Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Educational Needs)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Educational Needs)
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE544


(i) This is an exit only course.

(ii) Students who enrolled in 2012 and earlier are asked to contact the Faculty Student Services Office for enrolment advice.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Educational Needs) is an exit only pathway from the Master of Education (Special Educational Needs). The course allows teachers and other professionals to gain credit for units completed should they elect not to complete that masters course.

(Note: The Graduate Certificate or Education (Special Educational Needs) is not VIT endorsed. Applicants who require eligibility for employment in Victorian special schools need to complete the Master of Education (Special Educational Needs), which includes the required supervised teaching component.)

Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links and some print materials interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 4 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 0.5 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The exit course requires the completion of 4 credit points from the list below:

Course structure

Students must complete any 2 credit points from the following:

ECP703Child Protection

EEI714Individualised Program Planning

EEI715Effective Classroom Management: Positive Learning Environments

EXE732Social Justice and Difference

Plus a further 2 credit points from the following:

EEL702New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs

ESM701Teaching Mathematics Successfully

ESP701Education and Development of Exceptional Learners

ESP703Student Welfare and Discipline Issues