Graduate Certificate in Education

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Program summary

Enhance your teaching skills.

You will love this program if you want to upgrade your skills and knowledge in a collaborative environment with other like-minded educators. Develop higher levels of expertise in pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, and action research.

It’s an opportunity to link theory to education practice. You’ll work under the supervision of USC’s highly trained staff, all with doctoral qualifications in education, with many of our graduates forming strong professional networks from completing the program.

This is an excellent pathway to a Master’s in Education.

Admission requirements

A student entering the Graduate Certificate in Education program will normally be required to hold a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) qualification in Education or a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) qualification from a non-Education discipline from a recognised institution.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Program structure

Required course (1) 12 units

EDU700 Professional Learning

Elective courses (3) 36 units

Select 3 courses (36 units) from:

EDU702 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
EDU704 Pedagogies for Engagement
EDU705 Leadership for Learning Communities
EDU708 Assessment: Principles and Practices
EDU730 Second Language Acquisition and Learning
EDU732 Second Language Teaching Methodologies

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 48

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Semester 2 entry not available to International students on a student visa. Semester 2 entry is only available as part-time duration
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • When enrolling, please refer to the Plan your study tab

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to make sure you are studying the right courses at the right time so you complete the required unit value to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

It is each student's responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements, and to be aware of the academic calendar dates.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling in askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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