Credit points


Minimum duration

18 months full-time

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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:
  4. Minimum of three years’ work experience; or
  5. Year 12 or equivalent; or
  6. 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 2021 Admission. The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings (Part A)

Exit points

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.

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Units studied in the Diploma, other than the foundation requirements, can be used for credit in the relevant Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course.

Part A : Specified Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAB113Australian Aboriginal Peoples, Cultures and Identities10
EDEN100Foundations of Literacy10
EDEN102Children's Literature for Early Reading10
EDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10
EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10
EDLA100Fundamentals of Language and Literacy10
EDMA100Fundamentals of Mathematics and Numeracy10
NMBR143Introduction to Mathematical Ideas10

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