Educational studies

Why study Educational studies?

We offer professional development and career enhancement as well as a pathway to Masters programs for those working in educational environments. Subject areas include classroom management, curriculum and pedagogy, student welfare, science education, mathematics education, literacy education, cultural studies, information and communication technology, applied learning principles, leadership and educational management.  For academic staff teaching in higher education, we offer enhanced teaching skills and an understanding of educational processes appropriate to teaching and learning in higher education.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities depend on the course selected. Roles include leading teacher, educational management consultant, teacher in adult and community education, specialist practitioner consultant, policy and planning officer, education officer, school principal, vice-principal and lecturer/tutor.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017 - apply now

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies
Duration :
1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
If you are a teacher with three years' training or if education relates to your field of work, this course provides you with an opportunity to further your professional development in general educational studies. It provides a fourth year qualification for teachers with three years' training or a qualification in education for nurses or other professionals who wish to pursue studies in professional education related to their own environment. It is also a pathway to Masters-level study (satisfying requirements for the first year).

This course is not a professional entry course, it is a teacher development course for people involved in teaching at any level. It may either add a specialist qualification for teachers who are already registered or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education.
Professional recognition
For primary teachers with three-year qualification, this course is recognised by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a fourth year.
Prerequisite
A three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$18,750 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2017 are now closed.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies
Duration :
1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
If you are a teacher with three years' training or if education relates to your field of work, this course provides you with an opportunity to further your professional development in general educational studies. It provides a fourth year qualification for teachers with three years' training or a qualification in education for nurses or other professionals who wish to pursue studies in professional education related to their own environment. It is also a pathway to Masters-level study (satisfying requirements for the first year).

This course is not a professional entry course, it is a teacher development course for people involved in teaching at any level. It may either add a specialist qualification for teachers who are already registered or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education.
Professional recognition
For primary teachers with three-year qualification, this course is recognised by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a fourth year.
Prerequisite
A three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$18,750 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2017 - apply now

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (036099J)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 500
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
If you are a teacher with three years' training or if education relates to your field of work, this course provides you with an opportunity to further your professional development in general educational studies. It provides a fourth year qualification for teachers with three years' training or a qualification in education for nurses or other professionals who wish to pursue studies in professional education related to their own environment. It is also a pathway to Masters-level study (satisfying requirements for the first year).

This course is not a professional entry course, it is a teacher development course for people involved in teaching at any level. It may either add a specialist qualification for teachers who are already registered or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree or an approved international equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (036099J)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $25 500)
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
If you are a teacher with three years' training or if education relates to your field of work, this course provides you with an opportunity to further your professional development in general educational studies. It provides a fourth year qualification for teachers with three years' training or a qualification in education for nurses or other professionals who wish to pursue studies in professional education related to their own environment. It is also a pathway to Masters-level study (satisfying requirements for the first year).

This course is not a professional entry course, it is a teacher development course for people involved in teaching at any level. It may either add a specialist qualification for teachers who are already registered or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree or an approved international equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Overseas study options

Our Masters of Education (Applied Learning) includes an optional three-week study tour to the UK, Europe and Canada. If you are studying another course, you may be eligible for our exchange program. See student exchange.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all staff from the School of Education.

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