This course is delivered through Swinburne Online. Swinburne Online delivers Swinburne University of Technology programs designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to undertake on-campus study. These programs have been specifically designed for online delivery and support.
The Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies is a postgraduate non-teaching qualification. It offers graduates a broad level of understanding of educational theory, systems and practice, and knowledge of the key issues, policies and theoretical concepts impacting primary education in Australian and global contexts. The course requires the completion of both compulsory and elective units. The Graduate Certificate is taught in English and normally takes half a year of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
If your aim is to become a teacher, the Graduate Certificate of Education is a pathway course for a postgraduate teaching degree, such as our Master of Teaching (Primary), provided you meet the eligibility requirements.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies, students must complete 50 credit points comprising:
- 2 educational foundation units (25 credit points)
- 2 educational discipline units (25 credit points)
Swinburne Online offers a flexible degree structure allowing students to adjust their study commitment throughout the duration of their program. Students have the flexibility to study between one and four units per teaching period, subject to unit availability and prerequisite requirements. A unit of study can only be counted once.