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Diploma of Education

Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    DipEd

  • Course code

    2125500

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Keen to explore where a career in education and teaching can take you?

The Diploma of Education is a one-year entry level course that provides students with the opportunity to prepare to study for a professional career pathway in education.

Students choose a specialisation in either Primary, Secondary or Technology teaching to shape their studies. The course develops students' knowledge, skills and capabilities for further education and can also serve as a pathway to direct employment in various paraprofessional roles.

Diploma of Education graduates are eligible for entry and up to eight units of credit towards the Bachelor of Education and the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Please note that Online students in the Secondary specialisation (STEM pathway) must undertake compulsory on-campus residentials for some units.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined educational settings.

GA2: Creativity

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of education.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined educational contexts.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined educational contexts.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined educational settings.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined educational contexts.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined educational contexts.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined educational contexts.

All students choose a specialisation in either:

  • Primary
  • Secondary; or
  • Technology.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Education, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Primary or Secondary or Technology Secondary

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Education, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Primary or Secondary or Technology Secondary

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

If you are commencing the Diploma of Education in Term 3, please contact Client Services for your personalised Course Progression.
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
SCIN1006 Science and Technology: All Things Matter
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Anti-requisites SCIN1003 - Foundations: Science and Technology
EDUC1006 Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Pre-requisites 24 credit points in 3007002 - Bachelor of Education OR [[7215] - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education OR admitted in 1209001 - Master of Teaching OR 2125300 - Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences OR 2125500 - Diploma of Education
Enrolment information Students will be required to undertake an online Professional Experience Laboratory equivalent to 5 days of observations.
HLTH1002 PDHPE: Mind, Body and Soul
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
CLST1002 HSIE: The Universe Next Door
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
CRTV1001 Creativity and the Arts
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,3,4,5
Term3,4
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

If you are commencing the Diploma of Education in Term 3, please contact Client Services for your personalised Course Progression.
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HIST1001 Making History
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
N/A
NUTR1001 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term2,3
Term2
WRIT1001 Introduction to Written Texts
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
EDUC1006 Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Pre-requisites 24 credit points in 3007002 - Bachelor of Education OR [[7215] - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education OR admitted in 1209001 - Master of Teaching OR 2125300 - Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences OR 2125500 - Diploma of Education
Enrolment information Students will be required to undertake an online Professional Experience Laboratory equivalent to 5 days of observations.
GENG1003 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Enrolment information This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,3,4,5
Term3,4
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

If you are commencing the Diploma of Education in Term 3, please contact Client Services for your personalised Course Progression.
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
ENVR1001 Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term1
Term1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites SCIN1002 - Science in Society
CHEM1001 Chemistry
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Enrolment information There will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore Campus (Terms 2 and 4) or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour (Term 2 only). Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
EDUC1006 Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Pre-requisites 24 credit points in 3007002 - Bachelor of Education OR [[7215] - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education OR admitted in 1209001 - Master of Teaching OR 2125300 - Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences OR 2125500 - Diploma of Education
Enrolment information Students will be required to undertake an online Professional Experience Laboratory equivalent to 5 days of observations.
MATH1005 Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
Term1
SCIN1005 Organisms and Environments
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment information There will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,3,4,5
Term3,4
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Please note, this specialisation can only be taken Online and is only available to Domestic students.
If you are commencing the Diploma of Education in Term 3, please contact Client Services for your personalised Course Progression.
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
DSGN1002 Technologies Contexts
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2
N/A
EDUC1006 Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Pre-requisites 24 credit points in 3007002 - Bachelor of Education OR [[7215] - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education OR admitted in 1209001 - Master of Teaching OR 2125300 - Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences OR 2125500 - Diploma of Education
Enrolment information Students will be required to undertake an online Professional Experience Laboratory equivalent to 5 days of observations.
DSGN1009 Design Thinking and Communication
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term3
N/A
Anti-requisites DSGN1004 - Design Management and Communication AND DSGN2005 - Graphics Principles and Industry Application
DSGN1010 Digital Technologies: Principles and Processes
Term4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4,5
N/A
Anti-requisites DSGN1003 - Design and Technology Principles and Processes
DSGN1008 Design Management and Realisation
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4
N/A
Anti-requisites DSGN2006 - Computer Aided Design and Graphics
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,3,4,5
Term3,4
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics

Note 1:

Students in the Diploma of Education engage in online PEX Lab Immersion Placement undertaking 5 days of virtual teaching and learning evidence relevant to their specialisation, instead of five days of observation in a school.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Specialisations

Students should select 1 Specialisation from the following:

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
EDUC1006 Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line Note 1
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
CLST1002 HSIE: The Universe Next Door
SCIN1006 Science and Technology: All Things Matter
CRTV1001 Creativity and the Arts
HLTH1002 PDHPE: Mind, Body and Soul

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
EDUC1006 Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line Note 1
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
AND select either the STEM Pathway OR Humanities Pathway Option from the following:

STEM Pathway Option:

CHEM1001 Chemistry
ENVR1001 Science and Global Challenges
MATH1005 Introductory Algebra and Calculus
SCIN1005 Organisms and Environments

Humanities Pathway Option:

GENG1003 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
HIST1001 Making History
NUTR1001 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
WRIT1001 Introduction to Written Texts

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
EDUC1006 Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line Note 1
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
DSGN1002 Technologies Contexts
DSGN1009 Design Thinking and Communication
DSGN1008 Design Management and Realisation
DSGN1010 Digital Technologies: Principles and Processes