The Diploma of Education is a pathway program designed to help you transition into the Bachelor of Education. You’ll develop foundational knowledge and skills in a supportive learning environment, setting you up for success in your further studies. Ranked #1 in Queensland for teacher education, Griffith’s School of Education and Professional Studies continues to drive the future of education, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to your learning. The Diploma of Education will equip you with an understanding of fundamental teaching principles from a global perspective, with a focus on digital learning. You’ll be introduced to the theory that underpins the work of educators and explore the historic and cultural context of teaching. Discover the ways in which social beliefs and attitudes influence the design and delivery of different forms of education. You’ll also gain a greater understanding of the factors that influence students’ educational experiences and outcomes, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For more course information, visit Diploma of Education/Bachelor of Education at GU.
Refer to minimum selection thresholds in Course Search qtac.edu.au.
Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be offered guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Education, where you’ll have the flexibility to choose your major and the option to fast-track your degree.
This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
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 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.
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General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Teaching Personal Statement
Applications close 31 January 2024.
For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to the QTAC website.
Primary education: Students selecting primary education from year 2 also need to have completed a General science subject (Units 3 and 4, C).
Secondary education: It is recommended that students select teaching areas that they have successfully studied in their senior schooling. In particular, for the mathematics teaching area – Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics and for chemistry, physics or biology teaching areas – Chemistry, Physics or Biology respectively.
English Language Proficiency requirements: Apply to all applicants whose previous studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English. Applicants must attain an IELTS – academic (or equivalent) of 7.5 overall (with a minimum score of 8 in speaking and listening, and minimum score of 7 in each of the other subtests), obtained within two years prior to the start of the program, or the successful completion of one year of full-time bachelor level study where the language of instruction is English completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, UK or USA. .
Previous Education studies: Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is not an entry requirement for this program. However, if you have achieved a ‘satisfactory’ result for one or more component of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the ‘satisfactory’ result can be carried across with your program application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the program if one or more components of LANTITE remains at ‘unsatisfactory’ after two test attempts for that component. Griffith University does not support reset of LANTITE test attempts.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)
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.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
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Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be offered guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Education. The Diploma of Education is not designed to lead to initial teacher registration (Primary or Secondary).
11 Jan 2024
31/2 years Full time or 8 years Part time