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Graduate Diploma in Education

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.


CRICOS 007797A

Students interested in becoming a qualified and registered secondary school teacher in South Australia should refer to the Master of Teaching program for further information.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry Applicants must have a completed Bachelors degree. In most cases, previous university level study must include two or more of the following subject areas (Agricultural Science, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Junior Science, Mathematics, various Modern Languages, Music, Physics, Psychology and Studies of Society and Environment).

    Quotas are applied in general school teaching curriculum areas. Applicants are selected within the quotas on academic merit.

    Additional Entry Requirements
    A successful National Criminal History Record Check is required by teacher-employment authorities in South Australia. A successful NCHRC is required prior to undertaking any professional experience/practicum placements which involve contact with minors (under 18 years of age). These placements form a compulsory part of the program.
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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 007797A
    Intake February
    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 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7
    TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27
    Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
    Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications
    • A Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised Australian or International higher education institution

    • At least a major or minor and preferably two majors in the bachelor degree which align with the available specialist teaching areas*

    • Other non-academic criteria may also applied

    Each specialist area has a quota. Applicants will first be ranked according to their AQF Level with Level 10 being the highest ranking. Applicants will then be ranked on their performance in the specialist teaching areas.

    *The following specialist teaching areas may be made available in consultation with the schooling sectors in South Australia - Accounting, Agricultural Science, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classroom Music, Economics, English, English as a Second Language, French, Geography, German, History, Indonesian, Information Technology, Instrumental Music, Italian, Japanese, Mathematics, Modern Greek, Physics, Psychology, Science, Senior English, Senior History, Senior Mathematics, Spanish, Vietnamese.

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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $23,500

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000


    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
  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

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    Academic Program Rules

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    • Further Information

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    Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017