Graduate Certificate of Education

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Certificate of Education

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides teachers with the opportunity to further their qualifications for professional development.

Campus
Townsville; External; Cairns; Singapore
Available to Australian students for inter-campus study in Singapore.
Duration
6 months full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus

Course highlights

This course provides you with extended knowledge and skills in education, and you will be introduced to educational research.

James Cook University offers professional development opportunities, student flexibility through course design and structure, as well as a successful history in securing funding for major research programs.

Course overview

Our Graduate Certificate of Education program provides both teachers and graduates from non-teaching backgrounds the opportunity to gain postgraduate qualifications in the area of Education, or to pursue specific interests in areas such as Sustainability or Public Education.

Subjects successfully completed in this course can be credited towards our Master of Education.

While this course is useful for those wanting to further their professional development and gain entry and credit in the Masters programs it does not lead to teacher registration.  

This course can be studied externally (online). It is available full-time in Singapore, and full time or part-time in Townsville and Cairns.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

12 credit points of specified ED level 5 Master of Education subjects as approved by the Dean, College of Arts, Society and Education from List 1.

List 1 

ED5092:03 Research Proposal

ED5093:03 Ethics and Methodology

ED5095:06 Research Dissertation

ED5190:03 Introduction to Educational Research or ED5881:03 Contemporary Curriculum

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

ED5510:03 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

ED5880:03 Educational Leadership

ED5812:03 ICTs for Learning and Teaching

ED5831:03 Research in Early Childhood Education

ED5833:03 Issues in the Education and Care of Young Children

ED5853:03 Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling

ED5855:03 Behaviour Management

ED5857:03 Assessment

ED5859:03 Atypical Development

ED5862:03 Foundations of Counselling Theory

ED5863:03 Foundations of Counselling Practice

ED5864:03 Advanced Counselling

ED5871:03 Language Acquisition and Reading

ED5873:03 Teaching and Learning Literacy

ED5911:03 Education for Sustainability

ED5912:03 Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future

ED5913:03 Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change

ED5914:03 Individual Researched Action Project

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Education [Exit Only]

Course code

35111

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The Graduate Certificate of Education may be awarded to students exiting the Master of Education prior to completing the requirements of that course, provided they meet the award requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Education.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Not applicable – exit only degree

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

12 credit points of specified ED level 5 Master of Education subjects as approved by the Dean, College of Arts, Society and Education from List 1.

List 1 

ED5092:03 Research Proposal

ED5093:03 Ethics and Methodology

ED5095:06 Research Dissertation

ED5190:03 Introduction to Educational Research or ED5881:03 Contemporary Curriculum

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

ED5510:03 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

ED5880:03 Educational Leadership

ED5812:03 ICTs for Learning and Teaching

ED5831:03 Research in Early Childhood Education

ED5833:03 Issues in the Education and Care of Young Children

ED5853:03 Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling

ED5855:03 Behaviour Management

ED5857:03 Assessment

ED5859:03 Atypical Development

ED5862:03 Foundations of Counselling Theory

ED5863:03 Foundations of Counselling Practice

ED5864:03 Advanced Counselling

ED5871:03 Language Acquisition and Reading

ED5873:03 Teaching and Learning Literacy

ED5911:03 Education for Sustainability

ED5912:03 Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future

ED5913:03 Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change

ED5914:03 Individual Researched Action Project

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

Exit only

Singapore

Exit only [Pending CPE Approval]

Cairns

Exit only

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

Not applicable – this is an exit only degree

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

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

Not applicable

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.