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.
  • Achieve something that will give you a competitive edge in your future teaching applications... stand out from other graduates!
  • Challenge yourself and develop your teaching skills by taking in different cultural influences and geographical variations.
  • GEP may even change your view of the community you live and work in.

In 2020, the GEP offers pre-service teaching placements in Northern Territory, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Switzerland.


Destinations

Please see below the GEP destinations for 2020. Applications will open Monday 2 March and close Sunday 29 March.

Destination

Eligible cohorts

Dates/Grants

Information SessionApplications

Vanuatu

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

June - July 2020

$3,000 NCP grants available

See tab below under 'Applying for the GEP' for more information on eligibility requirements.

Date: Thur 19 March

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location:

Burwood - N3.11

Waurn Ponds - ic3.316

Will open on Monday 2 March

Northern Territory

  • Primary E359
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377
  • Master of Teaching
  • MALT
  • Bach/M-Teach D303 / D304 (only some students)

October - November 2020

Date: Tues 17 March

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Location:

Burwood - N3.11

Waurn Ponds -  ic3.316

Will open on Monday 2 March

Switzerland

  • Primary E359 only (IB available)

October - November 2020

Date: Tues 24 March

Time: 10am - 11am

Location:

Burwood - N3.11

Waurn Ponds - ic3.316

Will open on Monday 2 March

Vietnam

  • Primary E359 (IB available)
  • Secondary D347/D351
  • Health and PhysEd E377
  • Master of Teaching
  • MALT
  • Bach/M-Teach D303 / D304 (only some students)

October -November 2020

$3,000 NCP Grants Available

See tab below under 'Applying for the GEP' for more information on eligibility requirements

Date: Thur 19 March

Time: 11am - 12pm

Location:

Burwood - N3.11

Waurn Ponds - ic3.316

Will open on Monday 2 March


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
  • Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D303 (see additional eligibility requirements below)
  • Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D304 (see additional eligibility requirements below)

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.

How to apply

How to apply for GEP

  1. Come along to an GEP Information Session during the first three weeks in March in early Trimester 1 2020. 
  2. Get a course map. Ensure you have space in your course for this program by getting an up to date course map completed by Student Central.
  3. Confirm which unit the GEP will count towards for you. Talk to the WIL Team for advice on which GEP practicum unit will be available to you in 2020.
Contact a Student 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.

NCP Eligibility

A New Colombo Plan (NCP) Grant of $3,000 will be available for students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

- Are made an offer to either the 2020 Vanuatu Global Education Program or the 2020 Vietnam Global Education Program.

- Is an Australian Citizen

- Is not a citizen of and does not have residency rights in the Host Location in which they will undertake their overseas program

- Is undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree for the duration of the overseas program

- Is between 18 and 28 years of age at the commencement of the overseas program (if you're over 28, please let the WIL team know as there may be other options to receiving this grant)

- Has not received an NCP grant before.

Costs and funding

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.

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


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

IB Strand Students

Vanuatu

ETP303

EEG302

Not available for IB students

Northern Territory

ETP303, ETS302 (Middle Years)

EEG302

Not available for IB students

Switzerland

ETP303

EEG302

IB places available

Vietnam

ETP303EEG302IB places available

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

Vietnam

EPP304EEG302

Health and Physical Education E377

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education E377

AVAILABLE DESTINATIONS

THIRD YEAR PLACEMENT

Vanuatu

EPP303 (T2 2020) - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2021) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Northern Territory

EPP303 (T2 2020) - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2021) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Vietnam

EPP303 (T2 2020) - for students who commenced in 2016

EPP305 (T1 2021) - for students who commenced before 2016.

Master of Teaching and MALT units

Master of Teaching

Master of Applied Learning and Teaching

AVAILABLE DESTINATIONSCOURSE AND PLACEMENT UNIT

Northern Territory

E762 - Master of Teaching (Primary). Unit EPR722 (T2 2020)

E763 - Master of Teaching (Secondary). Unit EPR723 (T2 2020)

E737 - Master of Applied Learning & Teaching. Unit ECN723 (T2 2020)

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

Vietnam
E762 - Master of Teaching (Primary). Unit EPR722 (T2 2020)
E763 - Master of Teaching (Secondary). Unit EPR723 (T2 2020)

E737 - Master of Applied Learning & Teaching. Unit ECN723 (T2 2020)

Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D303 & Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D304

Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D303

Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D304

Students currently studying D303 or D304 are only eligible for the Global Education Program (GEP if they have successfully transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of their degree, and if they did not complete their first trimester of their Master of Teaching course in Trimester 3 2019.

If you are a student within D303 or D304 who transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of your degree, and decided not to study your first trimester of your Master of Teaching course in Trimester 3, therefore starting your studies in the Master of Teaching course within T1 2020, you are eligible to apply for and undertake the GEP towards unit EPR723 in Trimester 2 2020.

The following programs are avaialble for you to apply for:

Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D303

Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D304

AVAILABLE DESTINATIONSPLACEMENT UNIT

Northern Territory

Students currently studying D303 or D304 are only eligible for the Global Education Program (GEP) if they have transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of their degree, and if they did not complete their first trimester of their Master of Teaching course in Trimester 3 2019.

Students currently studying D303 or D304 who transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of their degree, and took a break over Trimester 3 2019, starting their first trimester of the Masters portion of their degree in T1 2020 are eligible to apply for the GEP. They will be eligible to undertake the GEP towards unit EPR723 in T2 2020.

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

Vietnam

Students currently studying D303 or D304 are only eligible for the Global Education Program (GEP) if they have transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of their degree, and if they did not complete their first trimester of their Master of Teaching course in Trimester 3 2019.

Students currently studying D303 or D304 who transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of their degree, and took a break over Trimester 3 2019, starting their first trimester of the Masters portion of their degree in T1 2020 are eligible to apply for the GEP. They will be eligible to undertake the GEP towards unit EPR723 in T2 2020.

EPR723 (T2 2020)

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Northern Territory




Bachelor/M-Teach D303 and D304

Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D303

Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) D304

Students currently studying D303 or D304 are only eligible for the Global Education Program (GEP) if they have successfully transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of their degree, and if they did not complete their first trimester of studies within the Master of Teaching in Trimester 3 2019.

If you are a student within D303 or D304 who transitioned into the Master of Teaching portion of your degree, and you decided not to study your first trimester of your Master of Teaching course in T3 2019, therefore starting your Master of Teaching studies in Trimester 1 2020, you are eligible to apply for the below GEP programs:

AVAILABLE DESTINATIONSUNITS
Northern Territory

EPR723 in Trimester 2 2020

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

VietnamEPR723 in Trimester 2 2020

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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