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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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, 2024

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

9 Jan 2025

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