Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) 2012

Become a teacher and help educate Australia’s future leaders. The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from Monash University is designed to give students in-depth training in core education and curriculum specialism units. The degree builds on your undergraduate major and minor studies to enable you to teach these subjects as teaching specialisations. There are a multitude of specialisation subjects including Business Management, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Media, Outdoor Education and Physical Science.

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Postgraduate

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12 units

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  1. This course has restricted enrolment. You must apply and be accepted before you can enrol in units.
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The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) is for people who wish to become secondary school teachers. It combines academic studies of Core Education units with Curriculum Specialism units appropriate to your first degree and/or subsequent postgraduate qualifications as well as Professional Placement units.

This course builds on a student’s undergraduate major and minor studies and through further study and practice develops them into teaching specialisations. Students can choose to specialise in Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geography, History, Health, Information Technology, Mathematics, Media, Music (also available as a double specialism), Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Physics, Science, Social Education or the Visual Arts (also available as a double specialism).

Professional Recognition

The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) has VIT (Victorian Institute of Teaching) accreditation, which enables graduates to gain teacher registration in Victoria. Reciprocal teacher registration arrangements are available throughout Australia. For further information, please contact local teacher registration authorities.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet three criteria to gain access into this course

1.       Academic

Bachelor degree or equivalent diploma 

2.       English Language

You must provide evidence of how you fulfil the minimum English language requirements in one of the two ways listed below:

a. Applicants whose secondary schooling was entirely in English:

  • Secondary schooling achieved:

a score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English or VCE Literature;

a score of 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as a Second Language; or

an equivalent result in an equivalent English subject.

  • Tertiary study  satisfactorily completed, in an English medium educational institution#, either:

the equivalent of at least 72 Monash credit points (three standard full-time semesters) of a university degree or Australian VET diploma, or equivalent; or

the equivalent of at least 48 Monash credit points (one standard full-time year) of postgraduate study.

 

b. Applicants whose secondary schooling was not entirely in English

  • Secondary schooling achieved:

 a score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English or VCE Literature;

a score of 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as a Second Language; or

an equivalent result in an equivalent English subject.

  • Tertiary study  satisfactorily completed, in an English medium educational institution#, either:

the equivalent of at least 72 Monash credit points (three standard full-time semesters) of a university degree or Australian VET diploma, or equivalent; or

the equivalent of at least 48 Monash credit points (one standard full-time year) of postgraduate study.

 Monash English course - successfully completed a preparatory course in English language skills, at the appropriate level, at the Monash University English Language Centre or another program approved as equivalent; and gained any English test result required to demonstrate satisfactory completion of the course.

English tests - satisfactorily completed one of the following English tests, achieving the minimum overall score and minimum band/component score:

IELTS academic - Minimum overall score of 7.0  

Minimum component score: Reading: 6.5 Listening: 6.5 Writing: 7.0 Speaking: 7.0  

TOEFL Minimum overall score 100  Written section: 25   Other sections: 22

# An English medium institution is one where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution. Documentary evidence in the form of a letter or transcript is required from the institution at which the study was undertaken.

Note: All test scores must be no more than 2 years old at the time of application [or accompanied by evidence of subsequent substantial study in a tertiary institution where courses are taught and assessed in English].

 3.   Working with Children Check (WCC)

Due to the specialist nature of the teaching profession and the school placement component of this course, all successful applicants will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WCC) at the beginning of the course.  The WCC is required before students can attend school placement.  For further information on the WCC, please visit the Department of Justice (Victoria) website www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren.

How to Apply

This course is restricted and has a quota for entry due to the limitations associated with providing teaching placements. Students are required to apply and be approved by Monash University before they can enrol in units through OUA.

Applications for the Graduate Diploma of Education(Secondary) for 2012 have now closed. Please note that there is no mid-year intake for this program.

  1. Read information requirements

    • Select to apply for one or more courses listed on the application form, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each course. If you want to apply for a (restricted) course with a different university, you'll need to submit a separate application from the relevant course page.

    • Read all parts of the application form in advance:

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      Completing this application should take 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Need help completing your application? Contact us:

      If in doubt about any of the information required to support your application, the more information you can provide the better. If you have any academic queries including how to request credit transfer, contact Monash University directly. For all other enquiries, contact us.

    • Next steps:

      After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your application for your records.

