The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • No further intake
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 40213

Program handbook

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Education Studies is an EXIT AWARD ONLY and does NOT qualify students to teach.  Graduates can work in education fields other than teaching and will have highly developed problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.  Students who graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies cannot be re-admitted or complete another teaching degree at the University of Newcastle (UON).


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
  • Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
  • Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
  • Specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
  • Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
  • Communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters

Details

Information correct as at15 Dec 2019 7:06 PM
Program code40213
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Diploma

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
    Managing faculty
    1. Faculty of Education and Arts
    Contributing schools
    1. School of Education
    Relevant University rules and policies

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Not applicable.  The Graduate Diploma in Education Studies is an exit award only.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


    Credit transfer

    Not applicable as program is an exit award only.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    80 units

    Program duration

    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

    Program requirements

    This program requires the successful completion of 80 units:

    • 20 units of Core Courses; and
    • 60 units of Directed courses at 6000 level.

    Students who take out the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies exit award are not permitted to apply for any initial teaching qualifications offered by the University of Newcastle.


    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    EDUC6740Students with Diverse Needs
    • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6912Aboriginal Education
    • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Directed Courses

    Choose 60 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of the program.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    EDUC6171Extended Studies in Visual Arts 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6180Specialist Studies in Music 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6190Extended Studies in Mathematics 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6236Specialist Studies in History 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6243Specialist Studies in Languages 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6245Specialist Studies in Technology 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6250Specialist Studies in English 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6336Specialist Studies in Drama 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6343Specialist Studies in Languages 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6345Specialist Studies in Technology 2
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6360Specialist Studies in Geography and Commerce 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6371Specialist Studies in Visual Arts 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6380Extended Studies in Music 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6390Specialist Studies in Mathematics 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6400Extended Studies in Visual Arts 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6403Specialist Studies in Music 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6404Extended Studies in Music 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6405Extended Studies in Mathematics 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6409Extended Studies in Science 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6436Specialist Studies in Drama 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6445Specialist Studies in Technology 3
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6460Specialist Studies in Geography 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6490Specialist Studies in Mathematics 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6492Specialist Studies in Business Studies, Economics and Legal Studies
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6493Specialist Studies in Society and Culture, Aboriginal Studies and Studies of Religion
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6499Specialist Studies in Visual Arts 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6536Specialist Studies in History 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6552Specialist Studies in Science 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6555Specialist Studies in Technology 4
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6590Specialist Studies in English 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6652Extended Studies in Science 1
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6735Learners, Learning and Teaching
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6738K-6 English
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6739K-6 Mathematics
    • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6741Literacies, Language and Learning
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6744K-6 Science and Technology
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6745K-6 Creative Arts
    • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6746K-6 HSIE
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6747K-6 PDHPE
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6748Advanced Literacy Studies
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6749Advanced Numeracy Studies
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6752Specialist Studies in Science 2
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6762Managing the K-6 Learning Environment
    • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6763Integrated Curriculum
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6772The Adolescent Learning Environment
    • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6773The Reflective Secondary Teacher
    • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    EDUC6775Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Secondary Schools
    • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    20 units
    EDUC6776Design, Delivery and Innovation in Secondary Schools
    • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    20 units
    EDUC6781Contemporary Literacies
    • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    20 units
    EDUC6783Advanced Literacy and NumeracyNot currently offered10 units
    EDUC6785Educational Foundations
    • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
    20 units
    EDUC6911Schooling, Identity and Society
    • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    EDUC6913The Global ProfessionalNot currently offered20 units

    Additional information

    Not applicable as program is an exit award only.


    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.