Graduate Certificate in Education

Australian Catholic University

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

This course is designed to provide educators and allied professionals (e. g., youth ministers, chaplains, family/parish educators, counsellors, probation officers) working in educational contexts with opportunities to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and expert skills in domains of their professional interests, responsibilities or concerns. The course does not lead to a teaching qualification. The 40 cp course can be taken as a general course comprised of units that are relevant to the graduate' s learning goals or as a specialised course consisting of units that focus on a particular domain (e. g., Mathematics or Safeguarding Children and Young People). A Graduate Certificate in Education, which is nested within the Master of Education, comprises 40 credit points towards a Master of Education should a graduate decide to pursue additional postgraduate studies. The Graduate Certificate in Education specialisations are: Career Development Inclusive Practice Integrated STEM Leading Learning Literacy Intervention (available to cohorts only) Mathematics Safeguarding Children and Young People Student Wellbeing. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) This advanced course will encourage you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of recent research and/or professional developments related to the program of study.


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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

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