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La Trobe University
University Handbook 2014

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies

Course code/s: Bendigo (RGEST), Melbourne (EDGEST)

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for teachers and other professionals to further their 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. The course is a pathway to Masters level study.


The course may be taken over one year full-time or two to three years part-time.

Admission requirements

A three year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.

Course structure

The course has a total of 120 credit points.

Subjects offered at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

Subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated.

Teaching period Subject title Subject code
TE-SEM-S Intercultural Communication and Education EDU5CCU
TE-SEM-2 International Education Policy and Management (30 credit points) EDU5IEP
TE-SEM-2 Communication and Interpersonal Skills EDU4IS
TE-SEM-1 Person-centred Approach in Teaching, Counselling and Nursing EDU5PCA
TE-SEM-1  or TE-SEM-2 Research Methods in Education (30 credit points) EDU5RME
TE-SEM-1 Science and Technology in Contemporary Society EDU5STC
Week 27 ‘At risk’ Students: Critical Considerations EDU5ARS
TE-SEM-1 Curriculum Development and Design EDU5CDD
TE-SEM-1 Leadership and Team Building EDU5LTB
TE-SEM-1 Managing Organisational Change EDU5MOC
TE-SEM-2 Teaching and Learning in a Virtual Environment EDU5TLV
TE-SEM-S Creating Positive Learning Environments EDU4CPL
TE-SEM-1 Using Multimedia for Learning EDU4UML

Classes with less than 15 students may not run.

Some subjects may not be available.

Subjects offered at Bendigo Campus

Students should contact the Course Administrator for a list of available subjects.