EDUCATION - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University

 
EDUCATION - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
EDUCATION

                   Be Remarkable
            2019 UNDERGRADUATE
             AND POSTGRADUATE
                      study guide
EDUCATION - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
Contents
Welcome to Griffith                                                           02
Why choose Griffith?                                                          03
Industry connections                                                          06                     Ranked in the
Kick start your career                                                        08                     top 3% worldwide
Global opportunities                                                          10
Professional experience placements                                             12
Top reasons to study education at Griffith                                    14
                                                                                                     Australia’s most
Undergraduate degree                                                          15
                                                                                                     awarded teachers
       Initial teaching degree                                                15
Postgraduate degrees                                                          19
                                                                                                     Rated 5 stars for
       Initial teaching degrees                                               19
                                                                                                     student experience
       Specialist education degrees                                           22
       Advanced education degrees                                             25
       Research studies                                                       28
                                                                                                     Globally connected
Scholarships                                                                  29
Griffith Honours College                                                      30
Griffith Sports College                                                       31                     Industry focused
Campuses                                                                      32
Support to help you succeed                                                   33
How to apply for undergraduate study                                          34                     50,000 students
How to apply for postgraduate study                                           40
Key dates                                                                     41
                                                                                                     5 campuses
Legend
Campuses
G      =   Gold Coast                                                                                200,000 graduates
L      =   Logan
M      =   Mt Gravatt
N      =   Nathan
O      =   Online
S      =   South Bank
X      =   External
       Online

Applications information
QTAC   =        Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre
UAC        =   Universities Admissions Centre (NSW-based)
OP         =    Overall Position
ATAR =          Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
In this guide, the ATAR is listed only for those degrees offered
through UAC
N/A        =    not applicable
CP         =    credit points
GPA        =    Grade Point Average
All GPAs in this publication are on a seven-point grading scale

               Important note
               All information is correct as at February 2018, but is subject to change
               as content is reviewed and updated. Visit degrees.griffith.edu.au for
               the most up-to-date information.
                                                                                          Cover image: Isobella Christou,
                                                                                          Graduate Diploma of Education graduate
EDUCATION - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
01

At Griffith,

                 Welcome to Griffith
we believe in,
strive for and
celebrate the
Remarkable.
EDUCATION - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
Cameron McEvoy
                                                                                               Olympian
                                                                                               Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) student

     Welcome to Griffith
     Griffith was created to be a different kind                 Since we started teaching, we’ve been
     of university, and we know success often                    deeply connected to the Asian region,
     comes from being an exception to the norm                   socially conscious and environmentally aware.
     —challenging convention, adapting and
                                                                 Ranking in the top 3% of universities globally,
     innovating, creating bold new trends and
                                                                 we offer future-focused degrees that are
     pioneering solutions ahead of their time.
                                                                 developed in consultation with industry,
                                                                 based on cutting-edge research, and taught
                                                                 by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

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Why choose Griffith?

We’re known for our high-impact research,
outstanding student experience, commitment
                                                                                                                                               03
to social justice and welcoming environment.

                                                                                                                                               Why choose Griffith?
Study in a world-class                       Learn from the best                              Five stars for
environment                                                                                   educational experience
                                             Australia’s top teachers
                                                                                              In 2017, Griffith was awarded multiple five
Ranked in the top                            At Griffith, you’ll learn from some of the       star ratings from the Good Universities
3% worldwide                                 best teachers in the country. Three of           Guide, an independent guide to Australian
With highly awarded teaching staff,          our teachers have been named Australian          higher education. These include five stars
expert researchers, a comprehensive          University Teacher of the Year. In the last      for: overall educational experience, staff,
suite of degrees spanning all disciplines,   five years, our teachers have won more           teaching quality, student support, learning
and outstanding campus facilities,           Australian Government awards, citations          resources and skills development.
Griffith is a world-class university.        and fellowships than any other university*.
In three of the largest and most credible                                                     Researchers at
                                             Since 2012, we have won:
world university rankings, we’re ranked                                                       the cutting edge
in the top 300—placing us in the top         • two Australian University Teacher of
                                                the Year awards                               We regularly work with government,
3% worldwide.
                                             • seven awards for Teaching Excellence           industry and the community to find practical
• Times HE World University Rankings:        • three awards for Programs that                 solutions to some of the biggest problems
  251–300                                       Enhance Learning                              facing the world today, including climate
• US News Best Global Universities: 265      • 34 Citations for Outstanding                   change adaptation, chronic disease and
• University Ranking by Academic                Contributions to Student Learning             crime prevention. Our degrees are informed
  Performance: 296                           • seven National Teaching Fellowships.           by this cutting-edge research, which means
                                                                                              that students gain the latest knowledge,
Young and ambitious                          * Based on Learning and Teaching results from   learning alongside people making history
                                                the Department of Education and Training.
                                                                                              in a wide range of specialist research fields.
In university terms, Griffith is young—we
started teaching just over 40 years ago.
Being a young university means we have
the freedom to respect tradition without
being restricted by it, which gives us the
flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing
needs of students, industry and the
community. And we’ve got the numbers to
back this up—we ranked 32nd in the 2018
QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under
50 and 35th in the 2017 Times Higher
Education Young University Rankings.

                                             Griffith teachers have won more national awards and citations than
                                             any other university in Australia in the last five years. Three Griffith
                                             teachers, including Brydie-Leigh Bartleet (pictured above) have been
                                             named Australian University Teacher of the Year.
EDUCATION - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
We believe in the potential for all people to be
     remarkable—to be courageous, to capture opportunity,
     to make a difference and change the future forever.

