University of Canberra

Undergraduate Certificate in Education

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00212K

If you’d like to help school students to reach their potential, or simply learn about educational psychology, inclusive classroom management and different ways of knowing, being and doing in education, then the Undergraduate Certificate in Education (Learning Support) is for you.This course prepares you for a school-based learning support role, opening up potential opportunities for employment – while also serving as a pathway into a Primary or Secondary Teaching degree, if you choose to continue study towards an accredited teaching qualification. Study a series of four units that will teach you how to support and facilitate the development and learning of young people in Australian schools. Throughout the course, you will gain foundational knowledge and skills relevant to the education profession and the Australian education system, including a school-based placement in real classrooms with current students and experienced staff. After successful completion of the course you will be able to step confidently into schooling environments in a variety of rewarding education support roles.Alternatively, you can apply to join a bachelor’s degree course in either primary or secondary teaching – with full credit for the units you have completed. This flexible short course can be completed in as little as 9 months part-time and (apart from a 10-day classroom-based placement) is completely self-paced and online, so you can set your own study-work-life balance.


12 credit points

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means: Year 12 ATAR
  • Other Australian Qualification
  • Work experience
  • Overseas qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra No
  • Part-time : 1 year

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