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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Education

Gain an advanced knowledge of learning and teaching applicable to 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.

This course does not provide registration to teach in Australia.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility 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.