Graduate Diploma in Education

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106756H

Level of study: Postgraduate


The way we learn is changing. To keep pace with the evolution of education, educators need to continually refresh their skills to take advantage of the digitisation of education and incorporate new research into how and why we learn.

Advance your career and stay up-to-date with current best practice with La Trobe's Graduate Diploma in Education. You'll develop your networks and grow your career as an educator and leader.

Deepen your foundations with core subjects on educational leadership, how humans learn and digital technologies. Then add a specialisation of your choosing, such as curriculum design, or inclusion and diversity.

This flexible course is designed for people who're working. Many subjects are delivered in intensive or blended modes, making it easier to fit study into your life. You can also study at your own pace, undertaking one to four subjects per semester.

If you'd like the option to further extend your skills, the Graduate Diploma in Education can also provide a fully credited pathway to the Master of Education.

You'll learn:

Contemporary educational practice

Develop your understanding of educational best practice.


Explore diversity in educational contexts and plan for socially just and inclusive education.


Explore educational research and learn how to incorporate it into your practice.

Learning sciences

Develop evidence-based practice around how humans learn.

Leadership and team building

Learn how to evaluate current practice and manage diversity in educational organisations.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Graduate Diploma.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you'll be well-equipped to find work in educational leadership, community development, workplace mentoring, industry innovation, as well as online and offline social networks.

Possible roles include:

Leading teacher

Contribute to the overall leadership in schools and oversee the development of curricula.

Adult educator

Support adult learners to acquire new knowledge and skills.

Learning designer

Use strategic thinking to lead the design and implementation of educational programs.

Workplace trainer

Provide leadership and training within workplaces.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
33,400 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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