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 2015, as it is under review for curriculum renewal and accreditation.

The Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) is a two-year award course that will provide you with education skills training. Subjects in the Diploma include: academic literacies, teaching and learning, and research skills. The Diploma in Education articulates directly into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) i.e. for qualified students who wish to proceed to further study, the Diploma counts as the first two years of the Bachelor degree course.

Course outline

Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) Units of Study

Study plan


The course is delivered by 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

Course opportunities

Students complete in-school professional experience as part of the requirements for this course.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

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 Faculty of Education and Social Work, may apply for entry into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) with credit for all the units.

Further study

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 Faculty of Education and Social Work, enrol in the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) with credit for all the units of study.

Admission

Admission requirements

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 Faculty 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.

How to apply

Domestic students

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 Faculty of Education and Social Work website.

International students

How to apply

not applicable

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students not available for Diploma in Education (Aboriginal).

Annual review

Annual review not available for Diploma in Education (Aboriginal).

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Diploma in Education (Aboriginal).

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Diploma in Education (Aboriginal).