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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 (Secondary)
A dynamic course which builds on expertise developed in an undergraduate degree.
It incorporates proven contemporary teaching and classroom management strategies, Information Technologies, curriculum understanding and practical school experience, to qualify graduates to teach in a major and minor area of the secondary curriculum.
This course is an internationally recognised teaching qualification.
The course is offered via two modes of delivery on our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses:
The on-campus mode includes lectures and tutorials on campus, together with a coordinated program of Professional Practice in schools.
The residency mode includes both 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.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
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 of the course are strongly sought after both nationally and internationally, students should be aware that 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 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.
Availability of this mode each year is dependent on school places and funding support.
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.