Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
093165J
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Description

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 currently meet the entry requirements. By completing this pathway course you can then enter the relevant Bachelor degree with credit.

Students can select units from the first year of the relevant pre-service teacher degree courses and gain formal recognition for units successfully completed that are beyond the stated prerequisite requirements.

(Subject to approval by State/Territory Teacher Registration Bodies)

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Multi-mode)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Pathway to gain entry into Early Childhood (Birth to Five) or Early Childhood and Primary (Birth to 12) course

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 EDAB161
Indigenous Cultures and Peoples
EDLA168
Children’s Literature for Literacy
(Pre: English requirement)
EDST108
Science, inquiry and sustainability
(Pre: Science requirement)
EDFD167
Contexts for Learning and Development
Year 1 - Semester 2 EDAR104
Creative arts in the early years
EDLA167
Linguistics for Literacy
(Pre: English requirement)
EDMA163
Exploring Mathematics 1
(Pre: Math requirement)
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society

Pathway to gain entry into Education (Primary) course

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 SCIT140
Science in Our World
(Pre: Science requirement)
ENGL104
Exploring Literature
Pre: English requirement)
NMBR140
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
(Pre: Math requirement)
Discipline Minor
Year 1 - Semester 2 COMM140
Digital Communication Technologies
POLS140
Global Citizens: Civics and Citizenship in a Changing World
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Discipline Minor

Pathway to gain entry into Education (Secondary) course

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 COMM170*
Communicating and Interpreting Ideas
Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units
Year 1 - Semester 2 UNCC100*
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units

*Units available in semester 1 and 2

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

80

Exit Point

A student who has completed 40 credit points from units prescribed for the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) may exit with the Certificate in Educational Studies.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $6560 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. Year 12 with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs; or
  2. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved for ACU1

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Applying for admission

Career paths

Working opportunities in school settings but it is not a teaching qualification.

English language requirements

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Pathways to further study

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.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

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 currently meet the entry requirements. By completing this pathway course you can then enter the relevant Bachelor degree with credit.

Students can select units from the first year of the relevant pre-service teacher degree courses and gain formal recognition for units successfully completed that are beyond the stated prerequisite requirements.

(Subject to approval by State/Territory Teacher Registration Bodies)

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Start dates and campus availability

Ballarat
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Brisbane
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020
Canberra
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Melbourne
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020
North Sydney
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Strathfield
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Exit Point

A student who has completed 40 credit points from units prescribed for the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) may exit with the Certificate in Educational Studies.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Pathway to gain entry into Early Childhood (Birth to Five) or Early Childhood and Primary (Birth to 12) course

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 EDAB161
Indigenous Cultures and Peoples
EDLA168
Children’s Literature for Literacy
(Pre: English requirement)
EDST108
Science, inquiry and sustainability
(Pre: Science requirement)
EDFD167
Contexts for Learning and Development
Year 1 - Semester 2 EDAR104
Creative arts in the early years
EDLA167
Linguistics for Literacy
(Pre: English requirement)
EDMA163
Exploring Mathematics 1
(Pre: Math requirement)
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society

Pathway to gain entry into Education (Primary) course

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 SCIT140
Science in Our World
(Pre: Science requirement)
ENGL104
Exploring Literature
Pre: English requirement)
NMBR140
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
(Pre: Math requirement)
Discipline Minor
Year 1 - Semester 2 COMM140
Digital Communication Technologies
POLS140
Global Citizens: Civics and Citizenship in a Changing World
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Discipline Minor

Pathway to gain entry into Education (Secondary) course

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 COMM170*
Communicating and Interpreting Ideas
Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units
Year 1 - Semester 2 UNCC100*
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units Consult Course Coordinator for units

*Units available in semester 1 and 2

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2840.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $22720.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $22720.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Career paths

Working opportunities in school settings but it is not a teaching qualification.

English language requirements

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Pathways to further study

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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