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Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)

Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)

  • ID:ACU610019
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,104.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,104.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$45,675.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requrements

  • There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course

English Requrements

  • 7.0 minimum score in Reading and Writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking 

Course Information

The Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) is designed for domestic and international students who want to undertake a pre-service teacher degree in Early Childhood, Primary, or Secondary education but do not meet the admission rank for a Bachelor’s program and/or do not meet the required Science/English/Maths subject prerequisites in QLD and/or VIC for their desired pre-service teaching degree. By completing this pathway course, students may then be eligible enter the relevant Bachelor degree with credit.

Students can select the required prerequisite units, as well as units from the first year of the relevant pre-service teacher degree courses. Once you successfully transfer, students can gain formal recognition for the relevant pre-service teacher units successfully completed that are beyond the stated prerequisite requirements.

The Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) is also available by direct entry application to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Away From Base mode. Early Childhood and Primary units only available in this study mode

CRICOS Code: 093165J

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 Part A : Foundation units to meet prerequisite requirements in Queensland and Victoria

Complete 0 to 30 credit points from the following:

  • EDLA111, Introductory English, 10,

  • EDMA111, Introductory Mathematics, 10,

  • EDST111, Introductory Science, 10,

Students in Queensland or Victoria who have not met prerequisite requirements in English. Mathematics and/or Science must complete the relevant prerequisite units as part of the Diploma.

Part B : Schedule of Unit Offerings

Complete 50 to 80 credit points from the following:

  • EDES100, Understanding Learning and Teaching, 10, Education Studies Unit

  • EDES101, Educational Thought, 10, Education Studies Units

  • EDES103, Understanding Learners and Their Contexts, 10, Education Studies Units

  • EDES104, Digital Cultures and Capabilities, 10, Education Studies Units

  • EDES105, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures, 10, Education Studies Units

  • EDEN100, Foundations of Literacy, 10, Discipline Studies Units (Early Childhood) / Discipline Studies Units (Primary)

  • EDEN102, Children's Literature for Early Reading, 10, Discipline Studies Units (Early Childhood) / Discipline Studies Units (Primary)

  • EDMA163, Exploring Mathematics and Numeracy, 10, Discipline Studies Units (Early Childhood)

  • EDSI168, Science, Inquiry and Sustainability, 10, Discipline Studies Units (Early Childhood)

  • NMBR140, Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, 10, Discipline Studies Units (Primary)

  • EDSI100, Science in Our World, 10, Discipline Studies Units (Primary)

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Depending on the units undertaken, on successful completion of this course students may be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Primary), the Bachelor Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years), the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) or the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • Working opportunities in school settings, but this is not a teaching qualification.

  • Teaching assistance

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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