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CV09 - Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) course is an initial teacher education course that will prepare you to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) with evidence and qualify you for professional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, the administering body in Queensland to teach in secondary schools.

You will be required to complete extensive Embedded Professional Learning which will consist of three days per week placement over school terms 2 and 3, plus a 6 week Internship over the first six weeks of school’s term 4 for five days per week.

Graduates will be eligible to teach in two distinct teaching areas in secondary schools from Years 7 - 12.

To be eligible for teacher registration, students in this course are required to undertake and pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators (ITE) prior to graduation.

Career Information

The Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching is a pre-service teacher education course for graduates with completed non-education undergraduate degrees who aim to pursue a career as a Secondary school teacher. The course includes a unique blend of theory and practical experience through linking university coursework with practice teaching within secondary schools. The course includes mentoring of pre-service student teachers with experienced practicing teachers through 56 days embedded professional learning followed by a 30 day internship. Graduates of the course are eligible to apply for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Due to changes required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), the final intake of students commencing the secondary major of this course will be Term 1 2017. All students must complete the course before December 2018. If you require help drafting a study plan to ensure your course is completed on time, please contact a Student Advisor (Courses and Careers) at http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au.

The primary major is no longer available to new students, please refer to the CC45 - Master of Teaching.

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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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) GradDipLT
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 066533C
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2017

Only the Secondary major of this course is available to new students in 2016. For Primary Graduate Entry, please see CC45 Master of Teaching (Primary).
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Only the Secondary major of this program is available to new students in 2016. For Primary Graduate Entry, please see CC45 Master of Teaching (Primary).
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Only the Secondary major of this program is available to new students in 2015.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2017

Only the Secondary major of this course is available to new students in 2016. For Primary Graduate Entry, please see CC45 Master of Teaching (Primary).
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Only the Secondary major of this program is available to new students in 2016. For Primary Graduate Entry, please see CC45 Master of Teaching (Primary).
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Only the Secondary major of this program is available to new students in 2015.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the GDLT (Secondary) all applicants must have completed a 3 year non-education Bachelor degree or equivalent from a university or college that demonstrates sufficient knowledge development in two teaching areas. A teaching area consists of 6 or more units (subjects) studied within the applicants undergraduate degree.

Applicants with degrees completed overseas must provide evidence to support that their qualifications are equivalent to an Australian 3 year Bachelor degree.

Applicants who cannot demonstrate they have completed a Bachelor degree will be refused entry to the course.

The GPA within the Bachelor degree must be at least 4.0.

Please note: Applicants with undergraduate degrees that were obtained ten or more years ago will need to supply certified evidence of current relevant professional work experience in the area of their speciality eg. letters from employers. This experience must link to their previous undergraduate study.

This course can only be studied within Australia.

Written Statement
All applicants must provide a written statement with their application which includes the following:

  • State reasons for choosing teaching as a career as well as listing any previous teaching experience or lead learning in the workplace.
  • Indicate the two teaching areas in which they intend to specialise and how these teaching areas link with their previous undergraduate studies. ie. listing the previously studied units that link with their anticipated teaching areas (6 units minimum per teaching area).
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

Graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers with full registration being granted after a probation period.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School There are three compulsory residential schools which are mandatory, held at CQUniversity Rockhampton. The first of these is scheduled for Orientation Week. A schedule timetable for these residential schools will be emailed to students at least TWO WEEKS prior to the commencement of the residential school. For further information, please consult the CQUniversity Student Handbook.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- Placement arrangements for full-time students: School term 2 - 32 days (3 days per week for 11 weeks) School term 3 - 24 days (3 days per week for 8 weeks) School term 4 - 30 day internship (5 days per week for 6 weeks) Placement arrangements for part-time students: Year 1 of study: School term 2 - 16 days School term 3 - 16 days Year 2 of study: School term 2 - 16 days School term 3 - 8 days School term 4 - 30 day internship (5 days per week for 6 weeks)

