Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice
Become an agile leader in complexity
Technology, Industry 4.0, climate action, globalisation and more: we live and work in a time of unprecedented change that affects the ways we live and work. This degree gives students a multidisciplinary advantage to tackle complex issues in your organisation and the wider community, where a diverse range of skills is increasingly in demand.
Flexible, individualised learning
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice combines practice-based subjects, called Studios, with elective subjects from across the university, to adapt the course to the needs of students.
We understand that’s a lot of freedom. That’s why a learning concierge helps guide students with choosing electives and career coaching for the unique professional background and career trajectory of every student.
In Studios, students work with academics and professional peers in collaborative, intensive workshops on complex problems honing problem solving skills and critical thinking on sustainable development solutions.
The studios teach design and systems thinking frameworks for students to apply and synthesise their technical knowledge and skills. The studios provide mentorship and a collaborative practice-based learning environment to develop competencies.
The course teaches students to think in different ways that enable them to tackle complex problems, while building postgraduate level content knowledge in subject areas of their choice.
The course for ethical innovative leadership
As a graduate, students become agile decision makers and communicators who tackle complex problems. They become professionally equipped to work successfully with, and for, Indigenous Australians.
UTS is committed to social justice and the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our community – fostering diversity of thought, critical thinking and technical mastery.
The course aims to initiate and develop students’ professional skills in an individual, career-focussed e-portfolio spanning the degree. Students plan their course with the learning concierge and engage in peer and professional career coaching in the core studios to hone their 21st century skills tailored to their career – problem solving, mindful collaboration, adaptive leadership, communication, research, critical thinking - equipping them with social and reflective competencies for our rapidly changing, digitally disrupted and technology enriched enterprises and communities. By teaching students to think and work together in different ways, it enables them to collaborate effectively complex problems experienced by organisations and society.
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice course structure allows for the engagement with post graduate subjects across the spectrum of disciplines. In the Master of Professional Practice, the core studios focus critical reflections on situating the learner in their professional and global context.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Whether students want to thrive in a large organisation or create a new career pathway, the Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice provides the expertise to help them get there.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
In addition to the above qualifications, applicants need to satisfy professional practice requirements by providing materials substantiating their professional work experience (at skill level 1 – bachelor's degree or higher) of at least 2 years' full time (or equivalent) in any of the occupations (ANZSCO Version 1.2) listed below. This requirement may be demonstrated through an electronic portfolio or CV and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation.
- 11 Chief Executives, General Managers and Legislators
- 12 Farmers and Farm Managers
- 13 Specialist Managers
- 21 Arts and Media Professionals
- 22 Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
- 23 Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
- 24 Education Professionals
- 25 Health Professionals
- 26 ICT Professionals
- 27 Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals
Alternative admission pathway
Applicants who do not meet the above requirements but have extensive work experience as a professional or manager (as per the above list of ANZSCO occupations) and a general capacity to undertake tertiary education may be considered. This will be supported by submission of:
- CV outlining work experience and education and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation,
- A one-page Personal Statement outlining the applicants interest in the course and contemporary professional education undertaken in support of this interest, and
- Evidence of Prior Learning and Capacity to undertake tertiary education (demonstrated by successful completion of UTS Microcredential(s) or equivalent).
Assessment of other criteria:
- The Statement of Service demonstrates extensive work as a manager or professional, and their ability to critically appraise their work.
- The CV supports the Statement of Service in clarifying the depth of student experience.
- The Personal Statement clearly articulates the applicant’s learning expectations which align with the course intended outcomes.
- The Evidence of Prior Learning and Capacity demonstrates contemporary engagement in professional education which is successful, current and at an appropriate level for postgraduate study at UTS, and aligned with the applicant’s Personal Statement.
Applicants considered under these alternative criteria may be required to attend an interview.
Minimum English Language Requirements
- Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
- TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
- AE5: Pass;
- PTE: 58-64;
- CAE: 176-184
- Course Code: 0101147
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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