     Get the knowledge                                  Take control of your study                   Get the support you need
     that matters
                                                        Trimester academic calendar                  We support you in multiple ways:
     Innovative degrees                                 At Griffith, we teach across three 12-week
                                                                                                     Scholarships
     Our future-focused degrees are designed            trimesters, rather than two semesters,
     to prepare you for new opportunities in            each year. Our trimester system offers       Check if there is assistance for you
     a fast-changing world. We’re constantly            you more flexibility and control, with the   (see page 29)
     innovating, and have introduced Australia’s        option to pace your study to suit your
                                                                                                     Travel abroad to study and learn
     first degrees in a wide range of important         needs, or fast track your degree and get
     areas, including: Asian studies, environmental     a head start on your career.                 See page 10
     science, forensic science, aviation, Australian
                                                                                                     Griffith Sports College
     Indigenous arts and dental technology.             Foundation first year
                                                                                                     If you are a high-achieving sport student
                                                        Your first year of study is foundational
     Work opportunities and                             and it’s a great time to get to know the
                                                                                                     (see page 31)
     industry placements                                students you’ll be studying alongside for    Griffith Honours College
     Griffith students put what they learn in the       most of your degree.
                                                                                                     If you are a high-achieving academic
     classroom into practice, with the opportunity
                                                                                                     student (see page 30)
     for industry experience included in many of
     our degrees. Depending on what you study,          Be part of an
                                                                                                     General support
     you could learn through work placements,           exceptional community
                                                                                                     For counselling services, international
     overseas fieldtrips or industry projects for       With more than 200,000 graduates,
                                                                                                     students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait
     real clients. See page 12 for details.             Griffith offers you a passport to a
                                                                                                     Islander students, and students with
                                                        worldwide network of opportunity.
     Global connections                                                                              disabilities (see page 33)
                                                        Our graduates can be found in every field
     and overseas study                                 of endeavour, from leading politicians
     Our degrees have an international focus,           to gold-medal winning athletes, and
     preparing you for work almost anywhere             gifted musicians to groundbreaking
     in the world. What’s more, at Griffith you’ll      medical researchers. Across the globe,
     have the opportunity to enrich and diversify       Griffith graduates are using their skills,
     your degree with an overseas study                 knowledge and passion to make remarkable
     experience or by learning a language.              contributions to the world around them.
     See page 10 for details.

          Terrie Campbell always wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn’t until her daughter
          Danni Chapman suggested that they study a Bachelor of Education together
          that, in her fifties, she decided to pursue this dream. ‘Danni was working in
          childcare because she was passionate about working with and teaching children.
          I suggested to her to study to be a teacher as this would work better for her
          as her family grew,’ Terrie said. ‘I will if you do,’ replied Danni. Terrie and Danni
          enrolled at Griffith and supported each other throughout their studies.
          ‘Griffith made transitioning from work to study easier. All the lecturers and
          teachers were very approachable and supportive,’ Terrie said. Since graduating
          Terrie and Danni have both secured permanent teaching positions. ‘We both
          love what we do and have very fond memories of studying at Griffith.’

          Terrie Campbell and Danni Chapman
          Bachelor of Education

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Teaching                                       05
excellence

                                               Why choose Griffith?
Griffith Education graduate Krystal Flynn
was recently awarded The Queensland
College of Teachers Excellence in Beginning
to Teach Award. Krystal has been sharing
her passion for teaching with children on a
remote tropical island in the Torres Strait,
4km from Papua New Guinea. An early
career teacher, Krystal has been working
on Saibai Island at Tagai State College,
where her experience and fascination with
the local languages prompted her to study
a Master of Applied Linguistics. Krystal
has recently returned to Brisbane and
is currently settling in to a new position
teaching grade 2 at a local school.

Krystal Flynn
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
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Industry connections

     Griffith offers a range of amazing learning opportunities through
     our industry connections. You’ll put what you learn in the
     classroom into practice and graduate with valuable contacts
     and the skills, knowledge and experience employers want.

     Relevant degrees and                                        High profile partners                         Careers and
     industry teachers                                           Our partnerships and collaborations           employment events
     Griffith maintains strong links with industry               unlock all kinds of opportunities. Through    A range of industry events and networking
     to ensure we develop and deliver relevant                   our partners, we offer unique learning        functions throughout the year gives you
     courses based on the latest market trends                   experiences for students, and connect         the opportunity to meet professionals
     and employer demand. When you study                         with government and industry to work on       and potential employers from the field you
     with Griffith, you’ll learn the latest trends               research projects, provide advice and solve   are hoping to enter. Enhance your profile
     from industry professionals, and meet the                   problems. Find out more about our industry    in your industry before you graduate and
     requirements for professional registration                  partners at griffith.edu.au/industry          give yourself the best chance of success.
     in Australia. You’ll also learn from teachers                                                             Events are listed at griffith.edu.au/careers
     with extensive industry experience and                      Industry placements
     from guest lecturers.
                                                                 Placements offer you the opportunity
     In Griffith Business School alone we                        to learn in a real-life setting, observe
     have more than 90 adjunct professors                        professionals and ask questions. The School
     (industry professionals who teach                           of Education and Professional Studies
     students), while more than 400 medical                      provides students with quality on-the-job
     and health practitioners from outside the                   supervised teaching experiences—called
     university have contributed strongly to                     professional experience placements—
     Griffith Health’s teaching and research.                    within early childhood settings and primary
                                                                 and secondary schools from your first year
                                                                 of study. See page 12 for more information.

         Smart, confident and determined to make a difference.
         These are the hallmarks of three high-achieving young women.
         Yasmin Atwani, who received an OP1, and Emily Williamson and
         Jean Stansfield who both received an OP2, could have studied
         anything they wanted, and chose teaching because they believe
         in the power of education. ‘The significance of being an educator
         was initially sparked by my teachers and parents, who embedded
         in me a passion for improving the world we live in through
         education,’ Yasmin said. Emily agrees and said the reason she chose
         Griffith was because of its reputation for studying education.

         Emily Williamson, Jean Stansfield
         and Yasmin Atwani
         Bachelor of Education

                    Pictured left to right: Emily Williamson, Jean Stansfield, Yasmin Atwani

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Amazing                                                 07
opportunities

                                                        Industry connections
Jacob Elms currently works as a teacher and Head of
Year at John Paul College where he develops exciting
and engaging learning opportunities for students.
He leads a team of teaching staff and manages
a cohort of students. ‘Griffith provided so many
opportunities for me to develop in my field of
study and engage in leadership and professional
networking programs,’ he said. ‘I successfully gained
employment before the completion of my degree
and, as a member of the Griffith Honours College,
undergraduate advisor for the School of Education,
and peer mentor, I grew holistically and developed
my leadership skills.’ Jacob says the experiences
and learning offered through Griffith were
incomparable and have helped to shape the
way he engages with young people as a teacher.
‘The mix of theoretical and practical training
provided at Griffith University ensured I was
prepared to enter the teaching profession.
I now use these skills on a daily basis to
lead within my school and support young
people’s development and learning.’

Jacob Elms
Bachelor of Education and
Master of Educational Studies
EDUCATION - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
Kick start your career

     Whether you’re preparing for your future career,
     or looking for a casual or part-time job while
     you’re studying, we can help you get job ready.

