The Graduate Diploma in Education Studies is an EXIT AWARD ONLY and does NOT qualify students to teach. Graduates can work in education fields other than teaching and will have highly developed problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills. Students who graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies cannot be re-admitted or complete another teaching degree at the University of Newcastle (UON).
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
- Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
- Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
- Specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
- Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
- Communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
- Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
- Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
- Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
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Level 8 Graduate Diploma
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Not applicable. The Graduate Diploma in Education Studies is an exit award only.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Not applicable as program is an exit award only.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
This program requires the successful completion of 80 units:
- 20 units of Core Courses; and
- 60 units of Directed courses at 6000 level.
Students who take out the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies exit award are not permitted to apply for any initial teaching qualifications offered by the University of Newcastle.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
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|EDUC6912||Aboriginal Education||10 units|
Not applicable as program is an exit award only.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.