Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)


Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Board of Studies in Indigenous Studies, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course and stream title
XI003 Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only; it is offered in block mode.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to candidature for the diploma may be granted to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who:
holds qualifications acceptable to the Board of Studies in Indigenous Studies or
satisfies admission requirements by submitting an application then successfully completing the Koori Centre written assessment test and interview process.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) units of study.
To qualify for the award of the Diploma, a candidate must complete 96 credit points of core units of study as listed in the Table.

5 Award of the diploma

The Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) is awarded in the grades of either Pass with Merit (with a WAM of at least 75) or Pass (with a WAM below 75).

6 Course transfer

A candidate 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 Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) course with credit for all the units of study completed in the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) course.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Board of Studies in Indigenous Studies may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.