Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education)
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
1-2 years

Course Description


GradDipEd(Curtin) - GD-EDSCHumanities
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February 

Students studying part-time or not graduating from the course in 2017 may be required to articulate to the Master of Teaching from Semester One 2018.

Duration 1 year full-time

This course is unavailable in 2018

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) offers an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to obtain a teaching qualification that is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.

This course enables those with approved qualifications to become certified secondary teachers. As secondary school teachers are usually employed to teach more than one school subject, it is a requirement of the course that you undertake both a major and minor area of study. Your major teaching area is based on the content of your bachelor degree. Your minor teaching area will be a curriculum area that you have studied to a lesser degree and/or an area where you have gained professional experience. 

Major Teaching Specialisations

The major teaching area qualifies you to teach lower secondary school and upper-secondary school students.

Major subject specialisations include:

  • The Arts (Design, Drama, Media Studies, Visual Arts)
  • English
  • Languages (Chinese and Japanese)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Physics, )
  • Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History, Politics and Law).

Minor Teaching Specialisations

The minor teaching area qualifies you to teach lower secondary school students up to year 10.

Minor subject specialisations include:

  • The Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Media Studies, Design)
  • English
  • Languages (Chinese and Japanese)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science)
  • Social Sciences (History, Geography, Politics and Law, Economics).

This course is not suitable for qualified teachers wishing to change their qualification and/or subject specialisations.


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