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CV09 - Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Specialisation)

About graduate entry studies

The Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching program is a postgraduate pre-service teacher education preparation program for graduates with an undergraduate degree to obtain their first teaching qualification. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Graduates of this program will be workplace ready and futures oriented.  As such they will have the demonstrated workplace capability and a clear focus on designing pedagogical strategies to achieve learning.  Graduates will also have skills in the use of the dimensions of learning instructional framework.  The specific professional standards that graduates will demonstrate by direct, indirect and supplementary evidence are derived from the Queensland College of Teachers Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers.

There are three compulsory residential workshops which are mandatory for this program.  These residential schools will only be held on the Rockhampton campus with the first being scheduled in Orientation Week.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Specialisation) is a pre-service teacher education program for graduates with completed non-education undergraduate degrees who aim to pursue a career as a Primary or Secondary school teacher. The program includes a unique blend of theory and practical experience through linking university coursework with practice teaching within primary or secondary schools.  The program includes mentoring of pre-service student teachers with experienced practicing teachers through 56 days embedded professional learning followed by a 30 day internship.  Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 terms full-time, 4 terms part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - ROK; External
International - ROK
Courses/Units of Credit 8 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply

direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

please refer to the entry requirements section

Professional Accreditation

Graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers with full registration being granted after a probation period.

Residential School

There are three compulsory residential schools which are mandatory, held at CQUniversity Rockhampton. The first of these is scheduled for Orientation Week.

Practicum/Work placement

56 days of Embedded Professional Learning to be completed over school terms 2 and 3, plus a six week graduate internship over the first six weeks of school term 4.

Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal GDLT 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 066533C - QLD

Program Aims

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching will be workplace and future orientated, and as such will have the demonstrated capacity to enhance workplace capability and a clear focus on designing pedagogical strategies to achieve learning.  Graduates will have knowledge and skills in the use of Dimensions of Learning Instructional Framework.  The specific professional standards that graduates will demonstrate by direct, indirect and supplementary evidence is derived from the Queensland College of Teachers Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers.

Students will be required to complete extensive Embedded Professional Learning which will consist of three days per week placement over school terms 2 and 3, plus a 6 week Internship over the first six weeks of school’s term 4 for five days per week.

Graduates will be eligible to teach in one of the following educational or workplace settings based on the completion of the Embedded Professional Learning and Internship within that setting:

- Primary School (Years 1 - 7)

- Secondary School (Years 8 - 12)

Program Structure

To be eligible to graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching degree, students must complete a total of 48 units of credit (equivalent to 8 x 6 units of credit postgraduate courses).

Students must attend the three compulsory residential schools (10 days in total).

Courses Offered

Primary specialisation (full-time study schedule)
To satisfy the requirements of the primary specialisation, students must complete the following 8 core courses.
Course Code Course Name
T1 - 2012
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20456 Pedagogical Content Knowledge
EDED20490 Literacy
EDED20491 ICTs for Learning Design
T2 - 2012
EDED20457 Design of Pedagogy
EDED20459 Assessment & Reporting in Primary
EDED20489 Numeracy
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship
Primary specialisation (part-time study schedule)
Study schedule for students completing the program part-time and commencing their study in 2012.
Course Code Course Name
T1 - 2012
EDED20456 Pedagogical Content Knowledge
EDED20491 ICTs for Learning Design
T2 - 2012
EDED20457 Design of Pedagogy
EDED20489 Numeracy
T1 - 2013
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20490 Literacy
T2 - 2013
EDED20459 Assessment & Reporting in Primary
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship

Study schedule for students completing the program part-time and commenced their study in this program in 2011 and completing the program in 2012.

Course Code Course Name
T1 - 2012
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20490 Literacy
T2 - 2012
EDED20459 Assessment & Reporting in Primary
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship
Secondary specialisation (full-time study schedule)
To satisfy the requirements of the primary specialisation, students must complete the following 8 core courses.
Course Code Course Name
T1 - 2012
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20456 Pedagogical Content Knowledge
EDED20458 Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary
EDED20491 ICTs for Learning Design
T2 - 2012
EDED20486 Assessment & Reporting in Secondary
EDED20487 Learning and Pedagogy in Secondary
EDED20488 Curriculum in Secondary
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship
Secondary specialisation (part-time study schedule)
Study schedule for students completing the program part-time and commencing their study in 2012.
Course Code Course Name
T1 - 2012
EDED20456 Pedagogical Content Knowledge
EDED20491 ICTs for Learning Design
T2 - 2012
EDED20487 Learning and Pedagogy in Secondary
EDED20488 Curriculum in Secondary
T1 - 2013
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20458 Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary
T2 - 2013
EDED20486 Assessment & Reporting in Secondary
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship

Study schedule for students completing the program part-time and commenced their study in this program in 2011 and completing the program in 2012.

Course Code Course Name
T1 - 2012
EDED20455 Supportive Learning Environments
EDED20458 Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary
T2 - 2012
EDED20486 Assessment & Reporting in Secondary
EDFE20033 Graduate Internship

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