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Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023




This programme provides practicing teachers with the skills and knowledge to integrate information communication technology into the classroom to enhance teaching and learning for students.

Students will learn through a variety of practical modules, which include a theoretical base. Modules are delivered face-to-face and online.

The programme also offers an applied e-learning endorsement which provides specialist study in online learning.

What you'll learn

Successful completion depends on students meeting the assessment requirements of eight modules, three of which are compulsory. In order to complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology in Education (Level 7), students must pass a total of four modules, two compulsories, and two optional modules.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as information communications technology facilitators or in specialist teaching positions in educational institutions.

Please note the endorsement in Applied E-Learning is not currently available.

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year
  • Module delivery includes block courses over summer, weekend courses, with majority online
  • Programme of study can be completed online
  • Face to face classes are held on Hamilton City Campus

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to have:

i) gained a professional teaching qualification suitable for registration as a teacher; or
ii) gained a professional teaching qualification suitable for teaching in a tertiary institution.

Selection criteria

a) Candidates are required to be working as educators in some capacity or have access to an environment in which they can practice their skills as educators.
b) Consideration will also be given to candidates who have no professional teaching qualification, but who have evidence of satisfactory achievement of tertiary studies and experience of teaching Information and Communication Technology in an educational setting.
c) Candidates are required to indicate if they have been convicted of a criminal offence. Candidates should be aware that some criminal convictions may limit their ability to secure placements and to complete the programme requirements and/or gain employment in the education field. Candidates are encouraged to discuss the implications of criminal convictions with the Programme Leader and the relevant registration body prior to commencement of study.

English Language Requirements:

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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