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Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) - Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098365E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Learning geography is the first step to understanding and addressing global challenges such as overpopulation, climate change and ecological hazards. Learning economics helps us to explore how we manage and use resources at a local, national and global level as well as the distribution of wealth and its flow and impact on different levels of society.

With this qualification, you can teach Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) in Secondary Schools from Year 7-10 as well as specialising in both geography and economics at Year 11 and 12 ATAR level.

As part of your studies, you’ll participate in lectures, tutorials and a range of practical placements.

You’ll also practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology – a virtual classroom using actors and avatars, which is the only technology of its kind in WA.

3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch

Learn to become a confident and inspiring teacher who can make a real difference to students’ learning experiences.
Take on a range of practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your teaching experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

Explore the world’s geography, including our land, seas and natural landscapes.
Build a deeper understanding of economics and issues which are impacting the world.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
Discover how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.
Find out how to encourage your students to think creatively about the world and the challenges we face.

Your future career

This course gives you the qualification you need to teach secondary students in Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), including teaching geography and economics at Year 11 and 12 ATAR level. You will also need to select a second teaching area from English, Mathematics or Sciences.

Professional recognition

After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

Click here for more details on this course.

Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 28,560 Per Year
Start date: Expected August 2023
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 4 years

Murdoch University

Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 94 with no band less than 27; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140

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Murdoch University
Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150