Global Education Program (GEP)

2020 GEP cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 continuing to cause uncertainty in Australian communities and around the world, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all GEP programs for 2020.  The health and wellbeing of our students and host communities is of primary importance to Deakin. Please be assured this is not a decision we have taken lightly.

We understand this news may be disappointing for you and we are very thankful for your understanding during this difficult time. We also understand you may have some follow up questions in regard to the GEP and your study plans for 2020 and beyond.  We have therefore put together the below FAQ’s.

Once again we cannot express how disappointed we are to cancel this year’s GEP programs.  If you have any questions or concerns that have not been addressed in the below FAQ’s, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team at 9246 8759 or

in Vanuatu


The below questions and answers are in response to the cancellation of the GEP in 2020 due to COVID-19.


Will there be a program later in 2020 if COVID-19 issues are resolved?Unfortunately there will be no GEP programs in 2020.  We have cancelled our Vietnam, Vanuatu, Switzerland and Northern Territory programs.  Given the complexities and time it takes to build these programs with our host communities, a sudden improvement in the COVID-19 situation will not change our decision to cancel this year.
Can I undertake the GEP in 2021 instead?If you would like to continue with your course progression and graduate in the timeframe you had originally planned, then unfortunately this is not possible.  The GEP program does not fit for undergraduate students heading into their fourth and final year of study.  For postgraduate students, the GEP only works in their first year placement unit.  Please reach out to the WIL team who can work with your Course Director if you would like to discuss further
Should I intermit my course in 2020 so I can save space for GEP next year?We strongly advise against this option.  We cannot guarantee GEP will proceed as normal in 2021
What does this mean for my course progression?The cancellation of the GEP does not affect your course progression. You will continue your course as normal. Please connect with Student Central if you would like to check your course progression or require course advice.
Can I organise my own placement in Northern Territory if the GEP isn’t going ahead?Unfortunately no you cannot.  Currently Northern Territory have closed their borders and remote communities around Australia are not allowing incoming students or staff during the COVID-19 crisis to ensure the health and safety of those in the communities.  The Professional Experience Office is therefore unable to support you in undertaking a remote Northern Territory placement during this time.

Applying for the Global Education Program - Future years


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. 
  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.

Funding & NCP Eligibility

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.

New Colombo Plan (NCP) Grant

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 an NCP funded 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.


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:

Approved units for the GEP

The below information is to be used as a guideline for students interested in the GEP in future years.

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




IB Strand Students

Northern Territory

ETP303, ETS302 (Middle Years)


Not available for IB students




IB places available


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




(not available for D351)

Northern Territory





Health and Physical Education E377

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education E377



Northern Territory

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

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


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


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.

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/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:

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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