Master On Campus

Teaching (Primary)

Murdoch University

21 months
27784 AUD/year
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Teach in a range of settings, in Australia or around the world with this initial teaching qualification, specifically for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-Education field relevant to primary teaching including English, Maths, The Arts, Science, Humanities Languages and Physical Education. The Teaching (Primary) MEd course is offered at Murdoch University.


Do you remember your favourite teacher from primary school? Perhaps it was someone you learned a lot from, they taught you new ways of thinking or inspired you in some way. You could be that special teacher for future generations.

The Teaching (Primary) MEd course offered at Murdoch University will enable you to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to be an effective educator. You will acquire the expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills necessary to practice independently in the classroom. Building on your prior study coupled with extensive professional practice you will be equipped with an advanced skills set to deliver high quality teaching.

Murdoch’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is characterised by a strong connection between university learning and professional experience in schools throughout the program. A blended learning approach is used combining online activities and face-to-face seminars scheduled on one day per week. Authentic assessments will contribute to your professional teaching portfolio. Additional professional learning opportunities to further develop skills in areas such as classroom management and areas of curriculum interest are also offered.

7 reasons to study the Master of Teaching (Primary) at Murdoch

  • Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.
  • Graduate ready for the classroom with an online portfolio to show your experience to future employers.
  • Before you start your first prac, you’ll be able to practise dealing with challenging behaviour and conflict resolution through our SimLabTM It’s a virtual workplace that uses actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA.
  • Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Most of our classes take place on one day to enable you to manage your other commitments.
  • Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and data analysis, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Literacy 
  • Numeracy 
  • Transition to Teaching
  • Learners and Learning Environments
  • Numeracy and Learning
  • Literacy and Learning
  • Mathematics in the Primary Curriculum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months
  • Part-time
    • 33 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 093249E

  • A recognised Bachelor's degree or higher, with at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more of the learning areas of the Primary curriculum (i.e. English, Mathematics, the Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education). 
  • Entry to the course is competitive, and requires evidence of consistent and sustained high achievement (grades of credit and above) in a relevant undergraduate bachelor degree

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27784 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27784 AUD per year during 21 months.
  • Commonwealth supported

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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