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  • Objectives
    This course is designed to prepare graduates with an approved degree for teaching in secondary schools. It is offered full time on campus at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood to international students only. The course comprises 8 credit points of compulsory units of education and professional studies and a minimum of 45 days of supervised secondary school experience. Each student graduating as a secondary teacher will study two separate teaching methods that each have two units attached to them; one of which is focussed on the lower and middle secondary school years, and the other on the senior years. The secondary methods students are eligible to study is determined by the academic studies undertaken in their first degree.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful completion of an approved degree or diploma other than a Bachelor of Teaching. It is possible for some credit to be granted for appropriate, approved professional development programs already undertaken. In addition to minimum entry requirements, International students for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) (International Students)
  • Course description
    Professional recognition
    Recognition as an approved qualification for employment in secondary schools by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Career opportunities
    As a graduate you may pursue a career in Australian and overseas secondary schools, government departments, recruitment and human resource management, universities as general staff managers, public service, TAFE and adult community educational institutions, health and welfare organisations as well as in private academies and agencies.


    Course rules
    To be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) a student must satisfactorily complete 8 credit points of study taken from the list of course-grouped units leading to the award.
    The course of study shall normally be completed within a period of not less than two trimesters of full-time study. Extensions of time may be granted with the permission of the Faculty Board which must not exceed five consecutive years from the date the student first enrolled in the course.

    The course of study shall include satisfactory completion of at least 45 days of supervised school experience in a secondary school. The course of study shall include secondary curriculum method studies normally related to at least one major sequence of at least 6 credit points or equivalent and at least one minor sequence of at least 4 credit points or equivalent satisfactorily completed in the approved tertiary program undertaken prior to entry.


    Course structure


    Trimester 1

    EEE724 Children, Culture, Development and Learning  

    EXC725 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum  

    EEY701 Secondary School Experience A  

    Plus a Secondary curriculum study 1st method unit (years 7-10)
    Plus a Secondary curriculum study 2nd method unit (years 7-10)


    Trimester 2

    EEE725 Creating Effective Learning Environments  

    EEH730 Promoting Student Wellbeing  

    EEY702 Secondary School Experience B  

    EEY703 Secondary School Experience C  

    Plus a Secondary curriculum study 1st method unit (years 11-12)
    Plus a Secondary curriculum study 2nd method unit (years 11-12)
    Notes:
    (i) Units are 1 credit points unless noted otherwise
    (ii) EEE724, EEE725 and EEH730 are 0.75 credit point units
    (iii) EEY701, EEY702 and EEY703 are 0.25 credit point units

     


    Secondary curriculum studies
    Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance
    (ECA731, ECA732 students select the Visual Arts, Music, Drama or Dance specialism)

    ECA731 Arts Education Discipline Study 1  

    ECA732 Arts Education Discipline Study 2  


    Media
    (ECA735, ECA736 students select the Media studies specialism)

    ECA735 Arts Education Discipline Study 5  

    ECA736 Arts Education Discipline Study 6  


    Commerce

    ECS771 Humanities, Societies and Environments: Curriculum Study A  

    ESJ760 Studies in Curriculum 4  

    Note: ESJ760 commerce students to select the Senior Commerce: Curriculum Study specialism.

    English

    ECL761 English Education A  

    ECL762 English Education B  


    LOTE

    ESJ757 Studies in Curriculum 1  

    ESJ758 Studies in Curriculum 2  

    Note:
    (i) ESJ757 LOTE students to select the LOTE: Curriculum Study specialism.
    (ii) ESJ758 LOTE students to select the LOTE Materials Development specialism.

    TESOL

    ESJ759 Studies in Curriculum 3  

    ESJ760 Studies in Curriculum 4  

    Notes:

    (i) ESJ759 TESOL students to select the TESOL: Curriculum Study A specialism.

    (ii) ESJ760 TESOL students to select the TESOL: Curriculum Study B specialism.

    Humanities, Societies and Environments (formerly SOSE)

    ECS771 Humanities, Societies and Environments: Curriculum Study A  

    ECS772 Humanities, Societies and Environments: Curriculum Study B  


    Health

    ESJ757 Studies in Curriculum 1  

    ESJ758 Studies in Curriculum 2  

    Notes:

    (i) ESJ757 Health students to select Health Education Curriculum Study specialism.

    (ii) ESJ758 Health students to select Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study specialism.

    Physical Education

    ESH704 Middle School Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study  

    ESH705 Senior Physical Education: Curriculum Study  


    Mathematics

    ESM724 Mathematics: Curriculum Study  

    ESM725 Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study  


    Environmental Science

    ESS741 Environmental Science and Society: Curriculum Study  

    ESS742 Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study  


    Biology

    ESS744 Science: Curriculum Study  

    ESS767 Senior Biology: Curriculum Study  


    Chemistry

    ESS744 Science: Curriculum Study  

    ESJ760 Studies in Curriculum 4  

    Note: ESJ760 chemistry students to select the Senior Chemistry: Curriculum Study specialism.

    Humanities, Societies and Environments (formerly SOSE)/Commerce

    ECS771 Humanities, Societies and Environments: Curriculum Study A  

    ECS772 Humanities, Societies and Environments: Curriculum Study B  

    ECS720 Contemporary Global Issues in Social, Political and Environmental Learning  

    ESJ760 Studies in Curriculum 4  

    Note: ESJ760 HSE(formerly SOSE)/commerce students to select the Senior Commerce: Curriculum Study specialism.

