Graduate Certificate of Education (E5E)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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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

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

This version of the Graduate Certificate in Education is no longer available. Please refer to E5N Graduate Certificate in Education.

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.

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 The key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest.
  • 4 Critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making.
  • 5 Apply education theory to specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to inform and advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments within their own contexts.
  • 6 Initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs.
  • 7 Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts.
  • 8 Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.
  • 9 Plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.
  • 10 Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences.
  • 11 Apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles.
  • 12 Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts
  • 13 Employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities.
  • 14 Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.
  • 15 Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner.
  • 16 Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Course structure

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

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

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    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 teachers…

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

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    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…

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    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSummer school

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    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…

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    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

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    LauncestonSemester 2

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    In this unit you will be investigating significant issues connected to second language learning. There will be a focus on topics that are of global interest and relevance to teachers of TESOL and how these aspects may be relevant to…

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    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…

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    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'…

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    LauncestonSemester 2

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    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

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    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: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), affordances of digital technologies and applications, Second-Language Acquisition (SLA)…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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…

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    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…

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    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

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    This unit is designed to support you to undertake a research project based in a school context. It has the flexibility to be tailored to allow you to conduct an inquiry project into one aspect of the pedagogy, structure, leadership…

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    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 domestically or internationally.…

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    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…

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    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

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    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…

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    Improving Teaching and Practice through Action ResearchThe aim of this unit is to show you a way to improve your practice and that of the colleagues you work with. It is a unit which integrates practice, action, theory and research…

    Credit Points: 25

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    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

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    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…

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    This unit focuses on narrative theory and uses selected concepts from this field of theory to study children's literature. Drawing on both theoretical texts and works of fiction, you will consider and apply concepts such as character, focalisation, beginnings and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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

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    LauncestonTerm 1

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    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…

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    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…

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    This unit is aligned to the Building a Feedback Culture professional learning program from the Department of Education Tasmania, Professional Learning Institute (PLI) and successful completion of this program is a prerequisite for enrolment into this unit. The program is…

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    Entry requirements

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    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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