Graduate Certificate in Education (Specialisation) (E5R)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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This version of the Graduate Certificate in Education is no longer available and has been replaced by: 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

    Complete all of these units

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of units

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSummer school

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

    Choice of units

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of units

    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
    OnlineSemester 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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the full amount for your studies. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available in this course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    Further information

    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.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
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