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Diploma of Educational Studies (Primary Teaching selection)/Bachelor of Education
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This diploma allows successful students to transition into the Bachelor of Education by providing the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed to meet entry requirements. Students develop critical and reflective thinking skills in order to understand the complexities of what it means to be a teacher in today’s world. Upon successful completion of the diploma, graduates enter the degree with credit. Completing the Bachelor of Education, students meet the national accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. For more information, visit listings for Diploma of Educational Studies at Griffith College and Bachelor of Education at Griffith University.


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 To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at

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

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.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2023 information is not available.

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.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2023 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Be prepared for a career as a teacher in the public or private sector, leading to senior positions such as a head of curriculum, or roles with central school administration such as policy adviser or curriculum officer or principal. Graduates may also work in training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, adult literacy, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy.


The Bachelor of Education is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

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15 Jan 2024

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Full time, Part time
Course Duration

41/2 years Full time or 9 years Part time

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