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If you are commencing in Term 2 2020 under the Government's Higher Education Relief Package due to COVID-19, please refer to the advice in the Additional Information section below.

The six month equivalent Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for qualified teachers and other educational professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in a specific area of education at an advanced level.

The program is suitable for teachers, trainers in industry and commerce, adult educators and other professionals, but does not provide a qualification in pre-service education.

The program offers eight areas of specialisations: Assessment & Evaluation, Educational Psychology, Educational Studies, Gifted Education, Special Education, TESOL, Teacher Leadership and Visual Arts.

The Educational Studies specialisation is available to International Students and can be completed in two terms.

Attendance

The School of Education (SED) requires students meet a minimum attendance requirement of 80% of all scheduled classes (i.1. lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars) for all courses. Attendance in person is required for tutorials, seminars, and workshops when course are delivered in face-to-face mode. It is the responsibility of students to ensure that their attendance is recorded for the face to face either by electronic means or via an attendance register. Attendance in online or blended mode will be assessed through digital participation.  

This attendance requirement supports postgraduate students to achieve the specific program or course learning outcomes of each course in accordance with national (AITSL) and state (NESA) program standards and maintenance of teacher accreditation policies.

Students seeking to claim further study to maintain teacher accreditation at proficient, highly accomplished and lead levels through participation in postgraduate programs must adhere to the SED Attendance Requirement to be eligible to meet the requirements of the NESA Further Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies Policy: Maintenance of Accreditation (2016)

It is the responsibility of the student to catch up on any learning missed due to absences. To arrange alternative activities to address the content missed students should contact the Course Convenor. Failure to meet the minimum attendance requirement of 80% will result in an Unsatisfactory Fail (UF) for the course regardless of performance on assessment tasks or other requirements for the course.

Campus

Kensington

Study Level

Postgraduate

Typical duration

0.7 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit

24

Award type

Graduate Certificate

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate in Education - GCED

CRICOS Code

082792F

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Program Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC as a standalone program.

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Additional Information

Domestic students commencing in Term 2 2020 under the Government's COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package can enrol in a maximum of 4 courses (24 units of credit) across Term 2 and Term 3 2020 at the discounted fee rates.

The following specialisations are available under the Relief Package scheme:

Educational Psychology, Educational Studies, Gifted Education.

Students should enrol in the following courses available online:

Educational Psychology

Term 2

EDST5320 Individual Differences and Education

EDST5321 Motivation in Educational Settings

Term 3

EDST5106 Behaviour Management of Exceptional Students

EDST5303 Learning, Problem Solving, and the Development of Expertise

Gifted Education

Term 2

EDST5805 Curriculum Differentiation and Assessment in Gifted Education

EDST5807 Social and Emotional Development of Intellectually Gifted Children

Term 3

EDST5802 Identification of Gifted Students

EDST5808 Key Concepts and Issues in Gifted Education

Educational Studies

Term 2

Students select two courses from the following options:

EDST5805 Curriculum Differentiation and Assessment in Gifted Education

EDST5448 Educational Research

EDST5608 Instructional Leadership

EDST5320 Individual Differences and Education

EDST5321 Motivation in Educational Settings

EDST5807 Social and Emotional Development of Intellectually Gifted Children

EDST5138 Inclusive Education: Policy, Planning and Pedagogy

EDST5308 Teacher Learning

EDST5436 Evaluation of Educational Programs

EDST5443 Assessment for Learning: From Theory to Practice

EDST5454 Developing Literacies: From Kindergarten to University

EDST5101 Advanced Quantitative Research

EDST5440 Advanced TESOL Methodology

EDST5129 Transitions in the Lives of Students with Disabilities

Term 3

Students select two courses from the following options:

 EDST5802 Identification of Gifted Students

EDST5142 Leading Educational Change

EDST5433 Organisation Theory in Education

EDST5107 Teaching Methods for High Incidence Disabilities

EDST5448 Educational Research

EDST5303 Learning, Problem Solving, and the Development of Expertise

EDST5808 Key Concepts and Issues in Gifted Education

EDST5122 Enhancing Student Learning in Higher Education

EDST5441 Advanced TESOL Curriculum Design and Assessment

EDST5451 Educational Policy: Theory and Practice

EDST5131 Oral Communication Across the Curriculum

EDST5106 Behaviour Management of Exceptional Students

EDST5111 Intellectual Disabilities

Further information about the COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package is at https://student.unsw.edu.au/herp
 

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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