Credit points


Minimum duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time (The course is 2.5 years but may be completed in two years).

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


Brisbane, Queensland (Not offered in 2021)

Canberra, ACT (Not offered in 2021)

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a 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:

  1. have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with subject content studies equivalent to one year full-time study in one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum[1] ;
  2. demonstrate suitability for teaching as evidenced by completion of an assessment available in the relevant State at the time of application.

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

Any applicants who completed a Bachelor degree outside Australia should review the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy to determine if they are required to meet additional English Language Proficiency requirements for entry into the course.

Any applicant who completed a Bachelor degree outside Australia intending to seek teacher registration in Australia should check with state registration bodies to confirm English Language Proficiency requirements for teacher registration.

Additional Approvals

All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom.

These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must provide a police check from their home country. All students who have lived in another country for twelve months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 200 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, including a minimum of 60 days practicum in the field and LNTE110 Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic and LNTE111 Literacy and Numeracy Test.

Exit points

5.1 A student who has successfully completed the following requirements may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.

  1. Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies: 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
  2. 40 cp from Education Studies;
  3. 40 cp from Curriculum Studies.
  4. Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies: 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

A student who has completed 20 credit points from the Religious Education units and 20 credit points from the Theology units may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

A student who does not meet the LANTITE requirements may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies if they meet the requirements of those awards.

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 and bound by decisions of the National School of Education.

Part A : Education Studies and Professional Experience

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDES600Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories, Cultures and Education10
EDFD604Fostering Positive Behaviour10
EDFD657Transition into the Primary Teaching Profession10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDFD684Advanced Pedagogy and Leading in English/Literacy10
EDFD685Advanced Pedagogy and Leading in Mathematics/Numeracy10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDFD687Catering for Diversity in the Inclusive Classroom10
EDFX521Effective Teaching and Graduate Professional Experience Primary 110
EDFX522Social and Cultural Contexts of Development and Learning and Graduate Professional Experience Primary 210
EDFX624Preparation for the Profession and Graduate Professional Experience 310

Part B : Literacy and Numeracy Test

Complete exactly 2 of the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LNTE110Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic0
LNTE111Literacy and Numeracy Test0

Part C : Curriculum Studies

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAR504The Arts Curriculum10
EDLA518Primary English Education 110
EDLA689Primary English Education 210
EDMA504Mathematics Education 110
EDMA685Mathematics Education 210
EDPH500Health and Physical Education Curriculum10
EDSS503Humanities and Social Sciences Education10
EDST512Science Education10

Part D : Religious Education

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDRE515Religious Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives10
EDRE516Learning and Teaching for Religious Education10

Part E : Theology

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
THBS501Biblical Studies10
THCT500Foundations of Christian Faith10

Part F : Students undertaking the Lutheran strand enrol in the following Lutheran units via the Australian Lutheran College and gain a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education from that Institution:

Complete 0 to 40 credit points from the following:

BS1101L (10cp) Exploring the Bible, CT1002L (10cp) The Christian Faith, DE1007L (10cp) Principles and Context of Lutheran Schooling, DE1012L (10cp) The Practice of Lutheran Education

  1. In Queensland, for entry to Primary programs, the prior undergraduate degree must include at least 8 semester units of discipline studies relevant to at least 2 of the Primary learning areas (institutions should give preference to applicants with studies in Mathematics, English and Science)

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