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Diploma of Secondary School Teaching - CC10

The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is a professional development course designed for both primary school teachers looking to transition into secondary school teaching and secondary school teachers wanting to add a new teaching area or improve their knowledge in a current teaching area. Benefit from a unique model of supported on-site school and online study involving expert school-based teaching staff on-site and university staff online.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

6/48

DURATION

2.5 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

PREREQUISITES

Not applicable

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Not applicable

The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is a professional development course designed for both primary school and secondary school teachers who already hold a teaching registration.

The course will allow primary school teachers who want to transition into secondary schools to teach in either Junior Mathematics and Science; Junior English and History; or one of the teaching areas available in the course.

The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is also suited for secondary school teachers who want to improve their discipline content knowledge within an existing teaching area or gain discipline content knowledge in order to add a new teaching area.

While completing the course you will benefit from the unique model of supported on-site school delivery and online study, which involves expert school-based teaching staff on-site and university staff online.

The flexibility of this course ensures that your study needs are met and allows you to gain the appropriate content knowledge for the Australian Curriculum areas at a secondary school level.

The Diploma of Secondary School Teaching has been developed in partnership with leading educational authorities, ensuring it is current and relevant. Our University teaching staff are often drawn from their roles as practising teachers. This ensures you have access to some of the most well-connected educators in the field.

Core Units 0 Major Units 6
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

To graduate with a Diploma of Secondary School Teaching you are required to complete seven units totalling 48 credit points to satisfy the Junior English and History and Junior Mathematics and Science majors, or six units totalling 48 credit points for all other majors. Available teaching areas are listed below under Majors and Minors.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.


Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Biology6

No additional notes.

Business6

No additional notes.

Chemistry6

No additional notes.

English6

No additional notes.

Geography6

No additional notes.

Health and Physical Education6

No additional notes.

History6

No additional notes.

Home Economics6

No additional notes.

Industrial Technology and Design6

No additional notes.

Junior English & History7

No additional notes.

Junior Mathematics & Science7

No additional notes.

Mathematics6

No additional notes.

Psychology6

No additional notes.

Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
Depending upon the Major (Teaching Area) chosen, students may need to attend Residential Schools. Full details of any Residential Schools can be accessed via the on-line CQUniversity Student Handbook.

Student Profile
If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

Applicants are required to provide certified evidence of teacher registration.

Security Requirements

Nil security requirements.

Health Requirements

Students must meet the inherent requirements for the chosen teaching area (major) pathway selected and must ensure they adhere to any requirements within the scope of teaching these subjects within schools.

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

On completion of the Diploma of Secondary School Teaching you will be prepared to make the transition from a primary school teacher to a secondary school teacher or have acquired content knowledge to add a new teaching area.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 1, 2 and 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

As a registered teacher CQUniversity’s Diploma of Secondary Teaching (CC10) has been designed specifically as a professional development opportunity to qualify you in a new teaching area or improve your knowledge in a current teaching area.

This course has been developed in partnership with leading educational authorities so you will benefit from content that is relevant, current, and taught by some of the most well-connected educators in the field.

PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY
The Diploma of Secondary Teaching is suited to both primary school teachers looking to transition into secondary school teaching and high school teachers wanting to add a new teaching area or improve on their current teaching area knowledge.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTION
Designed with flexibility in mind for working teachers, this course is delivered online over 2.5 years allowing you to balance your teaching workload with your study.

If you study one of the following teaching areas, you will be required to attend three or four residential schools, scheduled during your vocational periods, on campus at CQUniversity Brisbane:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial Technology and Design

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?
  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal for returning CQUni students or if you are changing your CQUni course.

OPTION 1: IN MOST SITUATIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE
To apply for this course you will need to submit your application for this course via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply via QTAC

Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via QTAC.


OPTION 2: IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY STUDIED WITH CQUNI, APPLY DIRECT
As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course.

Your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit such as:

  • CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.
Apply direct

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