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Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying)

Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) (GDEF)

Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov

Overview

  • The Graduate Diploma of Education (Full-Fee Paying) provides flexibility for students to select specialisations and courses that best build their applied knowledge and skills to advance their careers in an educational environment.
  • Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. 
  • Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements. 
  • Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-HELP.
  • International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online.
  • Once you’ve completed the Graduate Diploma of Education (Full-Fee Paying), continue your studies with the Master of Education (Full-Fee Paying).
  • There are other specialisations available within the Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place).

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Why study a Graduate Diploma in Education?

What you will learn during your Graduate Diploma in Education studies will vary depending on the education provider you choose to study with and what specialisation you choose to pursue.

At UniSQ our Graduate Diploma of Education degree is part of the Education and Teaching study area and includes career development courses such as lifelong career development, introduction to counselling, assessment and testing, consultation and communication, and mentoring and coaching.

If you currently work in the areas of teaching, counselling, training or employment services and want to enhance your skills to support the career planning and development of others, a Graduate Diploma in Education may be the right degree for you.

How long will a Graduate Diploma in Education take?
The duration of a Graduate Diploma degree will vary depending on the education provider you choose to study with. At UniSQ it will take you approximately one year to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to complete the required courses.
Are flexible study options available?

Yes! At UniSQ you will study our Graduate Diploma of Education online, allowing you to choose where you study, when you study and even how you study. We’ve been delivering distance education for over 40 years, so you can be sure that you are learning from the online education experts.

As an online student, you’ll receive the same level of support as an on-campus student and we’ll be there with you, every step of the way.

Discover more about online study at UniSQ.

What are the pathways to entry?

We understand everyone’s journey to university is different. That’s why we offer the following pathway to study our Graduate Diploma of Education.

Would you like to talk through your study options? Get in touch and we can provide you with the personalised support and advice you need.

What will I learn?

What you will learn during your Graduate Diploma in Education studies will vary depending on the education provider you choose to study with.

At UniSQ our Graduate Diploma of Education is part of the Education and Teaching study area and includes courses such as lifelong career development, career development in educational settings, counselling in educational context, communication and consultation, and mentoring and coaching.

What can you do with a Graduate Diploma in Education?

Opportunities for Graduate Diploma in Education graduates exist in a variety of settings including:

  • government agencies
  • schools
  • TAFEs
  • universities

With a career development qualification, you can enjoy a fulfilling career in roles such as:

  • career development practitioner
  • career educator
  • career counselling
  • employment counsellor
  • work-integrated learning coordinator.

If you are interested in a role within counselling or special education, take a look at our Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth supported) degree which offers the specialisation areas of Guidance & Counselling and Special & Inclusive Education.

Do you want to continue to enhance your knowledge? Use your Graduate Diploma of Education as a stepping-stone to study a Master of Education.