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Secondary Education

Bachelor degree

Guide students through adolescence and prepare them for a successful life ahead.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    096505C
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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2026

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Course outline
Secondary Education

Outline

Outline

This initial teacher education degree prepares you for a rewarding career in secondary school teaching, and enables you to pursue specialist interests. You will develop the critical knowledge and skills of best practice in education to meet the needs of 21st-century learners.

You can specialise in one or two curriculum areas, gaining specialist discipline knowledge and units that develop your pedagogical knowledge.

You'll also study units that establish your understanding of teaching practice, such as educational psychology, Indigenous education and teaching students with diverse learning needs.

Teaching placements

As part of the course you will complete four professional placements in schools. Totally 720 hours of supervised teaching practice, these placements are undertaken in full-time blocks, regardless of your study mode. You may be able to undertake a rural, interstate or overseas placement.

Your supervised teaching practice will comprise:

  • a two-week full-time block and three-week full-time block in the second year of your course
  • a three-week full-time block in the third year of your course
  • a block of one school term (typically 10 weeks) in the fourth year of your course.

Customise your Secondary Education degree

You can customise your degree by choosing the major you wish to specialise in, and then selecting from one of three options to complete your degree structure.

Your major prepares you with the content and pedagogical knowledge you need to teach across your chosen curriculum area from years 7 to 12, as well as in your specialist subject area in years 11 and 12.

You will choose your major at the time of enrolling (although you won't need to complete your degree structure until after you accept Curtin's course offer for your chosen major).

Note that your choice of second specialisation will depend on your Education major. 

STEP 1: Complete your major

Choose your major from:

* Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

STEP 2: Complete your degree structure

Complement your major with one of the three options below. This step happens after you accept Curtin’s offer for your chosen major, however your choice of second specialisation is dependent upon the education major you select.

Refer to the specific majors for more information about available second specialisations.

Option 1: Choose a minor teaching area
Expand your scope as an educator by supplementing your major teaching area with a minor teaching specialisation from a different area of the school curriculum.

Option 2: Extend your major teaching area
Broaden your understanding of your specialist subject area by studying additional discipline-specific units. You will also extend your curriculum and pedagogical knowledge of your major.

Option 3: Choose an education specialty
Extend your curriculum and pedagogical knowledge of your chosen major, while furthering your studies by choosing from a selection of education units.

 

How this course will make you industry ready

  • All units are mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, ensuring you graduate with the relevant competencies required to teach successfully. 
  • You will build a professional digital portfolio that showcases your teaching abilities to potential employers.
  • You will complete 18 weeks of teaching practice over the course of your studies, including a 10-week internship where you will have responsibility for students’ learning, under the mentorship of a qualified teacher.

What jobs can the Secondary Education course lead to?

Careers

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Policy development officer
  • Special programs officer
  • Trainer, mentor or coach
  • Curriculum designer

Industries

  • Education (government and non-government)

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts associated with effective teaching of secondary school students.
  • critically evaluate and synthesise theory, research and practice to apply knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to enhance learning.
  • assess student learning and analyse diverse sources of data to support valid judgements of student learning.
  • plan and deliver effective teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact.
  • select, curate, use and create a range of digital resources and technologies to support learning and teaching.
  • demonstrate responsibility and accountability for being a life-long learner, identify and engage in professional learning; demonstrate personal literacy and numeracy competencies to the required accreditation standard.
  • engage in a continual cycle of improvement through critical and reflective practices including those based on local, national and global research and evidence-based practices.
  • create, lead and maintain positive learning environments for all students, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • communicate professionally and engage collaboratively with colleagues, students, parent/carers, and the community.

Why study Secondary Education

Highly ranked course

We rank in the top 70 universities in the world for Education.

University Ranking by Academic Performance 2023

Work experience

You will undertake 18 weeks of teaching practice, which includes a 10-week internship where you will be responsible for students’ learning, under the mentorship of a qualified teacher.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia and countries that recognise Australian teaching qualifications. All units are mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited in Western Australia by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.

My third prac was in Singapore, where I could immerse myself in the school community and in a different culture. I learned how to respect their different values, traditions and teaching practices. Singapore proved I have what it takes to teach internationally.

Alicia McGrade

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Additional pre-requisites are required for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Mathematics Methods ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Chemistry ATAR and Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Physics ATAR and Mathematics Methods ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications ATAR is recommended for all majors; and additional prior study is recommended for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Maths Specialist ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Maths Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR
    • Science Education (Human Biology) – Maths Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR; and Human Biology ATAR or Biology ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Maths Specialist ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
    • Science Education (Psychology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*

    Desirable Science ATAR courses: Animal Production Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English and MC verbal and Quantitative is accepted for all majors except Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

8.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

8.0

Overall band score

7.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements | Study (curtin.edu.au) before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

All students are required to successfully complete four compulsory professional experience placements in schools as part of designated units throughout the course. These placements must be undertaken in registered schools where the language of instruction is English.

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment. The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states' requirements for teacher registration.

None of the four professional experience placements can be broken or split into shorter periods.

No more than 50% of professional experience days may be undertaken in schools outside of Australia.

Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

Students are required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduation/completing their course. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates. Students are expected to successfully complete the LANTITE between the first and third professional experience units in their course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants must also meet the non-academic entry requirement for all Initial Teacher Education Courses. For further information please see the Non-academic entry requirement. The questionnaire must be completed no more than one year prior to application.

