Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Get a pathway into your dream Deakin course by studying the Associate Degree of Education.
This course teaches you the learning skills you will need to be successful at university, such as communication skills, digital literacy, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. You will also study interesting units within Education.
Best of all, if you successfully complete this course, you’re guaranteed entry into Deakin’s Bachelor of Education (Primary). You could also receive up to 14 credit points, reducing the number of units you need to study in your bachelor course – saving you time and money.
You might also take the Associate Degree of Education a stand-alone qualification, increasing your employment opportunities.Read More
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can apply directly through the Institute of Koorie Education
New course version commenced 2017.
Associate Degree of Education
This course is targeted at students who do not satisfy the usual university entry requirements: students who have completed Year 12 but have achieved an ATAR score which is insufficient to gain normal entry; students who have left school before year 12 and have been working for a number of years; students who have completed a VET qualification or program offered by TAFE or private provider; or students who are undertaking a training course at a TAFE.
There are no prerequisite studies for this course. However all applicants must submit a personal statement on application, detailing the motivation for wishing to undertake the course and any relevant volunteer or paid work experience that may support the statement
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Acquire broad theoretical knowledge and understanding of education and the application of this knowledge and skills in teaching and learning for primary students.
Use an understanding of educational theory and knowledge of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities , the Arts, Health and Physical Education in the design of curriculum and pedagogy for primary students
Develop cognitive, technical and creative skills to understand discipline specific language in the Arts and apply this knowledge in employment contexts or for further studies.
|Acquire skills in oral, written and electronic communication and the ability to use these skills to coherently present knowledge and ideas in a range or contexts.|
Demonstrate knowledge of and technical skills in a range of digital technologies and apply this knowledge and skills in locating, analysing, synthesising and communicating information.Select, create, collect, produce and utilize a range of digital teaching and learning resources and technologies in designing curriculum for primary students.
Critically analyse and evaluate educational and scholarly materials to articulate rationales and philosophies for approaches to teaching and learning: curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
Identify, analyse and evaluate a range of cross-curricula and learning activities as the basis for learners’ critical inquiry and thinkingAnalyse, synthesise and evaluate contemporary theoretical perspectives relating to student learning, using formative and summative assessment data.
Use broad knowledge and skills in education to reflect on teaching practices to generate creative, innovative and authentic solutions to a range of real-world problems encountered in the learning environment and communities.Identify strategies to effectively manage diverse classroom learning that respond to students’ prior knowledge, learning strengths and needs.
|Act with autonomy, responsibility and accountability in learning and working independently and in collaboration with others to deepen professional skills and knowledge of contemporary educational contexts.|
|Work and learn collaboratively with others and as a member of a team in professional and scholarly contexts.|
Apply broad knowledge and skills in education to design innovative learning experiences that address social justice, equity, diversity and ethical issues.
Critically consider international and national systems and school-based responses to addressing issues relating to curriculum, pedagogy, equity, inclusion and social justiceApply the legal and ethical standards required of the teaching profession.
Approved by Faculty Board 2014
To qualify for the Associate Degree of Education, students will be required to complete 16 credit points of study comprising:
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Students who successfully complete the E200 Associate Degree of Education are guaranteed entry into E359 Bachelor of Education (Primary) and will receive up to 14 credit points of Credit for Prior Learning into E359.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
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