Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive 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.
The special education specialisation is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and values needed to specialise in the teaching of children with special-education needs, or to qualify for appointments as leaders. You will tackle the challenges of students with special education needs, early language and learning issues, preventing disruptive behaviour, and teaching students with learning difficulties. The Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) is recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Training as a formal qualification in special education.
Subject to meeting progression requirements in the graduate diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education).
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- BACH5042 - Teaching Clinical Reasoning
- BACH5085 - Clinical Teaching and Supervision
- EDPA5001 - Organisational Theory,Managemnt & Admin
- EDPA5011 - Organisational Culture and Change
- EDPA5013 - Program Evaluation
- EDPA6015 - Management and Leadership
- EDPA6016 - Organisations as Learning Communities
- EDPA6017 - School Effectiveness and Improvement
- EDPA6018 - Social Policy Process
- EDPB5016 - Global Poverty,Social Policy and Ed
- EDPB5017 - International Policy Trends in Education
- EDPB5018 - Investigating International Education
- EDPC5003 - Learning Tech. in Education & Practice
- EDPC5012 - Evaluating Learning Tech. Innovation
- EDPD5001 - Students with Special Educational Needs
- EDPD5002 - Principles of Workplace Training
- EDPD5003 - Principles of Open Employment
- EDPD5004 - Understanding Challenging Behaviour
- EDPD5011 - Inclusive Education
- EDPD5012 - Principles of Positive Behaviour Support
- EDPD5013 - Pedagogy and Students with ASD
- EDPD5014 - Teaching Learning Difficulties - Basics
- EDPD5015 - Meeting Spec Ed Needs Through Curriculum
- EDPD5017 - Gifted & Talented: An Introduction
- EDPD5018 - Gifted & Talented: Ed Models & Practice
- EDPD6001 - Researching Open Employment
- EDPD6015 - Collaboration and Consultation
- EDPD6016 - Students with Autism and Complex Needs
- EDPD6018 - Assessment in Special Education
- EDPE5001 - Learning,Knowing and Thinking
- EDPE5002 - Human Development in Context
- EDPE5011 - Motivation for Learning
- EDPE6013 - Learning and Teaching Thinking Skills
- EDPE6016 - Adult Learning and Development
- EDPG5001 - Discourse and Language Teaching
- EDPG5011 - Children's Literature K-12
- EDPJ5001 - Intercultural Language Education
- EDPJ5002 - Second Language Acquisition
- EDPJ5013 - Methodology and Language Teaching
- EDPJ5016 - Grammar and the Language Classroom
- EDPJ5020 - Literacy and Language Teaching
- EDPJ5024 - English in Academic Settings
- EDPK5001 - Qualitative Methods
- EDPK5003 - Developing a Research Project
- EDPN5013 - Coaching Pedagogy
- EDPN5015 - Sport and Technology
- EDPN5016 - Planning &Program Management for Coaches
- EDPN6014 - Contemporary Issues in Coaching
- EDPR5001 - University Teaching and Learning
- EDPR5002 - Reflection & Practice in University T& L
- EDPR5003 - University Teaching Portfolios
- EDPR5011 - Scholarship of Uni Teaching and Learning
- EDPR6001 - Research Higher Degree Supervision
- EDPR6012 - Developing Integ eLearning Env Higher Ed
- EDPZ5010 - Individual Profession Learning Portfolio
- EDPZ6010 - Prof Learning Leadership Portfolio
- EDPZ6720 - Dissertation
- EDPZ6724 - Dissertation Part 1
- EDPZ6725 - Dissertation Part 2
- EDPZ6730 - Special Project 1
- EDPZ6731 - Special Project 2
- NURS5091 - Simulation-Based Learning in Health
- SCWK6948 - Social Policy Frameworks
- SCWK6949 - Global Social Policy
Further course information
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.
The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive Education) 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. 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.
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
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.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive Education).
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Special and Inclusive 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 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.
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.