La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Education

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Enhance your professional practice. Take the next step. The way we learn is changing. To keep pace with the evolution of education, educators need to continually refresh their skills to take advantage of the digitisation of education and incorporate new research into how and why we learn. Advance your career and stay up-to-date with current best practice with La Trobe's Graduate Diploma in Education. You'll develop your networks and grow your career as an educator and leader. Deepen your foundations with core subjects on educational leadership, how humans learn and digital technologies. Then add a specialisation of your choosing, such as curriculum design, or inclusion and diversity. This flexible course is designed for people who're working. Many subjects are delivered in intensive or blended modes, making it easier to fit study into your life.


To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Education, students must complete 120 credit points of study in total, consisting of: 60 core credit points 60 elective credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Autism Spectrum and Engagement
  • Building Strategic Organisational Partnerships
  • Cognitive Science Models of Reading and Writing
  • Gender and Education
  • How Humans Learn
  • Instructional Design for Language and Literacy Teaching
  • International Education Policy and Management
  • Language and Linguistics for Reading Instruction
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Learning and the Nature of Communication
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support Across Year Levels
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Schools and Well-being
  • Trauma Theory and Practice
  • Using Multimedia for Learning

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $34,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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