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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1

Locations

Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

NTED01
SATAC/UAC codes
MyNextCourse

Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Teacher Education is a 6-month, 100% online course that equips you with core skills in pedagogy and offers a taste of studying a teaching degree. It is a direct pathway into related higher education courses, should you wish to qualify as a teacher.

During this course you will learn about pedagogical, professional and disciplinary knowledge in teaching and education. The course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.

On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Teacher Education, you'll be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a:

  • Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years)
  • Bachelor of Education Primary
  • Bachelor of Education Secondary
  • Diploma of Educational Studies.

Advanced standing will be granted in these degrees for some or all of the subjects you have successfully completed. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.

Note: On current advice the Undergraduate Certificate must be completed by the end of 2025.

Fees

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.

All commonwealth-supported students who apply and commence this undergraduate certificate in 2022 will receive a 20% discount on their student contribution. The total cost of this course ranges from $3722.00 - $5850.00 + Student Services & Amenities fee and is dependent on your unit selection. The undiscounted price for this course ranges from $4652.00 - $7312.00 + Student Services & Amenities fee and again is dependent on your unit selection.

Information about unit fees can be found at Domestic Fees.

Study Education at CDU

Why study education at CDU?

Educate and inspire the next generation with a teaching degree at CDU. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to enter the classroom with confidence, equipped with a nationally-accredited degree to work anywhere in Australia.

  • #1 for teaching employment outcomes in Australia (GUG 2022)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Complete placements close to home
  • Unique opportunities for regional and remote placements

What will I study?

This 40-credit point course consist of two (2) core and two (2) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in pedagogy and the necessary skills for successful university studies.

Course structure

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

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

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

Specialist Elective
(1-2 units)

 

20cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:

Early Childhood Teaching and Primary Teaching
ECU100 Arts for Education
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Schools
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1    
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners

Secondary Teaching
ECO107 Economics and the Modern Business Enterprise
ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
HIT137 Software Now
IAS101 Indigenous Australia
IAS111 Introduction to Australasian Literature
IAS131 Colonising Australia
IAS161 Language Studies 1 Chinese (Mandarin), Greek, Indigenous (Yolngu), or Indonesian
IAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools (repeatable)
IAS181 Music Making and Theory 1 (20cp)
LWA110 Legal History
PSY150 Introduction to Psychology A (replaces PSY140)
SBI182 Microbiology and Immunology (replaces SBI173)
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SPH141 Concepts of Physics
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners

  40cp Total Credit Points

 

COURSE CHANGES AND TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS - 2022
PSY140 has been replaced by PSY150. Students that completed PSY140 prior to 2022 should not complete PSY150.
SBI173 has been repalced by SBI182. Students that completed SBI173 prior to 2022 should not complete SBI182.

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO    
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO    
Specialist Elective 1 SE    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent).
  • 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 125 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

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.

Charles Darwin University has arranged some great placements for me, all within 10 minutes of my home in regional New South Wales. I like that you're in a classroom early in the degree, learning the ropes. And I got to experience different types of schools, demographic areas and leadership styles.

Matt

CDU Student

CDU teaching student in regional NSW smiling at the camerA

Course details

Accreditation

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

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Undergraduate Certificate (Teacher Education)
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

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)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

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

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

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.

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

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (CSP)
198075
593052
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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