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Diploma courses after graduation in Australia

Courses that help you prepare for the job right away

Australia is one of the top study abroad country and has the third-largest population of international students in the world. The country’s diploma courses are known for being designed in a manner to provide with a flexible learning option and ample skill development. Diploma courses after graduation in Australia are popularly known as ‘Graduate Diplomas’ and are often considered as new-age courses.

Diploma courses in Australia 

Australian institutions endorse easy and flexible semester formats offering a wide range of courses, practising innovative teaching and learning techniques. When it comes to Diploma courses, they have a well-structured curriculum having integrated detailed academic syllabus with educational and practical skills to prepare their students for all aspects of future application. All institutions follow stringent education compliances to ensure the structure of their courses meet all ethical and quality standards. These courses are affordable and most of them come with good internship and placement opportunities. 

Eligibility requirements 

The eligibility requirements and admission procedures for graduate diplomas differ from one education provider to another. We recommend that you check the eligibility on your desired institution's website or reach out to your IDP counsellor to understand in detail. Most common requirements include: 

  • Proof of your undergraduate qualification which is equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree

  • Evidence of your English language proficiency such as IELTS test scores – minimum 6.5 band (no band less than 6.0)

  • For some courses, a significant work experience can prove to be of advantage

Most popular graduate diploma courses include Clinical Psychology, Healthcare Professional Education, Taxation Law, Human Resource Management, Heritage Studies, Social Research Methods and Sports and Recreation. 

Duration of graduate diploma courses

These courses are usually structured for twelve months but can extend to two years depending upon the field you choose to study. These diploma courses are mainly delivered by the Australian universities and TAFE Colleges (Technical and Further Education) in diverse fields. As per the QS charts, graduates from popular institutions such as University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Monash University, RMIT University, Queensland University of Technology, Australian National University and University of Technology, Sydney are more likely to be immediately hired after completion of their studies. 

Graduate diploma courses help upgrade your knowledge and skills to meet the desired job prospects, and with the right internship opportunities, they can help attain some valuable hands-on training in the chosen field. 

Still confused?

IDP organises many virtual education fairs from time to time wherein representatives from top universities and colleges are available to interact with you directly. You can ask all your queries over a dedicate video call!

Updated on November 20, 2020

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