Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education (T3 2020)

Postgraduate coursework

Translate your understandings of personalised, inclusive educational programs into practice with the Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education.

This is the Trimester 3, 2020 version of this course.

The Trimester 3 teaching period starts from 9 November 2020.

Applications for this course close 6 November 2020.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS band score overall 7.0, no band less than 7.0, speaking and listening 7.5.

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2020 close 6 November 2020

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education is designed for individuals interested in a pathway for further learning and employment in the area of inclusive education. The course services current demand for teacher and allied education staff professional development and certification around high quality educational provision for students with diverse educational needs.

You will develop advanced knowledge of contemporary education issues and graduate with high-level critical and evaluative skills. The course takes in to account the implementation of social justice policy and addresses the fundamental philosophy of access and success for people with diverse educational needs.

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Course structure

To be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education, students must successfully complete 3 credit points of core units, 1 course elective and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Core units

  • Social Justice and Difference
  • Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Effective Classroom Management: Positive Learning Environments
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    Course Electives

  • Creativity and the Arts
  • New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs
  • Teaching Mathematics Successfully
  • Education and Development of Exceptional Learners
  • Child Protection
  • Research Design Development and Method
  • Supporting Communication in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Psychology in Education
  • Education Governance and Policy
  • Education Leadership in Changing Times
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    E544
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    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

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • 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.

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    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

    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)

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    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.

    Scholarship options

    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.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    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.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Deakin Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    Further study options

    On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education, an entry pathway into the Master of Specialist Inclusive Education is available for students holding existing Australian teaching qualification.

    Pathways from Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education into other School of Education programs are also be available depending on the program’s entry prerequisites. For example, students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education but do not possess Australian teaching qualifications are able to pursue such qualification via entry into the Bachelor of Education or A Master of Teaching. Entry into the Master Teaching (Secondary) is dependent on students having a relevant undergraduate degree to meet the VIT Specialist guidelines to qualify with at least one curriculum area of teaching.

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education offers coursework equipping graduates with advanced practice skills and sophisticated knowledge transferable across a variety of educational sites, including mainstream and specialist contexts.

    Elective unit options include specialist studies in a variety of teaching areas including literacy, numeracy and arts-based education. The program prepares graduates to take a critically reflective, research-oriented approach to their practice while opening up pathways for students wishing to pursue higher degree research studies.

    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

    Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise inclusive education theoretical foundations and practices, and create and apply specialist pedagogies, curriculum and assessments across a range of educational contexts.

    Communication

    Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise inclusive education theoretical foundations and practices, and create and apply specialist pedagogies, curriculum and assessments across a range of educational contexts.

    Digital literacy

    Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate high quality, credible, adaptive digital resources to support equitable access, participation and engagement in learning for all students.

    Critical thinking

    Understand the interrelationship between philosophies, theories and practices of inclusive education to inform strategies that advance equitable access and positive learning outcomes for students and complex learning partnerships.

    Problem solving

    Identify and apply professional and ethical judgement to realise creative, positive and inclusive solutions to complex teaching and learning problems across a range of learning partnerships.

    Self-management

    Demonstrate critically reflective practice and ongoing professional learning to support the development of inclusive communities of practice, cross-disciplinary dialogue and scholarship.

    Teamwork

    Collaborate and contribute to learning partnerships and multidisciplinary teams across a range of diverse contexts to advance the inclusive learning and development of all learners.

    Global citizenship

    Review national and international practice and theory of inclusive education in relation to legal, ethical and policy frameworks to address issues of equity and social justice across diverse communities in a global context.

    Approved by Faculty Board July 2017