Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) (Away from Base Mode)

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

This mode is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students only.

Description

The Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) is 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.

This study mode allows students to live and work in their local community, while studying and attending 4 residentials of one week each on campus throughout the year.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (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

Primary sequence

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 EDLA100
Fundamentals of Language and Literacy
EDMA100
Fundamentals of Mathematics and Numeracy
   
Year 1 - Semester 2 EDFD140
Foundations of Learning
COMM140
Digital Communication Technologies
POLS140
The Global Citizen: Civics and Citizenship in a Changing World
 
Year 2 - Semester 1 NMBR140
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
ENGL140
Children’s Literature: Worlds of Fiction
EDAB113
Australian Aboriginal Peoples, Cultures and Identifies
 

Early Childhood sequence

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 EDLA100
Fundamentals of Language and Literacy
EDMA100
Fundamentals of Mathematics and Numeracy
   
Year 1 - Semester 2 EDMA163
Exploring Mathematics 1 (B–12)
EDAR104
Creative Arts in the Early Years (B-5)
EDLA167
Linguistics for Literacy (B-12)
 
Year 2 - Semester 1 EDLA168
Children’s Literature for Literacy
ENGL140
Contexts for Learning and Development
EDAB162
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives for Educators
 

'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 Non-Award Certificate in Educational Studies.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

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 ACU; or
  3. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may be selected following an interview with the course coordinator and staff of the campus Indigenous Higher Education Unit. An applicant should have:
    1. Minimum of three years’ work experience; or
    2. Year 12 or equivalent; or
    3. Relevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program.

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

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience – A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience – you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation

If you have a Selection Rank but it’s not enough for this course

Career paths

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

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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