Graduate Certificate in Education

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 083308D

Level of study: Graduate Certificates


Gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of learning and teaching that meets the growing need for educational expertise within the education sector, community, government and industry.

This certificate is the first step in our graduate program in education. It is tailored to trainers and teachers in education, community, government and industry.

Our graduate education course gives you an overview of the latest high-level education theory. You’ll learn contemporary ideas and techniques in:

  • approaches to learning
  • educational leadership for social justice
  • innovation in education
  • vocational education and training: policy and practice.

Using this knowledge, you’ll conduct your own workplace research. This experience is valuable if you’re ready to take your teaching career into a research or management role.

Our graduate program is offered in three stages. Successful completion of this graduate certificate gains you admission to the Graduate Diploma of Education, which leads into the Master of Education.

Careers in education

Postgraduate study is increasingly important in advancing your education career. This course could lead to a work as one of the following:

  • education professional in schools or other settings
  • manager in specialist education
  • workplace trainer

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Education students will be required to complete 48 credit points in total consisting of:

  • 24 credit points of Core Unit
  • 24 credit points Elective Un

Additional Notes:

  • EED6001 must be taken in your first semester of study

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Devise a commitment to ethical action, social responsibility and sustainability in education contexts.

2. Critique perspectives on the contemporary context of education, vocational training and professional development.

3. Critically review knowledge about theories to frame and inform practice as a reflective educator.

4. Evaluate theoretical perspectives and current research into a lifelong learning.

5. Determine and recommend technologies for communication, knowledge access, and collaboration in the construction of understanding.

6. Contribute to educational innovation and professional learning in a workplace identifying a range of connections within professional and academic communities.

7. Analyse and evaluate educational inquiry/research.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,000 Per Year
Read more15,500 per semester
19 Feb 2024
29 Jul 2024
0.5 years
Full time
Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
70 - 104 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline OR

Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course

English language requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall of 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
70 - 104 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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