Australian Catholic University

Graduate Certificate in Education

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Advance your career and become a specialist in your discipline area. The Graduate Certificate in Education will enable you to deepen your knowledge and expertise in a specialisation area and empower you to extend your understanding of educational disciplines. The course is open to teachers and other professionals engaged in lead educational roles, such as education administrators, researchers, policymakers, career counsellors, psychologists, members of the defence forces, youth ministers and family/parish educators. You are able to complete the Graduate Certificate in Education with or without a named specialisation. Named specialisations are only available in part-time mode and the duration is one year. Please note that the Graduate Certificate in Education is not an initial teaching qualification.


40 credit points. To attain a named specialisation in TESOL, students will need to successfully complete a supervised practicum experience (6 hours).


  • Early childhood and primary
  • Inclusive education and disability studies
  • Inclusive practice
  • Inclusive practice and special education
  • Integrated STEM
  • Leading learning
  • Leading the new evangelisation
  • Professional education
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Student wellbeing
  • Teaching mathematics

Standard entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. International applicants must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

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