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.
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
- 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
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.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
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.
Information for Fee Paying Students
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.
Typical Study Pattern
UC - Canberra, Online
- Standard Full Time, Winter Term Commencing
- Standard Full Time, Semester 2 Commencing
- Undergraduate Certificate in Education (12 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 6 credit points as follows
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
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.
Six months full time.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through the following delivery modes:
UC - Canberra, Online
|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, Online||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Online||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Semester 1
|Undergraduate Certificate in Education||UGCert Ed|