University of Southern Queensland USQ

Graduate Diploma of Education

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

The Graduate Diploma of Education 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. The Graduate Diploma of Education also facilitates articulation into USQ's Master of Education. This degree does not qualify students for teacher registration with relevant teaching authorities.


8 units: course structure depends on specialisation - a combination of 5-7 coursework courses and 1-3 specialisation/approved courses


  • Career Development
  • Educational Leadership
  • General
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • STEM Education
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English language to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian University Bachelor degree in an education-related discipline, or equivalent qualification (AQF Level 7) from a recognised institution
  • OR for applicants with a Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non education-related discipline USQ's Graduate Certificate of Education can provide a pathway entry point.

Study pathways

Articulation from: Graduate Certificate of Education; Articulation to: Master of Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

Not all courses are available in every mode in every semester or year. Students are advised to check the course and mode offer listings for each semester/ year.

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