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Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying (FFP)) (GDEDorGDEF) - GDE

 Online*
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration: 1 year full-time (dependent on availability of courses), up to 5 years part-time) 
Program articulation:

From: Graduate Certificate of Education.

To: Master of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)) or Master of Education (Full Fee Paying (FFP)) provided necessary entry requirements are met.

Notes

A tertiary qualification at Bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in an education related discipline from a recognised institution. For candidates who have a Bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in a non-related discipline from a recognised institution, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (GCED) or Graduate Diploma of Education GDED/F provide a pathway into the Master of Education. It is recommended that applicants with a Bachelor degree in a non-related discipline initially enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Education (GCED). On successful completion of the GCED/F students are eligible for entry into either the MEDC/F. Students who have followed a recommended articulation pathway from the GCED or GDED/F may apply for up to 4 and 8 units of credit respectively, For further clarification, please contact usq.support@usq.edu.au
Specialisations are divided into either Commonwealth Supported Place or Full Fee Paying. Online mode of study is supported through the USQ Study Desk. This program does not qualify students for teacher registration with relevant teaching authorities. To qualify for teacher registration in Queensland, please refer to Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) or the Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) from Semester 2, 2015.

Footnotes
*Not all courses are available in every mode in every semester or year. Students are advised to check the course and mode offer listings for each semester/year.

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Program aims

The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Education is to provide professionals in education, training and development with the appropriate AQF level 8 coursework that will engage with educational issues that are relevant and meaningful to them and help to sustain their communities and fulfil their lives. The program aims to:

  • facilitate the development and consolidation of knowledge and skills in teaching and learning in community, professional and workplace learning settings that are informed by contemporary learning theory and futures-oriented approaches

  • support the application of knowledge and skills through learner-centred design, flexible delivery and individualised and authentic assessment.


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Program objectives

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Education will have acquired advanced knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends within contemporary education and/or of a specialised area of education. Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more Teaching Areas

  • the ability to analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities

  • the ability to analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems

  • the ability to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others

  • the ability to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner


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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in an education related discipline, or equivalent (AQF Level 7) from a recognised institution.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


For Applicants who have a Bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in a non-related discipline from a recognised institution, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education provides a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying (FFP)). Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible for entry into the Master of Education.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a student's higher education andstudents pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program completion requirements

Students who wish to study a broader variety of courses and are not seeking a specialisation should follow the general pathway guidelines.

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Program structure

The Graduate Diploma of Education is a 8-unit program. Three guidelines shape the program structure:

  • Four or five units (depending on specialisation) must be taken from the recommended enrolment pattern of the selected specialisation.

  • One or two discipline courses (depending on specialisation).


There are a number of specialisations available in the Graduate Diploma of Education. For each of the specialisations students are required to complete the enrolment pattern as outlined in the specialisation requirements. Note: some specialisations are available as Commonwealth Supported Places while others are available as Full-Fee Paying – see list below:

Specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Education - GDED (Commonwealth Supported Place) are:

  • Early Childhood

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Special Education

  • Teaching English Language to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Education - GDEF (Full Fee Paying) are:

  • Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning

  • Applied Linguistics

  • Career Development

  • Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership

  • Leading and Managing Educational Organisations

  • Multicultural Education

  • Online and Distributed Learning


Students who wish to study a broader variety of courses and are not seeking a specialisation should follow the general pathway guidelines. Please note this is a full-fee paying pathway.

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Required time limits

Subject to the availability of the required courses, full-time enrolment normally requires 1 year of study. Part-time enrolment may be extended to 3 years of study.

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Core courses

All specialisations as well as the general pathway have required courses or sequences of courses. Students are advised to note carefully the enrolment requirements for the specialisation and to ensure that they plan their enrolment to allow for completion of the specialisation requirements.

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Specialisation

There are a number of specialisations available in the Graduate Diploma of Education.

