- Enrolment at Batchelor is only available to Indigenous students
- Delivery at Batchelor is primarily external
- Some external units may have negotiated delivery involving tutorial assistance and teaching at the Batchelor and Desert Peoples Centre campuses. For further advice please contact the School of Education on T: (08) 8946 6851.
AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.
This course prepares students to be teachers in primary schools (transition to year 7). It meets both national and local need for teachers of exemplary practice committed to enhancing educational outcomes for all children and young adults. It emphasises improving the teaching-learning relationship in the classroom, raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in primary settings. The course comprises discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, general education studies and professional experience.
The course is both theoretical and practical, providing a sound knowledge base in the core content areas of the school curriculum, knowledge of contemporary approaches to issues in education such as inclusivity, child and adolescent development, and promoting positive behaviour, and extensive experience in school settings.
Indigenous perspectives are a particular focus, with all students expected to examine specific strategies for enhancing educational outcomes for Indigenous children.
Students with relevant VET qualifications receive credit towards the course appropriate to their level of qualification. Further information is available on the CDU website.
This course is available in fast-track mode. Students can commence in Semester 1, Semester 2 or the Summer Semester. Further information about this option is available on the CDU website.
The course employs a range of flexible, multi-modal study options such as on-campus workshops, lecture recordings, online classroom sessions, and external studies. Some units have negotiated delivery involving tutorial assistance and teaching at the Desert Peoples Centre in Alice Springs and Batchelor.
Criminal History Check: Students must clear a Police Check and/or Working With Children Check before they can undertake professional experience. Students whose Police Check and/or Working With Children Check are not cleared will not be able to undertake professional experience.
Admission requirements are met by one of the following:
- Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
- Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
- Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
- Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
- Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
- Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
- Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
* After any applicable bonus points have been applied.
For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.