Graduate Certificate in Education

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program focuses on specialised study areas that are currently in demand and featuring innovative areas. The course has a fresh new approach to learning that values both the individual component and peer-to-peer relationships. It will suit teachers, educators and graduates with relevant employment experience who are seeking to make a career change within education or enhance their existing education career.

Course Fee:

International: $16,500

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or a completed recognised Diploma in a relevant area, with at least two years (full-time or equivalent) professional experience in a relevant area; or five years (full-time or equivalent) professional experience in a relevant area.


This 48 credit point course is comprised of a 48 credit point study area, or, for students who select the general studies option with no study area, 48 credit points of appropriate units.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early years; Education-inclusive education; Education-leadership and management; Education-teaching English as a second language (TESOL); STEM in Education

Study Pathways:

This course will provide students with the gateway to the Master of Education program. Graduates will have the option of continuing their studies in the future in the Master of Education program.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Part time 1 year

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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