Australian Catholic University

Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00004G

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 subject requirements or entry rank for the initial teacher education course. By completing this pathway course you may be eligible to enter the relevant bachelor degree and gain credit for units successfully completed that are beyond the stated prerequisite requirements. The Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) is also available by direct entry application to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Away From Base mode. Our early childhood and primary units are only available in this study mode.

Structure

80 credit points.

Subjects

  • Early childhood and primary
  • Pathways to teaching
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education

Standard entry 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: Year 12 with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs
  • OrEntry via an alternative pathway as approved for ACU
  • OrAboriginal 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: Minimum of three years' work experience
  • OrYear 12 or equivalent
  • OrRelevant 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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ballarat (Aquinas) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $24,104
  • ATAR: 50
No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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