Graduate Certificate of Education

Graduate Certificate of Education

Course code

35111

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a three year AQF level 7 undergraduate degree; and

Completion of an approved course of teacher education.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Special admission requirements

Applicants may be required to demonstrate fitness for admission by carrying out such work and completing satisfactorily such examinations as the Division may determine, on the advice of the College Dean.

In exceptional cases, applicants may be admitted to the course if they submit other evidence of academic and professional attainments.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in the field of education and communication

  • Demonstrate knowledge, critical inquiry and action learning principles applicable to education research and related areas of professional practice

  • Identify and generate practical and research-informed solutions to complex problems in a range of 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.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

ED5094:03 Research Proposal and Ethics

ED5095:06 Research Dissertation

ED5190:03 Introduction to Educational Research

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

Internal

Singapore

Limited Attendance

Cairns

Internal

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION

Approved abbreviation

GCertEd

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majorss

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Education are eligible to apply for for entry to the Master of Education, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Certificate of Education. (Note: If advanced standing is granted for all subjects completed within this course it will not be possible to also complete a major within the MEd).

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate Education and who obtain at least a Credit for ED5095 Research Dissertation are eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Philosophy (Education) and the Master of Philosophy (Society and Culture)

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate Education and who obtain at least a Distinction for ED5095 Research Dissertation are eligible to apply for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy [Society and Culture] or the Doctor of Education.