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 30
2017 146
2016 97
2015 72
2014 122
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Secondary Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply teachable discipline specific knowledge to secondary school learning environments using pedagogical content knowledge
  • 2. Critically analyse learning theory, educational theory and practice, and be cognisant of legislation and policy frameworks and standards for professional conduct
  • 3. Review and select resources and strategies that enhance engagement and learning in diverse secondary school educational settings and contexts
  • 4. Devise learning sequences that align curriculum, teaching and learning strategies, assessment and reporting requirements
  • 5. Implement teaching and learning sequences that comply with the requirements of relevant legislative and regulatory bodies for secondary school educational settings
  • 6. Manage individual and cultural diversity to create inclusive and supportive secondary school learning environments
  • 7. Communicate effectively and sensitively with specialist and non-specialist audiences to support the interests of secondary school learners and learning communities
  • 8. Synthesise theoretical understanding and practical skills to make decisions in response to assessment data and diverse learning, cultural and/or social needs and contexts
  • 9. Reflect on one’s own practice as a way of identifying personal learning needs and enhancing collaborative professional practice
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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: 0 Total credit points: 0

Students must satisfy the requirements of the major

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

Full-Time Study Schedule

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20456 Curriculum in Junior Secondary
EDED20458 Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary
EDED20491 ICTs for Learning Design
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED20486 Assessment & Reporting in Secondary
EDED20487 Learning and Pedagogy in Secondary
EDED20488 Curriculum in Senior Secondary
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship

Part-Time Study Schedule

Study schedule for the first year of part-time study.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED20456 Curriculum in Junior Secondary
EDED20491 ICTs for Learning Design
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED20487 Learning and Pedagogy in Secondary
EDED20488 Curriculum in Senior Secondary

Study schedule for the second year of part-time study.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20458 Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EDED20486 Assessment & Reporting in Secondary
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship
More Details

Residential Schools

All residential schools for this course in 2018 will be conducted on-line via Zoom. All scheduled sessions are compulsory and will be recorded for viewing and review after the session has concluded. Details of each session are available through the Moodle site for each unit.


Due to changes required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), the final intake of students commencing the secondary major of this course will be Term 1 2017. All students must complete the course before December 2018. If you require help drafting a study plan to ensure your course is completed on time, please contact a Student Advisor (Coursess and Careers) at http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au.

The primary major is no longer available to new students, please refer to the CC45 - Master of Teaching.

This course can only be studied from within Australia.

PART-TIME MODE

Within accreditation requirements, students studying in the part-time mode must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 units per term.

Students cannot defer from this course unless they have successfully completed one term of study. The length of deferment can be up to 2 terms only.

Credit for Prior Learning

Students will be assessed for credit for prior learning on a case-by-case basis and will be required to nominate the CQU units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Credit for prior learning will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course, have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption.

Students may only gain credit for prior learning for up to 67% of the overall course.

Please note that study undertaken more than 10 years ago is not normally considered unless the applicant can supply certified documents showing that they have been continually using the required skills in the work force. Generally only TAFE diploma level or above is recognised for credit at tertiary level.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/credit-transfer-and-rpl/credit-transfers for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Computer Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that all students have access to the CQUniversity website via the Internet. Students will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the Internet.

English Language Proficiency for Teacher Registration

From 1 January, 2013, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) introduced changes to the assessment criteria for English language proficiency to be consistent with teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories.

In addition to the academic prerequisites listed , international applicants are required to have an acceptable level of competency in writing, reading, speaking and understanding English. For entry to this course, applicants will be required to have an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) that shows an average band score of 7.5 across all four areas with:-

  • A score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and
  • A score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening

All applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree at an overseas institution (excluding countries: Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Canada, Republic of Ireland) must also provide evidence of English Language Proficiency adhering to the same average scores as outlined above for entry to this course.

The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application.

Career Opportunities

Like other professions, the teaching profession is impacted by issues of supply and demand. It is therefore wise to investigate your employment prospects prior to deciding on a course specialisation. This is especially important if you are unable to relocate.

Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators (ITE)

Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education course are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators (ITE). These tests are part of the ITE requirements from January 2018 and there is an expectation that students enrolled in an ITE course in 2017 will be undertaking the tests and successfully meet the benchmarks.