Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies at UNE?

This course is an Exit Award only for students who have completed 48 credit points from specified units in the Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary). It is not a teaching qualification and does not meet requirements for teacher accreditation.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Year Full-time

2017 STUDY OPTIONS

Not offered in 2017.

Official Abbreviation GradDipEdStuds
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing Not offered in 2017
Course Duration
  • 1 Year Full-time
Total Credit Points 48
Entry Requirements

A candidate must have completed:

(a) 48 credit points of units from the Graduate Diploma in Education; or

(b) 48 credit points of units from the Master of Teaching (Primary); or

(c) 48 credit points of units from the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

Violet (BCC179)

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate must have completed:
(a) 48 credit points of units from the Graduate Diploma in Education; or
(b) 48 credit points of units from the Master of Teaching (Primary); or
(c) 48 credit points of units from the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) and (b) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points from units at 300-level or above in the Graduate Diploma in Education; Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 48 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meets the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies provides candidates who do not wish to proceed to teacher accreditation with an introduction to primary or secondary teaching, and knowledge across a range of teaching contexts and/or curriculum areas.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate the acquisition and application of knowledge of education as an academic discipline and current knowledge in the discipline, and be able to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and responsibility to apply this knowledge to their personal or professional situation;
  2. demonstrate knowledge across a range of teaching contexts areas and/or curriculum areas;
  3. demonstrate a critical and independent understanding of theories and factual content and be able to communicate this in a clear and coherent manner using a variety of written and oral communication modes;
  4. analyse, critically evaluate and communicate ideas and solve problems in the field of study in Education; and
  5. take responsibility for their own learning and collaborate with others within broad parameters.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate the acquisition and application of knowledge of one or more areas of education studies and knowledge across a range of discipline areas and will be able to discuss and debate global perspectives of education. They will understand and be able to articulate aspects of the place and importance of education in the Australian and global settings. They will be aware of theories of education that are globally applicable and not only relevant to the Australian setting.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to transmit educational and discipline-related knowledge to others in a clear and coherent manner.

Problem Solving

Graduates will have developed a broad range of problem solving skills, specifically focused on the discipline of education but broadly transferrable to other contexts. They will be able to work collaboratively with others to solve a variety of problems of different degrees of complexity, and also independently by applying their own judgement.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to recognise relevant information and use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access and use information. They will be able to critically evaluate sources of information, its value and validity, and use it to analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems. They will also be familiar with e-learning technologies including Learning Management Systems and electronic media as a means of communication and have developed skills in their use.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will understand and practice the high standards of ethical behaviour associated with the discipline of education. They will demonstrate an understanding of social factors affecting educational outcomes and understand that their personal beliefs and actions impinge on others.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will have developed intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills. They will have demonstrated a capacity for self-directed learning and the skills transferrable to life-long learning.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will have developed the skills to work independently and collaboratively with others to solve complex problems. Graudates will be aware that personal accountability is imperative as it affects the collaborative outcome.

How to Apply

Applications for the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies are currently closed.

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