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Graduate Certificate in Education

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Education
6 months full-time
Curtin Perth


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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

The Graduate Certificate in Education has been designed to provide a vehicle for postgraduate level students from a variety of disciplines to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of education.
This fully flexible program will enable students to choose course content that aligns to their interests and career development aspirations, in the context of their existing experience. It covers fundamental understandings about learning and teaching in different contexts.
By selecting course content with a specific area of educational focus, students will be well-placed to utilise this Graduate Certificate as the basis for further study in education, including potentially seeking qualification as a school teacher.
Customised programs for cohorts of students are also available.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge to curriculum and learning design, assessment and evaluation.
  • communicate in different pedagogical modalities to promote active and engaging learning experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners in specific contexts.
  • develop culturally competent, ethical and sustainable practices to create positive learning environments in the educational workplace.

Entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline OR a minimum of a Diploma level qualification combined with relevant professional experience.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline OR a minimum of a Diploma level qualification combined with relevant professional experience.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-EDUC
  • CRICOS code: 102809K
  • Last updated on: September 9, 2020