Graduate Certificate of Languages Teaching

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Languages Teaching develops specialised skills and knowledge for professional practice in teaching. This course is designed to provide qualified teachers with a grounding in the theory and practice of languages teaching.

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Key facts

Duration

For students commencing T1 this course is 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent duration. 

For students commencing T2 this course is 1 year part-time. 

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Languages other than English)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

E554

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.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Languages Teaching applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:

  • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • relevant work and life experience.

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.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

Professional Recognition

Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for meeting the Specialist Area Guidelines for languages teaching, for already qualified primary and secondary teachers.

Career outcomes

 

For more information go to 'My Course My Career'

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire advanced and specialised knowledge of and the ability to apply the theoretical principles, concepts and methodologies which underpin contemporary approaches to languages teaching 

Communication

Effectively communicate to a range of audiences the key concepts relevant to languages teaching including second languages teaching methodologies. 

Digital literacy

Have advanced knowledge of and technical proficiency in digital technologies that can be specifically used to creatively support languages teaching 

Critical thinking

Critically analyse and reflect on current theories in second language acquisition, languages teaching principles and practice 

Problem solving

Use advanced knowledge of second languages teaching methodologies and understanding of the diverse needs of students to frame creative solutions to problems of pedagogy in languages teaching and apply these in a range of classroom teaching scenarios 

Self-management

Understand the importance of self-directed learning for professional growth and demonstrate responsibility for individual intellectual development. 

Teamwork

Collaborate effectively with others to achieve high standards and best practice in Language Teaching 

Global citizenship

Appreciate the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in languages teaching and use knowledge of the sociocultural contexts of languages teaching to enhance teaching and learning 

Approved by Faculty Board 2015

 

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.

Apply through Deakin

Need more information on how to apply?

For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

Register your interest to study at Deakin

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

Credit for Prior Learning

Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

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

Additional course information

Students must ensure they have a current up to date Working with Children Check prior to going on placement. 

For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

Offered campuses

Burwood

Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


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