Global Education Program (GEP)

The Global Education Program (GEP) is a teaching practicum experience that offers pre-service teachers a diverse range of experiences in educational settings beyond Victoria, Australia.

Past participants in the program often claim the experience as the highlight of their pre-service teaching course. The personal and professional benefits of engaging in an international or remote community experience are demonstrable. It challenges pre-service teachers to think about, deal with, and appreciate cultural and educational knowledge and/or practices and perspectives different from their own. And the result is the development of a broader range of teaching and learning approaches and a more global perspective on life.

GEP Canada student teaching class

Attend a 'Preparing for GEP 2018 Workshop'

This session will cover the application process, advice for selecting your unit for GEP and answer your questions about destinations, funding and application advice.

WAURN PONDS WORKSHOPBURWOOD WORKSHOP

Wednesday 7 March

11:00AM in KA5.312

Thursday 8 March

2:00PM in HE1.014

Destinations for GEP 2018

Destination

Available for

Dates

Information sessionApplications

Vanuatu

$3,000 New Colombo Plan grants available!

  • Primary E359
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377
June/July 2018

Monday 12 March 12PM

  • Burwood N3.11
  • Waurn Ponds: KA3.203
Open Monday 5 March, 2018!

Northern Territory

  • Primary E359
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377
  • Master of Teaching
  • MALT
August (Masters students)
October (Bachelor students)
To be confirmed.Open Monday 5 March, 2018!

Nepal

$3,000 New Colombo Plan grants available!

  • Primary E359
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377
October/November 2018

Friday 16 March 1PM

  • Burwood N3.11
  • Waurn Ponds: KA3.203
Open Monday 5 March, 2018!

Switzerland

  • Primary E359 only

October/November 2018

To be confirmed.Open Monday 5 March, 2018!

Chile

  • Primary E359
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377

November/December 2018

Thursday 15 March 2PM

  • Burwood N3.11
  • Waurn Ponds: KA3.203
Open Monday 5 March, 2018!

Malaysia

$3,000 New Colombo Plan grants available!

  • Primary E359
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377
January 2019

Thursday 15 March 3PM

  • Burwood N3.11
  • Waurn Ponds: KA3.203
Open Monday 5 March, 2018!

Applying for the Global Education Program

Eligibility

Eligibility for GEP participation is restricted to students who have successfully completed a local practicum and are in at least the third year of their undergraduate education course, or have successfully completed EPR701 in the Master of Teaching.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled one of these courses:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) E359
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts D347
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science D351
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education E377
  • Master of Teaching (all strands)
  • Master of Applied Learning and Teaching E730

And have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 50 at time of application*.

*exception can be made for MALT and Master of Teaching students applying for GEP NT during their first trimester of study.

The GEP can be undertaken either as:

See below 'Approved units for the GEP'  for detail on approved units for each destination.

Costs and funding your GEP

Studying overseas or interstate doesn't need to break the bank!

You may eligible for assistance from an OS-HELP Loan or other funding, to help with the cost of travel, accommodation and program costs.

See Funding your WIL experience for more information.

Travel Insurance

As a Deakin student travelling on a Deakin program, your travel insurance is free of charge for the duration of your GEP. The insurance provided will even cover you for up to 10 days of leisure travel absolutely free!

Registration is not automatic you will need to register for your travel insurance. Exception for GEP Northern Territory students, who are automatically insured for the duration of their Australian placement.

For all international GEP programs, you will find a link to the registration form the in the DeakinAbroad Portal, once you are made an offer into a GEP.

Find out more information at: www.deakin.edu.au/students/enrolment-fees-and-money/insurance

How to apply for GEP

Applications for 2018 programs will open Monday 5 March 2018.

  1. Come along to an GEP Information Session in early Trimester 1 2018.  Dates, times and locations in link at top of this page.
  2. Plan your course. Talk to the WIL Team for course planning advice and Professional Experience about which practicum unit/s you will have available in 2018.
Contact a Course AdviserContact Professional Experience Office 
  1. Prepare your application. Take note of application deadlines, they may vary for some destinations. Your application will need to include:
    • Online application through the Deakin Abroad Application Portal. (Except for Northern Territory. NT applications will be via separate form.) Online application portal will be available after the information sessions in early Trimester 1.
    • In your online application, you will be asked to nominate whether you intend to take your GEP as an elective with EEG302 Place, Culture & Teaching in a Global Context, or which professional experience unit your GEP will replace. Please refer below to 'Approved units for the GEP'
  2. Your application will be assessed after the closing date. Professional Experience will review your listed unit and determine suitability.
    If you are short-listed you will be invited to an interview with the academic program co-ordinators.
  3. You will be contacted via email with your application outcome after your interview. If you are accepted into a GEP, congratulations! The Arts & Education Work Integrated Learning team will advise how and where to accept your place.
    All GEPs taking place outside of Australia will be asked to register their travel on the Deakin Abroad Portal. This is a mandatory part of studying overseas with Deakin.
  4. If you intending to apply for an OS-HELP Loan, you should submit your OS-HELP application as soon as you receive your offer and have accepted your place.

Approved units for the GEP

In your online application you will be asked to nominate whether you intend to take your GEP as an elective with EEG302 Place, Culture & Teaching in a Global World, or which professional experience unit your GEP will replace.

Refer to the information below for listing of approved units for each course and GEP destination.

Primary undergraduate units E359

Bachelor of Education (Primary) E359

AVAILABLE DESTINATIONS

THIRD YEAR PLACEMENT

ELECTIVE

Vanuatu

ETP302

EEG302

Northern Territory

ETP302, ETS302 (Middle Years)

EEG302

Switzerland

ETP302

EEG302

Nepal

ETP302

EEG302

Chile

ETP302EEG302
MalaysiaETP302EEG302

Secondary undergraduate units D347 and D351

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts D347

Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science D351

AVAILABLE DESTINATIONS

THIRD YEAR PRACTICUM

ELECTIVE

Vanuatu

EPP304

EEG302

Northern Territory

EPP304

EEG302

Nepal

EPP304

EEG302

Chile

EPP304EEG302
MalaysiaEPP304EEG302

Health and Physical Education E377

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education E377

AVAILABLE DESTINATIONS

THIRD YEAR PRACTICUM

Vanuatu

EPP303 - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2019) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Northern Territory

EPP303 - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2019) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Nepal

EPP303 - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2019) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Chile

EPP303 - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2019) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Malaysia

EPP303 - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2019) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Master of Teaching and MALT units

Master of Teaching

Master of Applied Learning and Teaching


PLACEMENT UNITS

Northern Territory

See GEP Northern Territory website for list of all eligible courses and units.

Contact us

If you have any questions about applying for a Global Education Program, you are welcome to contact the Faculty of Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team.

Contact Work Integrated Learning

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