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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $6,044.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $16,350.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a 480 credit point degree. In the final semester of the course students may select one of three options:

Option 1: Students select 60 credit points consisting of two specified units (DTM4260 and EDU4260) and two Elective Specialisation units selected from one or more of the listed areas of specialty;

Option 2: Students select a School based project totalling 60 credit points; or

Option 3: Students undertake an internship totalling 60 credit points.

Please note the following:

  1. Information regarding TRBWA's teacher registration requirements is available at
  2. Units are available in the Bachelor of Education degree which enable students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.
  3. In each year of the program, students undertake compulsory professional practice.
  4. In the fourth year, students undertake an Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) comprising one term of approximately ten weeks of continuous teaching practice. The Assistant Teacher Program is conducted during the seventh semester of the course in the second term of the school year.
  5. All students must adhere to the School’s Rule and Procedures in relation to professional practice. See
  6. This course has been designed to meet the needs of students wishing to fast track their studies.
  7. Opportunities exist for students to complete a semester overseas through the Study Abroad Program.
  8. All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) are required to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy.

Year One - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
EDL1240Introduction to Teaching 15
EDL1250Learning and Learners 15
ICT1250Multimodal Approaches to Teaching and Learning 15
LAN1240Professional Literacies 15

Year One - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
EDL1260Children's Growth, Development and Learning 15
LAN1260Spoken Language in Primary School 15
NSL1260Numeracy and Scientific Literacy for Primary Teachers 15
PPA1260Professional Experience 1 15

Year Two - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
HPE2240Health and Physical Education in Primary Schools 15
LAN2240English in the Early Years of Primary School 15
MAE2240Foundations of Primary Mathematics Education 15
SSE2240Social Science Education in Primary Schools 15

Year Two - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
AED2260The Arts in Education 15
EDU2260Positive Learning Environments 15
LAN2260English in Middle and Upper Primary School 15
PPA2360Professional Experience 2 15

Year Three - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
AED3240The Arts in Education 2 15
EDF3101Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
EDS3240Including Children with Special Educational Needs 15
LAN3240English for Speakers of Other Languages or Dialects 15

Year Three - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
EDU3265Assessing and Evaluating Learning 15
MAE3260Teaching and Learning in Primary Mathematics 15
SCE3260Science Education in Primary Schools 15
PPA3260Professional Experience 3 15

Year Four - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
Elective Specialisation 1 (15 credit points) #
ATP4240Professional Experience 4 - Assistant Teacher Program 45

# The elective specialisation streams allow you to choose 45 credit points from the electives offered in both first and second semester of Year Four (15 credit points in first semester and 30 credit points in second semester).

Year Four - Semester 2
OPTION 1 Students select 60 credit points consisting of two specified units and two Elective Specialisation units from the categories listed below. The elective specialisation streams allow you to choose 45 credit points from the electives offered in both first and second semester of Year Four (15 credit points in first semester and 30 credit points in second semester).

UnitDescription Points
Students should select the following two units (30 credit points):
DTM4260Materials Design and Technology 15
EDU4260Transition to Teaching 15
Plus students should select a further 30 credit points (two units) from the electives listed below:
Catholic Education
CED4260An Introduction to Catholic Education 15
CED4261Religious Education in Catholic Schools 15
CED4262Catholic Studies: Prayer and Morality 15
CED4263Catholic Studies: Creed and Sacraments 15
CED4264The Bible in Religious Education 15
The Creative Arts
AED4260Arts as an Active Experience: Visual Art Education Focus 15
AED4261Arts as an Active Experience: Music Education Focus 15
AED4262Arts as an Active Experience: Drama Education Focus 15
Health and Physical Education
HPE4010Analysing Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education 15
HPE4020Teaching Health Education 15
HPE4030Performance and Perspectives in Physical Education and Sport 15
FMS4020Fundamental Movement Skills and Sport Education 15
PHE4304Advanced Studies of Teaching Physical Education 15
Managing Behaviour
EDU4270Motivating and Managing Children with Challenging Behaviour 15
EDU4271Managing the Behaviour of Students with Special Educational Needs 15
EDU4275Teaching in Rural, Regional and Remote Communities 15
Diverse Needs
EDU4035Early Career School Leadership in Diverse Communities 15
EDU4220Programs and Curricula for Students with High Support Needs 15
EDU4221Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities 15
EDU4477Direct Instruction and Teaching Effectiveness in Special Education 15
MPE4260Learning to Enrich the Learning Experience of Mathematically Gifted Primary Students 15
MPE4261National Testing as a Diagnostic Primary Teaching Tool for Numeracy 15
MPE4262Transition Mathematics: Geometric Thinking for Years 6 to 8 15
MPE4263Transition Mathematics: Early Algebraic Thinking for Years 6 to 8 15
MPE4264Intensive Mathematics Clinic 15
MSC4111Supporting the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Science K-3 15
Language Enrichment
LAN4128Diagnosis and Remediation of Language/Literacy Problems 15
LAN4118Diagnosis and Remediation of Language/Literacy Problems 2 15
LIT4260Children's Literature in the Classroom 15

Year Four - Semester 2
OPTION 2 Students select a School based project totalling 60 credit points.

UnitDescription Points
EDU4226School-based Project 60

Year Four - Semester 2
OPTION 3 Students undertake an Internship totalling 60 credit points.

UnitDescription Points
EDU4227Internship 60

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