Graduate Diploma Programs in Australia

See 20 Top Graduate Diplomas in Australia 2018/2019

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Graduate diplomas differ from other degrees, such as a bachelor’s or master’s, due to their length in duration and subject matter. Earning a diploma requires fewer courses and does not take as long to earn. Students usually enroll in these courses after receiving a bachelor’s.

Australia has a subsidized higher education for students pursuing the undergraduate degrees. They also give loan and grants for the post graduate students. Higher learning starts at undergraduate degree level to a doctoral degree offered in any field of study.

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Graduate Diploma in Business (Online)

Southern Cross University (Online)
Online Part time 16 months July 2019 Australia Australia Online

SCU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Business is a great way to prepare yourself for success in the face of an uncertain future – especially considering 92.2% of graduates are now in full-time employment (Graduate Careers Australia’s Postgraduate Destinations Report, 2013). [+]

Duration: 16 months part-time

Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify

Study periods: Feb, Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec

Fees: $2450 per unit, FEE-HELP available

Units: 8

Move up or jump across

How do you stay ahead of the curve in a globalized world of business when technology, communications, platforms and people are constantly changing?

SCU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Business is a great way to prepare yourself for success in the face of an uncertain future – especially considering 92.2% of graduates are now in full-time employment (Graduate Careers Australia’s Postgraduate Destinations Report, 2013). Studies in global business, entrepreneurship, marketing, corporate governance, project management, finance, managing people, information systems, strategy, and case analysis are designed to launch you into the business study, take the next step in your career, transition from your current career into business management or start your own business.... [-]


Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

College Australia
Campus Part time 12 months October 2018 Australia Southport

Are you an executive leader looking for that competitive edge? Refine and hone your skills to promote yourself as the best possible candidate within your discipline. [+]

Business at CA

Are you an executive leader looking for that competitive edge? Have you completed a Diploma, Degree, or have 5 years experience in a relevant field? Refine and hone your skills to promote yourself as the best possible candidate within your discipline.

Study a variety of topics including:

Strategic planning and transformation Collaborative partnerships and relationships Lead and influence change Ethical practice Diversity management Portfolio performance Mentoring programs Fee Structure

Our aim is to make fees as transparent as possible. We never want students to be unclear about how affordable studying with us is, so we made it plain and simple.

Fees

Total Tuition Fee is $13000 Administration Fee is $250 ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

The Hotel School Sydney & Melbourne
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Australia Sydney Melbourne + 1 more

Incorporating the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management and then some, the Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management course will provide higher business and hospitality management skills that can be used in a variety of global commercial settings. Some strategy and planning elements will be incorporated into your curriculum. [+]

Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

Incorporating the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management and then some, the Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management course will provide higher business and hospitality management skills that can be used in a variety of global commercial settings. Some strategy and planning elements will be incorporated into your curriculum.

You will further develop your management and leadership skills to a high level. You will learn how to take action in different and often challenging situations involving guests, visitors, clients, staff, suppliers, local government and other third parties to ensure your guests enjoy their experience. In the Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management, you will grow your skills in developing and implementing tourism and hospitality strategy to ensure business goals are reached at a global level. Your understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the wider tourism, hospitality and events sectors will be at a global level.... [-]


Grad Diploma in Education (Early Childhood)

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Gain a globally recognized qualification to teach children in their most critical years of development and growth. [+]

Gain a globally recognized qualification to teach children in their most critical years of development and growth.

RMIT’s Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) will develop your understanding of how young children learn the skills they need for life.

This program is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree and now wish to teach in the early childhood field.

What you will gain through this program

Graduates of this program will have a professional teaching qualification, allowing them to teach in all early childhood settings.

This degree will give you the confidence to link theories with practice and build on children’s creativity, problem-solving and innovation by using emerging technologies in curriculum design.... [-]


Graduate Diploma of Business (GDBZ)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2019 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 4 more

Looking to extend your career opportunities or undertake specialised postgraduate study in business? With a wide range of specialisations, or the ability to tailor a degree to suit your interests, USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to align your study interests to areas that best support your business career aspirations. [+]

Expand your business skills and knowledge

Looking to extend your career opportunities or undertake specialised postgraduate study in business? With a wide range of specialisations, or the ability to tailor a degree to suit your interests, USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to align your study interests to areas that best support your business career aspirations. The Graduate Diploma of Business’ flexibility also provides you with the option to choose two specialisations.

You can choose a specialisation from:

Agribusiness (not available in 2017) Big Data and Visualisation Business Administration Business Leadership Crisis Management Digital Marketing Analytics Digital Transformation Emergency and Disaster Communication Enterprise Leadership Finance General Global Business Management International Business Project Management Professional Communication Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing Sustainable Business. ... [-]

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Bond University
Campus Full time 36 weeks January 2019 Australia Robina

The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science prepares you for entry into a career in psychology (that is provisional registration as a psychologist in addition to two years of supervised training). [+]

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of an accredited three-year sequence of study in psychology in Australia or the bridging Graduate Diploma of Psychology or equivalent. IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the Bond University 4.0 scale for all second and third year Psychology subjects and are assessed on academic merit.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science prepares you for entry into a career in psychology (that is provisional registration as a psychologist in addition to two years of supervised training). The program also prepares you for the fifth and sixth years of your professional training.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Bond University
Online Campus Full time 36 weeks January 2019 Australia Robina + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also known as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between your law degree and becoming a practicing lawyer.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor qualification from an Australian Institution.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also known as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between your law degree and becoming a practicing lawyer. The PLT program is an alternative to undertaking a legal traineeship for admission in Queensland. Our PLT program is a coursework degree that provides structured and supervised legal training, based on the Competency Standards for entry-level lawyers developed by the admitting authorities and the Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC).

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The PLT program has three components:... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Business

Southern Cross University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Australia Bilinga Melbourne Perth Sydney + 3 more

The Graduate Diploma in Business will develop your core skills to respond to business challenges, preparing you with the critical thinking, research and entrepreneurial skills for decision making at a senior level. [+]

The business world is constantly shifting and evolving, with changing technology drivers, greater global mobility, and increasing competition. As a business professional, you will need a deep understanding of core business principles as well as to be innovative and flexible. The Graduate Diploma in Business will develop your core skills to respond to business challenges, preparing you with the critical thinking, research and entrepreneurial skills for decision making at a senior level.In this 1 year program you will study the aspects of management and organizational behavior you need to communicate and implement your business goals, and on core principles of accounting, marketing and economics to support the sound business judgment. Graduates of this program will be recognized by potential employers for their superior knowledge level and will have an entry pathway to Southern Cross University’s MBA program.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Australia Bilinga + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Accounting will prepare you with skills in financial reporting, legal studies, and economics as well as business and management accounting. [+]

If you would like to apply specialist accounting knowledge in the workplace – whether it be your own business, a corporation or in government, you should consider this 1-year course.The Graduate Diploma in Accounting will prepare you with skills in financial reporting, legal studies, and economics as well as business and management accounting. You will develop your analytic and communication skills to interpret and diagnose complex business issues and propose solutions.Students who graduate from this course will be recognized for their advanced business and accounting skills and will have an opportunity to continue their study towards qualifying as an accountant via the Master of Professional Accounting.... [-]


Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management

Southern Cross University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management focuses on the biodiversity of forests, conservation, plantation management and catchment protection and will prepare you for a career in a diverse, challenging and global industry. [+]

Take your science degree to a new level with postgraduate study in a field of applied science that has a global impact.The Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management focuses on the biodiversity of forests, conservation, plantation management and catchment protection and will prepare you for a career in a diverse, challenging and global industry.This degree takes your foundational scientific skills up several notches, preparing you with the knowledge to consider and address resource management across agribusiness and native forests.As a graduate, you will have opportunities for a career in the park management, land rehabilitation, plantation forestry and other areas of forest work. You will also have a path to continue your study in the Master of Forest Science and Management. Career Opportunities ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 Australia Bilinga Melbourne Sydney + 4 more

The Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management offers you the opportunity increase your prospects of a leadership role in the tourism and hospitality industry. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management offers you the opportunity increase your prospects of a leadership role in the tourism and hospitality industry. This flexible course gives you foundational knowledge in business operations, as well as tourism theory. You will study aspects of entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning and contemporary hotel management to prepare you to work at senior levels in this global and diverse industry. Graduates will have opportunities across a range of tourism industry employers or may wish to continue to complete the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF MANAGEMENT (LEARNING)

Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online Perth + 5 more

The Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) is a one year course which is a great kick-start for graduates who want to learn how to create their own start-up digital media business. The course is designed to introduce students to the associated entrepreneurial skills required and the opportunities in the rapidly expanding independent games, animation and digital content industry. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) is a one year course which is a great kick-start for graduates who want to learn how to create their own start-up digital media business. The course is designed to introduce students to the associated entrepreneurial skills required and the opportunities in the rapidly expanding independent games, animation and digital content industry.

Careers

This course is intended to give students the skills to manage and run their own creative media businesses. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

Game / VFX Developer Lead Artist / Programmer / Designer Project Manager Producer Small business entrepreneur Entry Requirements ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (GDTL)

Charles Darwin University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 Australia Darwin Sydney Melbourne + 3 more

The curriculum content and pedagogy of this course is contextualised to prepare students to teach middle or secondary schools, or in the early or primary years of primary schools. Students intending to teach [+]

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (GDTL)

Locations:

Casuarina Campus External Studies

The curriculum content and pedagogy of this course is contextualised to prepare students to teach middle or secondary schools, or in the early or primary years of primary schools. Students intending to teach in early childhood settings should consider the Bachelor of Early Childhood Learning.

The course enables students to develop the skills and knowledge to teach in contemporary school settings. It is a fast-paced, intensive course with considerable opportunity for practical, classroom experience. Students are encouraged to recognise environmental, social and cultural influences on teaching and learning to achieve just, meaningful, purposeful and equitable outcomes for all learners. Career opportunities for graduates include teaching, education and research.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

Media Design School
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Australia Adelaide

Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D, interactive and web design, graphic design, or VFX & motion graphics. [+]

Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D, interactive and web design, graphic design, or VFX & motion graphics. That means when you are ready to pursue your chosen career, your raw talent will be finely tuned and raring to go.

Careers & Industry

Creative technologies is an ever-developing space, and post-graduate studies allows you to focus on new ways of doing things and become highly specialized. Like any Media Design School course, you'll be immersed in a studio-like environment thereby gaining practical industry skills that are important to employers. As you choose your own research topic, you may opt to work across multiple disciplines, to broaden your skill base and increase your career options.... [-]


Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year March 2019 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management course provides an opportunity for those in leadership and management positions to further their study in this area within the context of a Christian framework. The course has a particular focus on not-for-profit organisations. [+]

The Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management course provides an opportunity for those in leadership and management positions to further their study in this area within the context of a Christian framework. The course has a particular focus on not-for-profit organisations.

Duration

One year full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of three or four units per year.

Credit points

Eight units totalling 48 credit points

Mode of delivery

A blended learning approach, utilising the online learning platform Moodle, is adopted for the delivery of most of the units, comprising off-campus learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction.... [-]