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Graduate Diploma of Education Specialisation Special & Inclusive Education

Graduate Diploma of Education Specialisation Special & Inclusive Education (GDED)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov

Overview

  • USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) extends your specialist knowledge, experience and skills required to work within education settings facilitating the inclusion of all learners, particularly those with disabilities and additional learning needs.
  • Enhance your role in a range of specialised contexts applying contemporary, evidence-based pedagogies, whether supporting general education teachers to develop and implement individualised programs for students with diverse learning needs.
  • Study in the areas of positive behaviour support, autism, differentiation, learning difficulties, wellbeing, trauma, and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) within special and inclusive education contexts.
  • This specialisation does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. You can qualify for teacher registration in Queensland with the Master of Learning and Teaching (Early Years), Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) or Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary).

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) will qualify you to apply for the Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education).

Career outcomes

  • Upon graduation you will be well prepared to develop and implement individualised programs for students with diverse learning needs.
  • Career outcomes include opportunities within special and inclusive education in mainstream schools.
  • Career opportunities may also be pursued within the disability sector, training sector, human services and community-based government organisations.

Entry requirements

  • An Australian university bachelor degree, or equivalent, in an education-related discipline.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework major pathways courses 2
2 x postgraduate education approved courses 6
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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