The Graduate Certificate in Education is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law. It is designed to meet the increasing demand for postgraduate level education for educators across a diverse range of specialisations and to provide a pathway to further study. It will enable candidates to explore current educational research and practice, to shape a personal educational pathway and to apply that knowledge in their professional practice. It is available on campus and in distance mode.

Students may tailor a program of study to meet their own needs in the Graduate Certificate of Education (without specialisation), or may elect to complete a specialised program of study from one of the named specialisations below:


*available in distance mode

**distance mode only

Note: some specialisations and individual topics are offered in distance mode. Some specialisations are available by part-time study only.

The specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.

Admission requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

In addition to this admission requirement, some specialisations in the Graduate Certificate have additional admission criteria.

The Graduate Certificate in Education may be completed in one semester full-time, or the equivalent part-time. However as not all topics are offered in every semester some specialisations are not suited to full-time study.


Credit may be granted, on application, for topics completed or being undertaken towards another relevant Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree, or for accredited professional development.