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Online course

Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    6 months or part time equivalent

  • Units

    4

  • Start Date

    Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct

Overview of the course

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 069 765.

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

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

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)

On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the theories and practice of learning, teaching and pedagogy
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key issues, policies and theoretical concepts impacting primary education in Australian and global contexts
  • Reflect on learning and take responsibility and accountability for personal development in the context of primary education
  • Use independent judgement and apply contemporary educational knowledge to novel or new contexts
  • Evaluate and articulate key issues, stakeholder needs and a range of perspectives in relation to primary education

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies students must complete 50 credit points comprising:

– Two (2) Educational Foundation units (25cp)

– Two (2) Educational Discipline units (25cp).

A unit of study can only be counted once.

Volume of Learning

The Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies consists of a total of 50 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises eight (8) units (100cp), and a standard annual part-time load comprises four (4) units (50cp). The volume of learning of the Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies is typically 6 months full time or equivalent.

Maximum Academic Credit
Not Applicable

 

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    When you study with Swinburne Online, you'll benefit from high-quality learning materials that are designed for online.

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    At Swinburne Online, we're here for you every step of the way. Explore the online higher education student journey from enrolment to graduation.

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    Not only do we have the right tools and support teams to help you – we have people who care about your success.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • Do I have to purchase learning materials?

    For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.

  • Which units should I start with?

    When you enrol to study a degree with us, you will nominate how many units you would like to select per teaching period, based on a recommendation from one of our Course Consultants. From here, our enrolments team will allocate you automatically to the units they feel will be best suited to your needs, so you don’t need to worry about choosing units. If you want to choose something different than what you are allocated to, that is no problem, just get in touch with our Student Advisors and they will take care of it for you.

  • Do I need to be logged on to study at specific times?

    You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you.

    There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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