For each of the specialisations students are required to complete the enrolment pattern as outlined in the specialisation requirements. Note: some specialisations are available as Commonwealth Supported Places while others are available as Full-Fee Paying – see list below:

Specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Education - GDED (Commonwealth Supported Place) are:

  • Early Childhood

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Special Education

  • Teaching English Language to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Education - GDEF (Full Fee Paying) are:

  • Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning

  • Applied Linguistics

  • Career Development

  • Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership

  • Leading and Managing Educational Organisations

  • Multicultural Education

  • Online and Distributed Learning


Students who wish to study a broader variety of courses and are not seeking a specialisation should follow the general pathway guidelines. Please note this is a full-fee paying pathway.

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Electives/Approved courses

Education postgraduate discipline courses*   Discipline Focus  Projected semester offers  
EDR8000 Foundations of Contemporary Educational Research Methods  Research Methods  1,2,3 
EDR8001 Effective and Ethical Educational Research  Research Methods  1,2,3 
EDR8005 Discourse Analysis  TESOL  1,2 
EDU5010 Politics and Pedagogy in Early Childhood  Early Childhood 
EDU5112 Transforming Learning with ICT  Online and Distributed Learning 
EDU5221 Professional Learning  Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning 
EDU5321 Educating Students with Special Needs  Special Education,   1,3 
EDU5324 Behaviour Support  Special Education 
EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention  Guidance and Counselling  1,3 
EDU5335 Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Children and Adolescents  Guidance and Counselling, Special Education 
EDU5601 Designing for Flexible Learning Environments*  Online and Distributed Learning 
EDU5702 Exploring Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Contexts   
EDU5703 Engaging Curriculum and Pedagogy  Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership 
EDU5705 Principles of Quality Curricula  Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership 
EDU5713 Assessment Principles and Practices  Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership  1,3 
EDU5760 Professional Study^  Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning, Early Childhood, TESOL; Applied Linguistics  1,2 
EDU8007 Developing Matters in Early Childhood Education  Early Childhood 
EDU8011 Professional Culture, Dynamics and Change in Early Childhood Education  Early Childhood 
EDU8111 Emerging Environments for Learning  Online and Distributed Learning 
EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice  Online and Distributed Learning 
EDU8117 Networked and Global Learning  Online and Distributed Learning 
EDU8311 Concepts and Theories in Educational Management  Leading and Managing Educational Organisations 
EDU8312 Educators as Leaders: Emerging Perspectives  Leading and Managing Educational Organisations, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership 
EDU8314 Human Resource Strategies for Innovation  Leading and Managing Education Organisations  1,3 
EDU8317 Individual Assessment and Testing  Guidance and Counselling, Special Education, Career Development 
EDU8318 Organisational Transformation Through Learning  Leading and Managing Educational Organisations 
EDU8319 Marketing Your Educational Organisation  Leading and Managing Education Organisations 
EDU8320 Rights and Responsibilities of School Leaders  Leading and Managing Education Organisations  1 (commencing 2018) 
EDU8324 Learning Difficulties: Reading  Special Education 
EDU8326 Learning Difficulties: Mathematics  Special Education 
EDU8328 Consultation and Communication: Theory and Practice  Career Development, Guidance and Counselling, Special Education  2,3 
EDU8331 Career Development in Educational Settings  Guidance and Counselling, Career Development 
EDU8332 Introduction to Counselling in Educational Contexts  Career Development, Guidance and Counselling 
EDU8333 Advanced Counselling in Educational Contexts  Guidance and Counselling 
EDU8338 Autism  Special Education 
EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching  Leading and Managing Educational Organisations, Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership 
EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures  Career Development, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership 
EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New Literacies   
EDU8500 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Education and Issues  Multicultural Education 
EDU8501 Developmental Foundations for Learning  Special Education 
EDU8502 Cultural Diversity Challenges in the Classroom  Multicultural Education 
EDU8503 Culture and (Multicultural) Education  Multicultural Education 
EDU8504 Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Education Contexts  Guidance and Counselling  2,3 
EDU8505 Programs to Promote Gifted Achievement Across the Lifespan  Special Education 
EDU8506 Informal Learning  Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning, Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership 
EDU8508 Engaging with Indigenous Communities  Multicultural Education 
EDU8509 Positive Behaviour Support within School Contexts  Special Education 
EDU8510 Building Pedagogical Leadership Capacity  Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership, Leading and Managing Educational Organisations 
EDU8511 Gifted Achievement Across the Lifespan  Special Education 
EDU8512 Pasifika Education  Multicultural Education 
EDU8513 Creativity and Innovation Across the Lifespan  Early Education, Special Education 
EDU8605 Building Communities of Practice  Online and Distributed Learning 
EDU8606 Lifelong Career Development  Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning, Career Development 
EDU8701 Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Contexts: Theory and Practice  Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning 
EDU8704 New Pedagogies  Multicultural Education 
EDU8705 Personal Pedagogy in Context   
EDU8712 Contemporary Approaches to Alternative Education  Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership 
EDU8719 Contemporary Issues Conference   
LAW8710 Australian Law for School Managers  Leading and Managing Educational Organisations 
LIN5000 The Nature of Language  Applied Linguistics, TESOL  1,2 
LIN5001 Teaching English Grammar  Applied Linguistics; TESOL 
LIN8001 Principles of Second Language Learning  Applied Linguistics, TESOL  1,2 
LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a Second Language  Applied Linguistics, TESOL  1,2 
LIN8003 Language Program Management  Applied Linguistics, TESOL 
LIN8006 Computer-Assisted Language Learning  Applied Linguistics, TESOL  1,2 
LIN8007 Language and Literacy Assessment  TESOL  1,2,3 
LIN8015 Introduction to Sociolinguistics  Applied Linguistics  2,3 
LIN8019 Teaching Languages to Young Learners  TESOL; Applied Linguistics 
LIN8020 Digital Literacies in Practice  TESOL; Applied Linguistics 
PRL8007 Community Participation    

