La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.
Fees and costs
$19,600 per 120 credit points.

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 Master’s-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.

Entry requirements


A three-year Bachelor’s 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.

Career outcomes

Graduates are likely to work as nurse educators, adult educators, and other teaching roles.

Professional recognition

For primary teachers with three-year qualification, this course is recognised by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a fourth year.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

$19,600 per 120 credit points.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

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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.