Graduate Certificate in Education Studies

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies at UNE?

This course is designed for professionals to study in depth a range of areas related to education. Participants may choose from a range of units from different areas or specialise in the areas of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Careers and Transition Education.

Some units are related to the school curriculum. However, these units are not intended for the purposes of teacher preparation in any particular method.

The course articulates with the Master of Education and so provides a pathway for candidates wishing to pursue further study.

Career Opportunities

Career advisers; Careers in schools and other educational institutions, TESOL teachers - adult and school education.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

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

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
Full Fee
International

2015 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 CSP (quotas apply) / Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 24
How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

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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 (AQF Level 7); or

(b) hold a bachelor degree and a one or two year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University (AQF Level 7); or

(c) hold a bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in Linguistics and a minimum Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TESOL specialisation only); and

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

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

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

Prior to undertaking a placement students must provide evidence that they have met child protection and probity checks as required by relevant educational authorities. Further information is provided in unit material.

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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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 (AQF Level 7); or
(b) hold a bachelor degree and a one or two year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University (AQF Level 7); or
(c) hold a bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in Linguistics and a minimum Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TESOL specialisation only); and
(d) comply with the University's English Language requirements.

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 with not less than 18 credit points at 400-level and not more than 6 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

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

Schedule A
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
Prescribed Units 24 cps
Total 24 cps

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Schedule C (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL))
Course Structure Credit Points
Prescribed Units 24 cps
Total 24 cps

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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 EDUC407, EDUC496, EDUC506 and HLTH421 shall be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Career and Transition Education).

A candidate who meets the course requirements and satisfactorily completes the units EDLA410, EDLA487, EDLA488 and EDLA503 shall be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)).

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Student Appeals.

Improper Conduct

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

Course Aims

This course aims to provide advanced knowledge and skills for professional educators. It is a flexible distance education program that provides a pathway for further learning.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate specialised and applied knowledge of education as an academic discipline;
  2. communicate a well-developed personal theory of education as it relates to their field of study;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of current and relevant research literature in their field of study; and
  4. apply specialised knowledge of discipline to a relevant professional situation.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a command of a significant body of knowledge in a range of areas related to education, including the specialisations of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or Careers and Transition Education.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to present well-reasoned arguments coherently and confidently across the broad range of professional and academic education studies both online and in written or oral form.

Global Perspectives

Graduates will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the global context of education and apply their skills effectively in a multicultural or global context.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to evaluate and use information with understanding and acknowledge cultural, ethical, economic, legal and social issues surrounding its use; and acquire, organise and present information using technology.

Life-Long Learning

Graduates will have developed the capacity to evaluate their current knowledge; be able to identify, evaluate and implement learning strategies for lifelong personal and professional development; demonstrate the ability to learn both independently and cooperatively; and be able to recognise opportunities for further learning in both familiar and unfamiliar national or cultural settings.

Problem Solving

Graduates will demonstrate an intellectual curiosity to enable them to apply logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of problems; to critically engage with research issues and will have the ability to transfer these skills into their professional and personal lives.

Social Responsibility

Graduates will demonstrate understanding of the social and ethical implications of their actions; recognise social justice issues relevant to their discipline and professional area; understand the international implications of local decisions and the local implications of international decisions; and identify occupational risk and apply duty of care principles.

Team Work

Graduates will be able to work collaboratively and network effectively to achieve common goals and to solve problems; appreciate cultural differences in collaborative work; operate in a range of supportive and leadership roles within teams.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International Students

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