Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate in Education

Are you a primary or high school teacher or an educator looking to upskill in a field of interest? Choose from nine majors and grow your knowledge and confidence of Australia’s contemporary school curriculum and broader educational contexts and practices.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

C1153

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

Full time over 6 months

Selection rank

CRICOS code

103896J
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For median graduate salary for education and training courses. 1

1st university in Australia

To offer SimLabTM - simulated classroom teaching technology.

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For learning resources for education and training courses. 2

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Overview

If you’re interested in taking your teaching knowledge to the next level, this course offers you the chance to study a specialist area of your interest and develop higher level capabilities.

You can choose from a range of majors that you’re not only passionate about but are a priority for Australian schools:

  • Early Childhood Principles and Practices
  • E-Learning
  • Inclusive and Special Needs Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • International Education
  • Secondary English (7-10)
  • Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (7-10)
  • Secondary Mathematics (7-10)
  • Secondary Science (7-10)

Our flexible program addresses contemporary educational issues currently facing the teaching workforce.

You’ll learn directly from leading academics in their field, who’ll teach you new pedagogies, content and perspectives.

You’ll graduate with high-quality knowledge across your chosen discipline, a different outlook on contemporary teaching challenges and a support network.

3 reasons to study at Murdoch

  • Flexible study options are available for some majors to help you fit study into your working life.
  • Our experienced teaching professionals will mentor and support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.
  • Access to SimLabTM and free workshops and seminars to further develop your skills in as a postgraduate student educator.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Australian Curriculum content and developments in your chosen major
  • Theoretical approaches from curriculum and pedagogy that can be applied in practice
  • ICT across the curriculum
  • Best practice in educational change and leadership, policies and practices
  • Develop effective strategies for change

Your career

As a Murdoch graduate, you’ll join a group of teachers employed in government and non-government schools and other education-related occupations across Australia and throughout the world. This graduate certificate will give you the practical skills and knowledge required further your journey as an educator.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
View the dates for our teaching periods

Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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