     At Griffith, you don’t need to                 UniTemps                                        Mentoring
     wait until you graduate to get                 Griffith UniTemps is a temporary staffing       Griffith’s award winning Industry
     started on your career.                        service providing work opportunities that fit   Mentoring Program provides opportunities
                                                    with your studies on campus and with local      for you to learn from and connect with
     Careers and                                    businesses. Griffith students can register      leaders in industry, government and the
     Employment Service                             with UniTemps to access a broad range           community. Depending on your study
                                                    of general and degree-related vacancies.        area, you may be able to be paired with
     The Careers and Employment Service will
                                                    These can help you support yourself             a mentor who can give you insights into
     help you from first year onwards. We can
                                                    through your degree and gain valuable           a particular job, company or industry.
     help you find a part-time job while you’re
                                                    skills to improve your employability before     The Program can support your career
     studying and provide you with tips for
                                                    and after you graduate. Find out more at        development and improve your chances
     landing your first graduate job. You’ll also
                                                    griffith.edu.au/unitemps                        of landing a job when you graduate.
     learn about the importance of professional
                                                                                                    Our industry mentors will help you gain a
     networking and using social media in
                                                                                                    deeper understanding of your study area,
     your job search, and you’ll get the latest     Student entrepreneurship
                                                                                                    and connect you to a world of opportunity.
     information on job vacancies, recruitment      Griffith has degrees, majors and courses        Find out more at griffith.edu.au/careers
     trends, employers and career options.          designed to teach you the skills you need to
     Our online resources are a great start to      bring innovative thinking and practice into
     find out what you need to know to find a       your profession. Our exciting ecosystem         LinkedIn
     job. Keep in touch with us on social media     of innovation and entrepreneurship is           As part of Griffith’s focus on student
     throughout your degree and beyond to           supported by remarkable teaching, research,     employability, the Careers and Employment
     make the most of the extensive information     enterprise and our industry partners.           Service has released a LinkedIn eModule
     and opportunities we have to offer.                                                            designed to equip students and graduates
                                                    We will show you how to create                  with the skills to create an optimised online
     We also offer career development               opportunities, disrupt existing ways of         professional profile. A presence on
     seminars and support as well as host           thinking and doing, and create solutions        LinkedIn provides the opportunity to
     an extensive list of employers on campus       which impact local and global problems.         connect with industry professionals,
     throughout the year. Find out more at          Find out more at griffith.edu.au/               employers and alumni to identify and
     griffith.edu.au/careers                        innovation-and-entrepreneurship                 build career opportunities. Employers are
                                                                                                    increasingly using the platform to search
                                                                                                    for suitable candidates. Find out more at
                                                                                                    griffith.edu.au/careers

                                                                        ‘The two years with Griffith
                                                                        was so fulfilling and enriching...
                                                                        it strengthened my foundation
                                                                        and built my credentials as a
                                                                        professional adult educator.’

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connections

                                                 Kick start your career
Master of Training and Development (MTD)
graduate Peggy Khoo has applied the theories,
concepts and models she learnt at Griffith
to a Singapore context. ‘The two years
with Griffith was so fulfilling and enriching.
The MTD degree strengthened my foundation
and built my credentials as a professional
adult educator,’ she said. Peggy says the
connections she has made with other members
of her cohort will last a lifetime. ‘The time
spent together helped us build trust and
friendship and we have since progressed
from mere classmates to trustworthy
collaboration partners and friends. My
experience with our lecturers have been
positively memorable—so much patience
and care has been felt while they upheld the
expectations and standards of the program.’

Peggy Khoo
Master of Training and Development
Global opportunities

     Enrich and diversify your degree with
     an international learning experience.

     Study overseas                                 Learn in the field                             Griffith Mates
     Challenge yourself, impress potential          At Griffith we offer a range of flexible and   Griffith Mates is a vibrant team of current
     employers, learn a new language, make          innovative international field trips, study    Australian and international students who
     lasting international connections, expand      tours and global internships that get you      speak around 30 different languages. The
     your cultural horizons, and discover           out of the classroom and into the field.       team welcomes thousands of international
     amazing places. Through our Global             Some examples include:                         students each year, helping them adjust
     Mobility program, we offer a variety                                                          to university life in Australia through a
     of global learning experiences to              • The School of Education and                  range of community events and activities.
     diversify your degree and enhance                Professional Studies Teaching in the         Griffith Mates is a great way to practise
     your graduate outcomes.                          Netherlands—a three-week project that        your English, make new friends and find
                                                      combines lectures and presentations          your way around campus. Find out more
     As a Griffith student, you may have the          on-campus at a partner university and        and get involved at griffith.edu.au/mates
     opportunity to spend as little as one week,      teaching in a school in The Netherlands
     or as long as one year, participating in       • Eighty days of supervised professional
     an overseas program as a part of your            practice and a thirty day internship in      Add a language
     study. Across more than 50 countries,            school settings                              to your degree
     the following opportunities are available      • More than 2,600 placements are               At Griffith, you can learn a language while
     to eligible students:                            offered in more than 450 schools             you’re studying overseas on exchange,
                                                      (see the professional placements             or study a language through the Diploma
     •   trimester, winter and summer exchange        information on page 12).                     of Languages, which you can undertake
     •   global internships
                                                                                                   alongside any bachelor degree.
     •   international volunteering
     •   overseas short courses
     •   academic-led study tours and field trips
     •   clinical placements
     •   research practicums
     •   overseas conferences and workshops.

     More information
     Find out if you’re eligible, how to apply,
     where you can go and what financial
     assistance is available at
     griffith.edu.au/go-global

                                                                                 ‘I immensely enjoyed being a
                                                                                 Griffith University student
                                                                                 and the opportunities that
                                                                                 were offered.’

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insights

                                              Global opportunities
Ashleigh Laulu chose Griffith as it allowed
her to follow her passion of working
with children and families from diverse
backgrounds in an educative and therapeutic
environment. Ashleigh says that her dual
degree provided her with an abundance
of lifelong opportunities. As part of her
studies Ashleigh travelled to India where
she gained a broad insight into the social
challenges and responses of global issues.
‘I immensely enjoyed being a Griffith
University student and the opportunities
that were offered. It enabled me to gain
real-life experiences which has been
beneficial to my professional development.’

Ashleigh Laulu
Education and Child and
Family Studies graduate
Professional experience placements

     The School of Education and Professional Studies provides
     students with quality on-the-job supervised teaching
     experiences—called professional experience placements—within
     early childhood settings and primary and secondary schools.

