Graduate Diploma in Education Studies (E6S)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements


Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Graduate Diploma in Education Studies is a one-year course intended to provide an educational qualification for those students wishing to exit from the two-year pre-service teaching degree, Master of Teaching. The program will be offered internally at Hobart campus, full time or part time, and by distance/on-line

This course cannot be used for teacher registration.

  • 1 Utilise a reasoned and critical perspective on all aspects of education theory and practice.
  • 2 Have a capacity to operate in highly diverse contexts, e.g. educational systems.
  • 3 Have curricular and pedagogical competence which would enable effective contribution to educational contexts.
  • 4 Be appropriately collaborative and team focussed in a community of learners.
  • 5 Have the capacity to be resilient learners who make evidence-based lifelong contributions to related educational fields, e.g. curriculum development, learning programs in museums and other community-based organisations, training organisations, and communication-based industries.
  • Course structure

    To qualify to exit with this award you must have completed 100 credit points from the Master of Teaching.

    Entry requirements

    Admission requirements do not apply for this course. The Graduate Diploma inEducation Studies is an exit award only. As such students will not be admitted directly into the course.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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