      Your application will be assessed within 2-4 weeks, and if further information is required, we will contact you. Once your application has been assessed, we will be in touch via email to notify you of the outcome. At the latest this will be one week after the closing date for applications.

      If, after submitting your application, you wish to change your preferences or submit an additional document, please email apply@open.edu.au. Include your full name as it appeared on the application.

  2. Prepare supporting documents

    • Check that you have all the required supporting documentation, according to the individual course eligibility requirements and to your personal circumstances:

      1. Certified copies of academic documentation in support of eligibility requirements, including:
        • Official academic transcripts, showing the units/subjects you have completed and their final grades, including the date the program was completed or the qualification awarded. Include all pages, ensuring page numbers are visible.
        • Academic Testamur or Certificate of Completion.

        Unofficial copies will not be accepted.

        Required for all applications based on academic experience and for all academic experience listed on the application form.

        If your previous course or units were undertaken at the same university you are now applying to, then you don't need to provide academic transcripts in the application. For studies done elsewhere, always include academic transcripts and certificates if you have undertaken studies/qualifications at institutions other than OUA. Please retain the actual certified copy in case the university requests it at a later date.

      2. Certified copies of legal documentation, including:
        • Marriage certificate.
        • Deed poll name change certificate.

        These documents are required to show your legal name or if you have changed your name.

        Please ensure your legal name is on your application form and matches all your supporting documentation.

      3. Certified copies of official translations of supporting documents not in English. Required for:
        • All academic documentation, e.g. transcripts and certificates.
        • All legal documentation, e.g, marriage, deed poll and birth certificates.

        If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide certified copies of the non-English documents, including certified copies of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes.

      4. Certified copies of English language test results, e.g. IELTS or TOEFL.

        Required if your previous studies were not completed in English.

      5. Your curriculum vitae. Required for:
        • Entry into all postgraduate courses.
        • All applications based on work experience.
      6. A letter of reference or recommendation from your employer. Required for all applications based on work experience.

        This letter must be on company letterhead, documenting length of time working for that company and duties performed.

        If you are providing documentation to support work experience over a period of time and you have worked for multiple employers during that period, please provide a letter of reference for each separate employer.

      * A certified copy is a copy bearing the recognised mark of a Justice of the Peace, Commission of Oaths or declarations, Public Notary or a Solicitor.

    • Requirements of supporting documents:

      • Documents must be scanned at the original size. If the document is larger than A4 then the document should be scanned in A4 sized portions without size reduction.
      • Applicants must ensure no portion of the document is missing (look out for page numbers).
      • If the document has markings or text on both sides (e.g. a registration number) then both sides must be scanned.
      • Scanned documents must be between 125 and 150 dots per inch.
      • File size of any single document should not exceed 3MB.
      • We cannot accept a photograph of a document.

Practicum Placements

The teaching placement is a significant part of this course and is undertaken in each session. Students are required to satisfactorily complete a total of 50 days of teaching placement in the following units:

  • EDF4730 Professional Experience 1A 10 days
  • EDF4733 Professional Experience 2A 15 days
  • EDF4731 Professional Experience 1B 10 days
  • EDF4734 Professional Experience 2B 15 days

Students must meet the placement requirement, both in terms of performance and number of days, to be eligible for the award and teacher registration.

Teaching placements will normally be conducted in blocks of two or three week periods throughout the course and students may be required to undertake teaching placements in rural and/or regional areas.

At least half of the placement needs to occur in an Australian setting (this applies to international students) and half needs to be in a setting other than the student’s current place of employment (where applicable). Supervision of students on placement must meet the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) requirements for supervised teaching practice. All placements must be approved by Monash University.

The Monash University Placements Office will help students to arrange and coordinate their placements.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), students must complete 12 units:

  • 4 Core Education units
  • 4 Core Professional Placement units (one in each session)
  • 2 Curriculum units (7 - 10)
  • 2 Curriculum Specialism units (7 - 12).

This is a 'lock-step' course and successful applicants must enrol in 3 units per session, as outlined in the study plan provided by Monash University.  

The course is normally studied over two years and the award must be completed within four years. Successful applicants must have continuous enrolment in this course and intermission or leave of absence is not permitted. No deferment is permitted for successful applicants.

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Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit will be awarded according to the rules and policies of Monash University stated at http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/admissions/credit-policy.html

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