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Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported) (Special & Inclusive Education)

Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported) (Special & Inclusive Education) (GDED)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Jan, May

Overview

  • UniSQ’s Graduate Diploma of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) extends your specialist knowledge, experience and skills required to work within education settings facilitating the inclusion of all learners, particularly those with disabilities and additional learning needs.
  • Enhance your role in a range of specialised contexts applying contemporary, evidence-based pedagogies, whether supporting general education teachers to develop and implement individualised programs for students with diverse learning needs.
  • Study in the areas of positive behaviour support, autism, differentiation, learning difficulties, wellbeing, trauma, and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) within special and inclusive education contexts.
  • This specialisation does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. You can qualify for teacher registration in Queensland with the Master of Learning and Teaching (Early Years), Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) or Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary).

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) will qualify you to apply for the Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education).

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Career outcomes

  • Upon graduation you will be well prepared to develop and implement individualised programs for students with diverse learning needs.
  • Career outcomes include opportunities within special and inclusive education in mainstream schools.
  • Career opportunities may also be pursued within the disability sector, training sector, human services and community-based government organisations.

Entry requirements

  • An Australian university bachelor degree, or equivalent, in an education-related discipline.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework major pathways courses 2
2 x postgraduate education approved courses 6
Total 8

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Other specialisations

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 27400

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

The semester start date is:

  • Semester 3, 2023 starts on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August

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