Diploma of Educational Studies (Secondary Teaching selection)
Griffith College - Mt Gravatt

Course outline

The higher education Diploma of Educational Studies allows successful students to transition into the Bachelor of Education by providing the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed to meet entry requirements. Students will develop critical and reflective thinking skills to understand the complexities of what it means to be a teacher in today’s world. By continuing your studies in the Bachelor of Education degree, you will meet the national accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and can choose to be equipped to teach in either primary or secondary settings. For more course information, visit Diploma of Educational Studies. or see listing for the combined diploma degree.


Subject to satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Educational Studies and meeting the Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE), students are eligible for up to 60/70 credit points into the Bachelor of Education at Griffith University. The amount of credit available depends on the choice of major within the degree. Contact Griffith College for more details.


Bachelor of Education: Primary / Secondary

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. Students undertaking an initial teacher education program will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to graduate from the bachelor program. Students are permitted three test attempts in total for each component. If students fail three test attempts for each component, they will not be able to graduate.


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Griffith University Bachelor of Education graduates are in demand and find employment in the independent, Catholic and State education systems in Queensland as well as nationally and overseas. With further study you will be prepared for a career as a teacher in the public or private sector which can lead to senior positions such as a head of curriculum or positions with central school administration such as policy adviser or curriculum officer or principal.

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Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time