Global Education Program (GEP)

Experience teaching outside of Victoria, Australia and get a wider perspective on teaching by participating in our Global Education Program (GEP).

  • Broaden your horizons and develop your skills in intercultural education.
  • Step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself.
  • Gives your teaching application and edge...stand out from other graduates!
  • Challenge yourself to teach taking into account cultural influences and geographical variations
  • GEP may even change your view of the community you live and work in.

In 2018, the GEP offers pre-service teaching placements in Northern Territory, Vanuatu, Nepal, Malaysia, Switzerland and Chile.

GEP Canada student teaching class


Destinations

Missed the 2018 GEP Workshops? View a copy of the presentation here: 2018 Global Education Program - Workshop Presentation (PDF, 3.1MB)

There are limited places available for Chile and Malaysia. Contact artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au for details. Applications for all other 2018 programs have closed. 2019 GEP will open for applications March 2019.

Destination

Available for

Dates

Vanuatu

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

Northern Territory

  • Primary E359
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377
  • Master of Teaching
  • MALT
August (Masters students)
October (Bachelor students)

Nepal

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

Switzerland

  • Primary E359 only

October-November 2018

Chile

Limited places available! Contact artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au for details.

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

October-November 2018

Malaysia

$3,000 New Colombo Plan grants available!

Limited places available! Contact artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au for details.

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

Applying for the Global Education Program

Eligibility

Eligibility for GEP participation is available 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 their first placement 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, except Early Childhood)
  • 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

How to apply for GEP

  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 PLACEMENT

ELECTIVE

(not available for D351)

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 PLACEMENT

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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