University of Newcastle

Graduate Certificate in Education

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Graduate Certificate in Education degree is intended for practising teachers and other educators who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in a wide variety of educational contexts and to acquire or update their expertise. The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best educational practices. The program is undertaken by coursework..

Designed for

Teachers, trainers or HR specialists keen to continue their professional development


40 units (4 courses worth 10 units each) including 10 units core course and choose 30 units of Directed courses from Directed Course list.


  • Intermediate Curriculum Design
  • Advanced Educational Studies 2
  • Power and Pedagogy
  • Educational Leadership and ICT
  • Digitally Supported Learning
  • English for Special Purposes
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or Diploma in education/teaching with significant teaching experience.

Study pathways

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor degree but hold other substantial relevant qualifications together with appropriate high level work experience in an education setting are encouraged to apply for entry via recognition of prior learning (RPL). Documentation will need to be provided in a professional portfolio. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Education is a pathway for admission to the Master of Education; Master of Applied Linguistics; Master of Special and Inclusive Education, and Master of Leadership and Management in Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $17,435 Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
Online International: $17,435 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 0.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan, Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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