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Undergraduate

Diploma of Educational Studies

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus
Early Childhood Education and Care (CSP)
116271
591120
Primary Education (CSP)
116281
591150
Secondary Education (CSP)
116291
591160
Online
Early Childhood Education and Care (CSP)
116271
591120
Primary Education (CSP)
116281
591150
Secondary Education (CSP)
116291
591160
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
No
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YEDS01

Award
Diploma of Educational Studies
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

The Diploma of Educational Studies is a versatile one year qualification that provides you with opportunities to undertake a range of roles in diverse educational settings. Depending on State and Territory requirements these may include: supporting teachers in school-age education (as an education aide, teacher's aide and assistant teacher) or working as an educator in out-of-school-hours care.

This course will prepare you to work as an:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer/worker
  • Homeland teaching assistant
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture teaching assistant
  • Inclusion supports facilitator
  • Education assistant
  • Support worker (children with disabilities)
  • Education assistant (special needs)
  • Teacher aide
  • Education support worker
  • Teacher assistant

Credit transfers and pathways

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
19 79.0
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students 24 100.0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers only ATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Median rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Highest rank to receive an offer <5 <5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Course structure

The Diploma of Educational Studies is based around eight 10 credit point units, organised in three streams: early childhood education and care, primary education and secondary education. It is delivered externally and internally and can be completed in one-year full time or two-years part time.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

COURSE STRUCTURE - Early Childhood Education and Care

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
 

Core Units
(3 units)

30cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below. 

ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
 

Specialist Elective
(3 units)
30cp Specialist Elective units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below.

3 x units selected from the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood (Birth-12 Years) (WEDEC1) including specialist elective units
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

COURSE STRUCTURE - Primary Education

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
 

Core Units
(4 units)

40cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. 

ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching
EST200 Child and Adolescent Development
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
 

Specialist Elective
(2 units)
20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

2 x units selected from the Bachelor of Education Primary (WEDP01) including specialist elective units
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

COURSE STRUCTURE - Secondary Education

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
 

Core Units
(2 units)

20cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

EST200 Child and Adolescent Development
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
 

Specialist Elective
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

4 x units selected from the Bachelor of Education Secondary (WEDS01) including specialist elective units
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Early Childhood Education and Care

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) SE
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) SE Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) SE

Primary Education

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO EST200 Child and Adolescent Development CO
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Primary SE Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Primary SE

Secondary Education

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE
EST200 Child and Adolescent Development CO Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Early Childhood Education and Care

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching CO
    Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) SE
Year 2
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO    
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO    
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) SE    
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) SE    

Primary Education

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching CO
    Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Primary SE
Year 2
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO    
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO    
EST200 Child and Adolescent Development CO    
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Primary SE    

Secondary Education

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    EST200 Child and Adolescent Development CO
    Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE
Year 2
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO    
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE    
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE    
Specialist Elective from Bachelor of Education Secondary SE    

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

 

SATAC

 

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

 

UAC

 

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE* course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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