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CC34 - Graduate Diploma of Teaching

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching is an exit award from the Master of Teaching (Major) after the successful completion of 8 units (48 credit points).

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching a is non-registerable award and suitable for those seeking paraprofessional work in educational settings e.g. teacher assistant.

Career Information

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching is an exit award from the Master of Teaching (Major) after the successful completion of 8 units (48 credit points).

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching a is non-registerable award and suitable for those seeking paraprofessional work in educational settings e.g. teacher assistant.

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 postgraduate 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 Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradDipTeach
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
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Entry Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching is an exit award from the Master of Teaching (Major) after the successful completion of 8 units (48 credit points).

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching a is non-registrable and suitable for those seeking paraprofessional work in educational settings e.g. teacher assistant.

Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge

Completion of 8 units from the Master of Teaching (Major).

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching is an exit award from the Master of Teaching (Major) after the successful completion of 8 units (48 credit points).

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching a is non-registerable award and suitable for those seeking paraprofessional work in educational settings e.g. teacher assistant.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

EDFE20034 - This is the first in-school placement for Master of Teaching pre-service teachers. This unit includes a 20 day teaching block in a school under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Set tasks for this Professional Praxis unit are outlined in the Information and Reporting Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools. Pre-service teachers participate in tutorials to build both theoretical and practical knowledge of learning, teaching and planning. A focus is on observing teaching and learning; gathering, interpreting and using information about learners as the basis for planning and teaching; communicating effectively in educational environments; and reflecting on practice. A major emphasis of this unit is the development of the disposition for ongoing professional learning through reflection on the professional role and responsibilities of teachers and evaluation of models of effective teaching practice. Pre-service teachers compile a working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating set tasks that are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage). Pre-service teachers monitor their professional learning through critical reflection and by selecting evidence of their practice that demonstrates focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to add to their e-portfolios. Pre-service teachers must pass the practical placement to pass the unit.

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 50
Second year 140
Third Year 180
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 advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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


The Graduate Diploma of Teaching is an exit award from the Master of Teaching (Major) after the successful completion of 8 units (48 credit points).

The Graduate Diploma of Teaching a is non-registrable award and suitable for those seeking paraprofessional work in educational settings e.g. teacher assistant.

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