Footnotes
*Subject to approval of the Program Coordinator and provided necessary pre-requisites are met.
^Professional Experience is a required component of this course, please refer to the Course Specification regarding sector specific requirements.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

Note: Subject to approval of the Program Coordinator and provided necessary pre-requisites are met, students may choose from a range of other postgraduate courses available through USQ.

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IT requirements

Students must have reliable and ready access to email and the Internet. See minimum computing standards for more information.

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Articulation

The Graduate Diploma of Education articulates from the Graduate Certificate of Education. On completion of the Graduate Diploma of Education, students may be eligible for entry into the Master of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)) or Master of Education (Full Fee Paying (FFP)), provided necessary entry requirements have been met.

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Exit points

Students who successfully complete a minimum of four units of the Graduate Diploma of Education program will be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Education.
Students wishing to exit prior to a successful completion are advised to contact the Faculty of Business Education Law and Arts.

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Credit

Credit may be granted on the basis of completed equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised institution. In order for credit to be granted, the claim must meet the following specific requirements:

  • the course was passed within five years prior to the application (courses up to ten years old may be considered if evidence is provided that the applicant has been employed in that field)

  • the course passed is sufficiently equivalent in objectives, content and weightings to a course prescribed in the Graduate Diploma of Education, or alternatively, a suitable discipline course

  • the maximum credit granted is no greater than four units for the Graduate Diploma of Education

  • credit approved in the Graduate Diploma of Education will not automatically apply to other programs offered by the USQ


Claims for credit should be submitted prior to or at the time of enrolment in a course. Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with USQ policy. Please contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts for further information.

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Enrolment

Students will enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Education on either a full-time or a part-time basis. Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, distance education or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.
Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required students may need to choose alternative courses. Students will be advised of the change prior to semester start.

