Information on this page is for Australian residents

Next intake: 
23 July 2018
Duration: 
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Block
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 15 July 2018

Overview

Gain an advanced knowledge of learning and teaching applicable to the education sector, community, government and industry.

This certificate is the first step in our graduate program in education. It is tailored to trainers and teachers in education, community, government and industry.

Our graduate education course gives you an overview of the latest high-level education theory. You’ll learn contemporary ideas and techniques in:

  • approaches to learning
  • educational leadership for social justice
  • innovation in education
  • vocational education and training: policy and practice.

Using this knowledge, you’ll conduct your own workplace research. This experience is valuable if you’re ready to take your teaching career into a research or management role.

Our graduate program is offered in three stages. Successful completion of this graduate certificate gains you admission to the Graduate Diploma of Education, which leads into the Master of Education.

This course does not provide registration to teach in Australia.

 

The College of Arts & Education has strong links with local schools, community centres and industry, especially in Melbourne’s north and west. These offer valuable networks and learning opportunities.

Our education research benefits the whole community, through programs that work towards social transformation and inclusion.

During your graduate certificate, you’ll undertake workplace research. And if you progress to a masters degree, you will undertake a major research project, and present your findings as a thesis.

You may research an aspect of education that interests you, looking to improve education delivery and participation.

We offer a variety of further research opportunities through our education centres and institutes:

Our Footscray Park Campus has everything you need, all set a pleasant stroll from the Maribyrnong River and parklands.

Facilities include:

  • aquatic and fitness centre
  • childcare services
  • learning common spaces with WiFi, tables and chairs
  • restaurants and café
  • state-of-the-art lecture theatres.

Our library gives you constant access to online resources from wherever you are. It also has the following for your use:

  • 14 group study rooms
  • 15 laptops for loan
  • 296 PCs and six Apple MACs
  • printing, copying and scanning
  • WiFi access.

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Already a VU student?

To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

Careers in education

Postgraduate study is increasingly important in advancing your education career. This course could lead to a work as one of the following:

  • education professional in schools or other settings
  • manager in specialist education
  • workplace trainer.

Salaries

The following are average salaries from the government site, Job Outlook:

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Education students will be required to complete 48 credit points in total consisting of:

  • 24 credit points of Core Unit
  • 24 credit points Elective Unit selected from the list below

Additional Notes:

  • EED6001 must be taken in your first semester of study

Core Unit

Select 24 credit points (1 unit) from the following Elective Units:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Devise a commitment to ethical action, social responsibility and sustainability in education contexts.  
  2. Critique perspectives on the contemporary context of education, vocational training and professional development.  
  3. Critically review knowledge about theories to frame and inform practice as a reflective educator.  
  4. Evaluate theoretical perspectives and current research into a lifelong learning.  
  5. Determine and recommend technologies for communication, knowledge access, and collaboration in the construction of understanding.  
  6. Contribute to educational innovation and professional learning in a workplace identifying a range of connections within professional and academic communities.  
  7. Analyse and evaluate educational inquiry/research.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Mature: Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
    OR
    Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Apply direct to VU

Apply direct to VU using our admission centre submit applications for one or more courses, track and save your progress and upload additional information.

Direct applications are due on 15 July 2018 for our next intake which starts on 23 July 2018.

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