In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.
This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.
Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.
About this course
Enhance your education skills and expertise in conservation science and behaviour change through this unique opportunity to study conservation in action.
Offered through the exclusive educational alliance between Taronga Conservation Society Australia and the University of Sydney, this new specialisation links theory and practice. The program is designed to develop the careers of teaching professionals, education administrators, researchers, policymakers, nature conservationists and wildlife professionals who are passionate about a healthy future for wildlife and people.
For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.
Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year.
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year.
We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)
Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year.
We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (March)
The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Taronga Conservation Education) will provide you with unparalleled opportunities to develop skills and expertise in conservation science and behaviour change.
You will be taught by dedicated researchers and practitioners from Taronga Conservation Society Australia, one of the world’s leading zoo-based conservation organisations, and by leading academics from the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences through the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.
You will achieve:
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Taronga Conservation Education) you must complete 6 units of study (36 credit points), including:
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Taronga Conservation Education) requires:
Classes will take place at our Camperdown and Camden campuses and at the new Taronga Institute of Science & Learning, at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning offers access to the wider Zoo campus, providing authentic and interactive learning opportunities in an environment of working science.
The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies has been designed to further your career in the following fields: teaching, education administration, policy making, nature conservation and research.
Continue onto the Master of Education (Taronga Conservation Education).