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Graduate Diploma in Teaching And Learning (GDTL)

About the Course
This course prepares graduates to teach in primary, middle or secondary school environments.


This course enables students to develop the skills and knowledge to teach in contemporary school settings. It is a fast paced, intensive course with considerable opportunity for practical, classroom experience. Students are encouraged to recognise environmental, social and cultural influences on teaching and learning to achieve just, meaningful, purposeful and equitable outcomes for all learners. Career opportunities for graduates include teaching, education and research.


Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning are eligible for Teacher Registration in the Northern Territory. Students who intend to seek employment outside the Northern Territory following course completion should, before enrolment, have the relevant state teacher registration authority and relevant employment authority (eg. State department of education, or Catholic Education Office) confirm their eligibility and suitability for registration and employment.


The program is designed for external as well as internal students and welcomes students from all over Australia and overseas.


All applicants must indicate their preferred specialisation by selecting a stream code from the list below.


Early Childhood Education ...
Primary School ... 411
Middle School ... 412
Secondary School ... 413


Police check: Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Checks and/or Working with Children check are not cleared by the education sectors will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course.


Course transfer into the Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning is not permitted. Students who wish to transfer into this course must follow the application process through SATAC.


Course Structure
The course can be completed in one year of full time intensive study over the calendar year. Students will be required to complete a suite of core the course can be completed in one year of full time intensive study over the calendar year. Students are required to complete a suite of core education units. The course is practical in nature and all students have regular contact with an assigned school. There are two periods of in-school professional experience that require full-time commitment: (1) a series of day visits in Semester 1 and two weeks continuous professional experience in a school; (2) ten weeks continuous professional experience in a school in Semester 2.


This course requires a high level of on-line work especially for external students.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points.


Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates to teach in either early childhood, primary, middle or secondary schools.


There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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