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  • Advanced standing

    You may be eligible for Advanced Standing (exemption with or without credit) towards a course offered by the University if you have undertaken previous learning that is relevant, current (completed within the previous 10 years), and meets the learning or competency outcomes of a unit or course offered by the University. Previous learning that satisfies these requirements might have been formal or informal. The University applies the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as the basis for reviewing applications for Advanced Standing in Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Higher Education courses.

    For the courses offered by the School of Education, students have previously been successful in applying for advanced standing for units offered by this School based on providing evidence of successful completion of various formal learning at institutions that offer similar undergraduate education degrees. Please note that not all education units correspond to units offered by the School of Education. In order for advanced standing to be granted there must be significant alignment with unit descriptions, content and/or unit learning outcomes.

    The School of Education formally recognizes prior learning in the form of a Diploma of Children's Services and Care in Program 3476 Bachelor of Primary Education (Early Childhood Specialisation). If you hold a Diploma of Childen's Services and Care you will automatically receive five courses of advanced standing toward your course.

  • Calendars

  • Awards

    Early Childhood Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Primary Education (Early Childhood Specialisation) degree. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students from the degree.

    Ursula Kolbe Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Primary Education (Early Childhood Specialisation) degree. The graduate demonstrates a high level of academic achievement, commitment to early childhood education and has achieved excellence in their theoretical and practical work.

    Primary Awards - Awarded to outstanding students in their second, third and fourth year from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Primary Education degree. The students demonstrate commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and have the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students in each year.

    MacKillop Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Primary Education (Religious Education) degree. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in courses that constitute the Religious Education major of all eligible students from the degree. The graduate has also shown a commitment to Religious Education.

    Secondary Awards - Awarded to outstanding students in their second, third and fourth year from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Secondary Education degree. The students demonstrate commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and have the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students in each year.

    Gonzaga Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Secondary Education degree with Religious Education accreditation. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in courses that constitute the Theology major or minor for all eligible students from the degree.

    Professional Experience Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from one of the School of Education’s pre-service teaching degrees. The graduate demonstrates outstanding commitment to rigour, pastoral care and reflective practice within their professional experience.

    Dean’s Honour: Emerging Leader in Education Award - This is awarded to an outstanding graduate from one of the School of Education’s pre-service teaching degrees. This student demonstrates leadership qualities that motivate and inspire others and has fostered a global approach to their future professional work.

    Christus Magister Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from one of the School of Education’s pre-service teaching degrees. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the University as a Catholic institution, as well as academic excellence throughout their academic degree. In addition, the graduate demonstrates a commitment to rigour and reflective practice within professional experiences, a willingness to be pastoral to students in schools and to their fellow pre-service teachers.

    KU Award - Awarded to an outstanding Bachelor of Primary Education (Early Childhood specialisation) student who has completed three semesters of study, has a high level of academic achievement throughout their course and demonstrated a commitment to early childhood education.

    SDN Award - Awarded to an outstanding Bachelor of Primary Education (Early Childhood specialisation) student who has completed three semesters of study, has a minimum of a credit average, demonstrated a commitment to learning and development within the sector and has a history of undertaking leadership roles.

    Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT - This is awarded to outstanding students from one of the School of Education’s Programs. This student demonstrates an interest in the importance of parent/ teacher engagement in children's learning as well as having a commendable GPA and a commitment to service learning.

    Graduate Certificate Award - This is awarded to an outstanding student from one of the School of Education’s Graduate Certificate Programs. The student demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students.

    Master of Teaching Award - This is awarded to an outstanding student from one of the School of Education’s Master of Teaching Programs. The student demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students.

  • Future Teachers Scholarship

    The purpose of this Scholarship is to support tertiary students from second year to post graduate studies in the discipline of Education.

    For further information and for application details please visit the Teachers Mutual Bank website.

    See all scholarships here