UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (non-articulated)

This course is designed to enable three-year trained teachers the opportunity to meet teacher registration requirements.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (non-articulated)
Award abbreviationGradDipEdSt
Course code30330
Course typepostgraduate diploma
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Education
CRICOS code042570G
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration1 year
Time limit4 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typeCommonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Dr Jennifer Shand

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A

N/AEDUC5400GradDipEdSt Major Paper (full-time) (12 points)
N/AEDUC5401GradDipEdSt Major Paper (part-time) (12 points)

Take unit(s) to the value of at least 6 points from Group B or Group C, and unit(s) to the value of at least 12 points from Group D:

Group B

S1EDUC5445Art Curriculum I
S1EDUC5460English Curriculum I
N/AEDUC5461Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum I
S1EDUC5462Mathematics Curriculum I
S1EDUC5463Career Development Curriculum I
S1EDUC5464Information and Communication Technology Curriculum I
S1EDUC5465Science Curriculum I
S1EDUC5466Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum I
N/AEDUC5467Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Curriculum I
S1EDUC5468Special Education Curriculum I
S1EDUC5469School Psychology I
S1MUSC4631Secondary Music Curriculum 1
S1MUSC4711Studio Teaching and Musical Leadership 1
S1SSEH5464Physical Education Curriculum I

Group C

S2EDUC5446Art Curriculum II
S2EDUC5470English Curriculum II
N/AEDUC5471Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Curriculum II
S2EDUC5472Mathematics Curriculum II
S2EDUC5474Information and Communication Technology Curriculum II
S2EDUC5475Science Curriculum II
S2EDUC5476Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum II
N/AEDUC5477Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Curriculum II
S2EDUC5478School Psychology II
S2MUSC4632Secondary Music Curriculum 2
S2MUSC4712Studio Teaching and Musical Leadership 2
NSSSEH5474Physical Education Curriculum II

Group D

S1, S2EDUC5404Educational Linguistics
S2EDUC5410Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum
S2EDUC5411Enhancing Teaching through Understanding Contemporary Education
S2EDUC5415Educational Leadership and Management
N/AEDUC5416Education in Rural Australia
S2EDUC5454Learning Difficulties
S1EDUC5492Understanding and Managing Disruptive Behaviour Disorders
S1EDUC5494Approaches to Student Assessment
NSSSEH5491Health Education
NSSSEH5492Health Promotion in the Schools

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.



Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and 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. 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.

Admission requirements

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

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) a three-year teaching qualification from a recognised teacher training institution.

Admission ranking and selection

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

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student 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.

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 fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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.