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Graduate Certificate in Academic Foundations - EDC201

Course Code: EDC201
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
CRICOS Code: 097614A
English Language Requirements:

An overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 6.0, with no band score below 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Introduction

The Graduate Certificate in Academic Foundations (GCAF) offers international students a pathway to further learning in coursework master's degrees initially in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law and the Faculty of Science and Technology (other Faculties may decide to use this pathway later). It is designed for students who have not met the direct entry into coursework Master course academic requirements. It would also be available to domestic students, if required, who gain entry to Master programs based on work experience and have no experience of higher education studies.
The GCAF gives students the opportunity to develop and systematically apply academic literacies and research skills in the English language academic environment, and specialised theoretical and technical knowledge in their chosen fields of study or practice.

The GCAF requires one semester of full time study.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact University of Canberra College, Phone +61 2 6201 2916 or Email college.info@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a qualification or equivalent as approved by the University.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - University of Canberra College, 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 Academic Foundations GradCert AcademicFoundations

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:

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
2020

$26,160

$26,160

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. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Critically evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: 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; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems. UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: 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; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Develop a command of academic language and communication. UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Develop critical and independent learning skills. UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and be self-aware.

Course Duration

Standard one semester full-time. Maximum: 2 semesters.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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