Courses & Units

Course rules for E6S Graduate Diploma in Education Studies

Entry

1. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies shall be qualified for entry if they have completed an initial undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary education institution,

AND for the Primary Specialisation have successfully completed subject content studies in the initial degree in a range of studies across curriculum areas as follows:.

(i) two units at first year (Introductory) level in four of the Key Learning Areas listed below, OR

(ii) four units, two at first year (Introductory) and two at second year (Intermediate) level in one of the Key Learning Areas listed below,

AND (ii) two units at first year (Introductory) level in two of the Key Learning Areas listed below:

Key Learning Areas

The Key Learning Areas are: English; Mathematics; Science and Technology; Human Society and its Environment; Creative and Practical Arts; Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

For the Secondary specialisation have successfully completed relevant subject content studies in the initial degree for two of the following teaching areas: English; Mathematics; Science; SOSE; LOTE; Visual Art; Drama; Music.

For the first teaching area, at least three years of degree level study, including, at least: four units at year two (Intermediate) level or above

AND

For the second teaching area at least two years of degree level study, including, at least: two units at year two (Intermediate) level or above.

2. Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than three years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the degree the candidate shall: Pass eight (8) units as outlined in Schedule A or B.

4. The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedules A and B, accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Education and as summarised in Schedule A or B

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (eight units), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (four units) weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the Degree.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

Miscellaneous

10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2013 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently. 1

2. The approved abbreviation for the degree shall be Grad.Dip.EducStud.