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Education (Secondary), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1315 (BCR) Fremantle, Australia
Education (Secondary) at The University of Notre Dame Australia provides students with the qualifications to work with students aged from 12 to 17 years in Catholic, Independent and Government schools. As part of your studies, you will complete 32 weeks of school-based practical experience and also choose a Major and Specialisation teaching area.
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Education (Secondary) at The University of Notre Dame Australia is a well-rounded undergraduate program that combines theory, the latest teaching technology, and plenty of hands-on classroom experience.

 Working from a rigorous and practical curriculum, you will acquire the academic skills needed to teach secondary school students. 

In addition, you will be required to choose one major teaching area such as English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science or Religious Education. You will complete eight courses in your chosen major area, plus four courses in your chosen area of specialisation.

An integral part of your degree is the 32 weeks of supervised teaching (practicum) experience. 

This is divided into two weeks of classroom immersion and teacher assistance in your first year; one term with a special focus on your Learning Area Major in both your second and third years; one term with a special focus on your Learning Area Specialisation in your third year; and an internship in your final year which focuses on both your Learning Area Major and Specialisation, as well as Religious Education if you have chosen to complete your accreditation to teach Religious Education.


The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Independent schools
  • Government schools
  • Catholic schools

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Literacy Skills for Education Studies
  • ICT for Teachers
  • Teaching and the Curriculum Framework
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Classroom Immersion: Secondary (two weeks of classroom immersion and teacher assistance)
  • Psychological Principles of Classroom Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 035286C

  • Indicative minimum 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30880 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30880 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fremantle

  • 1700 - 2700 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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