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Overview

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.

Campus

Kensington

Study Level

Postgraduate

Typical duration

0.7 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face

Intake Period

Term 1, 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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Academic Writing Skills Courses

You can take an additional 6 UOC course to develop your academic writing skills. It will not count towards the program requirements.

- ARTS5503 Academic Writing for the Humanities (6 UOC)
- ARTS5505 Personalised English Language Enhancement (6 UOC)

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Additional Information

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.

Further Information

Contact the UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Student Services for advice.

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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