Graduate Certificate in Health and Physical Education

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Health and Physical Education is designed to update and refresh knowledge in relation to adolescent health and physical activity. It is an avenue for professional development of practising teachers, and may also be used as a bridging course for tertiary graduates applying for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) who hold a degree that does not satisfy the national requirements for teaching Health and Physical Education in schools.

You will study four subjects; two in adolescent health (risk taking, sexual health and mental health), and two promoting physical activity or practical studies (games, aquatics, dance and gym).

With prime sporting and recreational facilities, UOW is well placed to offer this Graduate Certificate and is the only university in NSW offering this program. Delivered during school holidays and providing flexible teaching activities, this course allows you to train in specialised education fields with colleagues, and complete teaching resources that will help you in your future career. 

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

2103

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 Session (full-time)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083964E

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A three-year bachelor degree or equivalent. Appropriate professional experience may also be considered.

Please note, students wishing to teach PE/Health in the NSW school system need an undergraduate degree which includes a major in PDHPE, plus a recognised teaching qualification. Further information on undergraduate degree requirements is available from the DET website.

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)

88

18

18

18

18

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.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $11,808

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.

Entry Requirements

A three-year bachelor degree or equivalent. Appropriate professional experience may also be considered.

Please note, students wishing to teach PE/Health in the NSW school system need an undergraduate degree which includes a major in PDHPE, plus a recognised teaching qualification. Further information on undergraduate degree requirements is available from the NSW Department of Education website.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $10,032

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 EDU Intake Jan

Wollongong

Session Commences
2 January 2018 (TBC)

Applications Close
19 December 2017 (TBC)

Session Details
Session: 2 January - 2 March 2018 (TBC)

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Health and Physical Education will have: 

  1. Specialised knowledge of contemporary issues in the area of adolescent physical and health education.
  2. Cognitive skills to analyse and provide effective solutions to a range of behavioural and educational situations encountered in professional practice.
  3. Specialised skills in relevant movement techniques, teaching/coaching practices and the identification of adolescent risk-taking behaviours.
  4. Communication skills to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas in the area of adolescent health and physical education to a variety of audiences in teaching and coaching field.
  5. Ability to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, adaptability and responsibility in the promotion, planning and implementation of health and physical activity programs to a range of learners across their lifespan. 

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 24 credit points of core subjects as outlined in the table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core Subjects:
EDGP801 Adolescent Health 1 6 EDU Intake Jan
EDGP802 Adolescent Health 2 6 EDU Intake Jan
EDGP803 Promoting Physical Activity 1 6 EDU Intake Jan
EDGP804 Promoting Physical Activity 2 6 EDU Intake Jan
Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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.