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Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Block
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Applications for this course are not being taken at this time

Overview

Gain advanced knowledge and skills for further learning and professional work in education or training.

The course is designed for professionals from a variety of roles and settings who respond to the educational opportunities and challenges in education, community, government and industry.

You will engage in professional learning through practitioner research informed by contemporary theories of learning, leadership and personal, workplace and social change.

This graduate diploma is the second stage of a nested suite of three courses that make up the Master of Education. Please note that this course does not provide students with registration to teach. Successful completion of this course will lead you to admission into our Master of Education.

Careers

Postgraduate study in education is increasingly important in the advancement of a professional education career. This course could lead to a career as an education or health professional, and prepare you for a management role in a number of specialist education fields.

Please note that this course does not provide students with registration to teach in Australia.

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Education students will be required to complete 96 credit points consisting of:

  • 24 credit points of Core units
  • 72 credit points of Elective units

Additional Notes:

  • EED6001 must be taken in your first semester of study

Core Unit

Select 72 credit points (3 units) from the following Elective units:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Formulate a commitment to ethical action, social responsibility and sustainability in an education context.  
  2. Critically review perspectives on the contemporary context of education, vocational training and professional development locally and nationally.  
  3. Apply knowledge about theories to frame and inform practice as a reflective educator.  
  4. Interpret theoretical perspectives, analysis and problem solving, and an awareness of current research into lifelong learning.  
  5. Use technologies for communication, knowledge access, and collaboration in the construction of understanding.  
  6. Initiate educational innovation and professional learning in a workplace identifying a range of connections within professional and academic communities.  
  7. Undertake educational inquiry/research.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: To qualify for admission to the course applicants must have a university degree or an equivalent qualification, relevant work and/or community experience as approved by the College of Education. Extensive experience in the professional field is an advantage.
  • Mature: To qualify for admission to the course applicants must have a university degree or an equivalent qualification, relevant work and/or community experience as approved by the College of Education. Extensive experience in the professional field is an advantage.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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