Commonwealth Supported Place specialisations (GDED)

  • Early Childhood

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Special Education

  • Teaching English Language to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Full Fee Paying specialisations (GDEF)

  • Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning

  • Applied Linguistics

  • Career Development

  • Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership

  • Leading and Managing Educational Organisations

  • Multicultural Education

  • Online and Distributed Learning


Students who wish to study a broader variety of courses and are not seeking a specialisation should follow the general pathway guidelines. Please note this is a full-fee paying pathway.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU8701 Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Contexts: Theory and Practice1
     EDU5713 Assessment Principles and Practices31,3Students require first-hand knowledge of, and access to, a teaching situation in school, post-compulsory, community education or training context.
     EDU8506 Informal Learning3
     EDU5760 Professional Study1,2Professional Experience is a required component of this course, please refer to the Course Specification regarding sector specific requirements.
     EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching2 Participants MUST have access to a mentee.
     EDU8606 Lifelong Career Development1

Complete two of the following approved courses:

EDU5221 Professional Learning2
EDU5601 Designing for Flexible Learning Environments1
EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures2
EDU8605 Building Communities of Practice1

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Early Childhood - Commonwealth Supported (GDED)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

The Early Childhood specialisation is designed to meet the needs of early childhood professionals and other multi-disciplinary practitioners involved in work with young children and their families. It is expected that these students will normally hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent post-compulsory qualifications) in a discipline other than Early Childhood Education and are keen to enhance their skills, knowledge and ability in relation to the Early Childhood sector. This qualification will also meet the needs of experienced educators who are seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills to gain a specialisation in Early Childhood Education and Care.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU5010 Politics and Pedagogy in Early Childhood2
     EDU8000 Early Childhood Principles and Practices1Required 15 days Professional Experience.
     EDU8007 Developing Matters in Early Childhood Education1
     EDU8011 Professional Culture, Dynamics and Change in Early Childhood Education2
     EDU5760 Professional Study1,2Professional Experience is a required component of this course, please refer to the Course Specification regarding sector specific requirements.
     EDU8513 Creativity and Innovation Across the Lifespan3

Complete two USQ postgraduate courses.


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Guidance and Counselling specialisation - Commonwealth Supported (GDED)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students seeking employment as a Guidance Officer in Queensland will usually require a four-year degree as a pre-requisite to entering this program. You should check the requirements with your prospective employer prior to enrolling.
This specialisation prepares teachers for work as a guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor. Students can prepare themselves for a career in developmental guidance work (Primary), Counselling and Career Work (Secondary) or a combination of both (P-12) through the selection of courses in the enrolment pattern below.
The specialisation generally meets the registration criteria for the Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association.
Students from outside Queensland who are intending to use this specialisation for professional accreditation should consult the relevant registration bodies.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU8332 Introduction to Counselling in Educational Contexts1
     EDU8333 Advanced Counselling in Educational Contexts2Pre-requisite: EDU8332
     EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention1,3
     EDU5335 Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Children and Adolescents2
     EDU8317 Individual Assessment and Testing1
     EDU8328 Consultation and Communication: Theory and Practice2,3
     EDU8507 Counselling in Education Contexts: Theory & Practice1

Complete one of the following approved courses:

     EDU8504 Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Education Contexts2,3
     EDU8331 Career Development in Educational Settings2

Notes

Some courses require access to workplaces.

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Special Education - Commonwealth Supported (GDED)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU5321 Educating Students with Special Needs1,3
     EDU8328 Consultation and Communication: Theory and Practice2,3

Complete six of the following approved courses:

     EDU8501 Developmental Foundations for Learning2
     EDU8317 Individual Assessment and Testing 1
     EDU8324 Learning Difficulties: Reading2
     EDU8326 Learning Difficulties: Mathematics1
     EDU5324 Behaviour Support3
     EDU5335 Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Children and Adolescents2
     EDU8505 Programs to Promote Gifted Achievement Across the Lifespan2Pre-requisite: EDU8511
     EDU8509 Positive Behaviour Support within School Contexts1
     EDU8511 Gifted Achievement Across the Lifespan1
     EDU8513 Creativity and Innovation Across the Lifespan3
     EDU8338 Autism3

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Commonwealth Supported (GDED)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     LIN5000 The Nature of Language11,2
     LIN8001 Principles of Second Language Learning1,21,2
     LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a Second Language1,22
     LIN8006 Computer-Assisted Language Learning1,2
     LIN8007 Language and Literacy Assessment21,3

Complete three of the following approved courses:*

     LIN5001 Teaching English Grammar2
     EDU5760 Professional Study1,2Professional Experience is a required component of this course, please refer to the Course Specification regarding sector specific requirements.
     EDR8005 Discourse Analysis1,2
     LIN8019 Teaching Languages to Young Learners2
     LIN8020 Digital Literacies in Practice3

Footnotes
*Subject to the approval of the Specialisation Coordinator, one of these courses can be replaced by a course outside the list.

