Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation
Start your inspiring teaching journey and be ready to pathway into the Bachelor of Education.
Grow your knowledge and strengthen your language, literacy and numeracy skills so you’re prepared for LANTITE testing which is an essential part of the Bachelor of Education.
You’ll also develop a deep understanding of how to support learning in early childhood, primary and secondary schooling, as well as fundamental knowledge of inclusive educational environments.
Upon graduation you’ll meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary).
Hawthorn (February, July) - View application and start dates
VTAC course code
- 3400211454 (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
This course provides you with the essential teaching and learning skills required to pathway into an undergraduate teacher education program. Language, literacy and numeracy skills are strengthened to prepare you for LANTITE testing in the Bachelor programs. You will also develop fundamental knowledge of the education environment, inclusive education, the teaching profession and approaches to learning in the context of early childhood, primary and secondary schooling.
Units in this course prepare you for work in an educational setting including foundational skills in teaching and supporting student learning in a range of educational contexts. A three week placement at a primary or secondary school setting allows you to practice developing skills in supporting student learning, and consolidate your commitment to entering the education profession.
The course is delivered over 12 months in a blended delivery model combining on-campus; face-to-face teaching, e-learning activities, and practical placement. Students attend two days per week on-campus and will complete a three week (12 day) placement in a school setting during their first semester of study.
- 9 core units
- 1 unit from the education practice stream
- 2 elective units
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives, graduate skills and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
Students intending to pathway into the Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary) will need to demonstrate the following indicators of readiness to enter:
- Successful completion of 12 units of competency in the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation.
- Seven of the nine core units resulted at a Credit (or above) average.
Credit average requirement:
The Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation (22602VIC) is required to be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an Initial Teacher Education course: a suite of courses that lead graduate Teachers to a range of educational settings.
Graduates from the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation must demonstrate a Credit (or above) result in seven of the nine core units that include language, literacy and numeracy content, in order to be eligible to apply to a Bachelor of Education program.
These core units are:
VU23208 Develop academic skills for the tertiary learning environment
VU23209 Investigate the education system
VU23211 Investigate contemporary issues in teaching
VU22074 Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems
VU23210 Examine approaches to learning
VU22414 Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes
VU22419 Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes
One assessment task in each of these units will be graded to indicate the student’s capacity to meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements pre-requisite of entry to the Bachelor of Education program.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $16,788. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$9,900||$4,970||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||Fully Covered||Fully Covered||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 700.
Students applying to enter the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation must have the following indicators of readiness to enter an ITE (Initial Teacher Education) program:
A minimum of Year 12 completion with:
- satisfactory completion of any mathematics Units 1 & 2
- satisfactory completion of English or English (EAL) Units 3 & 4
Applicants without these results will need to complete a Literacy and numeracy assessment (Basic Key Skills Builder test) demonstrating a minimum level 3 for both Literacy and numeracy.
Students must be able to communicate effectively with adults and children in both individual and group interactions.
Physical requirements of lifting/handling safely
Students must be able to perform the physical activities required to assist a child or colleague in an emergency: an example would be that students must be able to administer CPR for two minutes to a mannequin that is on the floor, as would be demonstrated in First Aid training.
All applicants must obtain a current Victorian Working with Children Check (volunteer or employee) and a current Police Check prior to course commencement.
For placement purposes, immunity to COVID-19 may be required. Immunity to influenza is recommended.
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059