Postgraduate Diploma in Education

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Education encourages students to develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in the field of education. You will develop research skills, and explore different theoretical perspectives to apply across a wide range of contemporary issues and professional contexts in education. This postgraduate education qualification is awarded upon completion of 4 papers.
  • Choose from a wide range of papers to suit your specific needs and interests.
  • Learn from qualified experts who are experienced practitioners as well as published researchers in the field of education.
  • Early exit opportunity with the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
  • Progression opportunity to further study with the Master of Education.

Programme code: AK3743
Level: 8
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 3 years part-time
Venue: North Campus and South Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

Entry requirements

One of the following, or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Education [Specialty] Teaching; or
  • Graduate Diploma in [Specialty] Education

English language level (if required): IELTS 6.5 (academic) overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other bands.

Interview may be required.

Structure and content

Students complete their postgraduate diploma with 120 points of study from papers only, and do not complete a thesis or dissertation. Papers are selected to suit their personal interest area(s) from the Master of Education.

Career opportunities

This qualification enhances the academic, research and professional expertise of graduates in the educational work sector. This includes:

  • Adult and tertiary education
  • Compulsory education
  • Early childhood education
  • Non-formal education

Please note: this qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.

Last updated: 19-Jul-2017 1.03pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.