields from across the University.
  • Curtin has a long commitment to the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) which are key areas of focus in education.
  • You will be immersed in a technology-enhanced learning environment where group interaction and collaborative activities will develop your teaching capability.
  • This course integrates education theory with classroom practice for all areas – you will undertake 18 weeks of supervised teaching experience in schools throughout your degree.
  • The School of Education receives consistently positive feedback from employers, who say Curtin graduate teachers are of excellent quality and well prepared for the education industry.


  • Secondary school teacher
  • Policy development officer
  • Special programs officer
  • Trainer, mentor or coach
  • Curriculum designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Development for Educators
  • Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum 
  • Teaching and Learning in the Digital World
  • The Professional Educator: Developing Teacher Identity
  • Science Education Major (Chemistry) (BEd Secondary)
  • The Arts Education Major (Media Production and Analysis) (BEd Secondary)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


800 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 096505C 

Curtin University welcomes applications from International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students. You’re eligible to apply to Curtin if you have:

  • achieved a full IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points in six subjects.
  • fulfilled Curtin University’s English proficiency requirements.
  • fulfilled the course prerequisite requirements, if applicable.

Tuition Fee

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    34275 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34275 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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