Undergraduate Certificate in Education

Course summary

Delivery Online
Faculty Education
Duration 4-6 months
Fee $1,250
Level of studyUndergraduate
StudentsDomestic only


This course will teach you foundational knowledge and skills to understand school education in Australia while giving you an introduction to theoretical perspectives in the key learning areas of literacy, science and mathematics (dependant on whether you commence in Winter Term or Semester 2). It will develop your communication skills and introduce you to the meaningful responsibility of facilitating development and learning in children.

Upon completion of the certificate, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to assist learning, work as an education officer or learning support assistant, and you will have the foundational knowledge and skills to support home education.

At the end of this course, you will have the opportunity to continue your study towards an Initial Teacher Education degree in either Primary or Secondary Education at UC to become a registered teacher and teach in classrooms across ACT and Australia.

Delivered fully online, the course will give you maximum flexibility to meet your study and learning needs throughout the latter half of 2020.  This unique offer provides a low cost, life-changing opportunity to start afresh in a new and rewarding career future.

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Completion of this course serves as a pathway into:

Students who have completed this course may apply and receive credit for units within these courses, so make a start and see where this course can take you.

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.

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.


$1,250 - full course fee

Please note this fee is part of the subsidised COVID-19 Federal Government support package and is contingent on students completing their studies by December 2020.

Fee payment can be deferred through the HECS-HELP scheme.

Course information

Course requirements

Students studying an Undergraduate Certificate in Education must pass 12 credit points as follows:

Winter term enrolments:

Semester two enrolments:

Course duration

One semester full-time or equivalent. Students must complete study by December 2020.

Unit delivery modes

Online only

Commencement dates

1 June 2020 (Winter term)

3 August 2020 (Semester 2)


Award(s) Official Abbreviation

Undergraduate Certificate in Education (UGCertEd)

AQF Level 7 Award


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