     


    Double method requirements
    To meet the specific requirements for double methods in dance, drama, English, music, humanities, societies and environments, and visual arts, the following units must be completed in addition to the relevant secondary curriculum studies units listed.

    Dance

    ECA733 Arts Education Discipline Study 3  

    ECA734 Arts Education Discipline Study 4  

    Note: ECA733/734 dance students to select the Dance specialism

    Drama

    ECA733 Arts Education Discipline Study 3  

    ECA734 Arts Education Discipline Study 4  

    Note: ECA733/734 drama students to select the Drama specialism

    Humanities, Societies and Environments (formerly SOSE)

    ECS720 Contemporary Global Issues in Social, Political and Environmental Learning  

    ECS721 Learning Beyond the Classroom: Local Communities  


    Visual Arts and Music

    ECA733 Arts Education Discipline Study 3  

    ECA734 Arts Education Discipline Study 4  

    Note: ECA733/734 visual arts and music students to select the Visual Arts or Music specialism


    Contact hours
    For each unit of study students are expected to participate in at least three hours of formal contact each week of trimester.  A minimum of six hours of study in addition to the formal contact is also expected for each unit each week.

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    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.


    Admission requirements - specific
    Successful completion of an approved degree or diploma other than a Bachelor of Teaching. It is possible for some credit to be granted for appropriate, approved professional development programs already undertaken.

    In addition to minimum entry requirements, International students for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.


    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.



    Working with Children Check

    The Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.) requires a person who engages in child-related work, as defined in the Act, to obtain an assessment notice under the Act, known as a Working with Children Check (WWCC). The Act is administered by the Department of Justice: justice.vic.gov.au

    School experience placements in schools in the course of a university degree are “child-related work”.  Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.), administered by the Department of Justice, a student teacher must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) before commencing school experience placements in a school.  The WWCC must remain current throughout the course.  It is an offence under the Act to engage in school experience without holding a WWCC.

     

    Students will not be allowed to commence school experience in any school in Victoria until a Working with Children Check is obtained.  The Department of Education has requested that on the application form a student nominates the University as the (or one of the) employers.  The University will then be sent a copy of the assessment notice.  Because the University needs to assure a school that a student placed at the school has a current Working with Children Check, each student must give their authority to provide the assurance - a student will be required to sign an authority for the University to inform a school that a WWCC has or has not been obtained.

     

    While the University will hold on file documentation relating to the WWCCs obtained by students engaged in school experience, it is each student’s responsibility to ensure that he or she can produce the WWCC card to the school upon request and to keep the WWCC current under the Act.

     

    Students are required to apply for a WWCC through a participating Australia Post outlet (which can be found on the Australia Post website or the Department of Justice website) and provide proof to the faculty that the WWCC has been undertaken.

     

    Should a student fail to obtain a WWCC, practical training in a school will not be provided, and as practical training is a requirement for completion of a teaching degree, the student may be unable to complete the degree.  Should such a situation arise, the University will provide advice on options for tertiary study.

     
    It is the responsibility of students undertaking placements outside Victoria to enquire about and, where necessary, to meet any similar legislative or other requirements concerning working with children.

    School experience requirements
    Students are required for registration purposes (and for the award of the degree) to have completed over the duration of their course a minimum of 45 days of supervised school experience. Students should ensure they are conversant with the Standards for Graduating Students as required by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The school experience is organised by the School Experience Office and students do not make contact with schools regarding placements under any circumstances. Students are required to comply with the on-line instructions regarding enrolment/re-enrolment in school experience; failure to enrol/re-enrol jeopardises a student’s school experience placement.

    Students should note that it is a requirement of the course that school experience is undertaken in conjunction with their curriculum studies and Education Major studies and during the time tabled dates unless, in exceptional circumstances, alternative arrangements are negotiated and agreed to in writing with the School Experience Office. Students should note that normally any paid or unpaid work undertaken in a school as an unqualified teacher/teacher’s aide will not be recognised for credit as recognised prior learning in supervised school experience for this course. Students may be required to complete the school experience component of the course outside the academic year.

    A satisfactory level of teaching competence during supervised school experience is required for award of the degree. An “unsatisfactory” result on any school experience placement will be referred to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee.

     

    Graduates of an accredited teaching course should note that teacher registration is required in Victoria and is administered by the Victorian Institute of Teaching under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic.). Prospective students should acquaint themselves with the requirements for registration in Victoria or in any other relevant location. These requirements include the ability to satisfy the Standards for Graduating Students (available at: vit.vic.edu.au)

     
    School experience enrolment
    Students need to carefully follow the instructions correctly when enrolling or re-enrolling online in school experience units. Failure to enrol or re-enrol correctly jeopardises a student’s school experience placement and this could lead to a delay in the award of the degree. Students must follow Faculty rules in relation to the number of days of school experience to be completed for each placement as per the School Experience Handbook (available from the campus of enrolment) which includes the published school experience timetable. Students should note that a ‘day’ constitutes a whole school day (not part thereof).


    Students should obtain a copy of the School Experience Handbook each year from the School Experience Office (also available at deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/education/schoolexp ). Information contained in the Handbook is updated annually and is a summary of Faculty rules in relation to school experience.
    Schedule of school experience units

    EEY701 Secondary School Experience A  

    EEY702 Secondary School Experience B  

    EEY703 Secondary School Experience C 

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