Graduate Diploma in Education Studies (GDipEdSt)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma in Education Studies is designed for trainers, educational consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education at a postgraduate level.

Graduates of this program will NOT be eligible for teacher registration.

The Graduate Diploma in Education Studies is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine evidence-based approaches to transform education outcomes positively
  2. Examine the creation of safe, inclusive and innovative learning environments
  3. Lead and engage diverse communities by inspiring exemplary cultures of learning, professionalism and respect


Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Education Studies

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Education Studies.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Courses to the value of 12 units from one of the Master of Education specialisations:
  • Educational Leadership and Wellbeing
  • English Language Teaching
  • Research

Core Courses