Associate Degree of Education

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Year2015 course information
Award granted

Associate Degree of Education

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)No
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education


Burwood (Melbourne): Tel 03 9246 8100 
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Tel 03 5227 1359 
Warrnambool: Tel 03 5563 3489 

Email artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Warrnambool: Julie Rowlands, +61 3 556 33117, julie.rowlands@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Student Services Office for all queries relating to enrolment in this course. The Course Director should be contacted only for queries related to the academic content of the course.

Deakin course code E200

New course commenced 2015.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Deakin Associate Degree of Education is a two year, full time (or part-time equivalent), 16 credit point program specifically designed for students who would benefit from a supported entry to tertiary study. The course provides a pathway into university and articulates into the E359 Bachelor of Education (Primary). The Associate Degree may also be taken as a stand-alone qualification.

The Associate Degree seeks to:

  • assist the development of learning skills necessary to be successful in a university environment
  • facilitate the development of generic employment related skills relevant to a range of employment contexts

Articulation 

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 cp of Credit for Prior Learning into E359.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Course rules

To qualify for the Associate Degree of Education, students will be required to complete 16 credit points of study comprising:

  • 4 credit points of foundation units
  • 12 credit points of core units
  1. Offered in conjunction with a TAFE partner

The program offered with our TAFE partners requires students to enrol concurrently in the Associate Degree course and a relevant TAFE qualification (Diploma or Advanced Diploma). Deakin University will grant credit from these selected TAFE qualifications into the Associate Degree. Students who complete this pathway will be eligible to receive two awards –the Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the TAFE where they are enrolled and the Associate Degree through Deakin.

To qualify for the Associate Degree in Arts, Business and Sciences, students will be required to complete a minimum of 16 credit points, comprising the prescribed core units, Deakin units  and a designated TAFE award. 

 

Students must successfully complete:

 

  1. Four credit points of core units in year 1, Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

 

  1. A minimum of one and maximum of four credit points in year 2 from an approved selection of units. The number depends on the TAFE diploma being undertaken as they have differing credit arrangements.

 

  1. The remaining credit points (of the total 16) are deemed to be the equivalent of the TAFE Diploma and credited to the Associate Degree. 

 

Students may complete the award by undertaking all level one units across the two years.

Students who wish to qualify for a tagged award (see table below under Target Awards and Degree Faculties) will be required to have at least 8 credit points from their target degree (at unit level one or two) by the end of the course.

All students who anticipate articulation to a target degree will be advised to select elective units from their chosen target degree in order to comply with the appropriate course rules for that degree. Students must seek course advice prior to making this selection to ensure correct unit choice and pathway options.

The target TAFE Diplomas for credit transfer against selected Deakin Bachelor Degrees include[PD1] :

 

TAFE Diploma

Campus

Deakin Degree

Diploma of Accounting

Bairnsdale, Dandenong, Swan Hill

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Business

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Business Administration

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Children’s Services (Early childhood education and care)

Bairnsdale, Swan Hill

Bachelor of Education (Primary)*

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Community Welfare Work

Bairnsdale, Swan Hill

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Disability Work

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

 

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Employment Services

Bairnsdale

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Human Resource Management

Bairnsdale, Dandenong

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Management

Bairnsdale, Dandenong

Bachelor of Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts

 

*Students seeking credit into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) must complete the Diploma of Children’s Services (Early childhood education and care) in conjunction with the Associate Degree in order for the maximum credit to be awarded. They must also undertake a STAT Test to ensure that they meet the numeracy standards specified by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Students considering the concurrent program delivered with our TAFE partners should refer to the Associate Degree of Arts Business and Sciences Course Brochure available from all TAFE partner campus locations.


 [PD1]Need to insert other credit arrangements here. Needs considered comments. Only mention confirmed credit arrangements

Course structure

Foundation units

Trimester 1

EAD110Communication Skills for Study and Work

EAD111Digital Literacy: Finding, Evaluating and Interpreting Information

Trimester 2

EAD112Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Using Analysis to Develop Solutions

EAD113Teamwork: Working Constructively with Others

Core units

Trimester 1

ETP101Teacher - Learner Identities

EEH216Primary Physical Education

ECL210Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments

AIA106Populate Or Perish: Australia's People

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

SLE103Ecology and the Environment

Trimester 2

ETP102Social Contexts of Education

ECA209Arts Education in Primary Schools

ESM210Children and Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Concepts

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010

SIT106Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

For course map see http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/current-students/course-structures/index.php

Entry requirements - general

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.

Entry requirements - specific

There are no prerequisite studies for this course.

How to apply

Apply direct through the Deakin Applicant Portal https://applicantportal.deakin.edu.au/connect/webconnect.

Applications are particularly encouraged through the Access and Equity Program for individuals and groups who might not otherwise enjoy the benefits that flow from participation in higher education. To apply via this program complete the access and equity section of the application form when applying for your course and submit a personal statement. Further information on the Access and Equity Program and how to write a personal statement is available here http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply/apply-for-a-course-undergraduate/access-and-equity-program. In your personal statement it is suggested that you include information about your work experience, training programs undertaken, and your motivation for enrolling in the course.

 

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