Graduate Certificate in Education (Online Delivery available)

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for educators seeking a short, flexible degree that can be tailored to their needs and interests. The program suits graduates and professionals who are looking to diversify or change their career direction. The program will also be of interest to graduates seeking a broad base in education and training to underpin career goals in generalist education roles in fields such as staff training and development, or policy and planning. The program combines theoretical foundations with strong practical skills and will be offered online in order to provide students with maximum flexibility.

This course has one core subject and three electives of your choice from our Master of Education specialisations. The specialisations include Educational Leadership, Digital Technologies for Learning and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education if you are interested in further study.

Fee subsidised places available

UOW is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for all of our postgraduate coursework degrees* in 2023. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. LEARN MORE
*Excluding Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive), and Masters of Business Administration (Executive)

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online Wollongong

Course Code

3059

Duration

6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

0101655

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised bachelor's degree in education or teaching

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

On successful completion of this degree, students can articulate into the UOW Master of Education, and receive credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$9,504 (2023)

$9,504 (2023)

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$9,504 (2023)

$9,504 (2023)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. UOW is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for all of our postgraduate coursework degrees* in 2023. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. LEARN MORE
*Excluding Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive), and Masters of Business Administration (Executive)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised bachelor's degree in education or teaching


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

On successful completion of this degree, students can articulate into the UOW Master of Education, and receive credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,256 (2023)

$14,256 (2023)

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$14,256 (2023)

$14,256 (2023)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2021.

Applicant background

2021 intake

2021 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2021

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2023 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 21 - 23 February 2023
Session: 27 February – 22 June 2023

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2022*
  • International Applicants: 31 December 2022*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2023 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 17 July 2023
Session: 24 July – 16 November 2023

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 May 2023*
  • International Applicants: 31 May 2023*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies.