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KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Australia. Canadian applications to ACU’s Teacher Training program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


Why Study Teaching and Education at ACU?

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is the largest provider of education graduates in Australia.* The University was founded from Catholic tertiary institutions that have been training teachers since the mid-19th century.

ACU students leave well equipped with industry knowledge and practical experience at a national level. ACU graduates teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools, as well as government and independent schools.

ACU’s strong links with education partners around Australia provide opportunities for practical placements, community engagement projects, and future employment.

About the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

Australian Catholic University’s Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is for graduates who want to become secondary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. Graduates may be eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent and government high schools and other secondary schools in Queensland. All units other than professional experience may be offered in attendance or online.

Depending on your undergraduate degree, this course will prepare you to teach two specialist areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography and Study of Society)
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Languages other than English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science 21)
  • Visual art

The Graduate Diploma in Education Secondary at ACU requires students to successfully complete 60 days of mentored Professional Experience Placements in one or more secondary schools.

Students who undertake the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) may also concurrently complete the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education to gain accreditation to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools.

Entry Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

Bachelor degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of around 70%. Applicants must also nominate two subject areas for which, based on their Bachelor studies, they believe they are qualified, to teach. The Faculty of Education and Arts will assess students’ suitability for these methods during the admissions process.

Professional Recognition in Canada

Australian Catholic University’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers, the NSW Institute of Teachers and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Accreditation is also recognized by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute. Graduates of this course may seek employment in a primary school setting.

Graduates of ACU’s Graduate Diploma in Education Secondary are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Masters of Teaching (primary) / Graduate Diploma in Education (secondary)
Length of Program:2 years full time (primary) / 1 year full time (secondary)
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma
Interview:Not required
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203

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