Graduate Certificate of Education (E5E)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Guaranteed Entry ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)

Full Fee Paying places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

The Graduate Certificate of Education is designed to meet the needs of experience educators seeking professional learning, personal and professional enquiry and intellectual engagement within a specialist area or across a range of specialisations.

This degree is designed to provide postgraduate level coursework for professionals who are associated with the practice of education. It is intended to enable competent, experienced professionals to broaden, deepen, update and integrate knowledge in an area of interest and/or expertise.

Our objectives are to;

  • Develop practical understanding of teaching as an "evidence based profession".
  • Engage in research to promote critical reflective practice which will enhance the outcomes of learners in educational contexts.
  • Explore theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in a range of contexts including schools, workplaces and community settings.
  • Advance your knowledge, skills and understandings of educational research and practice.
  • Develop critical and analytical skills through discussion of relevant and substantive research in areas of specific interest.
  • Engage in wider and more general education debates.
  • Engage, develop and implement research methodologies in your own research project.

Please Note: This course does not qualify graduates as teachers. The appropriate graduate entry course for initial teacher training is the Master of Teaching.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations), and how these can facilitate enhanced pedagogical approaches, curriculum, policy, and student engagement from a global perspective;
  • The relationship between reflective practice and professional standards in local and/or global education contexts, and how each can define, validate and enhance learning and teaching;
  • The key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making;
  • Apply education theory to specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to inform and advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments within their own contexts;
  • Initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts.
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.
  • Plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences;
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate consists of four (4) postgraduate Education units from the schedule.

