Faculty of Education

Graduate Diploma of Teaching  


Graduate Diploma


The Graduate Diploma of Teaching is a one year teacher education programme for those who have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to train as a teacher.

Information about undergraduate teacher education programmes can be found at Undergraduate Study.


The Graduate Diploma of Teaching can be completed in the following areas:

The programme runs from mid-January to mid-December and is offered both online and as mixed mode learning.

Please note: There will be no mid-year intake into the Graduate Diploma of Teaching in 2014. The next intake will commence study in January 2015, enrolments will open on 1 October 2014. Please contact the Student and Academic Services team for more information.


Online learning includes:

  • Online lectures via Blackboard
  • Online discussions and learning experiences
  • Examinations at main centres around New Zealand (note students must sit the first examination in Wellington). Students are responsible for all the costs of attending exams.

Mixed mode learning includes:

  • A combination of campus timetabled and online lectures via Blackboard
  • Tutorials and studio time on campus
  • Online discussions and learning experiences
  • Examinations at Karori
  • The expected workload involves 40-50 hours of course work and study per week. Teaching experience blocks require full-time attendance for all students.

Learning through immersion at Macleans College

  • Online learning while supported at Macleans College
  • Available to secondary student teachers
  • A scholarship will be offered as major contribution towards the cost of tuition fees by Macleans College to selected students.

For more information about Learning through immersion at Macleans College please see here.

Catechetical Studies

  • For information on the qualification available for students wishing to teach in a Catholic School please visit www.tci.ac.nz.

For more information about the programme structure and dates visit our Graduate Diploma Homepage.

For more details about the graduate diploma programme visit the qualification information pages listed above.

Application Process

If you are interested in undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Teaching you will have to make an application through Victoria’s online enrolment system. Places in these programmes are limited and offers will be made on the basis of academic merit, performance at assessment exercise, satisfactory referee checks and police clearance. You will have to supply your degree transcript and certificate. Admissions and enrolment.

Once we have all the information we will contact you and invite you to an assessment exercise. This will involve meeting Faculty staff, taking part in a group discussion and completing a short literacy and numeracy exercise.

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