Associate Degree in Education

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00113B

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.


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)


  • Education-foundation studies
  • Teaching

Standard 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.

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.

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