Graduate Certificate of Education (E5E)

Overview  2015

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Graduate Certificate of Education enables teachers to extend and update their knowledge in a specialised area of interest and is offered fully online. The course has international standing and is seen as a prestigious qualification for educators who wish to become leaders in their chosen fields. 

Within the Graduate Certificate of Education you are able to study units from a number of discipline areas. 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 course.

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 structure

Students may choose any four Education postgraduate coursework units.  A number of Graduate Certificate specialisations are currently available with specific unit schedules.

Schedule A

Four (4) units from any one (1) specialisation
OR
Four (4) units from the suite of postgraduate coursework units. .

Specialisations

This unit provides an opportunity for you to explore a range of issues related to the development of mathematics curricula. You will engage with current developments in the area and examine the factors that affect the development of mathematics curricula…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines approaches to developing computational skills in students. It will explore mental, written and technology-based approaches for different kinds of numbers. This unit is suitable for any teacher who has a responsibility for teaching mathematics or developing numeracy…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores important issues in mathematics education based on the latest research in the field. It may be suitable for interested people at any level of education, including situations outside the compulsory years. The topics chosen will be guided…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students in this unit will develop an understanding of the ACARA subject Digital Technologies; distinguish it from ICT general capability; know the TPACK theoretical background; become able to assess and improving personal digital competence; explore computational thinking; design and describe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is for those who wish to develop and advance their understanding of how online learning and teaching can be used effectively in teaching and learning environments, in workplace training and in professional development environments.You will work with and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in delivering technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore the tools, principles and practices of online learning, teaching and assessment as well as critically evaluate their pedagogical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

C. Professional Learning and Mentoring

Educators at all levels and in all sectors and contexts are increasingly facing more externally imposed policies in areas such as accountability, assessment, curricula and pedagogical modes. It is important in this turbulent context that educators are able to respond…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit you will examine the nexus between learning theory and educational practice in professional contexts. You will analyse contemporary theories of adult learning and employ these critically to undertake an investigation of the application of learning strategies in…

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 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.

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the concepts and practices involved in taking a Global Education perspective to teaching and learning in contemporary curriculum contexts.An overview of Global Education will be presented where participants will have an opportunity to examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

This unit addresses Global Education issues similar to those raised in ESG731 but it provides an opportunity for a more specialist focus on key selected issues and a deeper and more detailed examination of those issues. It may also provide…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In this unit students will focus on education in the Asia-Pacific region through the lens of Global Education. This perspective will include a focus on current issues pertinent to the region, particularly those identified in the UN Millennium Development Goals.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Teachers and students in the twenty-first century are part of a rapidly changing, globalised world where they are linked not only to local communities, but also to the wider global community.In this unit, global education pedagogies that take account of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The focus of the unit is on a detailed examination of key issues in Global Education. These issues will be selected from the five Global Education learning emphases: interdependence and globalisation, identity and cultural diversity, social justice and human rights,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

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
Launceston5 Week Session Sep

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

In times of rapid and disruptive changes, such as those currently facing society, leaders of complex organisations are likely to face many changes in the way in which they are expected to lead. They will increasingly undertake responsibilities that involve…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Increasingly, leaders of complex organisations in periods of disruptive change are being confronted by the need for continuous improvement. Regardless of where the organisation is now, there is an expectation that it will get better over time. This unit examines…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Students enrolling in the following units will have undertaken the comparable unit through the DoE's Professional Learning Institute

The aim of this unit is for leaders to examine the complexity of leadership in a period of rapid and disruptive change, and to develop their self-understanding of personal leadership behaviours. The unit analyses the nexus between management and leadership…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

This unit is aligned to the Leading Teaching Learning professional learning program from the Department of Education. The program is designed to equip aspiring leaders with an understanding of leadership that will support and improve teaching and learning, to develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

