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Postgraduate Certificate in Education

PgCertEd

40 cp

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

Course available at:
Nationally online (http://www.acu.edu.au/elearning/) with selected units on campus:
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
New Zealand (specialisation Religious Education)

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:

  1. four year Bachelor degree in education; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than education and a Graduate Diploma in Education; alternatively
  3. a health sciences degree with
    1. three years’ experience; and
    2. a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate

2.1 To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from across the range of units in the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

2.2 To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate with a named specialisation, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings relating to a particular specialisation, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Core Unit Sequences (i) or (ii) (listed below); and
  2. 20 cp from one Education Specialisation;

    or
  3. 40 cp from one Education Specialisation.

 

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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

Core Units

Sequence (i)

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD659 20 Leading Learning and Teaching2

Sequence (ii)

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU607 10 Project
EDFD668 10 Interpreting and Designing Educational Research

Education Specialisations

Arts Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAR602 10 Visual Arts Curriculum Studies: Advanced Professional Practice
EDAR603 10 Teachers and Teaching in Arts Education
EDAR604 10 Learners and Learning in Arts Education
EDCU619 10 Music Curriculum Studies
EDCU620 10 Dance Curriculum Studies: Advanced Professional Practice
EDDR600 10 Drama Curriculum Studies: Advanced Professional Practice

Career Development

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDSS609 10 Counselling for Career Development
EDSS610 10 Educating for Lifelong Career Development
EDSS611 10 Professional Practice and Development
EDSS612 10 The Postmodern Global Workplace

Early Childhood

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD648 10 Engaging Learners in the Early Years
EDFD660 10 Understanding Childhood and Learning
EDLA615 10 Literacy in the Early Years
EDMA631 10 Early Years Mathematics Education
EDRE641 10 Early Childhood and Religious Education

Education and Training in Professional Contexts

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDTS604 10 Creating Collaborative Learning Communities
EDTS607 10 Mentoring for Professional Learning and Development
EDTS608 10 Professional Portfolios in Action

Gifted Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD667 10 Gifted Education: Contexts and Issues
EDFD669 10 Gifted Education: Profiling, Provisions and Partnerships
EDFD670 10 Leadership and Advocacy in Gifted Education


Information and Communication Technology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDST605 10 Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training
EDST608 10 Online Instructional Systems
EDST616 10 ICT and Learning: Research and Practice
EDST617 10 Designing and Implementing ICT Learning Environments

Literacy Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA615 10 Literacy in the Early Years
EDLA616 10 Literature for Children and Young Adults
EDLA625 10 Literacy Education in Contemporary Society
EDLA626 10 Ways of Meaning: Language in Education

Mathematics Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDMA628 10 Learning and Learners in Mathematics
EDMA629 10 Teaching and Teachers in Mathematics
EDMA630 10 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle Years
EDMA631 10 Early Years Mathematics Education

Pastoral Care Leadership

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC611 10 Designing and Implementing Child Abuse Prevention Programs
EDFD604 10 Managing Challenging Behaviour
EDLE605 10 Leading Educational Change

Religious Education

At least 20 cp from Religious Education units (including the Core units, if studied with a Religious Education focus) and 20 cp from other units in this specialisation:

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE621 10 History and Theories of Religious Education
EDRE622 10 Cultural Contexts of Religious Education
EDRE623 10 Coordination in Religious Education
EDRE624 10 Curriculum in Religious Education
EDRE626 10 Faith, Moral Development and Values Education
EDRE627 10 Educating for Social Justice
EDRE628 10 Creative Arts and Religious Education
EDRE629 10 Spirituality and the Religious Educator
EDRE632 10 Teaching World Religions
EDRE633 10 Religious Education Project
EDRE635 10

Religious Education Independent Unit

EDRE639 10 Religious Education in the Faith Community
EDRE641 10 Early Childhood and Religious Education
THBS602 10 New Testament Christology


Any other Theology unit approved by the Course Co-ordinator.

Science and Technology Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDST610 10 Creating a Sustainable World: Developing Ecoliteracy
EDST613 10 Learning Science and Technology
EDST614 10 Contexts for Teaching Science and Technology
EDST615 10 Sustainability Science

TESOL

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA612 10 Assessment and Curriculum Design in TESOL
EDLA614 10 Language, Culture and Communication
EDLA618 10 Teaching Strategies for TESOL
EDLA619 10 Language and Learning

Wellbeing in Inclusive Schooling

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD651 10 Social Justice: A Whole School Approach
EDFD662 20 Wellbeing in Inclusive Schooling
EDLE605 10 Leading Educational Change
THCP602 10 Foundations of Social Justice

Electives

Research Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU607 10 Project
EDFD617 20 Research Project (Pre: EDFD668. Inc: EDFD649, EDFD650)
EDFD655 10 Methods of Educational Research (Pre: EDFD668)
EDFD649 10 Research Project Part 1 (Pre: EDFD668. Inc: EDFD617)
EDFD650 10 Research Project Part 2 (Pre: EDFD649, EDFD668. Inc: EDFD617)

Other Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDTS602 10 Teacher Growth and Change
EDTS618 10 Current Issues in Education and Learning


Electives may be taken from other Master's level courses, with the approval of the Course Coordinator.


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2For the specialisation Wellbeing in Inclusive Schooling, this unit may be replaced with the 20 cp unit EDFD662 Wellbeing in Inclusive Schooling.

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