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Undergraduate Certificate in Education - EDS001

Course Code: EDS001
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Online
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.5, a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening, and no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Get a taste for a degree in education without the full commitment 


If you are looking for a pathway into a Primary or Secondary Teaching degree or have been thinking about a degree in teacher education but not sure if it’s right for you, then the Undergraduate Certificate in Education could be the right solution. 
 
Study a series of introductory units that will teach you how to facilitate the development and learning of young people. Throughout the course, you will gain the foundational knowledge and skills required in the education profession and the Australian education system. You will study the theoretical perspectives in key learning areas of literacy, science and mathematics.
 
After successful completion of the course you will have the knowledge and skills required to confidently step into the education environment in a variety of rewarding roles.

Alternatively,  you can continue with your studies and complete a bachelor degree qualification, with full credit for the units you have completed. 

This flexible short course can be completed in as little as 4 months full-time or 9 months part-time and is fully online so you can study at your own pace, in your own time. 
 

Study an Undergraduate Certificate in Education at UC and you will:

  • develop communication skills 
  • gain skills and knowledge on the development and learning of children
  • gain insight and knowledge into how teaching and learning is undertaken in schools
  • be prepared to enter a full teaching qualification.
 

Work Integrated Learning

The content of this course has been created by education professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the industry.
Students will engage deeply with their local community through partnership with schools in the capital region, while receiving access to teaching staff that deliver school-based learning, as well as high-quality mentor teachers, and excellent employment opportunities upon graduation.
 

Career opportunities

  • Learning Support Assistant (LSA)
  • Teacher Aid
  • Administration Assistant 
  • Education Assistant
  • Early Learning Centre Co-Educator 
  • Vacation Care Coordinator and Facilitator 
  • Recreation Camp Coordinator
  • Youth Program Officer 
  • Youth Worker 
 

Course-specific information

Looking to upgrade your qualification? Successful completion of this course serves as a pathway into any of UC’s Primary or Secondary Education degrees, as well as any other UC degree that has elective credit points.  
 
UC is currently the only provider in the ACT offering this type of pathway to undergraduate teacher education and the Faculty is uniquely positioned to offer outstanding value to prospective students, in combination with the discounted pathway and the innovative Affiliated Schools Program.

Enquiries

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

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

All applicants will be required to complete a written statement in response to questions designed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession. Applicants' responses to these questions must be deemed satisfactory for them to be admitted to this course. You can find the questions in the 'resources' section of the online application portal when you are applying. You can upload your responses in PDF format as part of your application. https://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/faculties/education/docs/UG-Teacher-Education-questionnaire.pdf

Students
must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

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

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

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
Undergraduate Certificate in Education UGCert Ed

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. 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.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the global importance of the education profession and the variety of contexts constituting the Australian education profession. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Demonstrate an appreciation of the relationship between key learning areas, general capabilities and how these in turn relate to everyday life and its social contexts. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Identify and articulate a range of theoretical perspectives in key learning areas (including English and Science) and mathematics and broadly understand implications for teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Understand how teaching and learning is undertaken within a school setting, and in this context, demonstrate awareness of personal skills, functions and outputs and how these attributes relate to the responsibility of facilitating development and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Use a range of technologies (including ICT) to effectively communicate understanding and knowledge of broad teaching and learning concepts to families, parents and other stakeholders. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

Course Duration

Six months full time.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Online-Online
    • 2020->UC- Canberra, Online - Short Courses-Online

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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