Australian Catholic University

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00004G

The Doctor of Education is designed for education professionals who want to further their knowledge and understanding in specific areas of education. The course integrates theory, research and practice to nurture individuals capable of exploring and enhancing educational systems and practices in local and broader communities. Participants are encouraged to explore research topics relevant to their career interests and are required to carry out original, independent and supervised research in their chosen field of education. In the first 18 months of candidature, students study part-time and complete three research coursework units that guide and support the development of the thesis (not more than 70,000 words).


240 credit points.


  • Allied school psychology (cohorts only)
  • Autism spectrum studies (cohorts only)
  • Catholic educational leadership
  • Early childhood and primary
  • Educational leadership
  • Higher education studies
  • Inclusive education and disability studies
  • Inclusive practice
  • Inclusive practice and special education
  • Indigenous education
  • Indigenous leadership
  • Integrated STEM
  • Leading learning
  • Leading the new evangelisation
  • Professional education
  • Student wellbeing

Standard entry requirements

  • A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed: A master degree in education (or equivalent), with a credit average or higher
  • AndAt least five years' relevant work experience. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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