Graduate Certificate in Education (Specialisation) (E5R)

Overview  2023

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This version of the Graduate Certificate in Education is no longer available and has been replaced by: 
E5N Graduate Certificate in Education.

If you are seeking a qualification in Early Childhood, please refer to:
E5M Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education 

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Specialisation) is designed to meet the needs of experience educators seeking professional learning, personal and professional enquiry and intellectual engagement within the specialist areas of:
  • Applied Learning
  • Early Childhood
  • Inclusive Education.
  • Leadership
  • Teaching Technologies
  • TESOL
  • 1 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
  • 2 Graduates will know and understand 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 Graduates will know and understand the key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest
  • 4 Graduates will critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making
  • 5 Graduates will 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 Graduates will initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs
  • 7 Graduates will utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts
  • 8 Graduates will independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change
  • 9 Graduates will plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.
  • 10 Graduates will communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences
  • 11 Graduates will apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles
  • 12 Graduates will utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts
  • 13 Graduates will employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities
  • 14 Graduates will be responsible and accountable for their own learning
  • 15 Graduates will conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner
  • 16 Graduates will understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning
  • Course structure

    This unit is an introduction to research as an inquiry. In this unit, you will consider the importance of impetus in your proposed research. You will also learn the importance of developing succinct and robust research questions. You will consider…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The Birth – 2 years’ placement in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) course isdesigned to enable graduates to become familiar with the child care and education context. This PEinvolves active observation and participation and increased engagement in teaching…

    Credit Points: 0

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    Professional Experience in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) course isdesigned to enable graduates to further demonstrate their practice in either a child care andeducation or Kindergarten (or equivalent) context. This PE involves active observation andparticipation and increased engagement…

    Credit Points: 0

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    Within the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) course Professional Experience (PE)is designed to enable graduates to further demonstrate their practice in a school context. Thisplacement involves active observation, and participation, and increased engagement in teachingand learning activities with learners…

    Credit Points: 0

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    This unit is an introduction to research as an inquiry. In this unit, you will consider the importance of impetus in your proposed research. You will also learn the importance of developing succinct and robust research questions. You will consider…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSummer school

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

    Choice of units

    This unit is an introduction to research as an inquiry. In this unit, you will consider the importance of impetus in your proposed research. You will also learn the importance of developing succinct and robust research questions. You will consider…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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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    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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    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is an introduction to research as an inquiry. In this unit, you will consider the importance of impetus in your proposed research. You will also learn the importance of developing succinct and robust research questions. You will consider…

    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

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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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit is an introduction to research as an inquiry. In this unit, you will consider the importance of impetus in your proposed research. You will also learn the importance of developing succinct and robust research questions. You will consider…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of units

    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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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'…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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 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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    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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