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 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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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.

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.

Entry Requirements

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
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

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

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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If you have questions about your application, you can:

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.