Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation
DurationFull-time 1 year
Next intakeNot applicable
The Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation provides a pathway to Primary teaching degrees. The program has been created for those who may not meet the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Education or are looking for a career change. It focuses on the education environment, inclusive education, approaches to learning and the teaching profession.
Successful completion of the diploma will provide a pathway into the Bachelor of Education and the opportunity for students to obtain credits in the RMIT Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary or Disability).
What you will gain through this program
Graduates of this program will gain the knowledge and practical skills they need to progress into a teaching degree.
They will have the opportunity to put learning into practice with supervised vocational placementworking collaboratively with teachers and students in school and community settings.
Why study the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation at RMIT?
At RMIT, you’ll be studying at an institution with expert teachers, passionate researchers and strong connection to industry.
Our emphasis on emerging theory and practical focus means our graduates are among the most employable in Australia.
This Diploma provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Education teaching programs (Early Childhood, Primary, Disability).
This qualification may also provide career opportunities in the education support sector including: Education Support Worker, Teacher Assistant, Integration/Teacher Aide.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations and group work.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
The work and tasks you complete during this program will focus on the teaching and learning of children and young people.
Assessment may include:
- question-and-answer written tasks
- oral tasks
- group work
- online tasks
- work-based assessment
- evidence gathered from the workplace environment.
Throughout the program students will engage in placements that are designed to develop the skills required to work under direct supervision in a real workplace. Vocational placements are organised in negotiation with individual students. You will need to have a Working with Children Check (WWCC) before you commence work placement.
RMIT University is committed to providing an educational experience that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Learners must successfully complete a total of 12 units comprising:
- 9 core units
- 1 unit from the education practice stream
- 2 elective units
Elective units may be selected from:
- the listed electives not previously completed as part of the practice stream
- any other accredited course or endorsed training package where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 4 or above in the source training product.
The selection of elective units should be guided by the vocational, educational and/or personal development needs of learners.
A Statement of Attainment will be issued for any unit of competency completed if the full qualification is not completed.
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Program code: C5383
National curriculum code: 22451VIC
Students will qualify to work in a diverse range of education and training roles, providing assistance and support to supervisors/teachers in educational and learning environments and situations.
Possible job titles:
- education assistant/special needs
- education support worker
- integration aide
- inclusion supports facilitator
- support worker (children with disabilities)
- teacher aide
- teacher assistant
- home tutor.
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) :
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; AND
Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics OR
Units 3 and 4: any mathematics
If you were not studying year 12 in 2017 you must submit a personal statement outlining:
- your reasons for wanting to study the program
- your intended career path
- your personal strengths and attributes relevant to the program
- details of any related work or voluntary experience
If you do not submit a personal statement you will be considered on the basis of academic achievement only, e.g. ATAR.
Throughout the program you will engage in placement that will develop the skills required to work under direct supervision in a real workplace.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
- 2018 government subsidised place: AU$7500* per annum
- 2018 full-fee place: AU$13750* per annum
- Maximum VET Student Loan for program: AU$5000**
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
**The maximum loan amount for a program is indexed annually on 1 January, and the maximum loan amount denoted above is correct at the time of publication.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme (VSL), which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VSL application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
If your program is eligible for the VSL scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference once you exceed the cap.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt. You will start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.