Build practical teaching skills to enhance your career prospects with this online Graduate Certificate in Education from Australian Catholic University.
Designed for those working in teaching contexts, including counsellors, youth ministers, chaplains and probation officers, this qualification provides the advanced skills and knowledge required to effectively work with and mentor young people. While this qualification does not lead to a teaching qualification, it offers an effective and practical pathway for anyone looking to develop skills in teaching.
A nationally recognised qualification with online and in-person delivery, this flexible course will adapt to your lifestyle and ensure the time you spend studying earns you a competitive and relevant qualification, enhancing your skillset and your ability to help others. You’ll also be able to choose a specialisation, ensuring your study is tailored to the area most interesting or relevant to you. Specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Education include: career development, inclusive practice, integrated STEM, leading learning, leading the new evangelisation, literacy intervention, mathematics, safeguarding children and young people, student wellbeing, and teaching English to speakers of other languages.
If you was to build new skills and better help those in your care, this relevant and practical qualification will help you take your next step.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a bachelor's degree.
English language proficiency requirements also apply.
What You’ll Learn
In this education course, the subjects you may study include:
Career development specialisation units:
- Counselling for career development
- Educating for lifelong career development
- Professional practice and development
- Career assessment: Theory and job search advising
- Advanced coaching for change
- Advanced assessment for coaching
Inclusive practice specialisation units:
- Contextual issues for inclusive practice
- Inclusive teaching and community practice
- Supporting children with special gifts and talents
- Supporting children with complex needs
Integrated STEM specialisation units:
- Integrating STEM into effective classroom practice
- Science in an integrated STEM classroom
- Mathematics in an integrated STEM classroom
- Technology and engineering in an integrated STEM classroom
Leading the new evangelisation specialisation units:
- Faith formation and the new evangelisation
- Creating centres of the new evangelisation: Catholic schools and ecclesial youth ministries
Literacy intervention specialisation units:
- Oral language learning, assessment and teaching
- Literacy learning and intervention
Mathematics specialisation units:
- Learning mathematics
- Teaching mathematics
- Number development in the middle years
- Geometry and measurement in the middle years
- Statistics and probability in the middle years
- Algebra and function in the middle years
Safeguarding children and young people specialisation units:
- Working with children and young people: Ethics, values and practices
- The theology of childhood: Close to the mystery of God
- Safeguarding childhood: Perspectives from law and welfare
- Safeguarding children: Implications for professional practices in institutional settings
TESOL specialisation units:
- Assessment and curriculum design in TESOL
- Language, culture and communication
- Teaching strategies for TESOL
- A metalanguage for 21st century literacies
Student wellbeing specialisation units:
- Perspectives on wellbeing
- Professional practice and wellbeing
- Enabling positive learning environments
- Family and community engagement for wellbeing and learning
Other education units:
- Catholic perspectives across the curriculum
- Mentoring for professional learning and development
- Special studies in education
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate without a named specialisation, a student must complete any 40 credit points from the schedule of unit offerings.
Why study with Australian Catholic University?
Since opening their doors in January of 1991, the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been educating students in a range of fields; from arts and humanities to health, education, leadership, social work, theology and more.
When you sign up to a course at ACU, you’re not just another number, they see each student as a whole, offering you an educational experience that’ll empower you and prepare you for success.
Whether you choose to study online or at one of ACU’s many upbeat campuses, you’re sure to receive the support you need to succeed and thrive with your studies.
Students of ACU can access their Academic Skills Unit, which will help build your skills around exam prep, offer study tips, writing tips and more. Access online resources, participate in workshops, ask questions via their ‘Ask an Adviser’ online services, book a consult, or simply drop-in.
Their team of staff and researchers are all about offering students an education with greater purpose – empowering students to achieve goals and accomplish something great!
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
- Victoria: Melbourne