Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)


Course duration: 2 years, full time

Delivery: block mode (away-from-base); students attend 3 x one-week sessions each semester (six blocks per year) on campus, and complete the remainder of the course at home independently.

Block dates for Year 1 students 2014

Prerequisites: Applicants are required to provide confirmation that they are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

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 to teach Aboriginal Studies and Human Society and its Environment in Australian secondary schools.

Course outcomes

The Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) prepares graduates who have knowledge of:

  • education skills

  • academic literacies

  • teaching and learning

  • research skills.

For qualified students who wish to proceed to further study towards a teaching qualification, the diploma counts as the first two years of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies).