Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Science

Are you passionate about teaching young children and fostering an enthusiasm for lifelong learning? The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Science degree is the ideal choice.

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Key Facts



() Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Science

Degree Duration

5 .5 Years :


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Science qualification is recommended if you want to share your science knowledge. This nationally recognised five-year double degree combines educational theory and classroom learning with an essential practical component. Studying a Bachelor of Science will allow you to share your love of science in the classroom or further afield. Notre Dame University Australia graduates are in high demand.

When you study at Notre Dame, you will be inspired by our innovative approach to teaching and learning with the latest learning technologies. Our degree will provide the academic skills you need to support, engage, and extend primary-aged children by integrating theory and practice.

You will choose one specialist subject area for your education degree. Follow your passion and choose from Science, HASS, Special Needs, Drama, Service Learning and Social Justice, Mathematics, and English.

When you study The Bachelor of Science component, you study a combination of core interdisciplinary science courses, including Experimental design, Maths, Biology and Chemistry.

These courses will provide you with the basis for strong skills in scientific investigation, including data collection and analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication. These skills are highly sought after by employers within and outside the field of science.

To further deepen your study of science, you will select a stream to match your interests. The courses available include Biology & Environment, Environment & Heritage, Human & Medical Science, and Multidisciplinary Science. You will acquire in-depth knowledge and skills through hands-on experience in the classroom, laboratory and the field.

You will complete 32 weeks of school-based professional teaching practice as an integral part of your degree. You will experience total immersion in a classroom environment and gain valuable insights into your chosen career.

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  • CRICOS code: 045119B
  • Education students who select the WA birth-eight program pathway must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) administer the test externally. Students must register, pay for the test and pass this to graduate from the program.
  • Available in Perth only

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

Discover The university of Notre Dame Australia

University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

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