Courses & Details

Program Code 12365
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 084165F
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
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Description

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies degree is intended for practising teachers and other educators who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in a wide variety of educational contexts and to acquire or update their expertise. The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best educational practices. The program is undertaken by coursework.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is available in the following specialisations:

  • General
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention (delivered by Renwick Centre)
  • Listening and Spoken Language (delivered by Renwick Centre)
  • Sign Bilingual (delivered by Renwick Centre)
  • TESOL/L2.

Students undertaking specialisations offered by the RIDBC Renwick Centre should also refer to the RIDBC Renwick Centre Student Handbook above in the ‘Further Information’ section.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree

OR

Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to¬†http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Professional Accreditation

Department of Education and Communities

  • Accreditation

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

All students must successfully complete one specialisation (40 units) to be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies. See each specialisation’s entry below for more specific details. The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is a stand-alone qualification or may be used as a pathway to further education.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL SPECIALISATIONS: Students seeking accreditation as a TESOL teacher through completion of this program need to ensure they will meet the requisite subject knowledge requirements set out by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES).

The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention specialisation is intended for qualified teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists or other professionals with relevant postgraduate qualifications.

The Listening and Spoken Language specialisation is intended for qualified teachers of the deaf, or other professionals with relevant postgraduate qualifications. Please see the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language website for auditory-verbal certification information http://nc.agbell.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1244

The Sign Bilingual specialisation is intended for qualified teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists, audiologists or other professionals with relevant postgraduate qualifications.

Students who successfully complete 40 units at the 6000 level may then apply for credit within the Master of Special Education.

Prospective students interested in specialisations delivered by the Renwick Centre are encouraged to confirm eligibility and discuss their objectives with a member of the RIDBC Renwick Centre academic staff.

Transition Arrangements

Any student who commenced the non-AQF compliant Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (11008) prior to Semester 1, 2015, and can meet the program requirements and learning outcomes of the AQF compliant version of the program without requiring the completion of additional units to the program they enrolled in, will be eligible to apply to be transitioned to the AQF compliant program.

Students who do not meet the requirements above may complete the program they commenced in. These students can also choose to apply for admission to the AQF compliant Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (12365), and will be advised on application on credit and advanced standing available to them, dependent on prior study, other degree studies and/or RPL.

Course Information

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention

GC Educational Studies Deaf Early Inter CORE: Choose 20 units from GC Educational Studies Deaf Early Inter CORE.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6667 Child Development: Family and Community Contexts Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6856 Using Signed Communication with Young Children and Families Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6859 Listening and Spoken Language: Audiological Management Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6861 Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

General Specialisation

GC Education Stud GENERAL SPECIAL CORE: Choose 40 units from GC Education Stud GENERAL SPECIAL CORE.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6735 Learners, Learning and Teaching Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6911 Schooling, Identity and Society Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6204 Intermediate Assessment Design Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6205 Intermediate Curriculum Design Not currently offered 10 units

Listening and Spoken Language

GC Education Stud LIST & SPOK LANGUAGE CORE: Choose 20 units from GC Education Stud LIST & SPOK LANGUAGE CORE.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6859 Listening and Spoken Language: Audiological Management Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6860 Listening and Spoken Language: Foundations Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6076 Seminar in Sensory Disability A Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6077 Seminar in Sensory Disability B Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6861 Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6862 Listening and Spoken Language: School Age Children Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Sign Bilingual

GC Education Studies SIGN BILINGUAL CORE: Choose 20 units from GC Education Studies SIGN BILINGUAL CORE.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6665 Social and Cultural Contexts of Deaf Education Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6856 Using Signed Communication with Young Children and Families Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6663 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Hearing and Deaf Children Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6664 Speech, Language, and Literacy Assessment and Remediation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6667 Child Development: Family and Community Contexts Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6857 Sign Language in Education: Theoretical Perspectives Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

TESOL/L2

GC Educational Studies TESOL/L2 CORE: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of this specialisation..

Code Name Availability Units
LING6020 Structure of English Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6030 Second Language Acquisition Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

GC Educational Studies TESOL/L2 Directed: Choose 20 units from the following list of directed courses to fulfill the requirements of this specialisation, either EDUC6024 and EDUC6025 or EDUC6888 and EDUC6889.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6024 Practicum in Tesol Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6025 Tesol Curriculum and Methodology Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6888 Second Language Teaching and Learning in Australian Schools Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6889 Second Language (L2) Curriculum and Methodology Not currently offered 10 units
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