Our courses information
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)
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution. Application may be made prior to the release of results indicating completion of the first degree course.
Applications for the on-campus mode are made through TISC for Semester 1 and direct to ECU for Semester 2. Selection is based on academic qualifications, resume and a personal statement on why the applicant wishes to become a teacher.
Applications for the residency mode are made directly to ECU and selection is based on academic qualifications, resume and a personal statement on why the applicant wishes to become a teacher. An interview and school based selection process may also apply. Availability each year is dependent on school places and funding support.
Special admission requirements
Applicants who have completed their secondary education and Bachelor Degree studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, do not need to provide proof of English competency.
Applicants who have completed their secondary education in South Africa in English and have a Bachelor Degree taught in English from a South African University, are deemed to have met English language requirements for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Education.
To satisfy the English entry requirements for all other applicants, evidence needs to be shown of:
a) Academic IELTS with an overall score of 7.5 or above with no score below 7 in each of the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing; OR
b) A TOEFL, paper based only, with a minimum score of 625 including a Test of Written English score of 5.0 or better; OR
c) A Pearson English Test with an overall score of 78 with no score less than 73
Mid-year Entry Special Conditions
Mid-year entrants will only be able to study this course part-time at ECU's Bunbury campus.