At CQUniversity, our education programs are innovative and unique in their approach to learning. Whether you are looking to start your career, or widen and improve your employment prospects, CQUniversity can help you achieve your goals. Career opportunities within the education sector exist not only in our schools and early learning centres, but also TAFE and vocational education providers, universities and training organisations, as well as in the public and private sector as training facilitators. Great educators have a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people and to share their passion for learning. An Education program at CQUniversity can provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in your chosen learning context.
NEW in 2013, CQUniversity will offer postgraduate programs in e-Learning. The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of e-Learning will provide teachers and trainers in all fields of education with the knowledge and skills to identify contemporary practices and technologies to support, enhance and transform the online learning experience.
On average, 1500 new permanent teachers are employed each year in Queensland, and additionally many are offered temporary or contract positions. Teachers in Queensland schools enjoy a competitive salary, generous superannuation schemes, locality allowance for service in specified regions and significant leave entitlements. A qualified graduate teacher can expect to receive a starting salary of approximately $48,000.
The integration of education with almost all industries provides an opportunity for you to be able to pursue a career in something you are passionate about or talented in. For example, if you are a talented musician, or have a keen interest in sport or the outdoors, you may consider teaching as a career direction as it allows you to explore your passion through teaching others. Education is a key industry with good job prospects in a broad spectrum of occupations.
Education programs at CQUniversity have a key focus on workplace integrated learning. When studying education you will benefit from early, frequent and extended professional practice and placements.
Practice is effectively integrated with theory providing you with a thorough understanding of education and ensuring you are classroom ready. Due to the close and continuing relationship between schools and CQUniversity, we have the support of schools in accepting students on practical placements. You will benefit from frequent contact between yourself and staff, as well as smaller class sizes.
Explore the below programs and discover how CQUniversity is leading the way with Education.
TAFE has long been a recognised pathway to university study. CQUniversity is pleased to announce a wide range of dual offer programs available with the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQIT).
These dual offer programs provide students with an alternate pathway into university studies. . While studying the Diploma programs at TAFE students will gain valuable practical experience, this coupled with the core theoretical skills learnt at University ensures that students graduate work ready and are highly sought after by prospective employers. The following dual offer programs provide the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required within business, accounting and legal industries. This pathway is ideal for students who may not have qualified for immediate entry to university, or for those who are not yet sure, or ready, to begin university study.
A standard bachelor degree is usually a three year university program. Upon successful completion of diploma studies, TAFE graduates may be able to complete the available degrees within just two years by receiving credit transfers for their previous study. Students can save on the cost of university fees by first completing a Diploma Dual offer programs available include:
Testimonial: Cassandra Stewart, Current Student - Education
Testimonial: Gerard Raven, Deputy Principal, The Cathedral College, Rockhampton
Testimonial: Professor Helen Huntly, Dean School of Education and the Arts, CQUniversity Australia