Graduate Certificate in Education Studies

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies at UNE?

The course will provide a pathway for candidates to pursue Master of Education study by reorientating or specialising in a range of areas including Literature and New Literacies. Some units are related to the School Curriculum, however these units are not intended for the purposes of teacher preparation in any particular method. Curriculum units in Mathematics; Social Science; Physical Education; English; Science, Creative Arts and Early Childhood can be undertaken in addition to units from other Graduate Certificate specialisations such as e-Learning; Indigenous Australian Education; International Schooling, Education and Development; School Leadership; Special Education; TESOL; and Gifted and Talented Education. A new specialisation in 'Career and Transition Education' is being added to this course. This specialisation, unlike others, does not articulate with the Master of Education program.

Note: Trimester 3 Off Campus: Part-time Only in General Program

Career Opportunities

Career advisers; Careers in schools and other educational institutions; Policy advisers in Government and non-Government organisations.

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DURATION

0.5 Years Full-time
Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2012 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation GradCertEdStud
Course Type Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 072405E
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 0.5 Years Full-time
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 24
Intensive Schools

Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold a three-year or four year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University or tertiary institution; or

(b) hold a bachelor degree and a one or two year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University; or

(c) hold a three year degree of a University approved by the School; or

(d) satisfy the School by means of other qualifications and relevant experience of adequate preparation for candidature; and

(e) comply with the University's English Language requirements.

Note: Students wishing to undertake the specialisation in Literature and New Literacies shall only be admitted under rules (a) and (b).

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Across various units in this award, there are school and workplace engagement which imbeds the learning in a relevant educational and professional context

Advanced Standing

At the discretion of the School, on the recommendation of the Course Coordinator and except for (c), a candidate may be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing for:

(a) units that have been counted towards another postgraduate qualification at this or another University;

(b) units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at another University; and

(c) there shall be no maximum advanced standing on the basis of units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at this University.

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies in 2012.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold a three-year or four year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University or tertiary institution; or
(b) hold a bachelor degree and a one or two year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University; or
(c) hold a three year degree of a University approved by the School; or
(d) satisfy the School by means of other qualifications and relevant experience of adequate preparation for candidature; and
(e) comply with the University's English Language requirements.

Note: Students wishing to undertake the specialisation in Literature and New Literacies shall only be admitted under rules (a) and (b).

Advanced Standing

At the discretion of the School, on the recommendation of the course coordinator and except for (c), a candidate may be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing for:
(a) units that have been counted towards another postgraduate qualification at this or another University;
(b) units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at another University; and
(c) there shall be no maximum advanced standing on the basis of units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at this University.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) 0.5 year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to two years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points at 400- or 500-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 24 cps
Total 24 cps

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Schedule B (Careers and Transition Education)
Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 18 cps
Listed Units 6 cps
Total 24 cps

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Schedule C (Literature and New Literacies)
Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 24 cps
Total 24 cps

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To view Program of Study for Master of Education click here

Award of Degree

A candidate who meets the course requirements shall be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies.

A candidate who meets the course requirements and satisfactorily completes the units EDEE518, EDEE520, EDEE521 and EDEE523 shall be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Literature and New Literacies).

A candidate who meets the course requirements and satisfactorily completes the units EDUC506, EDUC507, HSHM421 and either EDSP462 or EDSP244 shall be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Career and Transition Education).

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

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