Graduate Certificate in Education

University of Newcastle

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..

Course Fee:

Australian: $7,855
International: $14,695

Entry Requirements:

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

Structure:

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

Subjects you can Study:

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

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.

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info Yes Online 0.5 year
Callaghan No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Callaghan No info Yes Part time 1 year

Since our foundation as an independent university in 1965, the University of Newcastle has specialised in delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life. 

Our commitment to equity, performance in innovation and making a global impact has been recognised internationally, with the university being ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings Fact File, 2018). 

The University of Newcastle is home to more than 38,000 enthusiastic individuals from 115 countries around the globe, all looking to bring new to the world.

New approaches to shape tomorrow’s leaders

Our goal is to shape graduates who are more than degree-qualified. 

We deliver degrees that promote real-world experience, facilitate specialised work placements and encourage entrepreneurial opportunities.

From international exchanges that allow you to make your mark on the world stage, to opportunities to create a social enterprise around your passion, we offer a supportive and future-focused learning environment. 

Embedding Work Integrated Learning programs into our degrees allows students to gain real-world, practical experience and establish professional networks during their studies. 

New research with global impact

Our teaching and research staff are leaders in their field. They are here to motivate and inspire future generations of students who will be the leaders of tomorrow. 

The University of Newcastle continues to deliver innovative approaches to research.  The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the university the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality well above world standard.

Our world-class research and strong national and international partnerships drives the kind of innovation and discovery that challenges conventional thinking. Our research breaks new ground and changes lives.

New spaces to spark ideas

With campus locations in Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore, we offer inspiring and innovative environments across all our hubs, ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. 

The newly opened $95 million NeW Space precinct boasts state-of-the-art facilities, harnessing the latest technologies in teaching to deliver an exceptional student experience. 

Each of our locations provide students with a range of services designed to create a vibrant and dynamic environment for student life. These include cafes and bars, clubs and societies, accommodation, fitness centres, swimming pools, transport, restaurants and more. 

So, whether you are finishing high school this year, changing career direction, or contemplating study for the first time, we are sure you will find your path to new here. 

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