     Whilst our students are usually placed in       • Waimea Heights Primary School,              Professional experience placements give
     local schools, there are opportunities for        Tasmania                                    you an opportunity to:
     professional experience placements in rural,      Located in Hobart, the school caters
     remote and culturally diverse locations           for approximately 390 students from         • appreciate diverse communities
     within Australia and overseas, including:         Kindergarten to grade six. They look        • make informed decisions about future
                                                       for opportunities to be creative and          employment options
     • Clara Brenton Public School, Canada             connected with a focus on extending         • challenge preconceived ideas about
       Classes offered range from junior               children’s learning beyond the classroom.     what it’s like working and living in rural,
       kindergarten to grade eight. The range of                                                     remote and international locations
       student activities include athletic teams,    • Woodbury Boston Primary School,             • enhance your employment prospects
       dramatic and leadership opportunities           Western Australia                             with access to school, local community
       for students and instrumental music for         The school caters for students from           and regional resources and networks.
       intermediate students.                          kindergarten to year six. The school is
                                                       focused on providing rich experiences
     • Tagai State College, Queensland                 for its students, and believes education
       The school is committed to providing            should be shaped by the needs of
       education and training services to the          the children, instead of the children’s
       Torres Strait Nation that are holistic and      experiences being shaped by the needs
       designed to respond to the academic,            of an institution.
       social, emotional and physical needs
       of every child.

         Bachelor of Education student Lauren Vidler has identified balance
         as a key ingredient of her life as a student, a message she took on
         board at Griffith University’s Future Leaders Retreat on the Gold
         Coast. The retreat brought year 12 students from 40 Queensland
         schools together for three days of career mentoring and inspiring
         sessions. The initiative was designed to help high school students
         prepare for the transition to university and offered exclusive
         career development, networking opportunities and the chance
         to develop leadership skills. ‘The retreat was an ideal preparation
         for starting university life. It helped me get into the right frame
         of mind for the uni environment and campus life.’

         Lauren Vidler
         Bachelor of Education

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Remarkable                                        13
experiences

                                                  Professional experience placements
Bachelor of Education (Primary) graduate
Jae Phillips has set off to west Queensland
to achieve her goal of teaching in a remote
community. This experience began during her
time at Griffith University. ‘Griffith taught
me that remarkable can happen, whether it’s
during a lecture, during a practicum 15 minutes
or even 6 hours away from home, or in the
classroom with 24 pairs of eyes watching you,’
she said. Throughout her four years, Jae
interacted with her mentors who encouraged
her to complete her practicums and internship
in rural and remote areas. These remote
placements were a highlight for Jae as she
experienced teaching outside a metropolitan
area and came to learn the importance
of education in shaping the opportunities
and positive experiences for young people.

Jae Phillips
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Top reasons to study
     education at Griffith
     griffith.edu.au/education

       1         World leader                        2           Excellence                 3       Leading reform
                 in education                                    in teaching                        in schools
     The School of Education and                   Our lecturers are recognised as        You’ll have the opportunity to
     Professional Studies is among the             among the best in Australia, and       engage with experts who are
     world’s leading education schools,            have been awarded nationally and       moving education forward in
     ranked in the top 100 worldwide.              recognised internationally for their   priority areas, including STEAM
     With more than 45 years of                    excellence in teaching. They use       education, digital coding, literacy
     experience in teacher preparation,            an evidence-informed approach          and early childhood education.
     the School offers a wealth of                 to learning and teaching and are       We helped prepare Queensland
     experience across the Mt Gravatt,             members of the Griffith Institute      schools for the transition of
     Gold Coast and Logan campuses                 for Educational Research (GIER)        Year 7 to high school—one of
     of Griffith University.                       which leads research into major        the biggest changes in secondary
                                                   issues that impact on learning in      schooling. And we are currently
                                                   a rapidly changing world. Our          shaping early years education
                                                   degrees have been revitalised          through the Age Appropriate
                                                   and we offer the most innovative,      Pedagogies project. So, at
                                                   industry relevant, employment          Griffith, you’ll learn from the
                                                   focused and future oriented            experts who truly lead the way.
                                                   programs available in Australia.

                 In-demand                                       Flexibility                        Powerful industry
       4         expertise
                                                     5                                      6       partnerships
                                                                 and choice
     Griffith has one of the highest               We offer a unique and extensive        You will benefit from our strong
     graduate education success rates              suite of qualifications and            relationships with schools and
     in Australia, rated five-stars                specialisations that will lead         industry partners, including
     by the Good Universities Guide                you to exciting opportunities.         school-based Teacher Education
     2018. Our graduates are in high               Study choices include early            Centres of Excellence which
     demand in the independent, State              childhood education, primary,          lead to guaranteed employment
     and Catholic education systems,               junior secondary, secondary,           outcomes. Students collectively
     as well as internationally. Many              adult and vocational education,        spent more than 35 years in
     of our students are offered                   special needs education and            schools and other workplace
     jobs before they graduate,                    autism studies. Our accelerated        learning spaces in 2017 alone,
     with Griffith graduates leading               options mean you can qualify to        which highlights the extensive
     schools and innovative education              teach in just 18 months if you         partnerships and professionally
     programs all over Australia. Our              already have a degree, or three        oriented focus of our programs.
     degrees prepare you for work                  and a half years if you study
     by linking theory with practice,              our Bachelor of Education.
     and give you the opportunity to
     develop your teaching skills in
     interesting and diverse locations.

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Undergraduate
Initial teaching degree
         CODE                                                                                       PREREQUISITES                                                        2018
                                              Start
  QTAC           UAC        Campus Duration trimester                                QTAC                                        UAC                          OP        Rank        ATAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                15
  Bachelor of Education
                                                                                                    Any two units of English (Band 4 or

                                                                                                                                                                                                Undergraduate degree
                                                                                                    higher), Mathematics General 2 or
                                                                       English (4,SA), Maths A, B,
                                                                                                    Mathematics or HSC Mathematics
 232272        283226            G          3.5F             1         or C (4,SA), as well as non-                                                            13         71        69.00
                                                                                                    Extension 1 or 2 (Band 4 or higher),
                                                                       academic entry requirements.
                                                                                                    as well as non-academic
                                                                                                    entry requirements.
                                                                       English (4,SA), Maths A, B,
 261422           N/A            L          3.5F             1         or C (4,SA), as well as non- N/A                                                        13         71          N/A
                                                                       academic entry requirements.
                                                                       English (4,SA), Maths A, B,
 223342           N/A           M           3.5F             1         or C (4,SA), as well as non- N/A                                                        13         71          N/A
                                                                       academic entry requirements.
Primary Education: Students selecting primary education as a major from their second year of study will also need to have completed an Authority Science subject (4,SA) or equivalent.
A bridging course (‘Foundations of Science’—Griffith Code 1001SCG) is available to those who are yet to reach this level.
Secondary Education: It is recommended that students select teaching areas that they have successfully studied in their senior schooling. In particular, for the mathematics teaching
area—Maths B or C (Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or 2 for NSW, ACT) and for chemistry, physics or biology teaching areas—chemistry physics or biology respectively.
Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education program are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators
(LANTITE). These tests are a requirement for graduation for all students in teacher education programs who commence in or after 2017.
In addition, in response to an industry call for a common approach for non-academic selection criteria for initial teacher education programs, all applicants for this degree, both domestic
and international, will be required to submit a personal statement of 1,000 words, split into two parts. The first part will relate to motivation and suitability for teaching. The second
part will relate to prior experiences with learning or leadership activities. You will be assessed in areas such as engagement with learning and willingness to learn, resilience, as well as
communication and planning skills.
Language requirements: Please refer to the entry on our degree finder website for detailed English language proficiency requirements.
Visit degrees.griffith.edu.au/Program/1567/HowToApply

