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Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced, max of 10 years

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Studying this Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education program through Open Universities Australia will give you skills and training in education for students in upper primary, lower secondary and dedicated middle schools. You will gain the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional and tailored education programs to middle year students.

In this education program you will learn about the specific challenges and solutions involved in middle years education. You will study the foundation principles of middle schooling and learn to understand middle year learners.


Applicants must hold an undergraduate teaching degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution and have English language competency.

Areas of study

In this Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education program, subjects you will study include:

  • Foundation principles of middle schooling
  • Understanding middle years learners: a new frontier
  • Realising sustainable middle years
  • Reform: research, design, action
  • Research in the middle years
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 nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education from Griffith University.

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

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP.

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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