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Objectives:
This course is designed to prepare secondary teachers who meet the requirements to teach in Catholic independent and government schools. The course aims to produce teachers who continue to think deeply and critically about the ends and means of education, the social political and cultural contexts that shape schools and the ways to continue to grow professionally, and who are committed to working justly and collaboratively to make a positive difference in the lives of their students and to shape a more just and equitable society.
Practical experience:
Professional Experience Students must complete professional experience units during which time they are required to be available full-time. Part-time students do not commence the Professional Experience Program until the second year of the course. The Professional Experience program consists of a minimum of 9 weeks of teaching rounds, usually broken into two blocks. Certain prerequisite or co requisite units are required before students are placed in schools. For example, EDFD448 and the two or three teaching methods (Curriculum and Teaching units) must be either completed before undertaking a teaching round or are concurrent units with the teaching round unit
Entry Requirements:
Bachelor degree or equivalent that meets the required prerequisites for entry into the relevant teaching subject methods in the state/territory concerned.
Award:
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (Vic)
Course Description:
The course is offered on-campus, normally full-time for 1 year and part-time for 2 years. Classes for the full-time course and part-time course are normally held in daytime hours.

At the regional campus at Ballarat the course is offered in a multi-modal format including on-campus and on-line study.

Working With Children Check

Students accepting a place in this course are required to participate in a number of professional placements throughout their program. In order to participate in professional experience it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that they are able to successfully complete the child protection screening required in the State of Victoria. Students, who are not cleared for working with children and consequently can not be placed in a compulsory professional experience program, will therefore not be able to complete their course.

In Victoria, all students must apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. There are no exceptions to this requirement and no student will be placed in a school without a valid Working With Children Check. Students must obtain an application form for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) stamped with a University Stamp at Enrolment.

International students must obtain and present their relevant police check from their home country and from any other country/ies where they have been domiciled for twelve months or more for the last ten years. These police checks must be sighted and authenticated before students will be permitted to undertake a Professional Experience in schools.

Education Studies

In the Education Studies strand, an integrated approach is taken to what has traditionally been described as foundation studies (for example, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Catholic Schooling) and aspects of teaching, (for example, classroom management, planning, teaching in diverse settings, literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, adolescent health and well being).The limited number of Education Studies units available, that is, four rather than eight in the four year undergraduate secondary program. In particular, the units ‘Effective Teaching and Professional Practice‘ and ‘Social and Cultural Contexts of Education’ will have a field-based and technology component associated with them.

Curriculum Studies

Normally, two curriculum units are selected from areas such as Commerce and Business Studies, English, ESL*, History, Humanities, Information Technology/Computing*, Languages Other Than English Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts.

Double methods where students study four curriculum units in the one specialisation are also available in the following areas: Music (Classroom and Instrumental)*, Commerce and Business Studies*, Mathematics*, Science*, Religious Education, Visual Arts

*Availability depends on viable class size.

There are different pathways to qualify to teach Religious Education:

1. Those students with previous studies in Theology are able to enrol in two units of Religious Education as part of the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary).
  
2. Students without previous studies in Theology seeking to teach Religious Education as their second teaching method take the two Theology units from the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education and undertake the two Religious Education units from the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). (Awards: Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education).
  
3. Students seeking to have Religious Education as a third teaching method are able to enrol in the four units of the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (two Theology and two Religious Education units). (Awards: Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education).

English Language Requirements

Applicants who do not have a pass in English (any) in Australia, may fulfil the English requirement with an IELTS (Academic) Test score of 7.0, with no less than 7.0 in any individual band.

