Graduate Certificate of Education

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Education is designed for teachers and other professionals to undertake a focussed short-term study program and to gain credit for it. The course aims to provide students with a high quality program linked to their professional and career development needs in areas that are of priority for schools and systems.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year part time

Campuses

  • Offered via Cloud (online) only
Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Certificate of Education

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

E500

Level

Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Course Structure

To be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Education, students must successfully complete 4 credit points of core units as detailed below and AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit).

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
  • at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

Career outcomes

This course offers relevant professional learning to qualified teachers who seek to move into, or who already occupy, leadership, coordination, specialist or professional development positions in school systems, or who seek to move from school education to other education and training sectors.

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Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate specialist knowledge of contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy, evidence-based assessment and program evaluation; apply this knowledge to research and in a range of professional learning and educational contexts. 

Communication

Employ a range of oral and written communication skills and standards required of professional educators and learning professionals to be able to transmit complex knowledge in professional and scholarly contexts. 

Digital literacy

Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in a range of digital technologies to research, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within education contexts. 

Critical thinking

Demonstrate specialist skills in the critical analysis and synthesis of complex ideas in professional education practice. 

Problem solving

Demonstrate specialist skills in identifying, analysing and evaluating authentic problems of practice, and generate informed and innovative solutions. 

Self-management

Apply the knowledge and skills required of professional educators and learning professionals to demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility in education contexts and for further learning. 

Teamwork

Work effectively and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to create solutions to authentic problems of practice. 

Global citizenship

Demonstrate advanced understanding of, and the capacity to engage ethically and productively in professional contexts with diverse communities and in a global context. 

Approved by Faculty Board 2014

 

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

Faculty contact information

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

 

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Cloud (online) 
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au  

Fee information

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

Offered campuses

Study online at Cloud Campus

Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

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