Graduate Diploma in Professional Education

The Graduate Diploma in Professional Education is equivalent to six months of full-time study and articulates with the Master of Education (coursework) or Master of Educational Leadership (coursework).

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Professional Education
Award abbreviation
GradDipProfEd
Course code
31310
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2022
Administered by
Graduate School of Education
CRICOS code
074959K

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
0.5 year
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Grace Oakley
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AEDUC5519Contemporary Reforms in Education
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
24 hours, a total of 150 hours total time commitment
NSEDUC5608Integrating Pedagogy and Technology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks—face-to-face (50 per cent) and online (50 per cent)
S1EDUC5610Human Resource Development in Education
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 12 weeks)
S2EDUC5612Leadership for Learning
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
seminars: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks; offshore as required
S1EDUC5616International and Comparative Education
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
NSEDUC5633Educational Research Analysis
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
EDUC5631 Approaches to Research must be taken before or concurrently with this unit.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Up to 30 hours
N/AEDUC5634Qualitative Inquiry
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
25 hours
NSEDUC5636Assessment and Measurement
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Online with 2 intensive teaching days
N/AEDUC5637Measurement and Evaluation
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 13 weeks)
NSEDUC5639Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: four days intensive teaching
NS, S1EDUC5658Globalising Education Policy
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
12 x 2 hour online workshops
S1, S2EDUC5660Education Studies
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 31310 Graduate Diploma in Professional Education (ID 81) or Course Enrolment 30580 Master of Education (ID 204) or Course Enrolment 30240 Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (articulated) (ID 209) or Course Enrolment 30520 Master of Educational Leadership (ID 210) or Course Enrolment 31650 Master of Educational Leadership (ID 211) or Course Enrolment 31670 Master of Education (by thesis and coursework) (ID 13)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
reading and conference sessions: 25 hours
NSEDUC5678Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks); offshore as required

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 30580 Master of Education (48 points)
  • 31310 Graduate Diploma in Professional Education (24 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).