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Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary)
This is a dynamic course, incorporating proven contemporary teaching strategies, use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and practical experience, which qualifies graduates to teach junior, middle and upper primary students in government and non-government schools.
Through the study of units in education and pedagogy, literacy, numeracy, curriculum, and work place learning, this course aims to develop essential knowledge about effective teaching, and professional knowledge and dispositions, which enable the development of professional competencies.
The course is offered by two modes of delivery:
The on-campus mode of delivery includes lectures and tutorials together with a coordinated program of Professional Practice.
The residency mode of delivery includes university and school based study, with residents immersed in a school context, working alongside experienced professionals throughout the year. Residents may complete units or parts of units in their residency schools.
This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
- Rural residency students will complement their classroom learning with online studies
- The residency mode of delivery is only available for study full-time
Additional Course Information
This course is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Whilst graduates are strongly sought after both nationally and internationally, students should be aware that the registration requirements may differ between states and countries. Pre-service teachers considering possible employment in Western Australia following graduation from this award should refer to TRBWA.
Residency Mode of Delivery
This new mode of delivery is an integrated approach which is delivered on-campus and in residency schools with a high level of collegial and on-line support. Students completing the course by residency will begin their studies with an intensive two weeks on campus in mid January. They will then spend a number of days a week in schools and other days on campus from the start of the school year. Their study experiences are complemented by blocks of assessed Professional Practice. Working in partnership with schools, residents will develop the capacity to connect with school students and engage them in meaningful learning, while developing positive classroom management skills.
The Professional Practice components of this course require a full-time commitment in schools.
Students will be required to submit a National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA, and a Working With Children Check before commencing their first school placement as part of the course. Information on how to apply will be provided to students with their offer.
More information is available from the School of Education.
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Master of Education by Coursework or Master of Education by Research.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.