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Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education)

GradDipEd(Curtin) - 160906

Humanities

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) offers an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to obtain a teaching qualification that is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.

This course enables those with approved qualifications to become certified secondary teachers. As secondary school teachers are usually employed to teach more than one school subject, it is a requirement of the course that you undertake both a major and minor area of study. Your major teaching area is based on the content of your bachelor degree. Your minor teaching area will be a curriculum area that you have studied to a lesser degree and/or an area where you have gained professional experience. 

Major Teaching Specialisations

The major teaching area qualifies you to teach lower secondary school and upper-secondary school students.

Major subject specialisations include:

  • The Arts (Design, Drama, Media Studies, Visual Arts)
  • English
  • Languages (Chinese and Japanese)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Physics, )
  • Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History, Politics and Law).

Minor Teaching Specialisations

The minor teaching area qualifies you to teach lower secondary school students up to year 10.

Minor subject specialisations include:

  • The Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Media Studies, Design)
  • English
  • Languages (Chinese and Japanese)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science)
  • Social Sciences (History, Geography, Politics and Law, Economics)
  • Vocational Education and Training.

This course is not suitable for qualified teachers wishing to change their qualification and/or subject specialisations.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised both nationally and internationally.

Career opportunities

Teaching at any level is a rewarding and interesting career. The Western Australian Department of Education and Training, as a matter of policy, employs teaching graduates from each institution in Western Australia. Many Curtin graduates are also employed by the Catholic education system and independent schools in Western Australia.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 200

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Development and Special Needs in Education 550 3.0 25.0
Professional Practice in Secondary Education 560 2.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Indigenous Australian Education 570 2.0 12.5
Internship 525 35.0 25.0
Reflective Teaching 525 2.0 12.5
Technologies to Engage Learners 560 2.0 12.5
Theories of Learning 555 3.0 12.5
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Curriculum and Instruction- English (Lower Secondary) 535 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Languages (Lower Secondary) 545 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Mathematics (Lower Secondary) 555 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Science (Lower Secondary) 565 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Society and Environment (Lower Secondary) 575 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- The Arts (Lower Secondary) 525 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Vocational Education and Training 595 3.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Curriculum and Instruction- English (Upper Secondary) 530 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Languages (Upper Secondary) 540 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Mathematics (Upper Secondary) 550 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Sciences (Upper Secondary) 560 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- Social Sciences (Upper Secondary) 570 3.0 25.0
Curriculum and Instruction- The Arts (Upper Secondary) 520 3.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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Entry requirements:

 

A bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. The selection of your teaching specialisation is based on the content studied in your bachelor degree.

You will need a Working with Children Card and a Police Clearance before you go into schools in semester one.

 

Please refer to the following statement s before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Part-time or full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Notes:

Limited part-time study is possible.

Fees (indicative first year only)

Year Student type Cost
2014 Domestic Fee Paying $16,000*

* Based on a full-time study load of 200 credits. 200 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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2014 entry requirements:

A bachelor degree or equivalent.

Your teaching specialisation will be selected based on your bachelor degree's discipline.

Applications for the February intake for this course are available from the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) and should be submitted to TISC by the advertised deadline. Applications for the mid-year intake should be submitted directly to the Faculty of Humanities.

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 76

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Other notes:

Limited part-time study is possible.

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7
Speaking 7
Reading 7
Listening 7
Overall band score 7.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 73

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Other notes:

Limited part-time study is possible.

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

CRICOS: 006101B

This page was last updated on 25 August 2014