The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Education (Early Learning) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science

The University of Notre Dame Australia

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

This highly-structured and intensive program qualifies students to work with children from birth to eight years, in both childcare and school settings. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a perfect combination of theory and practice. The program covers traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and the Humanities plus special early childhood education courses such as Play and Pedagogy. In addition, students will undertake 32 weeks of practical experience in a range of childcare and classroom settings.The Bachelor of Behavioural Science component of the double degree combines elements of psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology. Integrating specialised knowledge developed in these social science disciplines, and with a strong focus on critical psychology, Behavioural Science forges a connection between traditional psychology and social work. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work with those who may be experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage, as well as developing an understanding and respect for social and cultural diversity.It is a federal government requirement for all Education students in Australia to pass the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Students must register and pay for the test. In addition all Education students need to successfully complete the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA) after their final Professional Experience.


Must complete a minimum of 1100 Units of Credit, which includes the following compulsory Courses (see Appendix A): • 50 Units of Credit from two (2) Core Curriculum Courses • 675 Units of Credit from compulsory Education Courses • 300 Units of Credit from compulsory Behavioural Science courses • 75 Units of Credit from the Religious Education Pathway or Inclusivity and Disability Major Courses (see Appendix B).


  • Early childhood education
  • Behavioural Science

Standard entry requirements

  • 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 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).


Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Fremantle International: $188,212 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Fremantle.

Australian Citizens may be eligible to defer costs on a HECS-HELP loan scheme.

Further information

All teacher education students in WA are required to sit the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) and demonstrate the required minimum level of personal literacy and numeracy prior to graduation.

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