Graduate Certificate of Education

Advance your career in the education sector. Meet your professional development needs and extend your expertise in the areas of educational leadership, research, policy, curriculum and pedagogy. Learn how to confidently lead effective change within educational settings and drive research-informed practice in your professional context.

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Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career

Flexible study options

Study online or on campus

Fast Facts


  • Online: January, May, September
  • Brisbane: January, May, September




+total estimated Commonwealth Supported Fee

^total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


7 months full-time

Entry Requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or cognate AQF level 8 qualification; or at least five years relevant industry experience

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Real stories

  • Louisa Tomas Engel

    Course Coordinator

    Associate Professor Louisa Tomas Engel

    Graduate Certificate of Education

    The Graduate Certificate of Education is ideal for teachers and others working in the education sector who wish to engage in further learning or upskill for career advancement. Students can study online while they work, and graduates may articulate into a Master of Education at JCU.

  • Colette Wasson


    Colette Wasson

    Director, Human Resources Business Partnering, Education Queensland

    The Department of Education finds JCU students to be equipped with the knowledge, skill set and willingness to make a difference in Queensland State Schools. Graduates leave JCU with a well-rounded ability to succeed in the classroom, while also stepping outside their comfort zone to begin their professional careers.

  • Jacqui Francis


    Jacqui Francis

    Executive Director, Townsville Catholic Education

    JCU graduates come to us ready to take on the role of guiding and teaching our wonderful students. We recognise their enthusiasm, energy and their willingness to continue in professional development that further enhances their skills. JCU graduates enhance our organisation and add value to our students’ lives.