Become an Education leader
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
- 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.
No professional accreditation. NOTE: This course is not recognised as a teaching qualification in Australia.
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
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
|2021||CSP/Domestic Tuition Fee (see below)||$28,500|
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.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
Typical Study Pattern
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
- Standard Full Time, Semester 2 Commencing
- Standard Part Time, Semester 1 Commencing
- Standard Part Time, Semester 2 Commencing
- Graduate Certificate in Education (12 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 3 credit points as follows
Restricted Choice - Must pass 9 credit points from the following
- 7697 - Reflection on Educational Practice PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8733 - Academic Writing and Research Skills G (UCC) - 3 cp, Level G
- 8734 - Intercultural Academic Communication G (UCC) - 3 cp, Level G
- 9086 - Educational Leadership and Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9087 - Education Research Perspectives PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9088 - Educating for Sustainable Worlds PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9089 - Engaging Communities in Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9092 - Critical Policy Analysis in Education PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9093 - Design Thinking for Learning Environments PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9094 - Educating for Inclusion PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9095 - Educating Young People in the Era of Global Media PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9096 - Leading and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9097 - Situated Teaching PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9102 - Investigating Curriculum and its Context PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9462 - Applications of Education Research PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9463 - Evaluating Learning & Teaching PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9466 - Comparative Education G - 3 cp, Level G
- 10332 - Leadership in Indigenous Education PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10353 - Issues and Challenges in School Improvement: International Perspectives PG - 3 cp, Level P
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.
Standard one semester full-time or part-time equivalent. Maximum four semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through 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.|
Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|Graduate Certificate in Education||GradCertEd|
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.