Graduate Diploma of Education (Career Development)
Develop the careers of others
USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Education (Career Development) is ideal if you work in teaching, counselling, training, employment or community development roles and support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organisations. It is for new and experienced practitioners alike.
Through this eight unit-degree, you will focus on big picture issues in career development, including policy, employability and learning.You will also have the opportunity to study other postgraduate education courses that interest you.
After you complete the Graduate Diploma of Education, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education.
If you're not quite ready to undertake a Graduate Diploma or don't meet the entry requirements, you may like to start with USQ's Graduate Certificate of Education, before going on to study the Graduate Diploma.
The Career Development specialisation addresses core and selected specialist competencies from the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners, and it has been officially endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia as a qualification for the status of professional career development practitioner under the Professional Standards.
Other specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) include: Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning, Applied Linguistics, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership, Leading and Managing Educational Organisations, Multicultural Education and Online and Distributed Learning.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18960|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 4 year bachelor degree in education
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November.
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.