Postgraduate Diploma

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The Postgraduate Diploma is a qualification awarded typically after a bachelor's degree. Two countries which award the Postgraduate Diploma are Australia and Ireland, they are similar but developed independently of each others.

Australia

Some Australian universities offer a Postgraduate Diploma (PostGradDip). The graduate diploma is then used for additional studies at an undergraduate level or studies in a new field while the postgraduate diploma indicates graduate level studies or advanced studies in an already familar field. A bachelor's degree is typically required, although in some cases an Advanced Diploma is sufficient. People with extensive experience but without formal qualifications may be admitted, although usually the completion of a graduate certificate is required first.

See also: Education in Australia

Ireland

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGradDip) offered by University of Dublin, Trinity College is of a similar standing to the Graduate Diploma or Higher Diploma available in Ireland in other colleges and universities. The award is the main postgraduate non-degree award of the college and is offered in a wide variety of disciplines across all faculties.

The Postgraduate Diploma (Dioplóma Iarchéime in Irish) will be awarded by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council from June 2005 in institutions associated with the council. This will be purely a professional type course compared to the Graduate Diploma it is replacing and will be offered in arts, business, engineering and science initially.

See also: Education in the Republic of Ireland

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