Graduate Diploma in Education Studies

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
CRICOS 073130G
This degree has been suspended and is not accepting new admissions. 

The Graduate Diploma of Education Studies is designed for trainers, educational consultants or domestic or international students wishing to study education at a postgraduate level, who do not already hold a qualification in teaching.

This program does not constitute the requirements for a recognised teaching qualification. Students looking to become teachers will need to complete the Master of Teaching.
  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

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    Domestic applicants

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    Intake No intake in 2020.
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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Successful completion of a completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 073130G
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $25,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $36,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    This program does not constitute the requirements for a recognised teaching qualification. Students looking to become teachers will need to complete the Master of Teaching prior to pursuing a postgraduate qualification.
  • Degree Structure

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies a candidate shall successfully complete courses to the value of 24 units. This will consist of:
    EDUC 6550 Educational Policy Studies
    EDUC 6551 Curriculum Development and Innovation
    EDUC 6552 Pedagogical Engagement and Learning
    EDUC 6553 Assessment and Evaluation in Education

    *Please note the above courses are currently under review. You are advised to consult Degree Finder prior to enrolment.

    PLUS 12 units from one of the Master of Education pathways:

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

  • Further Information

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    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

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Last updated: Sunday, 26 Apr 2020