Doctor of Education

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Doctor of Education
Duration (full-time equivalent): 3 years
SATAC codeNot applicable
CRICOS code: 024773A


This is an innovative professional doctorate program combining coursework and research. Internationally, the EdD is increasingly the qualification of choice for professionals in the field of education.

It is particularly suited to mid-career employees who already hold a masters degree and who wish to pursue doctoral studies where the principal orientation is on:

  • the development of new knowledge through research; and
  • the application of knowledge in professional practice.

The core outcome of the course is that graduates make a sustained and original contribution to knowledge in policy, management and practice. The emphasis is on leadership through knowledge expertise. Students participate in the program through collaboration in knowledge analysis and generation.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must

  • hold an approved Honours or Masters degree, or hold an equivalent qualification
  • have at least five years relevant work experience in Education, or a related field
  • demonstrate evidence of commitment and innovation or other evidence of creative and intellectual activity in professional practice in their field at the appropriate level.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry:Yes

Prospective Students Office

Refer to Doctor of Education Applicaton Guidelines (PDF 110KB)

Application closing dates:

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and successful applicants will be invited to commence in the next available semester.

International students
Mid year entry:Yes

How to apply



Application closing dates:Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and successful applicants will be invited to commence in the next available semester.

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Doctor of Education

Place type: Full fee paying


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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Faculty contact 

Dr Ben Wadham,
Director, Doctor of Education Program, School of Education
Tel: (08) 8201 3358.

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