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Professional Certificate in Teaching Mathematics (Out of Field Teachers)

Miscellaneous - Non-Award

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    ProfCertMath (OOFTeach)

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Teachers qualified to teach mathematics are in very short supply across Australia. This short course enables out-of-field mathematics teachers to deliver teaching programs and activities to support students' mathematics and numeracy success.

Designed for current secondary teachers of Years 7-10 and primary teachers, the Professional Certificate in Teaching Mathematics (Out-of-field Teachers) is a 192-hour course over 12 weeks, comprising approximately eight hours of workplace learning, six hours of self-access learning and one hour engagement with a mentor each week.

The course has been developed in partnership with Mathematics Association of NSW and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. This course may be a pathway to further study, providing 24 credit points towards the  Graduate Certificate in Education (Professional Learning).

This course is supported with Commonwealth funding for a micro-credential pilot program. This grant provides the funds for 60 students for the first offering of this course, set for March 2024. FEE-HELP is also available for this course. Students who satisfy the requirements of the course receive a Certificate of Attainment and a digital micro-credential badge.

Applicants must be an Australian resident and currently employed as a registered teacher in a Primary or Secondary classroom setting in any of the Australian educational jursidictions.

Letter of employment and evidence of registration is required.

This course includes approximately 8 hours weekly of workplace learning.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

Completing Teaching Mathematics for Out-Of-Field Teachers I will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing Standard Descriptor(s) 1.2.2, 2.1.2 and 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher in NSW. 


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Course requirements

The attendance and participation requirements to successfully complete the course include:

  • Six online Tutorials (2 hours every second week)
  • Workplace learning (approx. 8 hrs per week)
  • Self-access learning materials (approx. 6 hrs per week)
  • Networking and mentoring support (approx. 1 hour per week)

Note. The professional certificate consists of six modules, with each module having a duration of two weeks.

In addition, students must complete all assessment items to a satisfactory standard.

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MATH5001 Professional Certificate in Teaching Mathematics (Out of Field Teachers)