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Educational Studies

Bachelor of Educational Studies - BEd Stds - B-EDUC Humanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or online
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time, or equivalent part-time study

Course overview

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is designed for students who want to undertake studies in education but are not intending to seek registration as a qualified school teacher. This course provides exploration of core learning areas of the curriculum along with considerations for diverse needs within an education context. Mentoring, leadership and research with an educational environment will be examined. Students will also have an opportunity to select an educational specialist area of study, focussing either on early years and primary education or secondary education. 

Admission criteria

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

STAT elements considered are WE, V and Q.

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

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

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English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6
Speaking 6
Reading 6
Listening 6
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Other requirements

Various assessments throughout the course may require students to work with infants, children or young people in family or community-based settings. A current Working with Children Check or equivalent (as applicable in the state or country of residence) is required, along with any other relevant State requirements. It is students’ responsibility to secure any such clearances, ensure that they remain current throughout the course of study and are in place for work-based requirements following graduation.

TAFE requirements

Minimum Certificate IV with separate evidence of English competency


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course will not provide graduates with the ability to register as a qualified teacher in a school or educational facility in Australia. 

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Educational Studies?

You will be taught by staff who are at the top of their disciplinary field from across the University representing a high level of expertise. This course aligns with the units offered in the teacher education courses and so is equal in quality and rigour.
  • Curtin’s education courses were ranked in the top 100 in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • Curtin has a long history of excellence in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) which are key areas of focus in education. 
  • You will be immersed in a digitally rich e-learning environment that complements your studies and enhances your teaching skills. You will be encouraged to participate in the learning process and acquire the skills needed to be digitally fluent and there is a focus on group interaction and continuous assessment.
  • The School is proud of its consistently positive feedback from employers who say Curtin teachers are of excellent quality and well prepared for the education industry. 

How this course will make you industry ready

The units in this course will enable graduates to design and develop learning for specified groups of students; they will be equipped with knowledge about the school curriculum in all subject areas, as well as the ways in which children and adolescents learn, and develop the skill to be able to design and develop learning programs for individuals and target groups.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.