MBA courses continue to be very popular in Australia. However, Masters’ programs can be more expensive and require a greater level of commitment than a Graduate Diploma course. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider enrolling in a Graduate Diploma:

1. It’s a qualification without the commitment

A graduate diploma is a pathway to a master’s degree. It allows you the opportunity to study the core units of a masters without needing to commit to a full master’s program.

You can be confident, however, that if you do decide to pursue your master’s degree down the track, the units you have studied as part of your graduate diploma will be credited towards your master’s degree.


2. It’s more affordable

Embarking upon a master’s degree can be cost-prohibitive for some people. But, it is possible to obtain a postgraduate qualification without having to pay the price tag of a masters. Enrolling in a graduate diploma is a more affordable way to kickstart your postgraduate studies, while also being kind to your bank balance.


3. It’s flexible and easy to fit into your busy life

With ECA’s state-of-the-art e-learning platform, you don’t need to worry about how you will fit postgraduate study into your busy life. Flexibility is a key feature of the Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning). The course is 100% online, so you can study anytime, anywhere.

All course content is broken down into small chunks so you can study when it suits you and access your course on a computer or on a mobile.


4. Any postgraduate qualifications will make you more employable

A graduate diploma is a highly regarded qualification which can help move your career in the right direction. It can help boost your employability, whether you want a promotion at your current workplace, or you plan to move on to another organisation to take that next step in your career. It will demonstrate to organisational decision-makers that you’re ambitious and driven.


5. Get that salary boost you deserve

Our graduates have highly specialised knowledge and skills in the field of organisational learning and capability development. The pay cheque for senior roles in learning and development is reflective of this and recognises the high level of responsibility these employees have in building organisational capability.

According to the Australian Government’s QILT survey program, including the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey, the median salary for postgraduate coursework graduates working full-time was $83,300. Some senior roles command more than $100,000 per year.

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The partnership between ECA and Swinburne University of Technology will provide the delivery of master degrees in information technology and construction management to international students.

The ECA and SUT teams are very excited about the new partnership and great growth opportunities it brings to both organisations.

“We’re very excited to announce our partnership with Swinburne and we have been working very closely with their team to drive the initiative in Sydney and offer to our international students the opportunity to study at this incredible university,” says Rodrigo Guimaraes, Head of Student Recruitment at ECA.

“Graduates from the offered courses are in high demand with the growing international and national shortage of experts in digital technologies. Swinburne’s new programs in Sydney will fill a niche in the Sydney market for international students looking for courses to meet the workforce of the future, and deliver high quality graduate outcomes,” says Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Duncan Bentley.

In all education partnerships, academic quality assurance and governance are followed rigorously in the establishment and delivery of courses.

“Swinburne is committed to providing excellent outcomes in learning and is dedicated to delivering outstanding experiences for our students to help them achieve their professional purpose,” says Professor Bentley.

The first student intake is September 2019, followed by the next intake in January 2020.

Postgraduate courses available include:

  • Master of Information Technology (bachelor degree in a non-IT discipline)
  • Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) (bachelor degree in IT)
  • Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management (bachelor or qualification in related area)

Please do not hesitate to contact ECA for more information.

[email protected]

Australia 1800 595 333
+61 2 9160 7788 for International

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Mr Rupesh Singh, CEO of Education Centre of Australia met with the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi to discuss higher education in India plus various sport training opportunities and Smart City concepts.

Mr Singh, also discussed at length, the challenge of the goods and services tax (GST) faced by Indian education agents and the confusion that exists about the application of the tax on overseas education often increasing expenses faced by Indian education agents by 18%.

Mr Rupesh Singh, CEO of Education Centre of Australia met with the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi to discuss higher education in India plus various sport training opportunities and Smart City concepts.

Prime Minister Mr Modi and Mr Singh discussed how the Indian Government can help to remove challenges faced by Indian students who have studied in Australia, including recognition of master qualifications that are less than two years in duration, and qualifications that have been attained through pathway programs.

Mr Singh also discussed the Smart Cities Challenge (an initiative that encourages Indian cities to deliver on projects that foster sustainable development). Prime Minister Mr Modi, appreciated the positive work of Australian Universities in this vital area of research.

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