Diploma in Education Studies (Primary)
Want to work in primary schools?
Influence children’s learning in their most crucial stage. Learn how to develop positive relationships that promote children’s agency and wellbeing through language and play. Help shape the bright futures of tomorrow, today.
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What you'll learn
- Develop specialised knowledge and skills for employment with school-aged children age in school and out-of-school care contexts
- Learn to design creative, intentional teaching practices using language, play and cooperation
- Learn about child development, curriculum development, diversity and inclusion, and relevant legislation and guidelines
- Complete 40 days of professional experience placement
- Learning support
- Outside school hours care
- Teacher aide
- Teacher educator
- Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
- Applicants must meet the minimum ATAR/Rank: 60.00
Work and Life
You may be eligible for a selection rank, which can help you get into university, If you:
- have completed Year 12 (no matter how long ago)
- have a TAFE/VET qualification
- have relevant work experience, or
- have studied at university before (even if you didn’t complete your studies)
To learn more about pathways visit program page Diploma in Education Studies (Early childhood).
English Proficiency Requirements
Proficiency in the English language is required for entry to all programs and courses. Any international or domestic applicant from a non-English speaking background must satisfy the University's standard and program specific English language requirements.
UniSC accepts applications for multiple study periods throughout the year. These include Semester 1 applications which usually close in February, Semester 2 applications which usually close in July, as well as session-based and trimester-based study periods. As part of your application, UniSC will share information about the next available study period for this program.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed prior study or have relevant work experience, you may, under specified conditions, be eligible for credit towards your USC degree.
Want to work in primary schools? This Diploma teaches the skills and knowledge needed to work with primary school-aged children as a teacher aide, learning support officer or in after-school care. In the process, you’ll learn how to develop positive relationships that promote children’s sense of agency, safety and wellbeing.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
This program is offered full-time or equivalent part-time.
To learn more about the courses you will undertake in this program please refer to program structure.
Introductory courses 7 (72 units)
- EDU101 Human Development and Learning
- EDU103 Teaching with Technology
- EDU105 Professional Experience: The role of the teacher
- EDU116 Introduction to Diverse Learning Contexts(6 units)
- EDU117 Introduction to Inclusive Practice(6 units)
- EDU118 Foundations of Numeracy
- EDU119 English Language and Literacy
Developing courses 2 (24 units)
- EDU209 Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years
- EDU213 Teaching English: Curriculum and Pedagogy
To attain the award of Diploma in Education Studies (Primary), students are required to successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure.