Graduate Diploma Programs in Australia

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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 of Legal Practice

Australian National University (ANU) - Law
Online Full time 6 months January 2019 Australia Canberra

The duration of the GDLP is as little as six months full time, and the program is delivered almost entirely online. The first step on your pathway to practice is a four day face-to-face introductory course taught by practising lawyers and barristers in one of several locations around Australia. This course, Becoming a Practitioner (BAP), is an introduction to lawyers’ skills and is preparation for the rest of the GDLP program. [+]

Entry requirements for the GDLP

An Australian Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or international equivalent. The Diploma in Law, awarded by the Legal Profession Admission Board is also accepted for admission to this program.

Age of your previous qualification - Limit of 5 years

As of 1 January 2015 a 'stale learning' requirement comes into effect. This means that you need to apply for admission to practice within five years of completing your LLB, LLBHons or JD. Please contact the admitting authority in the state you wish to be admitted if your degree precedes the five year ruling.

Practical Legal Training Early Start rule

If you intend to commence your GDLP prior to completing your Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor, you need to be familiar with the Early Start rules (see below).... [-]


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.... [-]


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 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 in Psychology (GDPSYC)

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

This course is designed to meet the needs of graduates from other disciplines who wish to pursue a career in psychology or related fields by providing them with the opportunity to undertake an Australian [+]

Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GDPSYC)

Locations:

Casuarina Campus External Studies

This course is designed to meet the needs of graduates from other disciplines who wish to pursue a career in psychology or related fields by providing them with the opportunity to undertake an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited undergraduate major in psychology. It is particularly suited to those who want subsequent entry to fourth year Psychology courses. Career opportunities available to graduates include: youth work, advertising and marketing, policy and research, consumer research, industrial relations, human resources, program coordination and welfare. Major employers include State and Territory and Commonwealth government departments, local business and multinational corporations, as well as child, family and aged care services, educational and rehabilitation community-based agencies.... [-]


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 Property Development

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Property Development provides a comprehensive understanding of the property development process combined with the practical skills required to work effectively in the industry. This incorporates the political, financial, legal and physical systems that contribute to the successful development of property assets. [+]

Student benefit from close ties to industry. UTS academics have professional backgrounds and connections, and class projects are often based on real development scenarios. Recent project examples include the Gladesville Hospital site, Lindfield Town Centre and the Sydney Light Rail Corridor. As many students have extensive industry experience too, there are excellent opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and networking across a range of fields including property development, valuation, construction, engineering, town planning and architecture.

This course is focused on development and delivered with a practical focus. It provides a thorough and advanced grounding in all aspects of the property development process, markets and institutions, including the political, managerial, legal and physical systems which contribute to the effective management and development of property assets, property investment portfolios and development proposals. It is designed to provide valuers and other property practitioners with opportunities to enhance their qualifications and expertise, and provide professionals from other fields with an understanding of property development and investment issues and techniques.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Planning

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Australia Sydney

The Graduate Diploma in Planning provides a new career path for design, planning and property professionals, equipping graduates with a broad understanding of planning issues alongside the negotiation skills and creative thinking required to resolve them. [+]

Whereas planning has often been seen as an approval process, UTS approaches the discipline as a critical task, one that connects communities with governments, institutions and developers. Property development and planning students study a common first year, which develops a mutual understanding of how to balance private and public interests in urban development.

Through this course, students proactively engage with policy, environmental and demographic frameworks to understand how planning decisions shape the urban environment over the long term. This engagement is multidisciplinary, spanning planning, urban design, property, architecture/landscape architecture, economics, spatial analysis, law and urban ecology. The degree has both a strong sustainability focus and an emphasis on the property development cycle. Students learn about land markets and feasibility studies, and acquire the technical skills to perform complex and evidence-based forecasting. They also learn how to conduct large scale structure planning and design master planned developments for communities. Students achieve these outcomes by applying theory to real-world scenarios in real-world learning environments, including peer-led, multidisciplinary teamwork and discussions, case studies and field trips, with opportunities to travel internationally.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis provides advanced-level material in core contemporary accounting and finance issues. [+]

The core subjects are designed to offer a balanced coverage of accounting, finance and investment topics.

Career options include financial analyst and financial planning positions in the financial services sector, industry and government.

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Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise provides skills and knowledge in the human resource and legal aspects of the management of not-for-profit organisations. This course offers key insights into social entrepreneurship and social innovation as drivers of not-for-profit, community-oriented enterprises. [+]

The course is industry-relevant and flexible study modes are typically offered.

This course provides managerial skills for individuals seeking to work in the vast and complex areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship as they relate to not-for-profit enterprises.

Career options include management of non-government or not-for-profit organisations.

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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. [+]

Graduate Diploma Programs in Australia 2019. 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 Accounting

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 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 in Business

Southern Cross University
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 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 International Tourism and Hotel Management

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2019 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 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:... [-]