Diploma of Educational Studies - Tertiary Preparation

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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. 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. Early Childhood and Primary units only available in this study mode.

Course Fee:


International: $23,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs; or Entry via an alternative pathway as approved for ACU; or 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: Minimum of three years' work experience; or Year 12 or equivalent; or Relevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program.

Structure:

80 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Educational studies tertiary preparation

Study Pathways:

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. 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.

Further information:

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

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1 year
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1 year
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 2 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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