Graduate Diploma in Block Teaching

VU course code: EGBL | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, Online Self-Paced

Fee type for this course: Full fee

Footscray Park, Online Self-Paced
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
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Learn to deliver tertiary courses through an effective modern method with the Graduate Diploma in Block Teaching at Victoria University.

Block teaching is an approach to teaching and learning where students complete one unit at a time over a period of 4 weeks before beginning a new unit. There are no lectures in this model, and classes are typically small and highly engaging.

This postgraduate teaching diploma is designed for educators at schools, universities, TAFE, and other tertiary institutions. By undertaking this course in a high-engagement and immersive model of instruction, you will extend your skillset and career options.

During your study, you will discover a range of practical approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in the successful VU Block Model and other block modes around the world. You will gain essential high-engagement teaching techniques and curriculum-design understanding for both in-person and online course delivery using these methods.

Learning in workshops and through carefully curated online self-paced activities, you will explore many approaches to this pioneering tertiary education model. You will develop and enhance your teaching skills in context, via a strong inquiry-led approach.

Successfully completing the Graduate Diploma in Block Teaching will demonstrate your teaching-related capabilities when applying for positions, in alignment with the Advance (HEA) Fellowship.

We also offer a Graduate Certificate in Block Teaching, that lets you progress into the diploma with credit points.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




The Graduate Diploma in Block Teaching is designed to enhance your teaching practice and open new career opportunities for those working in tertiary education. It is designed to support:

  • university lecturers
  • tertiary tutors
  • TAFE and vocational teachers
  • professionals in adult education.

The teaching diploma is also recommended for professional university staff who would like to better understand the complexities of block and intensive teaching, and improve high-engagement teaching activities.

VU stories

Carlo Soliman
Enhancing tertiary teaching
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (offered to staff)
"The qualification has provided me with a professional understanding and theoretical appreciation of teaching principles, and how they impact on the important transition between the classroom and the real world."
Carlo's story