Skip to content
Diploma in Education Studies (Primary)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Fraser Coast

Course outline

Want to work in primary schools? This Diploma teaches the skills and knowledge needed to work with primary school-aged children as a teacher aide, learning support officer or in after-school care. In the process, you’ll learn how to develop positive relationships that promote children’s sense of agency, safety and wellbeing.

In this program you will develop specialised knowledge and skills for employment with school-aged children age in school and out-of-school care contexts and learn to design creative, intentional teaching practices using language, play and cooperation. You’ll learn about child development, curriculum development, diversity and inclusion, and relevant legislation and guidelines. You will complete 40 days of professional experience placement. For more information, visit Diploma in Education Studies (Primary) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


Students must have a Working with Children Check (Blue Card), or link their existing Blue Card to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast, prior to commencing a professional experience placement. Online offering has mandatory onsite requirements. This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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, 2023

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Employment in schools as a teacher aide, teacher educator, learning support or working with children in outside school hours care.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

CSP/$4120 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time

Wide Bay/Burnett
Filter by content type
Choose One/Select all


You have now registered for this event.
Please check your inbox for your confirmation of registration.

ATAR Report Webinar Booking Form

This free Webinar (via Zoom) will provide an overview of the 2021 ATAR Report and scaling to assist school leaders, guidance officers and teachers in understanding the ATAR Report and to be able to answer questions from students, staff and parents.

Booking Date
Contact Information
Additonal Questions
Webinar 4:
Thursday 24 March
4:00 to 5:00pm
*if you want to book for more than one date or for more than one person, please submit separate forms

Contact Information

Please note that registration information and contact details will only be used to manage attendance at the webinar and will not be shared.

Additonal Questions?

If you have any questions about the ATAR and the 2021 ATAR report you would like our experts to answer, please enter them below. You can also email questions to the organisers after registering if you wish to.


Extra attendees

Form Successful

Thank you, the form has been sent. We've also sent you an email with all the details of your submission.

Payment Complete

Thank you, your payment has been successful. We've sent you an email with all the details of your order.