Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice)

Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice)

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

32411  - Cairns and Townsville - Available for mid-year entry only

Version

8

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an undergraduate degree, or other relevant degree or diploma, from this or another university that includes studies appropriate for the teaching for which the applicant wishes to prepare; or

Other qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Note: this course does not lead to teacher registration.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice), graduates will be able to:

  • Appraise institutional and national policies in higher education, including initiatives to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and identify and enhance implementation of policy in practice

  • Critically analyse and integrate learning theories, models, concepts and research-informed techniques for teaching and learning to support improved outcomes for diverse learners

  • Evaluate, design and implement curriculum and assessment for contemporary higher educational contexts, including frameworks to develop cultural competence

  • Evaluate and utilise a range of learning technologies to support pedagogies that promote active student engagement and learning

  • Identify and generate practical and research-informed solutions to complex problems in a range of higher education contexts, with responsibility, autonomy, well-developed judgement and adaptability

  • Communicate complex knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through high-level speaking, reading, writing, listening and advocacy skills

  • Critically engage with a range of evaluation data sources and tools and professional learning and development opportunities to enhance the quality and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

ED5300:03 Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

ED5301:03 Curriculum Design and Assessment Practices in Higher Education

ED5304:03 Evaluation and Scholarship in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Options

Select 3 credit points of subjects from the specified list:

ED5306:03 Research Supervision

ED5307:03 Transforming Learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Contexts

ED5812:03 ICTs for Learning and Teaching

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must complete ED5300 before attempting ED5301

Must complete ED5300 and ED5301 before attempting ED5304

Must complete ED5300 and ED5301, and either complete or concurrently enrol in ED5304, before attempting ED5305

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Not applicable

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Education, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.