Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 1 year part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

Expand your approach to educational delivery and gain the specialist training needed to create inclusive learning experiences with this online Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education course.

Offered by Charles Sturt University, the program has been designed to provide educators with the latest and most contemporary practices in inclusive education, enabling teachers to provide better classroom experiences for a wide range of students.

The course syllabus addresses how Australia and the rest of the world have applied inclusive education best-practices to their classrooms, with the program of study being underpinned by several key principles including collective intelligence, nest similarity, dispersed control and self-organisation.

Upon completion of the four-unit course, teachers will be able to sit at the forefront of current approaches to inclusive education.

All CSU qualifications in the area of special education bear nomenclature related to inclusion. 


To be eligible to apply for this course you must:

  • Hold a three-year qualification in education or equivalent


  • Hold a degree with an end-on diploma in education

Areas of study

In this inclusive education course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Teaching and learning in the differentiated classroom
  • Assessment and evaluation for learning
  • Designing and managing the inclusive learning environment
  • Collaboration and teamwork in the inclusive school

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How will this course advance my career?

This postgraduate level qualification will benefit both primary and secondary school educators looking to expand their current knowledge base. With this degree under your belt, you'll prove to heads of departments and school principals that you're committed to providing quality learning experiences, and that you're serious about ongoing professional development.

This course will give highly skilled educators the skills to work collaboratively in a range of inclusive settings.  

How else will I benefit from this graduate certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that's highly valued.
  • CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your degree.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

Courses that do not offer Commonwealth supported places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.

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CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

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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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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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