Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)


The Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) is being renewed, redesigned and revitalised. Enrolments of new students are suspended for 2015. Applications for 2016 enrolment will be opened in 2015. If you are considering applying for enrolment or for further information, contact program information officer Noeleen Smith or program director Dr John Evans. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.



Overview

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).