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.
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.
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).