Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Education.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

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Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

742702 - Graduate Diploma Education

Prerequisites

An appropriate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Additionally tertiary studies must provide the prerequisites for the nominated teaching area/s.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Education.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An appropriate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Additionally tertiary studies must provide the prerequisites for the nominated teaching area/s. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 055522G

English Proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Education?

The Graduate Diploma in Education is a one-year teacher preparation program for students who already hold a tertiary degree. The program offers practical, school-based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching methods, ensuring graduates are well equipped to meet the challenges of a teaching career. Courses within the program will challenge participants to use their knowledge, expertise and experience to design learning environments that will engage students in the learning process and cater for a variety of learning styles. Participants learn to cooperatively and critically plan, design, implement and review relevant syllabi including developing teaching and learning strategies and curriculum materials. Graduates will have developed a personal theory of teaching that fully considers the role of teachers in the promotion of a socially just and inclusive society. This program encourages active engagement with local and global communities to promote the continuing enhancement of learning for the benefit of all.

2017 is the last offering of this program. All students, either commencing or continuing, should aim to complete the program by the end of semester 2, 2017.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Education.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Graduate Diploma in Education

Placement courses

Students undertaking the GDipEd(Secondary) must complete 75 days of supervised practicum scheduled in two extended blocks (7-8 weeks) - one in each semester of the program.

Effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income. Students are generally placed in southeast Queensland but are encouraged to consider a rural placement. Financial assistance may be available to assist with travel and accommodation costs for rural placements.

Students must have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum, and can apply for one through The School of Education three months before their practicum. The Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides additional information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from the School of Education

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
n/88

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
742702 - Graduate Diploma Education

Prerequisites

An appropriate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Additionally tertiary studies must provide the prerequisites for the nominated teaching area/s.

Additional application information

Applications for the program from domestic students should be submitted to QTAC. Applicants will be required to complete an interview where the teaching areas are languages other than English or music or the applicant is from a non-English speaking background. Please note that 2017 will be the last offering of this program.

The LANTITE is not yet a requirement for graduation or registration for students in Queensland. We are encouraging our final year students to sit the test this year. Successfully completing the literacy and numeracy test may be advantageous to our students' future employment prospects, particularly if they are planning to teach in other States or Territories that have made the test compulsory from 2016. The University has made a significant commitment to our initial teacher education programs and students in undertaking to meet students' expenses in sitting the test. Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website .

How to apply

How to apply

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An appropriate Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Additionally tertiary studies must provide the prerequisites for the nominated teaching area/s.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 055522G

English proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Academic advising

Students who wish to undertake the program part time should contact the School of Education to discuss a program plan.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • The LANTITE is not yet a requirement for graduation or registration for students in Queensland. We are encouraging our final year students to sit the test this year.
  • Successful completion may be advantageous to our students' future employment prospects, particularly if they are planning to teach in other States /Territories where the test is compulsory from 2016.
  • The University has made a significant commitment to our initial teacher education programs and students in undertaking to meet students' expenses in sitting the test.
  • Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office.
  • For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website.
  • For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, visit Australian Council for Educational Research(ACER)website.

What you can do with a Graduate Diploma in Education

Careers

Graduates are eligible for teacher registration in Queensland and qualified for employment as teachers in state and independent schools worldwide. An education degree opens up a vast range of career opportunities within educational settings such as Head of Department, Principal, Guidance Officer, learning support teacher, student advisor and education advisor. The development of key competencies throughout the Graduate Diploma in Education program provides knowledge and skills sought by employers in business and industry, especially in areas where an understanding of program development and training are required.

The LANTITE is not yet a requirement for graduation or registration for students in Queensland. We are encouraging our final year students to sit the test this year. Successfully completing the literacy and numeracy test may be advantageous to our students' future employment prospects, particularly if they are planning to teach in other States or Territories that have made the test compulsory from 2016. The University has made a significant commitment to our initial teacher education programs and students in undertaking to meet students' expenses in sitting the test. Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website .

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Queensland College of Teachers

Accreditation body

  • Queensland College Of Teachers

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Education

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Education, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

#16 from the GradDipEd list. The choice of courses in the field of Secondary is determined by the student's eligible teaching area.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Education.

Program Rules for the Graduate Diploma in Education