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Applied Linguistics - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     LIN5000 The Nature of Language11,2
     EDR8005 Discourse Analysis1,2
     LIN8001 Principles of Second Language Learning1,21,2
     LIN8003 Language Program Management2
     LIN8015 Introduction to Sociolinguistics22,3

Choose three of the following approved courses:*

     LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a Second Language1,22
     LIN8006 Computer-Assisted Language Learning1,2
     LIN8007 Language and Literacy Assessment21,3
     LIN8019 Teaching Languages to Young Learners2

Footnotes
*Subject to the approval of the Specialisation Coordinator, one of these courses can be replaced by a course outside the list.

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Career Development - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

The Career Development specialisation meets the professional learning needs of professionals working in teaching, counselling, training, employment, community development, or information management roles who support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organisations. 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.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU8606 Lifelong Career Development1
     EDU8331 Career Development in Educational Settings2
     EDU8332 Introduction to Counselling in Educational Contexts1
     EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures2
     EDU8328 Consultation and Communication: Theory and Practice2,3
     EDU8317 Individual Assessment and Testing1

Complete two USQ postgraduate courses.


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Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU5703 Engaging Curriculum and Pedagogy3
     EDU5705 Principles of Quality Curricula1
     EDU5713 Assessment Principles and Practices31,3Students require first-hand knowledge of, and access to, a teaching situation in school, post-compulsory, community education or training context.
     EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures2
     EDU8510 Building Pedagogical Leadership Capacity2
     EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching2Participants MUST have access to a mentee.

Complete either two of the following approved courses OR two other USQ Postgraduate courses:

     EDU8312 Educators as Leaders: Emerging Perspectives1
     EDU8506 Informal Learning3
     EDU8712 Contemporary Approaches to Alternative Education3

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Leading and Managing Educational Organisations - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU5221 Professional Learning2
     EDU8311 Concepts and Theories in Educational Management1
     EDU8318 Organisational Transformation Through Learning2Pre-requisite: EDU8312
     EDU8312 Educators as Leaders: Emerging Perspectives1
     EDU8314 Human Resource Strategies for Innovation1,3
     EDU8320 Rights and Responsibilities of School Leaders1commencing 2018

Select one of the following:

     LAW8710 Australian Law for School Managers2Australian students only.
     EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching2. Participants MUST have access to a mentee.

Complete one of the following approved courses or two other USQ postgraduate courses:

     EDU8510 Building Pedagogical Leadership Capacity2
     EDU8319 Marketing Your Educational Organisation3
     EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching2Participants MUST have access to a mentee.

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Multicultural Education - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU8500 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Education and Issues1
     EDU8502 Cultural Diversity Challenges in the Classroom1
     EDU8503 Culture and (Multicultural) Education2
     EDU8508 Engaging with Indigenous Communities3
     EDU8512 Pasifika Education1
     EDU8704 New Pedagogies2

Complete two USQ postgraduate courses.


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Online and Distributed Learning - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Required Courses

     EDU5112 Transforming Learning with ICT3
     EDU8111 Emerging Environments for Learning2
     EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice1
     EDU8117 Networked and Global Learning2
     EDU5601 Designing for Flexible Learning Environments1
     EDU8605 Building Communities of Practice

Complete two USQ postgraduate courses.


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General Pathway - Full Fee Paying (GDEF)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

For students choosing this pathway, no named specialisation will appear on their Testamur.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Complete four postgraduate Education courses.

Complete any four USQ postgraduate courses.