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Graduate Certificate in Education - 345JA

Course Code: 345JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880411
CRICOS Code: 090072E
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Become an Education leader 

If you are an Education graduate looking to take your career to the next level, this 4-month postgraduate qualification is the fast track you need to succeed. 
Whether that is educational leadership, training and career development, or a role in the workplace learning sector, further postgraduate study in education, or beyond, this course will provide you with flexible study options, and a curriculum tailored to your career journey. 
 
Gain a deepened knowledge of the issues affecting modern education. Explore contemporary education theory, become skilled in the use of research for practice, study the effects of the globalised education and reflect on why local still matters.
 
Suitable for a range of education professionals, this short course can be completed in as little as 4-months (one semester) fulltime or one year fulltime. With blended study modes including online and face-to-face units, you’ll be able to balance study with your other commitments. 
 
Looking to upgrade your qualification? Successful completion of this course serves as a pathway into the Master of Education. 
 

Study a Master of Education at UC and you will:

  • explore contemporary developments that have an impact across a variety of professional practice fields in education
  • examine the globalised character of educational theory, curriculum development, policy and practice
  • develop skills in analysing and critiquing professional knowledge
  • explore how globalisation's interdependent economic, political, cultural and technological dimensions affect education
  • review research perspectives and practices in education and communication.
 

Work Integrated Learning

This course has been developed with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at its core. The content has been created by education professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the education sector in the ACT and Capital Region. You will undertake authentic assessment tasks which are highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of education, dealing regularly with real-world problems and case studies, and will be encouraged to apply course learnings to your own educational employment context.
 

Career opportunities

  • Lead teacher
  • Head of department
  • Year adviser
  • Schools policy adviser
  • Educational policy developer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Corporate trainer
  • Higher education researcher
  • Vocational education and training instructor
  • Education assessment specialist
  •  Course-specific information
     

To apply for this course, students must have:

  • a four-year undergraduate degree in education or a three-year undergraduate degree plus a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education, and in either case a minimum of three years’ professional experience in an educational context; OR 
  • a three-year undergraduate degree in education or a cognate discipline deemed equivalent by the University’s Admissions Committee, and in either case a minimum of four years’ professional experience in an educational context.

This course is not externally accredited and, therefore, it is not recognised as a teaching qualification in Australia. If you are looking to transition into a teaching career, UC offers a selection of suitable postgraduate courses.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Education may apply and receive credit for units within the Master of Education.
 

Enquiries

Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree in education or a three-year undergraduate degree plus a one-year graduate diploma in education, and in either case a minimum of three years professional experience in an educational context or equivalent as approved by the University.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Education GradCertEd

Typical Study Pattern

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP/Domestic Tuition Fee (see below)

$28,500

The indicative CSP Student Contribution Amount for this course is $3,950
The domestic tuition fee rate for this course is $18,300

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols.

Domestic students have access to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. New applications will automatically be considered for a CSP. CSPs are university places subsidised by the Australian Government. CSP students are still required to pay a discipline-based Student Contribution Amount (SCA). The indicative SCA amount above only applies to commencing students.

Government financial assistance is also available to eligible domestic students regardless of the type of place they hold. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

No professional accreditation. NOTE: This course is not recognised as a teaching qualification in Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates will demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of major approaches in education relevant to their area of interest UC graduates are professional and can:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems

UC Graduates are global citizens and can:
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures

UC graduates are lifelong learners and can:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Graduates will demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to
- articulate a critically defensible personal approach to education and ongoing practice,
- review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and provide solutions to complex problems, and
- think critically and evaluate complex ideas in relation to education and educational practice.
UC graduates are professional and can:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC Graduates are global citizens and can:
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries

UC graduates are lifelong learners and can:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware
Graduates will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills by
- making independent judgements in educational contexts
- Initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating broad functions in education at the nexus points between pedagogical theories and educational practice.
UC graduates are professional and can:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems

UC Graduates are global citizens and can:
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives

UC graduates are lifelong learners and can:
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;

Course Duration

Standard one semester full-time or part-time equivalent. Maximum four semesters.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate of Education is subsumable into 924AA Master of Education and 245JA Master of Education Studies.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2021 YES NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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