Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Education)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies is designed to develop and support the careers of trained teachers who are teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers.

This is an ideal specialisation for those who are either working in or aspiring to work in the field of international education. Tackling issues such as the processes and outcomes of globalisation in education, internationalising institutions and systems and inter-cultural education, you will gain skills and experience that are valuable for planners, officials, NGO employees and those who work in national or international organisations.

Subject to meeting progression requirements in the graduate diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Education.

Units of study

Full units of study list

Further course information

Study plan

Candidates complete a total of 36 credit points (cp) (6 units of study). Candidates undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies without a specialisation are required to undertake 12cp of core units from one specialisation and 24cp from the program units of study table. Candidates undertaking a specialisation are required to complete the required core and elective units listed in the relevant specialisation units of study table.

Graduate opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies has been designed to further the careers of teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers within specific areas of education practice. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to further their careers as teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers within specific areas of education practice. Students who complete the health professional education specialisation will gain knowledge and skills to meet the changing global environment of health professional education. Those students who hold teaching qualifications and complete eight units of study from the special education specialisation will be recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Training as a formal qualification in Special Education.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for general admission to the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies will hold a Bachelor of Education; a Bachelor degree, or an equivalent qualification, with the completion of postgraduate studies, or professional experience equivalent to one year full-time, in a field appropriate to the program of studies; or have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies at the University of Sydney in the specialisation intended. For admission into the specialisation of coach education an applicant may alternatively hold the Level 2 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme certificate or equivalent and a minimum of three years’ coaching/sporting experience at an elite level. For admission into the TESOL specialisation, an applicant must also have a second or foreign language teaching qualification or at least one year’s full-time second or foreign language-teaching experience.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of November. On-time applications for the July Semester close on the last working day in June. Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of November. On-time applications for the July Semester close on the last working day in June. Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Education).

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Education).

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.