What you’ll study                                                Foundation First Year                                            Following the foundation year, you’ll select
                                                                 You’ll study a foundation first year which will                  a major in either primary or secondary
By studying this innovative degree, you
                                                                 equip you with a thorough understanding                          education from your second year, with
will meet the national accreditation
                                                                 of fundamental teaching principles from a                        the option to study a double major.
requirements of the Australian Institute
for Teaching and School Leadership and                           global perspective, with a focus on digital                      You’ll also undertake professional
can choose to be equipped to teach in                            learning. All courses in the foundation year                     practice which includes observation
either primary or secondary settings.                            of the Bachelor of Education are offered                         and participation in schools, practice
You can also complete your degree in                             across all three campuses (Gold Coast,                           teaching, internships and community field
just three and a half years, giving you                          Logan and Mt Gravatt).                                           studies every year as part of your studies,
a head start in your teaching career.                                                                                             ensuring that you graduate with a wealth
                                                                                                                                  of practical experience and networks.

       Education graduate Jessica Rankin is excited about her new position teaching
       Year 1 at Emmanuel College. ‘The transition from student to teacher seemed
       overwhelming when I first started studying. But now I’m entering employment
       with a toolkit from Griffith and a deep passion for teaching that I am ready
       to share with my own Year 1 class,’ she said. ‘In my opinion, teaching is a
       fundamental profession in society but is often undervalued. Griffith proved
       they believed in our importance through dynamic courses, passionate lecturers
       and tutors, and immersing us in real teaching experiences from the get-go.’

       Jessica Rankin
       Bachelor of Education
Primary education                             Secondary majors                               Note. Not all teaching areas are offered
                                                                                                  at all campuses. Mt Gravatt students may
     Curriculum areas covered in primary           • Junior Secondary Education
                                                                                                  be required to undertake their Content
     education include history and geography,        (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
                                                                                                  Teaching Areas at Nathan or South Bank.
     the way language develops and works,            —you’ll learn the specialist skills
     mathematics, science and technology,            to teach Grades 7–9.
     health and physical education, and the        • Learning Support (Mt Gravatt)—you’ll         Career opportunities and
     arts. If you select primary education as        learn the specialist skills to provide       professional accreditation
     your major, you have the option to study a      learning support across the curriculum
                                                                                                  Griffith University has one of the highest
     double major or complement your primary         to students with additional needs.
                                                                                                  education graduate success rates in
     education major with a minor (see below).
                                                   You’ll also study one teaching area with       Australia. Our graduates are in demand
     Core courses in the primary education         your double major.                             and find employment in the independent,
     major are offered across all three campuses                                                  Catholic and State education systems in
     (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt). Students     Secondary teaching areas                       Queensland as well as overseas.
     may need to travel to another campus to       Students undertaking two teaching areas
                                                                                                  You will be prepared for a career as a
     undertake courses specific to a particular    will select one area from the Teaching
                                                                                                  teacher in the public or private sector
     second major or minor that are not offered    Area Content 1 list and one area from the
                                                                                                  which can lead to senior positions such
     on their home campus.                         Teaching Area Content 2 list. Students
                                                                                                  as a head of department or principal.
                                                   undertaking one of the secondary majors
     Primary majors                                (Junior Secondary Education or Learning        Your education degree can also lead to
                                                   Support) will select one area from the         many other areas of work. Rather than
     You have the option to combine your
                                                   Teaching Area Content 2 list.                  teaching in schools, you could choose
     primary education major with a double
     major in:                                     Teaching Area Content 1                        to follow a different pathway and work
                                                                                                  in training settings in industry and
                                                   • Biology (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
     • Early Childhood Education and Care                                                         government, outdoor education, adult
                                                   • Business and Economics (Mt Gravatt,
       (Logan)*                                                                                   literacy, libraries, educational research,
                                                     Gold Coast)*
     • Health and Physical Education                                                              education policy, or consultancy.
                                                   • English (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
       (Gold Coast)
                                                   • Geography (Mt Gravatt)
     • Special Needs Education (Mt Gravatt)                                                       The Bachelor of Education has been
                                                   • History (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
     * subject to university approval
                                                                                                  accredited by the Queensland College of
                                                   • Legal studies (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)*
                                                                                                  Teachers, and as a graduate, you will be
                                                   • Mathematics (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
     Primary minors                                                                               eligible to apply for registration with the
                                                   • Visual arts (Mt Gravatt)
                                                                                                  Queensland College of Teachers. Applicants
     There is an option to combine your            * subject to university approval
                                                                                                  wishing to obtain registration in NSW will
     primary education major with a minor in:
                                                                                                  need to ensure that they meet the NSW
                                                   Teaching Area Content 2
     • English Education                                                                          Education Standards Authority (NESA)
                                                   • Chemistry (other teaching area must
       (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast, Logan)                                                            registration requirements. Please refer to
                                                      be Biology or Mathematics)
     • Mathematics Education                                                                      the NESA website for further information
                                                      (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
       (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)                                                                   (educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).
                                                   • Design Technology (Gold Coast)
     • Science Education                           • Drama (Mt Gravatt)
       (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)                    • English (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
                                                   • Food and Nutrition (Gold Coast)*
     Secondary education                           • Health and Physical Education
     Students undertake studies in two                (Mt Gravatt)
     teaching areas or one teaching area and       • History (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
     one major (conditions apply to some           • Industrial Technology Skills (Gold Coast)*
     teaching area combinations). Core courses     • Physics (other teaching area must be
     in the secondary education major are             Mathematics) (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
                                                   • Psychology (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)*
     offered on the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt
     campuses. Students may need to travel         * subject to university approval

     to another campus to undertake courses
     specific to a secondary teaching area that
     are not offered on their home campus.
                                                   ‘Education is a great way to inspire and
                                                   equip young people to realise their full
                                                   potential and it’s also an interesting
                                                   career, where no two days are alike.’

