Doctor of Education

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 2 2022

Applications close

Monday, 23 May 2022

Next scholarship round closes

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 (more)

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


To be eligible for the award of Doctor of Education (EdD), a student must acquire a total of 240 credit points as prescribed below:

  • complete 240 credit points as specified in the program structure.
  • A GPA of 5 is the minimum level of achievement that is required in each of the courses that comprise the coursework component (in order to progress to the final supervised research project).
  • A candidate may not repeat failed courses.

    Progress review requirements

    Completion of progress reporting requirements is a condition of continued candidature for higher degree research programs. The following progress review requirements must be completed for the Doctor of Education program:

    • completion of the Early Candidature Milestone within 6 months of commencement for full time candidates or 12 months of commencement for part time candidates.
    • completion of the Confirmation of Candidature Milestone within 1.5 years of commencement for full time candidates or within 2 years of commencement for part time candidates.
    • completion of the Thesis and Candidature Review Milestone within 2.5 to 3 years (equivalent full time) of commencement.
    • completion of a progress report in years where a milestone is not completed.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 10 - Doctoral Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.