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Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Location

Online
Newcastle (City Precinct)
On Campus + Online

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Number of Courses
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4

Program Code

40139

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Location

Online
Newcastle (City Precinct)
On Campus + Online

Tuition Fees
?

Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

4
CRICOS

096749E

Program Code

40139

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Entry Requirements

The University of Newcastle’s application process is designed to be easy. Most of your application can be processed online, and for the rest, we are here to assist you to get yourself enrolled and ready to build yourself up to the next level as seamlessly as possible. Below is an overview of what is required and what should be uploaded as part of your application.

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  • Bachelor degree

OR

  • Diploma in education/teaching with significant teaching experience:
  • Significant experience can be identified through:
    • certified copies of all relevant qualifications,
    • a detailed CV, and
    • a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only

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Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Education program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

Applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree

OR

  • Diploma in education/teaching with significant teaching experience:
  • Significant experience can be identified through:
    • certified copies of all relevant qualifications,
    • a detailed CV, and
    • a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

If you would like your work experience to be considered, please provide a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 40139
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (City Precinct)
CRICOS Code 096749E
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Education 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.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree

OR

Diploma in education/teaching with significant teaching experience:

Significant experience can be identified through:

  • certified copies of all relevant qualification,
  • a detailed CV, and
  • a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE:  All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor.  The information outlined above is indicative only.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants 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 here.

Requirements and Structure

Students are required to successfully complete 40 units of approved study to obtain the degree, which includes the core course EDUC6205.

Course Information

Graduate Certificate in Education

Core Courses: Complete the following Core Course to fulfil the requirements of the program..

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6205 Intermediate Curriculum Design Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 30 units from the following list of Directed Courses to fulfil the requirements of the program..

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6028 Advanced Educational Studies 2 Semester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
EDUC6030 Power and Pedagogy Semester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
EDUC6036 Educational Leadership and ICT Semester 2 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
EDUC6042 Digitally Supported Learning Semester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
EDUC6124 English for Special Purposes Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6180 Specialist Studies in Music 1 Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6236 Specialist Studies in History 1 Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6241 Screen Education Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6250 Specialist Studies in English 1 Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6252 Socio-cultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching Semester 1 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
EDUC6260 Education and International Development: Global Perspectives Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6336 Specialist Studies in Drama 1 Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6353 Leading and Managing Educational Change Semester 2 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
EDUC6403 Specialist Studies in Music 2 Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6436 Specialist Studies in Drama 2 Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6536 Specialist Studies in History 2 Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6552 Specialist Studies in Science 1 Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6590 Specialist Studies in English 2 Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6735 Learners, Learning and Teaching Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6738 K-6 English Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6739 KLA Studies: K-6 Mathematics Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6740 Students with Special Needs in Diverse Contexts Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6741 Literacies, Language and Learning Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6744 K-6 Science Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6745 K-6 Creative Arts Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6746 K-6 HSIE Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6747 K-6 PDHPE Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6748 Advanced Literacy Studies Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6749 Advanced Numeracy Studies Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6751 Knowledge and Communication Technologies Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6752 Specialist Studies in Science 2 Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units
EDUC6911 Schooling, Identity and Society Semester 2 - 2018 (Online) 10 units
EDUC6912 Aboriginal Education Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to critically analyse complex educational issues.
  • The ability to engage through effective written communication in professional discourse and debates on education.
  • The ability to develop constructive strategies, plans or solutions for diverse educational communities and stakeholders.

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, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional Support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online

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 unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

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