16   Education 2019 undergraduate and postgraduate study guide
Interesting career
Bachelor of Education graduate Laura Dean
chose teaching as a career to be an instigator
of change. ‘Education is a great way to inspire
and equip young people to realise their full
potential and it’s also an interesting career,
where no two days are alike,’ she said.
During her degree Laura spent a summer            17
on exchange at the University of Exeter in
England, where she studied visual culture

                                                  Undergraduate degree
and 12th century European history. ‘It was
an incredible experience. My visual culture
lecturer was a curator at the TATE in London,
and as part of our course we enjoyed a
behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition
was set up and a Q&A with other TATE staff,’
she said. Laura currently teaches creative
arts, humanities, english and history at
Windaroo Valley State High School.

Laura Dean
Bachelor of Education
Invaluable
     learning
     Master of Education and Professional
     Studies Research (MEPS) student Alexandra
     Laird says studying the degree has been
     her best decision to date. ‘I was not fond
     of mathematics in school and it wasn’t until
     I did my Bachelor of Education at Griffith
     that I developed a passion for it and the
     way it is taught in schools,’ she said.
     ‘A highlight was meeting my professor
     who has helped me to take this new
     and exciting path within the profession
     of education. So far I have been to four
     conferences with my professors and
     made some invaluable connections
     with people in my field.’

     Alexandra Laird
     Master of Education and
     Professional Studies in Research

18   Education 2019 undergraduate and postgraduate study guide
Postgraduate
Initial teaching degrees
                                                          Credit            Start
     Code            Campus           Duration            points          trimester          Admission requirements

  Master of Primary Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                19
                                                                                           You’ll need a bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4 on

                                                                                                                                                                                                Postgraduate degrees
                                                                                           a 7-point scale and sufficient knowledge to address the range of required
                                                                                           teaching areas including: Arts, English, Health and Physical Education,
                                                                                           Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and Technology. Find out more
     5587                                                                                  about these key learning areas at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment
                                                                                           Authority website at qcaa.qld.edu.au
 QTAC code:             M/O               1.5F*              160                1          Note. If you’re an international applicant, or if you’re a domestic applicant
 223332 (M)                                                                                whose prior studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada,
 273205 (O)                                                                                New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States, or
                                                                                           completed in a language other than English, you’ll need to provide evidence
                                                                                           of a standard of English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS
                                                                                           score of 7.5 (academic) with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas,
                                                                                           and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
* This is a 2-year program accelerated over 18 months.
Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education program are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators
(LANTITE). These tests are a requirement for graduation for all students in teacher education programs who commence in or after 2017.
In addition, in response to an industry call for a common approach for non-academic selection criteria for initial teacher education programs, all applicants for this degree, both
domestic and international, will be required to submit a personal statement of 1,000 words, split into two parts. The first part will relate to motivation and suitability for teaching.
The second part will relate to prior experiences with learning or leadership activities. You will be assessed in areas such as engagement with learning and willingness to learn, resilience,
as well as communication and planning skills.
Applications for this degree are through QTAC. See qtac.edu.au for details on how to apply.

What you’ll study                                                During your degree you will have at least                        Career opportunities and
This pre-service teacher education degree
                                                                 60 days of professional experience, as we                        professional accreditation
                                                                 support you into your teaching career. You
is for graduates from a non-education                                                                                             Griffith University has one of the highest
                                                                 will also choose one of four specialisations:
background. It will give you the professional                                                                                     education graduate success rates in
preparation to teach in primary school                           •   Mathematics education                                        Australia. Our graduates are in demand
settings (prep to year 6). Accelerated over                      •   English education                                            and find employment in the independent,
18 months, you’ll be eligible to apply for                       •   Science education                                            Catholic and State education systems in
teacher registration 6 months earlier than                       •   Health and wellbeing education                               Queensland as well as overseas.
graduates from other universities.
                                                                 Your specialisations will help prepare you                       You will be prepared for a career as a
You’ll learn the theory and practice of                          to take a leadership role in schools.All four                    teacher in the public or private sector
teaching, including the characteristics of                       specialisation are areas of high interest                        which can lead to senior positions such
learners, the social and educational contexts                    and demand in schools—making you a                               as a head of department or principal.
of education, curriculum studies and                             competitive and valuable staff member.                           Your education degree can also lead to
professional experience in relevant settings.
                                                                                                                                  many other areas of work. Rather than
                                                                                                                                  teaching in schools, you could choose
                                                                                                                                  to follow a different pathway and work
                                                                                                                                  in training settings in industry and
                                                                                                                                  government, outdoor education, adult
                                                                                                                                  literacy, libraries, educational research,
                                                                                                                                  education policy, or consultancy.
‘A highlight was meeting my                                                                                                       The Master of Primary Teaching has been
professor who has helped me to                                                                                                    accredited by the Queensland College of
                                                                                                                                  Teachers, and as a graduate, you will be
take this new and exciting path                                                                                                   eligible to apply for registration with the
                                                                                                                                  Queensland College of Teachers. Applicants
within the profession of education.’                                                                                              wishing to obtain registration in NSW will
                                                                                                                                  need to ensure that they meet the NSW
                                                                                                                                  Education Standards Authority (NESA)
                                                                                                                                  registration requirements. Please refer to
                                                                                                                                  the NESA website for further information
                                                                                                                                  (educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).
Credit            Start
          Code            Campus           Duration            points          trimester         Admission requirements

         Master of Secondary Teaching
                                                                                                You’ll need a bachelor degree, or equivalent, that does not lead to teacher
                                                                                                registration, with a minimum GPA of 4 on a 7-point scale.
                                                                                                You’ll need disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas.
                                                                                                Applicants must have completed a quarter of their degree (a minimum of six
          5700                                                                                  subjects) in their first nominated teaching area. The second teaching area
                                                                                                must include a minimum of another six courses in order to teach the subject
      QTAC code:             G/M              1.5F*              160                 1          to senior secondary or four courses for junior secondary.
      232092 (G)
                                                                                                Note. If you’re an international applicant, or if you’re a domestic applicant
      223352 (M)
                                                                                                (whose prior studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada,
                                                                                                New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States, or
                                                                                                completed in a language other than English), you’ll need to provide evidence of
                                                                                                a standard of English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score
                                                                                                of 7.5 (academic) with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas, and a
                                                                                                score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
     * This is a 2-year program accelerated over 18 months.
     Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education program are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators
     (LANTITE). These tests are a requirement for graduation for all students in teacher education programs who commence in or after 2017.
     In addition to the above, and in response to an industry call for a common approach for non-academic selection criteria for initial teacher education programs, all applicants for this
     degree, both domestic and international, will be required to submit a personal statement of 1,000 words, split into two parts. The first part will relate to motivation and suitability for
     teaching. The second part will relate to prior experiences with learning or leadership activities. You will be assessed in areas such as engagement with learning and willingness to learn,
     resilience, as well as communication and planning skills.
     Applications for this degree are through QTAC. See qtac.edu.au for details on how to apply.