Please note: Credit is rarely given on the basis of professional experience only in Initial Teacher Education degrees as graduates must meet registration requirements set by the accrediting bodies in each state/territory.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English and MC verbal and Quantitative is accepted for all majors except Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Additional pre-requisites are required for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Mathematics Methods ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Chemistry ATAR and Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Physics ATAR and Mathematics Methods ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications ATAR is recommended for all majors; and additional prior study is recommended for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Maths Specialist ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Maths Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR
    • Science Education (Human Biology) – Maths Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR; and Human Biology ATAR or Biology ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Maths Specialist ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
    • Science Education (Psychology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*

    Desirable Science ATAR courses: Animal Production Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

8.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

8.0

Overall band score

7.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements | Study (curtin.edu.au) before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

All students are required to successfully complete four compulsory professional experience placements in schools as part of designated units throughout the course. These placements must be undertaken in registered schools where the language of instruction is English.

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment. The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states' requirements for teacher registration.

None of the four professional experience placements can be broken or split into shorter periods.

No more than 50% of professional experience days may be undertaken in schools outside of Australia.

Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

Students are required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduation/completing their course. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates. Students are expected to successfully complete the LANTITE between the first and third professional experience units in their course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants must also meet the non-academic entry requirement for all Initial Teacher Education Courses. For further information please see the Non-academic entry requirement. The questionnaire must be completed no more than one year prior to application.

Please note: Credit is rarely given on the basis of professional experience only in Initial Teacher Education degrees as graduates must meet registration requirements set by the accrediting bodies in each state/territory.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma  

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English and MC verbal and Quantitative is accepted for all majors except Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Additional pre-requisites are required for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Mathematics Methods ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Chemistry ATAR and Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Physics ATAR and Mathematics Methods ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications ATAR is recommended for all majors; and additional prior study is recommended for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Maths Specialist ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Maths Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR
    • Science Education (Human Biology) – Maths Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR; and Human Biology ATAR or Biology ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Maths Specialist ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
    • Science Education (Psychology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*

    Desirable Science ATAR courses: Animal Production Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

8.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

8.0

Overall band score

7.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements | Study (curtin.edu.au) before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

All students are required to successfully complete four compulsory professional experience placements in schools as part of designated units throughout the course. These placements must be undertaken in registered schools where the language of instruction is English.

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment. The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states' requirements for teacher registration.

None of the four professional experience placements can be broken or split into shorter periods.

No more than 50% of professional experience days may be undertaken in schools outside of Australia.

Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

Students are required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduation/completing their course. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates. Students are expected to successfully complete the LANTITE between the first and third professional experience units in their course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants must also meet the non-academic entry requirement for all Initial Teacher Education Courses. For further information please see the Non-academic entry requirement. The questionnaire must be completed no more than one year prior to application.

Please note: Credit is rarely given on the basis of professional experience only in Initial Teacher Education degrees as graduates must meet registration requirements set by the accrediting bodies in each state/territory.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course you need to have met:

  • the admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • any additional pre-requisites required for the major you wish to select.

The Maths Methods pre-requisite (for the Maths and Physics majors) can be met with:

  • Math Methods ATAR; or 
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus (12.5 credits); and 
  • MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus.

The Physics pre-requisite (for the Physics major) can be met with:

  • Physics ATAR; or 
  • PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics.

The Maths Applications pre-requisite (for the Chemistry and Biology majors) can be met with:

  • Maths Applications ATAR; or 
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or 
  • MATH1005 Pre-Calculus.

The Chemistry pre-requisite (for the Chemistry major) can be met with:

  • Chemistry ATAR; or 
  • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM1005 Introduction to Biological Chemistry.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have met:

  • the admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • the additional pre-requisites required for the following majors:
    • Mathematics Education – Maths Methods ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – Maths Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Chemistry ATAR and Mathematics Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to both those subjects
    • Science Education (Physics) – Physics ATAR and Mathematics Methods ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to both those subjects.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Additional pre-requisites are required for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Mathematics Methods ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Chemistry ATAR and Mathematics Applications ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Physics ATAR and Mathematics Methods ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications ATAR is recommended for all majors; and additional prior study is recommended for the following majors:

    • Mathematics Education – Maths Specialist ATAR
    • Science Education (Biology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*
    • Science Education (Chemistry) – Maths Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR
    • Science Education (Human Biology) – Maths Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR; and Human Biology ATAR or Biology ATAR
    • Science Education (Physics) – Maths Specialist ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
    • Science Education (Psychology) – At least one Science ATAR course from the list below*

    Desirable Science ATAR courses: Animal Production Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

8.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

8.0

Overall band score

7.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the Inherent requirements | Study (curtin.edu.au) before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

All students are required to successfully complete four compulsory professional experience placements in schools as part of designated units throughout the course. These placements must be undertaken in registered schools where the language of instruction is English.

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment. The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states' requirements for teacher registration.

None of the four professional experience placements can be broken or split into shorter periods.

No more than 50% of professional experience days may be undertaken in schools outside of Australia.

Students will be required to have a current and valid Working with Children clearance as required by the state or country in which the placement provider is located. They will also need to meet any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any work with children or professional experience. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

Students are required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduation/completing their course. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates. Students are expected to successfully complete the LANTITE between the first and third professional experience units in their course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Applicants must also meet the non-academic entry requirement for all Initial Teacher Education Courses. For further information please see the Non-academic entry requirement. The questionnaire must be completed no more than one year prior to application.

Please note: Credit is rarely given on the basis of professional experience only in Initial Teacher Education degrees as graduates must meet registration requirements set by the accrediting bodies in each state/territory.

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Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$7,400*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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