Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Generalist)

Course 138-GN (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview: The Melbourne Graduate School of Education has responded to the significant demand from schools for relatively short, intensive and flexible programs of professional development - programs which will enable participants to access the latest developments in research, policy and practice. In designing a program of studies to reflect the current professional development priorities for teachers in leadership positions in both government and non-government schools, the School has consulted closely with different organisations.
Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, students should:
  • deepen their knowledge and extend their understanding in the general area of educational thought and practice;
  • acquire a substantial understanding of relevant theory and practice in particular areas of education pertinent to any specialisation in their course;
  • improve their ability to present carefully reasoned and appropriately documented positions on matters of educational significance related to their chosen subjects;
  • be acquainted with the range of expert writing and research on topics in the field of education;
  • apply, to the resolution of practical situations in areas of education related to their studies, principles for action based on pertinent writings and research;
  • be eligible, under particular specified conditions, for employment in designated positions within the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and in other schools communities;
  • have an ongoing and deepening commitment to the study and practice of education;
  • establish a sound basis for further studies in Education at the Masters level.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: To satisfy the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies course, a student must satisfactorily complete 100 points of coursework, selected from the pool of postgraduate-level subjects. Students are not required to undertake studies entirely in one particular area of specialisation.
Subject Options: Some subjects within this course are also offered in external (online) or external (correspondence) mode of delivery. It is possible to undertake this course entirely in external mode of delivery providing students select subjects that are available in external mode of delivery.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2009
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements: An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies if the applicant has:
  • completed an approved degree and an approved teaching qualification; or
  • completed an approved four-year teaching degree; or
  • completed an approved equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Faculty as evidence of adequate preparation for the course and has a record of professional or teaching experience in a field and at a level acceptable to the School.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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