This course provides you with professional preparation for teaching in secondary schools and for a wide range of other careers with an education focus.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent with a summer commencement. Students commencing mid-year will need 1.5 years minimum enrolment to complete requirements.
The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one-year full-time initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-Education field relevant to teaching. This course provides you with professional preparation for teaching in secondary schools and for a wide range of other careers with an education focus.
To be eligible for this course, your undergraduate degree must be relevant to one of the following learning areas in secondary schools: English, Drama, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Languages Other Than English (LOTE) or English as a Second Language (ESL).
On completion of this course you will be eligible to be employed in government and non-government schools and other education related occupations throughout the world. Students should note, however, that some Australian states require a minimum of two years professional pre-service education.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year domestic available
- School of Education
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged. Students should note that both internal and external GradDipEd students take EDN550 Transition to Teaching in the Summer option, which is an intensive 3-point version held on campus in the four-week period immediately prior to the commencement of Semester 1. Students who enrolled in this course prior to 2014 should enrol in EDU293/EDU297 Professional Internship Units.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.
How to apply as a International Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.
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