Graduate Certificate in Education (GCertEd)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for trainers, educational consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education at a postgraduate level, who does not already hold a qualification in teaching. The program presents the foundation concepts required to continue into a Master level degree.
Graduates of this program will NOT be eligible for teacher registration.
The Graduate Certificate in Education is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Education

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Education.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Education, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7008 Indigenous Education 3
EDUC 7011 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 3
EDUC 7013 Educational Leadership in Diverse Contexts 3
EDUC 7015 Measurement, Assessment & Evaluation 3
EDUC 7018 Neuroscience and Education 3
EDUC 7020 Qualitative Approaches to Research 3
EDUC 7021 Advanced Quantitative Research 3
EDUC 7031 Education Major Project (6 Unit) 6
EDUC 7054 Research Design 3
EDUC 7055 Research Communication 3
EDUC 7058 Research Processes 3
EDUC 7059 Advanced Qualitative Research 3
EDUC 7418 Intro to Language Studies for Teachers 3
EDUC 7419 Language and Culture 3
EDUC 7420 TESOL in Practice, Lesson Planning & Teach Pract 3
EDUC 7421 TESOL Methodology 3
EDUC 7550 Educational Policy Studies 3
EDUC 7551 Curriculum Development and Innovation 3
EDUC 7552 Pedagogical Engagement & Learning 3
EDUC 7553 Assessment & Evaluation 3