Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation

Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation - 22451VIC

VOCATIONAL

Your pathway to becoming a primary teacher.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Fees:

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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
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Fees:

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Next intake:
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Overview

Are you looking to become a primary teacher?

This diploma 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 undergraduate education study at RMIT, so you can pursue a career as a teacher. 

What you will gain through this diploma

You’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills you need to progress into a teaching degree.

You will have the opportunity to put learning into practice with supervised vocational placement working 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.

This diploma provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Education teaching courses (Early Childhood, Primary, Disability, Physical Education/Sport) and the Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary)

This qualification may also provide career opportunities in the education support sector, including education support worker, teacher assistant or integration/teacher aide.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this diploma is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations and group work.

This program is blended delivery with some online and some face-to-face classes.

You will have access to online resources.

The work and tasks you complete during this program will focus on the teaching and learning of children and young people.

Assessment may include observations, written tasks, oral tasks, group work, projects, work-based assessment, online tasks and 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.

Global work, exchange and study experiences

RMIT offers a range of opportunities for our students to study abroad through global work, exchange and study experiences with over 165 partner universities worldwide.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

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.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation
Program code: C5383
National curriculum code: 22451VIC

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation
City Campus
1 year full time
C5383
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full time
Plan code
C5383
CRICOS

VTAC Code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan C5383 - 3200310304

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

Career

You 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.

This qualification has been accredited by the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, 2018.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no minimum academic entry requirements.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR (including any adjustment factors).

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.


Applicants are encouraged to include a personal statement outlining:

  • their reasons for wanting to study this program
  • their intended career path
  • their personal strengths and attributes relevant to the program
  • details of any related work or voluntary experience.

If you are applying to RMIT via VTAC you can complete and submit the VTAC personal statement via your online VTAC account.

If you are applying direct to RMIT you can upload your completed personal statement via your online direct application.

Non-year 12 applicants: Applicants who wish to have their work experience considered should upload a CV or resume.

Throughout the program you will engage in placement that will develop the skills required  to work under direct supervision in a real workplace.

Vocational placements are organised in negotiation with individual students. You must have a current Victorian Working with Children Check (WWCC) before you commence work placement.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

This course offers pathway options. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, a formal pathway might be your way in.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of this course will be guaranteed entry into the courses below, subject to completing the Casper test and meeting the entry requirements. For more information contact Study@RMIT.

After completing a Bachelor, graduates are required to undertake the LANTITE literacy and numeracy test to demonstrate that they have the required personal literacy and numeracy levels before they can work as a teacher in Australia.

Graduates of this course will be eligible for exemptions from the courses below, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.

Fees

2023 fees

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.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$4,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$4,750* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

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.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Defer your payment

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

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 2022* is $315. 

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.

VET Student Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, 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 VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.

Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL 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.

For more information see VET Student Loans or Study Assist.

VET Student Loan cap

If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan 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 by the due date once you exceed the cap.

It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date. 

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.