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What will I learn?

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 meet the admission rank for a Bachelor’s program and/or do not meet the required Science/English/Maths subject prerequisites in QLD and/or VIC for their desired pre-service teaching degree. By completing this pathway course, students may then be eligible enter the relevant Bachelor degree with credit.

Students can select the required prerequisite units, as well as units from the first year of the relevant pre-service teacher degree courses. Once you successfully transfer, students can gain formal recognition for the relevant pre-service teacher 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

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • Working opportunities in school settings, but this is not a teaching qualification.
  • Teaching assistance

Further study

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.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

093165J

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$24,824.00 (13,50,598) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $3,103

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$24,824.00 (13,50,598) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $3,103

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Recognised international high school qualification

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum of 65 in reading and writing and a minimum of 73 in listening and speaking

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) with a minimum of 27 in reading, 29 in writing, 27 in listening and 24 in speaking

ACU English Language Test: A+ (80 or above)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and a minimum of 191 in listening and speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Australian Catholic University

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  • Top 2 per cent in THE World University Rankings 2022
  • Top 20 ‘Generation Y’ universities in THE Rankings 2021
  • Home to 3,400+ international students from 90+ countries
  • Top 300 university worldwide

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