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Graduate Certificate in Education Research

Make a difference in the field of education and expand your career possibilities. Whether looking to explore an aspect of pedagogy, or looking for a pathway to a PhD, this program provides opportunity to deepen your knowledge in a collaborative environment.

In this program you will:

  • Work under USC’s highly trained staff to develop ideas into a researchable topic
  • Develop advanced postgraduate skills in research methods, information literacy, proposal writing and research dissemination

Location

CRICOS code

099395B

Duration

6 months 6 months Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$9,060 Fee-paying
Fee-paying
A$13,700 / A$13,700 Annual fee / Estimated total fee
Annual fee / Estimated total fee

Start

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Semester 2 commencement available only in part-time study mode

Semester 2 commencement available only in part-time study mode

Start
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning
  • Online
Total courses
4
Total units
48
Duration
6 months 6 months
CRICOS code
099395B
UniSC program code
ED511
Program coordinator
Program structure
Required courses (2) 48 units
CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
EDN701 Researching Education
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
24Pre: Enrolled in Program ED511, ED512 or ED705
Anti: EDU709
EDN705 Education Research Theories and Methodologies
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 1, Semester 2
24Pre: Enrolled in Program ED511, ED705 or ED802

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

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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

Program requirements
Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Semester 2 commencement available only in part-time study mode
  • Online program enrolment is only available to domestic students
  • International students must complete both courses in the program on campus as they can only complete 12 units of study online and each course is 24 units
Program notes
  • 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.
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Master of Education and Graduate Certificates in Education - Inherent Academic requirements

USC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

USC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at USC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a USC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Career opportunities

  • Academic
  • Education advisor
  • Education consultant
  • Head of Department
  • School or program leader

Fee-paying estimate
A$9,060
Annual tuition fee ($AUD, 2022)
A$13,700
Estimated total tuition fee ($AUD, 2022)
A$13,700

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

International student fee information is available on the Tuition fees and other costs page. For information on how higher degree by research student fees are calculated, including the Student Services and Amenities Fee, visit the Higher Degree by Research Student Fee Calculation Information page. Visit the HDR scholarships page for information on available scholarships.

Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.

Annual tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.

Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

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