The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Fees

AUD16,200 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

0.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Program code: 40139
CRICOS code: 096749E

Program handbook

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Education degree is intended for practising teachers and other educators who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in a wide variety of educational contexts and to acquire or update their expertise.  The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best educational practices.  The program is undertaken by coursework.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • The ability to critically analyse complex educational issues.
  • The ability to engage through effective written communication in professional discourse and debates on education.
  • The ability to develop constructive strategies, plans or solutions for diverse educational communities and stakeholders.

Details

Information correct as at29 Oct 2020 4:04 pm
Program code40139
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 0.5 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. School of Education
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code096749E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree

OR

Diploma in education/teaching with significant teaching experience:

Significant experience can be identified through:

  • certified copies of all relevant qualification,
  • a detailed CV, and
  • a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE:  All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor.  The information outlined above is indicative only.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Students are required to successfully complete 40 units of approved study to obtain the degree, which includes the core course EDUC6205.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Graduate Certificate in Education

Core Courses

Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of the program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6205Intermediate Curriculum Design
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Graduate Certificate in Education

Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following list of Directed Courses to fulfil the requirements of the program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6028Advanced Educational Studies 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6030Power and Pedagogy
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6036Educational Leadership and ICT
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6042Digitally Supported Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6124English for Special Purposes
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6180Specialist Studies in Music 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6236Specialist Studies in History 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6241Screen Education
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6250Specialist Studies in English 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6252Sociocultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6260Education and International Development: Global Perspectives
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6336Specialist Studies in Drama 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6353Leading and Managing Educational Change
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6403Specialist Studies in Music 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6436Specialist Studies in Drama 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6536Specialist Studies in History 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6552Specialist Studies in Science 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6590Specialist Studies in English 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6735Learners, Learning and Teaching
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6738K-6 English
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6739K-6 Mathematics
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6740Students with Diverse Needs
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6741Literacies, Language and Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6744K-6 Science and Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6745K-6 Creative Arts
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6746K-6 HSIE
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6747K-6 PDHPE
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6752Specialist Studies in Science 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6911Schooling, Identity and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6912Aboriginal Education
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.