The Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) is designed to prepare
graduates from other disciplines to be eligible for registration and employment
as teachers in primary schools.
Our academic staff are renowned to have strong industry
links and are involved in up-to-date research, making Deakin's
education courses responsive to the requirements of schools.
The Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) is offered through intensive mode
at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, commencing in November each year and
finishing in June of the following year.
The duration is a seven month full-time course for applicants with an approved
three year undergraduate degree or diploma.
Deakin's Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) is one of Deakin's core
pre-service teacher education programs focusing on preparing graduates from
other disciplines to become eligible for registration and employment as teachers
in primary schools. The course is tailored to meet the accelerating market
demand for new primary teachers and to cater for domestic, fee-paying and
international student requirements for a short intensive course.
As a graduate you will be eligible to teach in primary schools, and you will also
have transferable organisational, management, human resource management
and training skills. Currently, there is a strong demand for qualified teachers and
graduate starting salaries are high when compared to the graduate average. The
increased demand for teachers has also resulted in improvements in teaching
conditions, resources and career advancement opportunities. As a graduate of
this course you may find employment as a teacher within the private or public
Deakin’s highly relevant Graduate Diploma
of Teaching provides:
- The opportunity to be able to complete a full one-year post-graduate
course in two thirds the time of any other similar 8 credit-point course
- An environment where both locals and internationals interact within the
classroom for significantly greater shared learning and real world experience
- An opportunity for students to experience studying and teaching in different
- A specialist qualification covering all areas in primary curriculum including
English, maths, science, arts, social ed., health & phys. ed. and technology.
- Responsiveness: the ability to be responsive to the requirements of schools
is an essential component and academics do this by constant contact with
- Relevance: Practising teachers have been consulted to ensure course content
is relevant for both local and international teachers and the course utilises
the most current research available
- The opportunity for graduates to apply early for positions within the
Victorian teaching system
- A course where international graduates can teach at primary level and
align their completion with school commencement year, in their home countries.
- Admission for non-Education degree students to the course
- Academics that are specialists in both teaching and educational research.
International Scholarship Program - Successful candidates
with good academic achievements may be eligible for a AUD$5000 annual Deakin
For more information about course structure, course fees, units of study, how to apply, Credit for Prior Learning, course admission requirements, visit:
Why Choose Deakin University?
At Deakin we pride ourselves on providing quality courses. Excellence is
evident in all aspects of our courses from the standard of our study materials
to the teaching staff, who are leaders in their field both theoretically and
practically. Setting a benchmark for Australian universities, our library service
is among the best in the world. Regardless of where you live, resources can
be posted, or accessed from our library's comprehensive electronic collection.
The School of Education at Deakin University has an international reputation
for providing high quality programs for educators and trainers or those
wishing to enter the profession. Our academic staff have strong industry links
and are involved in up-to-date and relevant research.
Deakin's Faculty of Arts and Education is regarded as one of the leading arts
and education faculties in Australia at both undergraduate and postgraduate
levels. Its flexible and innovative learning environment allows students the
opportunity to excel in their field of study.
As a Deakin student you have access to the best new technologies. The
University has produced its own Software Essentials DVD to support online
communication. All units offer a dedicated teaching and learning site Deakin
academic support is available to you throughout your time at Deakin,
providing advice and assistance in areas including time management,
reading and note taking, avoiding plagiarism, critical thinking, writing essays
and reports, class presentations and exam preparations.
As a Deakin student, you will become part of a network of researchers,
academics, practitioners and alumni. Extended professional experience
placements are a feature of this course, allowing you to form networks and
gain valuable experience before you graduate.