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Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    6 months or part time equivalent

  • Units

    4

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

If you have set your sights on a career as an education professional and you have an undergraduate degree, then make the online Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies your next step.

Coursework will cover theories of teaching, learning and development and give you an understanding of behaviour for classroom practice.

This postgraduate non-teaching qualification opens up to you a range of career opportunities in the field of education.

It is also a pathway to become a qualified teacher. With this qualification and completion of a non-academic suitability test such as CASPer, you will be able transfer into a Master of Teaching (Primary). And units you have completed in the Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies will be credited towards your teaching degree.

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What are the entry criteria?

To gain entry to this course, applicants must have completed a recognised undergraduate degree.

For more information, please contact a Course Consultant on 1300 110 146.

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.

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Course Units

The course consists of:

Core Units

Understanding Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development (EDU60017)
Understanding Behaviour for Classroom Practice (EDU60016)

Choose one of

English in Primary School (EDU70007)
Mathematics in Primary School (EDU70010)

Plus one of

English in Primary School (EDU70007)
Mathematics in Primary School (EDU70010)
Health and Physical Education in Primary School (EDU70008)
Science in Primary School (EDU70011)
Humanities in Primary School (EDU70009)
Arts and Design Technology in Primary School (EDU70006)
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I truly valued the ability to study at my own pace, and to be able to absorb all the concepts in my own space at home.

Lauren, Swinburne Online graduate

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Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies Course

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