The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Education (Primary) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science

The University of Notre Dame Australia

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

The double degree offers contemporary coursework, exposure to the latest learning technologies, and the integration of theory and practice. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a perfect combination of theory and practice. In addition to acquiring the academic skills needed to teach primary school age children, students be required to choose one specialist subject area such as Mathematics, Science, English, Humanities, Special Needs, Service Learning and Social Justice or Theatre Studies. The practical component of this degree involves 32 weeks of teaching practice spread across five years. This extensive teaching apprenticeship provides a total immersion in the classroom environment, exposing students to the lived experience of a teacher.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 1025 Units of Credit, which includes the following elective and compulsory Courses (see Appendix A): • 75 Units of Credit from three (3) Core Curriculum Courses • 300 Units of Credit from compulsory Education Courses • 200 Units of Credit from an Education Major • 200 Units of Credit to form an Arts Major • 100 Units of Credit from Arts electives Courses • 150 Units of Credit from elective Courses.


  • Primary 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

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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