Diploma of Education Studies

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 074359A

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Achieve your dream of becoming a teacher – even if you missed selection for the Bachelor of Education. This education course prepares you to enter the second year of a teaching degree.

This program has been designed for students who didn’t meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education through the VTAC (or direct) selection process.

We help you build the literacy and numeracy skills needed for a career in education, over a longer 16-week semester.

Successful completion earns you a place in the second year of the Bachelor of Education (P-12), where you’ll learn to teach all age groups – from prep to Year 12. For the degree program, you’ll choose a specialist teaching area in:

  • art, music, digital media or media studies
  • outdoor or physical education (secondary)
  • psychology, student welfare
  • disability studies in education
  • health or food technology
  • English literacy studies
  • environmental science
  • mathematics
  • humanities
  • biology

Careers in education

This course may help you find work as a teacher aide, supporting teachers in their work.

Once you’ve completed the Bachelor of Education (P-12), you could find a rewarding career in a public or private primary or secondary school.

Demand for teachers in Melbourne’s west is high – and set to continue rising. The Department of Planning and Community Development figures predict greater than 40 per cent increase in births in the region in the next five years.

Pathways to further study

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degrees and in some cases receive credit for your study:

Bachelor of Arts

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Education (P-12)

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Education Studies

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Course structure

To attain the Diploma of Education Studies students will be required to complete:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Core studies

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
23,200 Per Year
Read more11,600 per semester
Expected Aug 2023 1 year
Full time
Footscray Nicholson Campus
Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent).

English language requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 55.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 42-49 (no section score less than 40)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 162. No individual band less than 154.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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