Course Description

The special education specialisation of the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and values needed to specialise in the teaching of children with special-education needs, or to qualify for appointments as leaders.

You will tackle the challenges of students with special education needs, early language and learning issues, preventing disruptive behaviour, and teaching students with learning difficulties. The Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) is recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Training as a formal qualification in special education. Subject to meeting progression requirements in the graduate diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education).



Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $26,500 total course cost.
International Students: $40,000 per year full-time

Duration

1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.9% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 79.0% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.0% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.3% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 2.4% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 024659C
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNEDUSTD1SIE

Entry Requirements



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