Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

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.

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AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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 2016

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, Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7, and Speaking 8. 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

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 24000

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

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 will be the last offering of the this program. All continuing students should plan 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

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.

AITSL ( Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership ) have advised the university that, in the future, students in the Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Teaching will need to satisfactorily complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students . There will be an additional cost involved. We will update this information as it becomes available.

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, Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7, and Speaking 8. 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 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 24000

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

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.

AITSL ( Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership ) have advised the university that, in the future, students in the Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Teaching will need to satisfactorily complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students . There will be an additional cost involved. We will update this information as it becomes available.

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