     What you’ll study                                               •    Food and Nutrition^†                                        Career opportunities and
     This pre-service teacher education                              •    Geography*                                                  professional accreditation
     degree is for graduates from a non-                             •    Health and Physical Education
                                                                                                                                      Griffith University has one of the highest
     education background. It will give you                          •    History
                                                                                                                                      education graduate success rates in
     the professional preparation to teach in                        •    Instrumental Music*
                                                                                                                                      Australia. Our graduates are in demand
     secondary school settings. Accelerated                          •    Languages other than English (LOTE)*
                                                                                                                                      and find employment in the independent,
     over 18 months, you’ll be eligible to apply                     •    Legal Studies†
                                                                                                                                      Catholic and State education systems in
     for teacher registration 6 months earlier                       •    Mathematics
                                                                                                                                      Queensland as well as overseas.
     than graduates from other universities.                         •    Music*
                                                                     •    Physics                                                     You will be prepared for a career as a
     You will learn the theory and practice of                       •    Psychology†                                                 teacher in the public or private sector
     teaching, as well as the characteristics                        •    Visual Arts*                                                which can lead to senior positions such
     of learners and teachers and the social                                                                                          as a head of department or principal.
                                                                     * Available at the Mt Gravatt campus only.
     contexts of education. The degree                               † Subject to university approval
     includes education studies, curriculum                          ^ Available at the Gold Coast campus only.                       Your education degree can also lead to
     studies in two nominated teaching areas,                                                                                         many other areas of work. Rather than
                                                                     Alternatively, if you have completed at                          teaching in schools, you could choose
     and professional experience in secondary
                                                                     least six subjects in psychology in your                         to follow a different pathway and work
     school settings.
                                                                     bachelor degree, you may nominate one                            in training settings in industry and
     You will need to be able to choose two of                       of the above teaching areas (for which                           government, outdoor education, adult
     the following teaching areas:                                   you meet the study requirements) and                             literacy, libraries, educational research,
                                                                     complete the Learning Enhancement                                education policy, or consultancy.
     •   Biology                                                     specialist area. In the Learning
     •   Business                                                    Enhancement courses, you will gain                               The Master of Secondary Teaching has
     •   Chemistry                                                   specialist skills needed to provide learning                     been accredited by the Queensland College
     •   Design Technologies^                                        support to students with additional needs.                       of Teachers, and as a graduate, you will be
     •   Digital Technologies                                        You will be able to work in secondary                            eligible to apply for registration with the
     •   Drama*                                                      settings where you advise teachers in                            Queensland College of Teachers. Applicants
     •   Earth and Environmental Science                             their planning and/or teach in secondary                         wishing to obtain registration in NSW will
     •   English                                                     special education settings.                                      need to ensure that they meet the NSW
                                                                                                                                      Education Standards Authority (NESA)
                                                                                                                                      registration requirements. Please refer to
                                                                                                                                      the NESA website for further information
                                                                                                                                      (educationstandards.nsw.edu.au).

20   Education 2019 undergraduate and postgraduate study guide
Positive change
Saint Stephen’s College (SSC) Head of Science,
and Griffith Education graduate, Iain Taylor
is focused on innovation and making positive
change. ‘Teaching is really rewarding. Every day
is different, and every day is an opportunity
to make a difference. I don’t think I would be
motivated to work as hard in any other career.’     21
After completing a Bachelor of Science, Iain
went straight into a postgraduate education

                                                    Postgraduate degrees
degree specialising in STEM, before holding
teaching positions regionally, on the Gold Coast
and overseas.In his role at SSC Iain currently
collaborates with Griffith through the STEM
Ambassador Program and Griffith Pop-Up
Science Centre. Iain says Griffith has always
been a leader in teaching, with a strong focus on
technology and syllabus standards. ‘Griffith gave
me a really good foundation in pedagogy, and
cutting-edge technology, although the best part
of the degree was time spent in the classroom.’

Iain Taylor
Graduate Diploma (Secondary)
(superseded by the Master of
Secondary Teaching)
Specialist education degrees
                                                           Credit           Start
         Code           Campus          Duration           points         trimester     Admission requirements

      Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies
                                                                                        • Bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5 or
                                                                                        • A qualification leading to professional registration (e.g. nursing) or
          3270               O            0.5F/ 1P            40              1/2
                                                                                        • 5 years relevant work experience and capacity to study successfully at a
                                                                                           postgraduate level, including competent oral and written communication skills

      Master of Autism Studies
          5595              O*             1F/2P              80              1/2       Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies with a minimum GPA of 4.5
     * Online study with the option of one-day on-campus intensives for some courses.

     What you’ll study                                           You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding             Career opportunities
                                                                 and skills in research and practice for
     These degrees, offered by the                                                                                     As a graduate, you’ll be well equipped to
                                                                 people with autism, which will enable
     Autism Centre of Excellence, have a                                                                               advance into leadership and specialist roles
                                                                 you to work effectively with learners
     multidisciplinary, whole-of-life focus and                                                                        in education, health, government policy,
                                                                 with autism and their families at home,
     are designed for people who want to                                                                               social work and service provision for people
                                                                 in school, at work and in the community.
     provide quality intervention and support                                                                          with autism and their families.
     for people with autism. In the graduate                     These degrees address an area of acute
     certificate, you’ll gain a foundation in                                                                          Professionals with specialised knowledge
                                                                 need as determined by the Australian
     autism, including communication, learning                                                                         in providing for the needs of learners with
                                                                 Department of Families, Housing,
     style and behaviour management.                                                                                   autism, their families and communities, are in
                                                                 Community Services and Indigenous
                                                                                                                       high demand in public and private specialist
                                                                 Affairs, Australian Department of
     In the masters degree, you’ll build on this                                                                       and mainstream education, across health
                                                                 Education, Employment and Workplace
     knowledge and learn about critical issues                                                                         and disability sectors, and in consultancy
                                                                 Relations, Queensland Department
     in autism such as transitions, collaborative                                                                      services for people with autism.
                                                                 of Education and Training, and the
     practices and environmental management.
                                                                 Queensland Department of Communities,
                                                                 Child Safety and Disability Services.

