Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)

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

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

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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)

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

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).

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
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
  • Average first year fee: $6344 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
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.

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.

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

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

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.

Domestic Students

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)

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Ballarat
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Brisbane
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Canberra
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Melbourne
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
North Sydney
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Strathfield
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019

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
  • Unit Fee: $1875.00 (2017)
  • Average first year fee: $15000.00 (2017)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $15000.00 (2017)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. 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.

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

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

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

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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