48 months
27955 AUD/year
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The Doctor of Education (EdD) at CQUniversity Australia is a doctoral course of supervised research and research tasks designed for professional practitioners/educators, comprising structured research tasks; proposal development, and a thesis component.  

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This contribution can be in the form of new knowledge, or of significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge. 

The Doctor of Education (EdD) at CQUniversity Australia is governed by the Course Rules for Masters Degrees by Research, which provides details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

Career Opportunities  

A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research. Many other discipline-specific employment opportunities exist as employers recognise the skills developed through a degree by research course are widely applicable in the workplace.

Programme Structure

  • Candidates will complete four research-oriented tasks in consultation with their supervisor prior to submitting their research proposal. 
  • Candidates are also required to defend their research proposal to a Doctor of Education panel prior to progressing to the thesis component.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

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143 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 075084D  

A person may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Education if the person:

  • has not less than five years of professional experience in education;
  • has fulfilled such other requirements as the Committee may determine from time to time; and
  • has qualified for the degree of Master of Education (Research), a coursework Masters degree; or
  • has been awarded the Bachelor of Learning Management with a minimum of Honours IIA at CQUniversity; or
  • has such other qualifications and experience as are considered by the Committee to be equivalent to or an adequate substitute for any of the qualifications listed above.

Tuition Fee

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    27955 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27955 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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