Graduate Certificate of Education

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Education
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes

1 year part time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$11,000 AUD
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
IELTS Requirement

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Deakin course code E500
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

The annual fee displayed for this course is based on 0.5 EFTSL.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

To be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Education, students must successfully complete 4 credit points of core units as detailed below.

Course structure

EXE721 Assessment and Learning is no longer available for enrolment

EXE722 Curriculum and Pedagogy is no longer available for enrolment

EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability is no longer available for enrolment

EXE736 Knowledge, Learning and Learners is no longer available for enrolment


From 2016 students are advised to complete:

ECN704Applied Learning: Theories and Practice

EXE731Professional Learning and Development

EXE723Curriculum and Assessment Design

EXE734New Technologies in Education and Training


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Entry requirements - specific

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

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline area.

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.

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact