Charles Darwin University

Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Teacher Education

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Teacher Education is a 6-month, 100%% online course that equips you with core skills in pedagogy and offers a taste of studying a teaching degree. It is a direct pathway into related higher education courses, should you wish to qualify as a teacher.Apply by 26 February to save 20%% on course fees for 2021.* During this course you will learn about pedagogical, professional and disciplinary knowledge in teaching and education. The course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Teacher Education, you'll be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a: Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) Bachelor of Education Primary Bachelor of Education Secondary Diploma of Educational Studies.Advanced standing will be granted in these degrees for some or all of the subjects you have successfully completed. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer. * Discounted course fees for Undergraduate Certificates are only available to domestic students who apply by 26 February 2021 and enrol in Semester 1 2021. Refer to the fees tab for more information. Note: On current advice the Undergraduate Certificate must be completed by the end of 2021.


This 40-credit point course consist of two (2) core and two (2) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in pedagogy and the necessary skills for successful university studies.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore (2 units)20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilitySpecialist Elective(1-2 units) 20cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:Early Childhood Teaching and Primary TeachingECU100 Arts for EducationECU101 Health and Physical Education in SchoolsELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1    EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for TeachingEST203 Teaching Indigenous LearnersSecondary TeachingECO107 Economics and the Modern Business EnterpriseENV101 Earth SystemsENV102 The Diversity of LifeHIT137 Software NowIAS101 Indigenous AustraliaIAS111 Introduction to Australasian LiteratureIAS131 Colonising AustraliaIAS161 Language Studies 1 Chinese (Mandarin), Greek, Indigenous (Yolngu), or IndonesianIAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools (repeatable)IAS181 Music Making and Theory 1 (20cp)LWA110 Legal HistoryPSY140 Introduction to Psychology ASBI182 Microbiology and Immunology (replaces SBI173)SMA101 Mathematics 1ASPH141 Concepts of PhysicsEST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners 40cpTotal Credit Points 


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Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent). Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 125 or higher. Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CDU Online Domestic: $3,690
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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