Graduate Diploma in Education Studies

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 our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Successful completion of a completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
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Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $27,000

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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. 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

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Testimonial

The University has numerous support networks to assist students with adjusting to their new lifestyle, and the difficulties this may bring. My time at University of Adelaide has been terrific and fulfilling, as I have had the opportunity to thrive in a different educational environment.

I have established new friendships, studied an array of interesting and challenging courses which have allowed me to push myself to perform to my highest academic standard.

My degree has enabled me to complete an internship and various electives which have allowed me to gain practical experience and insight to other societal issues. This has complimented both my degrees extremely well with some areas slightly overlapping, consequently reinforcing my knowledge of these concepts.

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Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021