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CC23 - Associate Degree of Education


Course Overview

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Career Information

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Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
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 One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) ADEd
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
  • GLD - 084195M
  • BDG - 084195M
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Entry Requirements

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Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge

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Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

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


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
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Exit only award
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

The units listed below are indicative only and have been selected from the first two years of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary) course structure in accordance with the typical volume of learning for an exit award at Level 6 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Students will be eligible to exit the Bachelor of Education ( Early Childhood) or Bachelor of Education (Primary) and receive the award of the Associate Degree in Education on completion of any 16 units 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:
EDCU11031 Development and Learning through Life
EDED11454 Education as a Profession
EDCU11032 Health and Physical Education
EDCU11033 Multiliteracies
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED11456 Communication in Educational Environments
EDED11457 Responding to Diversity and Inclusion
EDED11455 Curriculum Foundations and Decision-Making
EDFE11038 Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching
Year 1 - Term 3
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED11458 Indigenous Studies and Learning
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDCU12039 Design and Digital Technologies
EDCU12044 Literacy and Numeracy for Teachers
EDCU12040 Biological and Earth and Space Sciences
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDCU12038 Teaching for Mathematical Proficiency
EDCU12042 History Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDCU12043 English - Teaching Language Use in Context

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
EDCU12041 Sustainability through Active Citizenship
EDEC11026 The Arts and Learning in the Early Years
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