Graduate Diploma in Education Studies
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.
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 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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I am a:
Intake No intake in 2020. Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Successful completion of a completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
CRICOS 073130G Intake February and July
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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $26,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $36,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Professional AccreditationThis 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.
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:
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020