An appropriate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Additionally tertiary studies must provide the prerequisites for the nominated teaching area/s.
The courses offered in the Graduate Diploma in Education are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).Courses Program Rules
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Diploma in Education. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.Program Rules
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income. Students are generally placed in southeast Queensland but are encouraged to consider a rural placement. Financial assistance may be available to assist with travel and accommodation costs for rural placements.
Students must have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum, and can apply for one through The School of Education three months before their practicum. The Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Education
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Graduate Diploma in Education is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Education have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:
The following is a list of fields of study available in the Graduate Diploma in Education.
When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.
Students are prepared for secondary school teaching, or training in business or industry. Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, with secondary school teachers in demand worldwide. Teaching areas include English; Business Education (Business Organisation and Management, Accounting, Legal Studies and Economics); Study of Society and Environment (History, Geography, Economics, Legal Studies, Study of Society); Mathematics (Junior Maths, Maths A, Maths B, Maths C); Languages (Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Science 21); Health and Physical Education; Information Processing and Technology; Music, Drama, Media Studies, Study of Religions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; Special Needs.
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