Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2018: February and July
Duration: 
0.5 year
Location: 
Fees: 
2018: A$11,400 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of learning and teaching that meets the growing need for educational expertise within the education sector, community, government and industry.

You will learn from experienced educators and study contemporary theories in learning, leadership and managing the dynamic education environment through practitioner research.

Please note that this course does not provide you with registration to teach. This graduate certificate is the first stage of a nested suite of three courses that make up the Master of Education. Successful completion will lead you to admission to the Graduate Diploma of Education.

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Careers

Postgraduate study in education is increasingly important in the advancement of a professional education career. This course could lead to a career as an education or health professional, and prepare you for a management role in a number of specialist education fields.

Please note that this course does not provide you with registration to teach in Australia. 

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.

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.

  • TAFE: To qualify for admission to the course applicants must have a university degree or an equivalent qualification, relevant work and/or community experience as approved by the College of Education. Extensive experience in the professional field is an advantage.
  • International: To qualify for admission to the course applicants must have a university degree or an equivalent qualification, relevant work and/or community experience as approved by the College of Education. Extensive experience in the professional field is an advantage. IELTS minimum 6.5 (no band less than 6.0), or equivalent.
  • Mature: To qualify for admission to the course applicants must have a university degree or an equivalent qualification, relevant work and/or community experience as approved by the College of Education. Extensive experience in the professional field is an advantage.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

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 for this course

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.