Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)

The Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) is being renewed, redesigned and revitalised. Enrolments of new students are suspended for 2016. Applications for 2017 enrolment will be opened in 2016. If you are considering applying for enrolment or for further information, contact program information officer Sherrie Connors or program director John Hobson. We look forward to seeing you in 2017.


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.

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).