Graduate Certificate in Education Research

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Graduate Certificate in Education Research


Program summary

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Associate Professor Deborah Heck
Program coordinator

Associate Professor Deborah Heck

Help design the future of education.

Take your first step into education research with a postgraduate qualification designed to build advanced research skills.

Whether you’re an educator looking to explore an aspect of pedagogy, or are looking for a pathway to a PhD, this program provides the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in a collaborative environment with like minded education researchers.

In this program you will:

  • Work under the supervision of USC’s highly trained staff to develop your idea into a researchable topic.
  • Develop advanced postgraduate skills in research methods, information literacy, proposal writing and research dissemination.
  • Enjoy a flexible learning environment that includes face-to-face components supported by online lectures, tutorials and study notes, and is designed to integrate with your busy lifestyle.

Looking for an advanced qualification? The Graduate Certificate in Education Research provides an excellent pathway to gain entry into USC’s Master of Education by Research or Doctor of Philosophy.

Note: The Graduate Certificate in Education Research is a postgraduate qualification designed for educators currently working in the field. It does not qualify graduates for teacher registration.

Admission Requirements

A student entering the Graduate Certificate in Education Research will normally be required to hold a four year bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) qualification in the education discipline from a recognised institution, or equivalent qualification.

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What will I study

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
EDN701 Researching Education 24 units
  • Semester 1
Pre: Enrolled in Program ED511 or ED705
Anti: EDU709
EDN705 Education Research Theories and Methodologies 24 units
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Pre: Enrolled in Program ED511, ED705 or ED802

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

Total units: 48
Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure

How to apply

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