What will I learn?

Designed in partnership with Griffith University, the new Diploma of Educational Studies transitions seamlessly into the highly-regarded Bachelor of Education. This puts you in a strong position for a wide range of teaching careers, across the public and private sectors. It can lead to senior positions, like department head or principal.

Griffith University has the highest education graduate success rates in Australia. Our graduates are in demand and find employment in the independent, Catholic and state education systems in Queensland as well as overseas.

An education qualification is also a good general qualification for many areas of work. Rather than teaching in schools, you could choose to follow a different pathway. Options include training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, adult literacy, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy.

If you need additional English, Maths or Science qualifications to be eligible for a teaching degree, this new diploma is perfect for you. Rather than needing to complete extra study, including bridging and enabling subjects, you can meet the requirements while studying this one-year diploma.



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$30,500.00 (16,52,221) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March 2022


Griffith College

Mt Gravatt Campus,

Level 5, International Building, M14176 Messines Ridge Road,



4122, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$30,500.00 (16,52,221) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March 2022


Gold Coast Campus

Level 4, International Building,

G52 Parklands Drive,



4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent with a pass in 3 general/applied subjects

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS (Academic): 7.5 in IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking and a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing;

ISLPR: 4 in all bands

Domestic Students:

To be eligible for your program of study, you must have achieved the pre-requisite study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

Mature Age

Mature age students (21 years of age and over) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements if you have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.

International Students:

Entry requirements vary from country to country. To find out your entry requirements based on your country, visit the Griffith College website.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements may undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Griffith College

Griffith College’s diplomas are university-designed, in many cases providing full credit and progression to Griffith University in the 2nd year.

  • Easy transition to Griffith University
  • Internationally recognised tertiary-level qualifications
  • Small class sizes and personalised support for students
  • Fast-track graduation for select courses in eight months