Graduate Certificate of Education
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Education|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
1 year part time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$8,300* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||E500|
new course version commencing 2015
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- How to apply
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.
This course is highly flexible, allowing students to choose from across the wide range of units on offer to build the skills and knowledge that individual students particularly need.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
Fee help information for post graduate students information is available on the Deakin web site fee help information
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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.
For more information go to 'My Course My Career'
To be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Education, students must successfully complete 4 credit points of core units as detailed below.
|EXE721||Assessment and Learning|
|EXE723||Curriculum and Assessment Design|
|EXE735||Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability|
|EXE736||Knowledge, Learning and Learners|
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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; or 5 years relevant professional experience within the last 10 years.
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.