Graduate Certificate of Education

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Education
Campus
  • Offered via Cloud (online) only
Cloud CampusYes
Length

1 year part time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

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  

Deakin course code E500

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

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'

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

 

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

Prior to 2016

EXE721 Assessment and Learning (No longer available for enrolment)

EXE722 Curriculum and Pedagogy (No longer available for enrolment)

EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability (No longer available for enrolment)

EXE736 Knowledge, Learning and Learners (No longer available for enrolment)

 

From 2016

ECN704Applied Learning: Theories and Practice

EXE731Professional Learning and Development

EXE723Curriculum and Assessment Design

EXE734New Technologies in Education and Training

Course Map

Course map

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.

How to apply

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.