English language requirements
IELTS band score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
1 year part time
Current Deakin Students
To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook
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.Read More
To be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Education, students must successfully complete 4 credit points of core units as detailed below and
2021 course information
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
- At least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
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)
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Fees and scholarships
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 Recognition of Prior Learning you have.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of study. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. 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 tuition fees.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.
Why choose Deakin
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 'DeakinTALENT'
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
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.|
|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.|
|Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in a range of digital technologies to research, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within education contexts.|
|Demonstrate specialist skills in the critical analysis and synthesis of complex ideas in professional education practice.|
|Demonstrate specialist skills in identifying, analysing and evaluating authentic problems of practice, and generate informed and innovative solutions.|
|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.|
|Work effectively and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to create solutions to authentic problems of practice.|
|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