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Certificate in Educational Studies


40 cp

Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales
Assumed knowledge:
A minimum Band 4 in English advanced, standard English or English as a Second Language and in general mathematics, or completion of mathematics or extension mathematics to an equivalent standard.

English (4, SA).
Recommended study: Mathematics A.

Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of general mathematics or mathematical methods (either) OR Units 3 and 4 – mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Certificate

To qualify for the Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.


Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ACOM105 10 English Communication Skills
ACOM107 10 Australian Society
EDAB111 10 Indigenous Cultures and Peoples
EDAR308 10 Creative Arts Education 1
EDCU101 10 Early Childhood Education 1: Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum
EDFD124 10 Social Analysis and Community Outreach
EDFD127 10 Contexts for Learning and Development
EDFD133 10 Understanding Learning
EDFD136 10 Early Childhood Education 2: The Ecology of Childhood
EDLA104 10 Communication Skills and their Contexts
EDLA107 10 Linguistics for Literacy
EDLA108 10 Children’s Literature for Literacy
EDLA200 10 Classroom Communication Skills
EDMA103 10 Exploring Mathematics 1 (Inc: EDMA100)
EDPH306 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 1
EDST102 10 Computers in Education
EDST107 10 Science and Technology for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers 1
EDTS100 10 Information Technology and the Classroom
THBS100 10 Introduction to the Bible
THCT100 10 What Christians Believe

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2This code for this unit in 2011 will be ACOM105.
3This code for this unit in 2011 will be ACOM107.