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Graduate Certificate in History Teaching

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

About this course

If you're a primary or secondary school teacher who's serious about giving your students the education they deserve, this Graduate Certificate in History Teaching course is perfect for you. Not only will it get you up to speed with the new national curriculum for history, it'll also enable you to specialise in the discipline of teaching history and give your career an instant boost.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, the course covers topics taught under the new curriculum. Units include twentieth century Australia, heritage studies (local history), democracy and dictatorship in Asia, and curriculum and instruction for social studies. This course is a simple and convenient way for you to upskill and advance your career prospects as a teacher - all via the convenience of online study.


Applicants must possess a university-level teaching qualification to be eligible to enrol in this program. Such qualifications may include a:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master of Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma of Education

Areas of study

In this teaching course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Twentieth century Australia
  • Heritage studies (local history)
  • Democracy and dictatorship in Asia
  • Curriculum and instruction - social sciences (upper secondary)
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in History Teaching from Curtin University.

If you're a school teacher, this course is a smart career move for you. You'll not only get the opportunity to specialise your skillset, but you'll also be able to familiarise yourself with the new national curriculum for history. With this postgraduate qualification under your belt, you'll be sure to advance your career prospects as a professional teacher and educator in Australia.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • History Teacher
  • History Tutor

Payment options & support

Finance options

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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