Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

Is your ambition to teach young children? If so, this four-year teaching degree from The University of Notre Dame Australia is the ideal choice, combining educational theory and classroom learning with considerable hands-on professional experience at prior to school/early childhood settings and primary schools across New South Wales and beyond. Over the four-year degree, you will be expected to complete approximately 27 weeks of supervised teaching.Fully accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), your Bachelor of Primary Education will provide you with the opportunity to teach in all sectors of school including: Catholic, Government, Independent and prior to school/early childhood settings throughout Australia and in many other parts of the world.Notre Dame’s School of Education in Sydney has received recognition from International Baccalaureate (IB) to provide selected graduates with the prestigious IB certificate in teaching and learning qualification. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply to the IB Organisation for the IB certificate in teaching and learning.


  • 3 core curriculum courses
  • 21 compulsory courses
  • 3 professional experience courses
  • specialisation and/or general elective courses


  • Primary education

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants with recent Secondary Education: HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English, a minimum average of Bands 4s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 75% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for an ATAR or OP
  • Or Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.Applicants with Higher Education Study. Other University Studies completed at undergraduate level or higher. A minimum number of 4 successfully completed subjects
  • Or Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University.


This degree is fully accredited with The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Study pathways

Students may undertake the University's Tertiary Pathway Program and apply to enter the Primary Teaching Program at the end of their pathway program (entry is not guaranteed), or complete the STAT - Scores of 150 or higher in both the Multiple Choice and Written English sections are required.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Sydney International: $127,844 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Practical Component The amount of school experience in the Notre Dame Bachelor of Primary Education program is significantly more than is offered at many other institutions. In addition to one week observation in the first year, the Bachelor of Primary Education degree provides students with comprehensive practical teaching experience. Year Two - Professional Experience 2 Nine weeks; Year Three - Professional Experience 3 One Full Term;Year Four - Professional Experience 4: Internship One Full Term

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