Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is not open for applications in 2016 as it is under review for curriculum renewal and accreditation.
For more information, visit: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/future_students/undergraduate/diped-aboriginal/index.shtml
The course is delivered via block mode. In block-mode (away-from-base) courses, students attend three week-long sessions each semester (six blocks per year) on campus. The remainder of the course is completed independently at home.
Further course information
Students complete in-school professional experience as part of the requirements for this course.
Course outcomes and further study
This degree gives students of Indigenous Australian heritage some experience in teaching and, if desired, counts as the first two years of the four-year professional qualification, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies).
Students who successfully complete this course with the permission of the Dean of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, may apply for entry into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) with credit for all the units.
A student who completes the requirements for the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) and who does not graduate with this award, may, with the permission of the Dean of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, enrol in the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) with credit for all the units of study.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is not open for applications in 2015, as it is under review for curriculum renewal and accreditation.
Admission to candidature for the diploma may be granted to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who (a) holds qualifications acceptable to the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (b) satisfies admission requirements by submitting an application then successfully completing the written assessment test and interview process. As this program is specifically for Indigenous Australians, applicants are required to provide confirmation that they are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. This confirmation can be in the form of a letter of identity from your local Aboriginal Land Council, Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Medical Service, or other official Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation. If you cannot provide a letter from any of these organisations you will need to provide a statutory declaration confirming your Aboriginality. You will need to provide your confirmation document with your application.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.
How to apply
How to apply
This course is not open for applications in 2015, as it is under review for curriculum renewal and accreditation. Information can be obtained from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work website.
How to apply