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Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipEdSt(Sec)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1715.3

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0101775

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) is an exit point on completion of 80 credit points of study (excluding Professional Practice units) selected from the 1714 - Master of Teaching (Secondary) units as indicated in the course structure below. Please note, this is not a teaching qualification.

1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Course Advice

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Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above


This is an exit point only from Course 1714 - Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points - any eight units from those listed below.

102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
102081Adolescent Development and Teaching
102086Designing Teaching and Learning
102083Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement
102792Professional Experience 1

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake the following Curriculum units

Autumn offerings

102863English Curriculum 1
102865English Curriculum 3
102873Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1
102867History Curriculum 1
102869HSIE Curriculum 3
102871Geography Curriculum 1
102875Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1
102877Music Curriculum 1
102879Music Curriculum 3
102881Technology Curriculum 1
102883Technology Curriculum 3
102885PDHPE Curriculum 1
102887PDHPE Curriculum 3
102889Languages Curriculum 1
102891Languages Curriculum 3
102893Mathematics Curriculum 1
102895Mathematics Curriculum 3
102897Science Curriculum 1
102899Science Curriculum 3

Spring offerings

102864English Curriculum 2
102866English Curriculum 4
102868History Curriculum 2
102870HSIE Curriculum 4
102872Geography Curriculum 2
102874Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2
102876Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2
102878Music Curriculum 2
102880Music Curriculum 4
102882Technology Curriculum 2
102884Technology Curriculum 4
102886PDHPE Curriculum 2
102888PDHPE Curriculum 4
102890Languages Curriculum 2
102892Languages Curriculum 4
102894Mathematics Curriculum 2
102896Mathematics Curriculum 4
102898Science Curriculum 2
102900Science Curriculum 4

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