A postgraduate program

This course is not offered in 2018

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: External


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Education (Vision Impairment)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 12 months (part-time only)
SATAC code:  2GC014
CRICOS code:  053132E - For international students only - this course is available to international students to study externally from outside Australia and it is not available to international students who wish to undertake all of their studies onshore in Australia.


The Graduate Certificate in Education (Vision Impairment) is designed for practicing teachers, school leaders and advisory personnel who work with students with vision impairment, those who have a general interest in developing their knowledge in this area and those who aspire to enter this specialisation.

The course aims to develop a critical awareness of the nature of vision impairment and the impact of loss of vision on development, learning and social/emotional well being. Functional perspectives relating to access to the curriculum, inclusion, Braille, orientation and mobility and approaches to teaching and learning will be considered in some depth.

What will I study?

Refer to the program of study:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in education, from an approved tertiary institution. Applicants must have not less than two years' experience working in a school as a teacher.

The University may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show that they demonstrate the experience, knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course. Please contact the University for further advice.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Education (Vision Impairment) 

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $8,532

2018: $13,100
2019: $14,400


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.