22602VIC Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation

VU course code: 22602VIC | Level of study: TAFE
1 year full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning
Footscray Park


Start your journey towards a rewarding career in education with the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation 22602VIC at Victoria University.

This course provides you with the essential teaching and learning skills required to pathway into an undergraduate teacher education program. You will 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.

You will develop the skills to:

  • examine approaches to learning and the ways in which contemporary issues in education impact on teaching and teachers
  • collaborate with and lead others
  • use language, literacy and numeracy at a level required to enter undergraduate level teaching qualifications
  • develop self-management strategies
  • source and select relevant information
  • read, summarise and paraphrase academic literature
  • communicate using academic language and structure
  • use academic referencing systems.

You will graduate with knowledge of contemporary learning and teaching practices and have the confidence to pursue further study in the field.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the 22602VIC Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation, 12 units must be completed comprising:

  • 9 core units, and;
  • 1 unit from the education practice stream, and;
  • 2 elective units, selected from:

  • the electives listed within the 22602VIC Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation qualification;
  • the units listed within the education practice stream of 22602VIC Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation that have not previously been selected, and/or;
  • any other accredited course or endorsed training package where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 4 or above in the source training product.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




This preparation course will help to prepare you for further learning and a rewarding future career in education. Upon completion of this qualification you will have developed the skills and knowledge to pathway into an undergraduate teacher education program.

Possible career opportunities after completion of this course include education support worker.

Please note: completion of this qualification will not result in registration as a teacher.


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