Graduate Diploma in Education

VU course code: EGED | CRICOS: 083311J | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person
Footscray Park


Gain advanced skills and knowledge for a variety of education settings. The Graduate Diploma of Education extends your career prospects into new and exciting areas.

This course is designed to meet the needs of trainers and teachers in education, community, government and industry. It builds on your qualifications or experience – preparing you for higher roles.

The course provides a perfect mix of hands-on practice and education theory. You’ll gain the confidence and skill set needed to lead school or workplace programs.

We teach up-to-date methods in many areas, including:

  • designing and implementing learning programs
  • educational leadership
  • e-learning
  • evaluation and assessment
  • vocational training.

There’s also the opportunity to conduct workplace research, aimed at improving training or influencing policy and practice.

This diploma is the second of three graduate courses and successful completion gains you admission to the Master of Education.

This course does not provide registration to teach in Australia.

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



Postgraduate study is increasingly important in advancing your education career. This course could lead to a work as one of the following:

  • education professional in schools or other settings
  • manager in specialist education
  • policy maker or developer
  • workplace trainer.

Salaries & job growth

Find out about average salaries and employment prospects on the government job-data site, Jobs and Skills Australia:

Progress to a Master of Education

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