Pre-service teacher programs

Pre-service teacher programs

Our Horizons short courses aim to build on current skills and prepare pre-service secondary teachers for high demand teaching areas.

Horizons short courses are for pre-service teachers looking to build curriculum knowledge, planning and practical skills, and prepare for future teaching opportunities in specialist areas.

To be eligible to participate in our current short courses you must:

  • be a secondary pre-service teacher in your final year of study residing in Western Australia
  • currently be or are planning to complete your final placement in a public school
  • meet the course prerequisites, including completion of relevant ATAR subjects (or equivalent).
Upcoming courses
  • Education support - 15-19 November 2021
  • Digital technologies - 10-14 January 2022
  • Physical science - 17-21 January 2022
  • Mathematics - 19-25 January 2022

Expressions of interest now open and close on 31 October 2021.


Course information

The five-day course covers both core curriculum and practical teaching approaches required to teach Year 7 and 8 mathematics. This course is designed and delivered by Notre Dame University in Fremantle.

To participate you must have an ATAR (or equivalent) in mathematics and not currently be studying to specialise in this area.

In collaboration with the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia (STAWA) our five day physical science course is designed and delivered by practicing science teachers at Cecil Andrews College.

This course focuses on Year 9 and 10 physics and chemistry curriculum and teaching, including ideas for practical activities. It is suited to pre-service teachers wanting to further develop their content knowledge and confidence using equipment when conducting experiments.

To participate you must be enrolled as a pre-service science teacher with a background in biological sciences. 

Developed in collaboration with our education support schools and the Western Australian Education Support Principals Association, this course provides participants theoretical and practical experience in both primary and secondary school settings over five days.

In addition to Western Australian curriculum, reporting and assessment, the course will have a particular focus on communication. This includes understanding the importance of working with students, their parents, therapists, and other professionals to ensure that each student's needs are met.

This course provides pre-service teachers not currently specialising in digital technologies the opportunity to upskill into the high demand area. Participants will cover Year 7 and 8 digital technology content over five days at Hampton Senior High School.

If you would like more information about our short courses or future dates email or call 9264 0098.