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
GradDipEd

80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat, including Notre Dame College in Shepparton, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Diploma53 54

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma, a student must complete:

   1. 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings consisting of:
         1. 40 cp from Education Studies;
         2. 40 cp from Curriculum Studies;

              and

   2. 2 Professional Experience units consisting of a minimum of 45 days supervised teaching days and 20 days of community engagement.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Education Studies
Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
EDFD446     10     Development and Learning
EDFD453     10     Social and Cultural Contexts of Education
EDFD527     10     Diversity in the Inclusive Classroom
EDFD529     10     Effective Teaching and Professional Practice

Curriculum Studies

Ballarat Campus

Rural and Regional Partnerships                        
Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
EDLA438     10     English Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDLA439     10     English Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDRE527     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 1
EDRE528     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 2
EDSS422     10     Humanities Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDSS423     10     Humanities Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDST443     10     Science Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDST433, EDST451)
EDST444     10     Science Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDST433, EDST452)

Other Curriculum Studies units approved by the Course Co-ordinator.

Melbourne Campus

Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
EDAR416     10     Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDAR415, EDAR420)
EDAR417     10     Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDAR415, EDAR421)
EDAR418     10     Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 3
EDAR419     10     Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 4
EDLA438     10     English Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDLA439     10     English Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDLA440     10     ESL Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDLA441     10     ESL Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDLO409     10     LOTE Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDLO407, EDLO413)
EDLO411     10     LOTE Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDLO407, EDLO414)
EDLO410     10     LOTE Curriculum and Teaching 3 (Inc: EDLO408, EDLO415)
EDLO412     10     LOTE Curriculum and Teaching 4 (Inc: EDLO408, EDLO416)
EDMA417     10     Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDMA415, EDMA421)
EDMA418     10     Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDMA415, EDMA422)
EDMA419     10     Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 3
EDMA420     10     Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 4
EDMU408     10     Music Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDMU406, EDMU412)
EDMU410     10     Music Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDMU406, EDMU413)
EDMU409     10     Music Curriculum and Teaching 3 (Inc: EDMU407, EDMU414)
EDMU411     10     Music Curriculum and Teaching 4 (Inc: EDMU407, EDMU415)
EDPH414     10     Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDPH413, EDPH416)
EDPH415     10     Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDPH413, EDPH417)
EDRE527     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 1 (Inc: EDRE425, EDRE432)
EDRE528     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 2 (Inc: EDRE425, EDRE433)
EDRE427     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 3
EDRE428     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 4
EDSS416     10     Commerce and Business Studies Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDSS424,                                     EDSS425)
EDSS417     10     Commerce and Business Studies and Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDSS424,                             EDSS425)
EDSS418     10     Commerce and Business Studies and Curriculum and Teaching 3
EDSS419     10     Commerce and Business Studies and Curriculum and Teaching 4
EDSS420     10     History Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDSS426)
EDSS421     10     History Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDSS427)
EDSS422     10     Humanities Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDSS415, EDSS426)
EDSS423     10     Humanities Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDSS415, EDSS427)
EDST441     10     ICT Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDST432, EDST449)
EDST442     10     ICT Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDST432, EDST450)
EDST443     10     Science Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDST433, EDST451)
EDST444     10     Science Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDST433, EDST452)
EDST445     10     Science Curriculum and Teaching 3
EDST446     10     Science Curriculum and Teaching 4
EDST447     10     Technology Curriculum and Teaching 1 (Inc: EDST434, EDST453)
EDST448     10     Technology Curriculum and Teaching 2 (Inc: EDST434, EDST454)

Professional Experience
Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
EDFX503     0     Graduate Professional Experience Secondary 1
EDFX504     0     Graduate Professional Experience Secondary 2

53 Religious Education and Theology Units: Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) and the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education courses, in addition to giving full State accreditation, allows teachers to satisfy requirements for teaching in Catholic or Lutheran schools or State schools.

Lutheran Strand: Students who wish to complete the requirements for teaching in Lutheran schools must register and enrol with Australian Lutheran College. The Lutheran units will replace units in the normal Graduate Certificate in Religious Education course and Australian Catholic University will credit the units towards the completion of the Graduate Diploma.

54 Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Queensland), Working with Children Check (ACT, Victoria, NSW). International students should check this with the Course Co-ordinator and may need to bring documentation from their own country.

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