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Summary
Graduate Diploma of Education Specialisation Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (GDED)

Study Mode
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Broaden your horizons

USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Education (TESOL) (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for practitioners who are aspiring leaders in the field of English language teaching. 
Through this eight unit-degree, you will broaden your knowledge of the importance of language and your knowledge of contemporary English language teaching methodology.

Flexible study

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.

Other specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) include: Guidance and Counselling, and Special Education.

Specialisations for the Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying): Career Development, Educational Leadership, and STEM Education

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework major pathways courses
5
plus 3 x specialisation approved courses
3
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying AUD 21520

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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 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

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.