Schedule

This unit will establish the skills and knowledge to enable students to acknowledge their educational identity, and contextualize this within both their educational or workplace environment as well as their broader community. The concepts of collegial constructive criticism and peer…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches for facilitating learning, and relates these to contemporary educational practices. As a result of studying this unit, students will understand why contemporary education is focused on learning and understanding, rather…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Applied learning is an approach that contextualizes learning in a way to empower and motivate students, whilst developing the key skills and knowledge required for employment, further education, and active learner participation in their communities. It involves students and educators…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is the first of four units designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Graduate Certificate (Early Childhood), specialising in teaching children (Birth-8 years). This unit interrogates current early childhood curricula and pedagogies. Topics include planning using relevant…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on conceptual development and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching children fundamental aspects of literacy, mathematics and science. A range of play-based strategies for supporting the development of viewing, reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit supports professionals undertaking a small-scale systematic investigation into an aspect of learning, or development within a learning context or setting. It aims to enhance students' knowledge of key theoretical perspectives, along with their skills of practitioner research, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional wellbeing has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. In this unit you will critically reflect on the meaning and role…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to develop an appreciation of the characteristic features and educational issues associated with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical models to explain dyslexia, alongside contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Student disengagement is a multifaceted and often complex problem facing both teachers and educational administrators. This unit focuses on the theories behind student disengagement and takes a solution focused approach towards re-engagement practices. By the end of this unit, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed for educators with an interest in special and/or inclusive education. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MYCEETYA, 2008) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) make it clear that students with disability should…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Using 21st Century Digital Tools in the classroom has progressed earlier objectives of inclusive educational technology, which were to promote access and to support and augment the learning of students with diverse learning needs. This unit will review the use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Today's teachers need to be cognisant of the diverse range of their students' needs and abilities. Due to the nature and prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is important for all educators to have the knowledge and skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building upon 'Learning and teaching for students with Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties', you will develop specialist skills to identify learners with specific learning difficulties in the classroom and make diagnostic appraisals based on observation and assessment of attainments…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This introductory course in adapted physical activity prepares pre-service educators to meet the needs of diverse learners by requiring candidates to effectively demonstrate the application of pedagogical strategies to teach children with disabilities physical activity, the use of appropriate assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Teaching and learning is enhanced when educators know the 'why' as well as the 'what' of their practice. Understanding the theories that inform evidence-based learning and teaching strategies will enable educators to be innovative, adaptable, and effective. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit, which aims to deepen understandings about some key aspects of (successful) school leadership, is for those from a variety of educational settings who already occupy, or expect to occupy, positions entailing leadership. Topics covered include why school leadership…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Research suggests that leaders play a critical role in the ongoing development of their staff when it comes to improving complex organisations in times of rapid and disruptive change. Leaders in many organisations now hold identified and specific accountabilities for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit (comprising a three-part assessment item) is specifically designed to provide practical experience related to the concepts discussed in other parts of the Master of Education (Leadership) by having students participate in professional learning activities and programs offered in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leaders now hold key responsibilities for developing the human resource capacities in their organisations. During times of rapid and complex change this responsibility is increased. The professional development and on-going learning of staff, to meet changes in roles and capability…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Organisations everywhere now operate in an environment of rapid, on-going and disruptive change. Leaders play a key role managing such change, which can include system-wide and local reforms, restructuring and innovations Often, many planned changes are not implemented in practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Expectations of leaders in educational and other settings can change significantly over the course of a career. In addition to understanding individual issues of changing professional identity, self-preparation, and role transition, leaders are required to engage with heightened responsibilities when…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Discourses of improvement often drive the practice of leadership. Rapid changes to technology, increasing globalisation, and issues of organisational structure, culture and power impact on improvement agendas as well as the quality and effectiveness of such ‘improvement’ in practice.In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is for teachers to examine the role of coaching and mentoring in preparing future teachers. This unit will assist teachers to develop their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. The unit is relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is for teachers to undertake the role of a coach and/or mentor for a pre-service teacher. This unit will assist teachers to develop their understanding of coaching and mentoring and to develop skills to improve…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit addresses salient issues in second language learning, globally. Second language within this unit refers to any language learned in addition to a first language. Issues include: linguistic issues in language acquisition; linguistic awareness; socio-political impacts and effects of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit explores linguistics as an academic discipline and in particular its relevance to language learning and teaching. A central idea underpinning the Unit is the role that language awareness plays in preparing language teachers to teach English to speakers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the complex relationship between language and culture, and considers both in terms of linguistic and cultural diversity. The unit applies understandings of each to the teaching and learning of language. An emphasis is placed on understanding 'culture'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit explores a range of approaches to English language learning and teaching including teaching strategies and techniques for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening. The Unit will also study the nature of the second language teaching methodology in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit investigates the implementation of current digital technologies in TESOL and considers the future of language learning and teaching utilising technology. The unit will include: language learning and the internet; interactive whiteboard technology; software and apps supporting learning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the many ways that literature can be utilised within a TESOL context. Literature as a focus for English language teaching will include a range of texts such as poems, novels, non-fiction works, plays and short stories. Multi-modal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses upon an exploration of the scope of English for specific purposes (ESP) and the related learning and teaching within the specialities. Areas focused upon include: language analysis of English for Specific Purposes; the scope of ESP; learning…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is for the supported and assessed practice of English language teaching and can be conducted in situ, on campus at UTAS, Launceston or with a university recognised establishment locally or internationally.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Interested in studying the Graduate Certificate of Education you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you are a In-Service Teacher

Hold an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) degree:

  • Bachelor of Education,
  • Bachelors degree with a Diploma of Education,
  • Bachelors degree with a Bachelor of Teaching,
  • Bachelors degree with a Master of Teaching,
  • or equivalent ITE qualifications.
If you are an Educator

Graduates without a teaching qualification but with extensive experience in teaching or training can apply for admission to the course.

This course is available to graduates in teacher education, graduates from other disciplines with a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Teaching, or Master of Teaching, or to those holding equivalent qualifications. Graduates from non-education courses with extensive relevant work experience are also eligible to undertake this course.

An alternative pathway to the Graduate Certificate of Education for domestic students is available on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for the first four units through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (E4D) course.

The Graduate Certificate of Education articulates directly with the Master of Education

An alternative pathway to a Graduate Certificate of Education for domestic students is available on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for four units through one of the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours courses:

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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