Undergraduate Certificate in Education (Primary) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Undergraduate Certificate in Education (Primary)

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Ready to start your career in education? Do you enjoy working with children and young people in their learning journeys? This certificate gives you an introduction to education and the professional work of teachers, and supports your development of foundational skills and knowledge for teaching in primary education settings. Learn about child to adolescent development, planning for learning, developing and creating technology-enhanced resources for teaching, as well as promoting your own literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and knowledge.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
  • Fraser Coast
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
6 months full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
Mathematics, Science
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

On successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Primary Education, and subject to meeting all other entry criteria, you may receive up to 48 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Primary Education.

Fees for short courses

As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Undergraduate Certificate in Primary Education in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Commonwealth supported places for this short course initiative are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported, and would be charged at the cost of a full fee paying place, payable upfront.*

Admission requirements

Completion of Year 12 or be 17 years of age; and meet minimum selection threshold ATAR 55.

How to apply

To apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Primary Education, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC. Commonwealth supported places will be allocated to eligible students who meet the entry requirements in order of application date, so apply as soon as possible.

*Note: The information provided above is correct as at 23 December 2020 and may be subject to change without notice.

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