This unit is aligned to theShadowing for Aspiring Principals professional learning program from the Department of Education. The nationally recognised program takes account of contemporary learning models for the development of future principals. It provides participants with an understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on extending knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing in contemporary society and specifically, in education, workplace and sporting contexts. It addresses contemporary research relating to physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, explores social and cultural factors…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit extends knowledge and understanding of Outdoor Education, Environmental Education and the relationship between these two areas. It critically examines contemporary understandings and practices in Outdoor and Environmental Education, explores diverse approaches, and opportunities and constraints in implementation. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit has a pedagogical focus in exploring contemporary teaching and learning in the field of Health and Physical Education. The unit explores curriculum and pedagogical models that can be employed to effectively address the educational and health outcomes that…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

In this unit you will explore two intersecting theoretical approaches to using new media in the English classroom. The first will be a focus on the affordances of new media and its effect on both literature and literacy, such as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed for practising teachers who wish to develop their repertoires of effective literacy teaching practices. In particular, it addresses the need to ensure that literacy teaching has an appropriate emphasis on intellectual challenge, that is on the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to assist classroom teachers and specialist teachers to deepen their knowledge of the reading and writing process and to apply this knowledge in the identification and intervention process.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Children's literature is an inherently modern category and central to young people's formal and informal learning experiences. The development of the category of child – educable, innocent, malleable, and distinctly different from adults – is a product of seventeenth and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit you will engage in critical study of literature suitable for children and young adults. You will examine ways of using, studying, interpreting and critiquing texts in classrooms, where texts include novels, poetry, picture books, film, plays, multimodal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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. The unit includes: sociolinguistics, psycho and neuro-linguistics; language descriptions and grammars; phonetics; phonology; morphology; syntax; semantics; pragmatics; discourse analysis; semiotics.…

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 effective 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

This unit focuses on the following TESOL curriculum and assessment issues: historical, philosophical and socio-political influences on curriculum design; curriculum in colonial and post-colonial eras; curricula for English as an international language; digital technologies and curriculum initiatives; processes in curriculum…

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

Provides the opportunity to carry out a practical project which strongly reflects students` interests in any aspect in the broad area of language education. It could be based on a case study (eg A migrant learning English, an international student…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit considers the impact of literature and literacies on language learning and teaching. The unit will include: language and the brain; encoding, decoding and the 4 resources model; the power of language – bigotry and indoctrination; cultural and linguistic…

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

ESG704 Dissertation Part A and ESG705 Dissertation Part B together require the completion of a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

ESG704 Dissertation Part A and ESG705 Dissertation Part B together require the completion of a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

ESG706 is a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to work with a supervisor to plan and implement a research study or…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides an introduction to research approaches and techniques relevant to undertaking research projects in education. The unit is designed to engage students at a sufficient breadth and depth to enable them to (a) identify a researchable issue, topic…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

J. Applied Learning

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will unlock their potential for educational leadership whilst concurrently appreciating the factors impacting on such leadership in applied learning settings. The unit will require students to drive discussion of the concept of teacher leadership for educational…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

K. Early Childhood

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
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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 connects theory, policy and practice concerning leadership and advocacy in early childhood. Topics will include contemporary models that foster effective leadership, constructive management strategies and considered ways to promote advocacy in early childhood. Students will also have opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

L. History

In this unit students will investigate the nature of the discipline of history and explore its methodology. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretative nature of this evidence-based subject. The study of historical skills and concepts will be linked to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

M. Science

This unit will allow students to explore topics in Science Education in order to engage with the key principles of Science education. There will be an emphasis on contemporary understanding of best practice Science pedagogy together with a consideration of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit focuses on the implementation of inquiry and argumentation in Secondary Science classrooms. Students enrolled will become acquainted with current understanding of the literature and professional standards to improve practice and to promote constructive and collegial learning in science…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The following non-specialisations units are also available:

This is an independent study project that requires the completion of an extended piece of writing such as a monograph, curriculum development document, professional development program, video, digital media output, or journal article for refereed publication. The design of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

This is an independent study project that requires the completion of an extended piece of writing such as a monograph, curriculum development document, professional development program, video, digital media output, or journal article for refereed publication. The design of the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Educators at all levels and in all sectors and contexts are increasingly facing more externally imposed policies in areas such as accountability, assessment, curricula and pedagogical modes. It is important in this turbulent context that educators are able to respond…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

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.

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

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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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International
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