Graduate Certificate in Education

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their careers. It also facilitates articulation into the USQ Education Graduate Diploma and/or Master suite of programs.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,480
International: $12,600

Entry Requirements:

3-year bachelor degree from an Australian University or equivalent; English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


4 x specialisation courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning; Applied Linguistics; Behaviour Intervention; Career Development; Counselling in Educational Contexts; Curriculum and Pedagogy; Digital Learning Environments; Early Childhood; Gifted and Talented; Leading and Managing Educational Organisations; Learning Intervention; Multicultural Education; Special Education; Teaching English Language to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL); Tertiary Teaching.

Study Pathways:

Articulation to: Graduate Diploma of Education; Master of Education.

Further information:

This program does not qualify students for teacher registration in Queensland. To qualify for teacher registration in Queensland, please refer to the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching and Master of Learning and Teaching. Not all courses are available in every mode in every semester or year. Students are advised to check the course and mode offer listings for each semester/year. All modes of study are supported with the USQ StudyDesk. It is possible to complete the program via a combination of delivery modes. Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.


The Career Development specialisation meets the professional learning needs of professionals working in teaching, counselling, training, employment, community development, or information management roles who support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organisations. The Career Development specialisation addresses core and selected specialist competencies from the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners, and it has been officially endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia as a qualification for the status of professional career development practitioner under the Professional Standards.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 0.5 year
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 2 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

Good Universities Guide, 2018.


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