Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants with qualifications from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English Language Competence.

(3) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5, a minimum score of 7.0 in the Reading and Writing bands, and a minimum score of 8.0 in the Listening and Speaking bands.

(4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 75 and no sub-score less than 70.

(5) Applicants presenting a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) require an overall grade of B or above, with a score of 'exceptional' for listening and speaking, and at least 'good' for reading and writing.

(6) Applicants with qualifications gained wholly in English from countries other than Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America must provide evidence of English Language Competence in accordance with the requirements of the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.

(7) An English bridging course is not regarded as evidence of English Language Competence.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) (i) a bachelor's degree with a major relevant to secondary teaching curriculum majors offered by UWA, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;

or

(b) a four-year bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology or a four-year honours degree in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA and the Psychology Board of Australia for applicants who wish to major in School Psychology.

(2) Applicants who wish to major in School Psychology are responsible for ensuring they are eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist.

(3) Before admission, international students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA; and

(b) an interview when assessed to be necessary; and

(c) for applicants undertaking the Music major, an audition.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 30330 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (non-articulated) (48 points)
  • 31400 Graduate Diploma in Education (60 points)
  • 31520 Master of Teaching (96 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Education course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 60 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8.(1) Subject to (2), to make satisfactory progress in a calendar year students must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2)Students must pass all Professional Practice units in which they are enrolled.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who pass the Professional Practice unit(s) but do not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units in which they are enrolled are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled but who fail a Professional Practice unit are, if the Committee described in Rule 15 so recommends under that rule, assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students who do not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled and who fail a Professional Practice unit are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(4) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress twice under Rule 8 are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Time limit

13.(1) The time limit is four years.

(2) In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may extend the time limit by up to one year.

Credit

14.(1) The Faculty may grant credit for units in the course, excluding the Professional Practice units, up to a value of 12 points on the basis of previously completed units of study.

(2) Credit will not be granted for units passed in a course which is completed.

(3) Within the overall credit limit, credit may be granted for work completed through Continuing Education at this University to a maximum value of 12 points.

[(1) to (3) inclusive are approved exceptions to University Policy]

Failure to pass a Professional Practice unit

15.(1) Students who do not pass a Professional Practice unit will have their case considered by a committee comprising the following members of the Faculty:

(a) the Dean of the Faculty of Education, or nominee;

(b) the Program Coordinator;

and

(c) the relevant curriculum specialist and/or the professional placement coordinator and/or a relevant person from another faculty of the University.

(2) The committee will take into account all relevant information and recommend to the Faculty that the student—

(a) repeat the Professional Practice unit;

or

(b) repeat the Professional Practice unit following satisfactory prior completion of specified additional relevant work;

or

(c) not be permitted to re-enrol in the course.

(3) If the Faculty permits a student to repeat a Professional Practice unit, it will determine whether the unit may be repeated in the same or a subsequent year, taking into consideration the student-s overall performance in the course.

Admissions/enrolment-related rules

16.(1) All students are required to pass a test of Teacher Language Competency Skills, to demonstrate literacy skills within the top 30 per cent of the population, as required for professional registration.

(2) Students must demonstrate numeracy competency, within the top 30 per cent of the population, as appropriate to the specialisation and the requirements for professional registration.

(3) A National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Clearance must be presented to the Graduate School of Education before any student undertakes a professional practice unit.