          Libby Macdonald received a scholarship from the Cooperative
          Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) to
          undertake her studies with Griffith. She lived a long way from
          a campus and said it was only possible due to good online
          resources. ‘Studying through Griffith, mostly online, gave
          me the flexibility I needed to complete my studies around
          family commitments. My research was looking at strategies
          to support students on the autism spectrum in mainstream
          classrooms,’ she said. ‘There is evidence that all children can
          benefit from the creation of inclusive classroom environments.’

          Libby Macdonald
          PhD Candidate

22   Education 2019 undergraduate and postgraduate study guide
Credit       Start
    Code        Campus        Duration          points     trimester     Admission requirements

 Graduate Certificate in Special Needs Education
                                                                        Bachelor degree (or equivalent)
    3020            O            1P              40            1/2
                                                                        Full-time teaching experience is desirable
                                                                                                                                                       23
 Master of Special Needs and Intervention Education

                                                                                                                                                       Postgraduate degrees
                                                                        Graduate Certificate in Special Needs Education or equivalent with a minimum
    5114            O           1F/2P            80            1/2
                                                                        GPA of 4.5

What you’ll study                                   You’ll develop special education skills at an      Career opportunities
                                                    advanced level and an understanding of
These degrees will equip you with the                                                                  You’ll find employment opportunities as
                                                    the general principles and practices of the
knowledge and skills to advance your                                                                   an inclusion teacher, support teacher or
                                                    education of students with special needs.
professional career in special and inclusive                                                           special education teacher working in a
education, including moving into                    At the masters level you’ll also develop           range of educational settings. You’ll be
leadership roles.                                   research skills that will be applied to            able to advance your professional career
                                                    a research project in special and                  to senior leadership positions in special
                                                    inclusive education.                               and inclusive education.

                                                                                                       Note. These degrees do not lead to
                                                                                                       teacher registration.

                                                Credit       Start
    Code        Campus        Duration          points     trimester     Admission requirements

 Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care
                                                                        • Bachelor degree in primary or secondary education or
    3327            O            1P              40             1       • A postgraduate primary or secondary education qualification which leads
                                                                           to teacher registration

What you’ll study                                   Professional recognition                           Career opportunities
If you’re a teacher, this degree allows you         The degree is professionally recognised            You’ll be ready to meet the growing
to continue your professional learning in           by the Australian Children’s Education             demand for postgraduate qualified teachers
accordance with the requirements of the             and Care Quality Authority.                        in the early childhood education sector and
Queensland College of Teachers, in order                                                               you’ll also gain a qualification that allows
to maintain your teacher registration. You’ll                                                          entry into a relevant masters degree.
also be able to specialise in early childhood                                                          You’ll be eligible to be employed as the
teaching (kindergarten to year 3).                                                                     registered early childhood teacher in
                                                                                                       prior-to-school settings, including long
It also provides qualified registered teachers                                                         day care and kindergartens.
the opportunity to teach in pre-school
settings (1–5 years) as well as specialise
in the early years of school (5–8 years) to
enhance their professional development.
Credit       Start
         Code        Campus        Duration          points     trimester     Admission requirements

      Graduate Certificate in STEAM Education
                                                                             You’ll need a bachelor degree from a related discipline from a recognised
         3340            M          0.5F/1P           40           1/2       university (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing)
                                                                             with a minimum GPA of 4.

     What you’ll study                                   As the teaching of science and technical            Career opportunities
                                                         disciplines becomes increasingly important,
     The Graduate Certificate in STEAM                                                                       If you are currently a teacher and wish to
                                                         this program offers the ideal opportunity
     Education (Science, Technology,                                                                         strengthen your knowledge base in the
                                                         for teachers to refresh and broaden their
     Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) realises                                                             areas of science, technology, engineering,
                                                         knowledge in these areas, or for graduates
     the connection between technology,                                                                      art/design and mathematics, this degree
                                                         in related disciplines to up-skill through a
     science and the arts, and how to                                                                        is ideally suited to you. It also offers
                                                         personalised professional learning program.
     understand and interpret these disciplines                                                              opportunities for recent Bachelor of
     in the curriculum and the classroom. The            Students who have completed the                     Education graduates to up-skill, gain a
     Federal Government’s Department of                  accelerated 3.5 year Bachelor of Education          competitive edge and approach the job
     Education and Training (DET), as well as            at Griffith will be able to access and              market with additional, highly sought-after
     the Chief Scientist, have identified the            complete this program ahead of their                STEAM knowledge.
     importance of strengthening teaching                counterparts from other universities, who
     and learning in these areas, factoring in           will have undertaken education degrees over
     advances in computing power and increased           a 4-year period. Teachers working in schools
     access to specialised equipment and                 and professionals in other education-related
     technology (such as 3D printers).                   areas can choose to study part time and fit
                                                         their studies around their work.

                                                     Credit       Start
         Code        Campus        Duration          points     trimester     Admission requirements

      Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning
                                                                             You’ll need a bachelor degree from a recognised university (or another tertiary
         3339           M/O            1P             40           1/2
                                                                             education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0

     What you’ll study                                   It is offered in a part-time capacity over          Career opportunities
                                                         two trimesters to enable professionals
     It is widely accepted in many professions                                                               This program is for professionals who wish
                                                         to fit studies around their work and
     that learning should continue beyond                                                                    to gain specialised knowledge in specific
                                                         other commitments. The focus of the
     initial tertiary qualifications. The Graduate                                                           areas of adult learning, with emphasis
                                                         assessment is to equip professionals to
     Certificate in Professional Learning                                                                    on professional learning in practice. It is
                                                         identify, plan and implement change, and
     will equip students with specialised                                                                    suited to professionals in corporate areas
                                                         communicate and manage the changes
     knowledge in the areas of adult learning,                                                               (such as HR or change management) or
                                                         in professional contexts. Recognition and
     with particular emphasis on continued                                                                   non-corporate environments—including
                                                         credit for prior learning is available and
     learning and leading and building learning                                                              those already working in higher education,
                                                         can be applied to the elective component
     communities in professional practice                                                                    either in a teaching role or in educational,
                                                         of the program.
     contexts. The program will be highly                                                                    administrative or technical roles that
     relevant to all professionals who are                                                                   support teaching and learning.
     seeking the next step in their learning.
                                                                                                             Graduates will be better able to advocate
                                                                                                             for adult learning requirements in practice
                                                                                                             settings, and be equipped to identify
                                                                                                             and explain issues requiring innovation
                                                                                                             and change.

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