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CC15 - Diploma of Education


Course Overview

The Diploma of Education is an exit award from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) after the successful completion of 8 units (48 credit points).

The diploma is non-registerable and suitable for those seeking paraprofessional work in educational settings e.g. teacher assistant.

Career Information

Graduates of this course have developed skills that enhance employment opportunities in sectors other than classroom school teaching. In combination with work experience and personal qualities, graduates may pursue employment in a variety of career paths including:

  • government departments (e.g. family services, education and health)
  • education administration
  • community development roles
  • training developers

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) DipEd
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Where and when can I start?
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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

N/A - This is an Exit Award

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A - This is an Exit Award

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

EDFE11038 - 20 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising 5 non-assessable contextual days and 5 assessable days completed on a one day per week basis throughout Term 2 of the first year and a 10 day continuous assessable block. Set tasks for this professional practice are outlined in an Information and Reporting Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools and/ or other educational settings. Students compile a working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating these tasks which are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level). They complete a self-evaluation against the assessment indicators midway through the 10 day block and receive an interim report from the mentor teacher at this stage. Final assessment is completed by a mentor teacher in the placement workplace in conjunction with a university staff member. Students are assessed on a Pass/ Fail basis at the completion of the 10 day block using the same indicators as the Interim Report. Students must pass the practical placement to pass the unit. Follow-up assessment requires students to make additions to an e-portfolio linking specific evidence from the placement to the professional standards.

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 100
Second year 110
Third Year 120
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in areas relating to units studied within the field of education.
  • 2. Use cognitive, technical, creative and communication skills to demonstrate knowledge, express ideas and perspectives, identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information in the context of units studied in the course.
  • 3. Apply knowledge and/or technical/creative skills with depth in specialised areas and in a range of situations, with personal autonomy and responsibility for own outputs alongside initiative and judgement within the constraints of units studied in the course.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3
1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The unitss listed below are indicative only and have been selected from the first year of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course structure in accordance with the typical volume of learning for an exit award at Level 5 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Students will be eligible to exit the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and receive the award of the Diploma of Education on completion of any 48 credit points from the host course some of which may vary from the recommended study schedule outlined below.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDSE11024 Teaching Youth
EDED11454 Education as a Profession
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED11457 Responding to Diversity and Inclusion
EDFE11038 Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching

In addition to the above, the recommended study schedule also requires students to complete two units from Discipline Teaching Area 1 and two units from Discipline Teaching Area 2 as follows:-

Year 1, Term1

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 2

Year 1, Term 2

Discipline Teaching Area 1

Discipline Teaching Area 2

A list of units relating to the Discipline Areas can be found by accessing the handbook entry for CC13 Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

More Details
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