Graduate Certificate in Education (with specialisations)
Specialise your education knowledge to become a leader
This course is discounted under the Government’s Higher Education Relief Package when studied full-time from May-December, 2020. Gain a specialisation in vocational education, digital tech, early childhood education, indigenous education and more.
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Charles Sturt University is Australia’s most experienced online uni, and has the country’s highest graduate employment rate. From agriculture, arts, healthcare and IT, to business, law, social work and teaching—you’ll get the latest skills in your field, and learn from academics who are connected to industry. Add in 24/7 IT support, scholarships and a vibrant student community, and you can take your next, or first, career step with confidence.
With an emphasis on research embedded in professional practice, the Graduate Certificate in Education (with specialisations) provides opportunities to expand your professional knowledge and skills or explore an area of interest.
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will be eligible for admission to the Master of Education and receive credit for applicable subjects.
Whatever your current role, your Graduate Certificate in Education (generic and
with specialisations) will provide you with a career‐enhancing qualification. You could pursue leadership positions or explore roles such as specialised teaching professional, policy maker, education administrator or educational researcher. Completion of this qualification can also provide an entry point into the Master of Education (generic and with specialisations).
Hold the degree of Bachelor (or equivalent) in any discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
Work and Life
Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Education on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience.
Prospective students who are affected by Covid-19 and who wish to apply for entry into the discounted courses should apply via the normal admissions form/process and select CGS as the payment option.
No additional documentation or proof of hardship or disadvantage is needed to apply.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english‐language for the specific requirements.
Credit may be granted (up to 50% of the degree) where a student has completed study at an appropriate level beyond an initial four years of tertiary study where this study does not constitute part of the admission criteria.
Credit package arrangements are available for the Graduate Certificate in Education and the following Specialisations:
- Adult and Vocational Education
- Contemporary Literacies
- Curriculum and Professional Practice
- Digital Technology
- Early Childhood Leadership
- Educational Leadership
- Educational Research
- Indigenous Education
- Online Learning Innovation
Please refer to a selection of the credit package listings in the Master of Education (generic and with Specialisations) section.
The Graduate Certificate and Master make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.
This course is discounted under the Government’s High Education Relief Package when studied from May to December, 2020.
Are you seeking to build your expertise as an education professional?
Offered fully online, the Graduate Certificate in Education (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University is designed to support and develop your career as a leader across educational sectors and a range of contexts (including schools, adult education and early childhood settings).
You can study the Graduate Certificate in Education (with specialisations) as a standalone course or progress to Charles Sturt University's Master of Education (with specialisations).
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Education consists of 32 points made up of four 8 point subjects from the Master of Education restricted electives list.
- EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review
- EEB504 Data‐informed Practice
- EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
- EEB506 Professional Practice in Education and Training
- EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
- EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
- EEP421 Educational Transitions in Multiple Contexts
- EER500 Introduction to Education Research
- EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
- EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
- ELN500 Exploring Literature
- ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
- ELS504 Understanding Writing
- EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process
- EMT501 Educational Application of Digital Technologies
- EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with Digital Technology
- EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
- EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
- EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
- ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points)*
- ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
- ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
- ESA503 Leading Educational Change
- ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
- ESA509 Advanced School Leadership
- ESA510 School Leadership
- ESA512 International Education Leadership
- ESA513 Leading Learning
- ESA515 Mapping the Field of Early Childhood Leadership
- ESA516 Leading Learning in Early Childhood
- ESC515 Classroom Technologies
- ESG504 Providing Challenging Learning for Gifted Students
- ESS422 Assessment and Evaluation for Learning
- ESS426 Collaboration and Teamwork in the Inclusive School
- ESS516 Mathematics Difficulties: Prevention and Intervention
- ESS518 Reading Difficulties: Prevention and Intervention
- ESS528 Designing Program Evaluation for Inclusive Education Settings
- ESS540 Designing the Inclusive School
- ETL523 Digital Citizenship in Schools
- HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities
- INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals
- INF530 Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age
- INF532 Knowledge Networking for Educators
- INF536 Designing Spaces for Learning
- INF541 Game Based Learning
- MGT540 Management of Change
- MGT549 Toxic Leadership
- MGT568 Difference and Leadership
- MGT579 Power and Leadership
- MGT584 Leadership in Teams
- EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies
- IKC405 Indigenous Australians Criminal Justice
- IKC403 Critical studies: Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
- IKC404 Critical studies: Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control
- IKC406 Indigenous Social Work Policy and Practice
- IKC501 Indigenous Research Methodologies
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (4 subjects).
As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.