18 months
33300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Teachers play a critical role in preparing students for life-long learning. The University of Western Australia offers a Master of Teaching Primary course that enables graduates to qualify as primary school teachers and fill this crucial role in our communities. 


This Master of Teaching Primary course from The University of Western Australia will qualify you as a primary school teacher (Foundation/Pre-primary to Year 6) with a comprehensive understanding of childhood development and learning.

You’ll focus on the interface between play-based learning and intentional teaching, with a special emphasis on the skills children need in developing literacy and numeracy, and be introduced to the breadth of learning required of children including science, the humanities and social science, the arts, and health and physical education.

There will be opportunities to practise your teaching skills in authentic settings throughout the course and in professional practice placements.

Career Pathways 

As a graduate of this course you will be able to work in government and independent schools, both nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Test 
  • Teaching Performance Assessment
  • Perspectives in Aboriginal Education 
  • Integrated Studies: The Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years  
  • Language and Literacy in Early Childhood  
  • Integrated Studies: Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 077502G  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; and
  • at least one year of the bachelor's degree relevant to one or more learning areas in the Primary school curriculum;
  • Before admission, international students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33300 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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