Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) - 1-year approved for secondary teaching in Victoria.

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is for graduates who want to become qualified teachers in secondary schools and who already have a Bachelor degree in an area other than Education. Graduates of this diploma will meet the requirements for teaching in Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent and government secondary schools.

The course produces secondary school teachers who:

  • think deeply and critically about the ends and means of education and the
  • social, political and cultural contexts that shape schools
  • are committed to their continuing professional and ethical development
  • are committed to working justly and collaboratively to make a positive
  • difference in the lives of their students, and shape a more just and
  • equitable society.

Students gain valuable practical experience by being placed within secondary schools during the course.

They can also specialise in areas such as:

  • Commerce and business studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Personal development and physical education
  • Creative and performing arts
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Technology
  • Languages other than English
  • Religious education

Those who want the qualifications to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools in addition to their other teaching areas and do not have studies in theology should consider the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. This is a combination of the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) and the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education courses and helps students meet accreditation requirements to teach Religious Education.


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Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) - 1-year approved for primary teaching in Victoria.

This postgraduate course prepares people to teach in Australian primary schools and leads to provisional registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Tabor College Bachelor of Arts provides an excellent entry to this postgraduate course but other degree programs are accepted.

The course is a equivalent to 1 year full time, and must be completed full for the last intake in Semester 2, 2015.

Applications are made directly to Tabor Victoria and NOT through Victoria Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Apply now

The course will be delivered via a mixture of weekly and intensive classes, each with an online component. We begin in either January or June with a series of Saturday classes.

Students will complete 55 days of placement comprising of – 5 days of school based observation early in first semester, one 25-day block of teaching practicum in the first semester of study and a second 25 day block in the second semester of study. Prospective students need to factor in this time commitment as they consider their application.

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Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years)- 1-year approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria

This one-year course provides a qualification to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years of schooling (Grade 5 to Year 10). Students with appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors also will be eligible to teach Years 11 and 12. Students interested in working with young adolescents (age 11– 6 years) will be well suited to this course.

The course provides practical and intellectually rigorous teacher education delivered through five weeks of intensive face-to-face classes in three blocks and supported by directed online learning throughout the year. While the University will endeavour to place students for practicum experience in venues accessible from their home, this cannot be guaranteed. In some cases, residence ‘away from home’ may be required to complete practicum requirements.

The course is accredited with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Graduates will be eligible to seek employment in government and private schools in Victoria.

Upon course completion each student's academic record is released to VIT for teacher registration purposes. Students who do not want their academic record released to VIT must notify their course administrator in writing or email before the end of teaching in their last subject.

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Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) – 1.5-year full-time equivalent approved for primary teaching in Victoria.  This program is offered through Swinburne Online.

Make your move out of the company and into a rewarding career in the classroom, with a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary). Our course will take you through the latest technology, educational theories and practical skills needed to teach any level of primary education. Practice what you teach? Absolutely. You’ll gain invaluable professional experience through supervised placement in a primary school. Best of all, our online program works around you, so you can maintain your day job while you study.

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