Associate Degree in Education

Deakin University

Create a pathway into your dream Deakin course by studying the Associate Degree of Education. This course develops your learning skills to be successful at university, such as communication skills, digital literacy, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. You will also begin your studies in Primary Teaching. Best of all, if you have completed Deakin's Associate Degree of Education and meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary), you'll be eligible for credit - saving you time and money. You may also take the Associate Degree of Education a stand-alone qualification, increasing your employment opportunities.

Entry Requirements:

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Entry will be based on performance in: a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education OR a Certificate III OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including completion of or enrolment in a Vocational Education and Training course and/or relevant work or life experience All Applicants must prepare the following for your application: Personal statement of less than 500 words including your name, highest qualification and outlining your motivation to study and future aspirations Brief resume, including any work experience, volunteering and extra-curricular activities Any other supporting documentation which would strengthen your application.


To qualify for the Associate Degree of Education, students will be required to complete 16 credit points of study comprising: 4 credit points of foundation units 12 credit points of core units Academic Integrity AAI018 (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Subjects you can Study:

Education-foundation studies; Teaching

Study Pathways:

This course is designed to support your pathway to the Bachelor of Education (Primary). On successful completion of the Associate Degree of Education, you may articulate into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and be eligible for guaranteed entry, subject to meeting the entry requirements of that course. You may receive up to 12 credit points of Credit for Prior Learning for units undertaken in E200 Associate Degree of Education.

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds No info No Part time 4 years
Waurn Ponds No info No Full time 2 years
Burwood No info No Part time 4 years
Burwood No info No Full time 2 years
Warrnambool No info No Part time 4 years
Warrnambool No info No Full time 2 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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