Course summary

Do you have a passion for sharing knowledge with others and see yourself working in education? The Undergraduate Certificate in Education is an excellent place to start your journey.

This course provides you with foundational knowledge about why, what and how we educate, and introduces the foundations of the applied discipline of education.

The course has a focus on developing critical thinking, reflection and skills relating to the study of educational disciplines and it can be the first step on a pathway to an accredited teaching degree in early childhood, primary or secondary education.

Graduates of this course will be eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Bachelor of Education (where applicants must also meet the course-specific requirements).

Do you have a passion for sharing knowledge with others and see yourself working in education? The Undergraduate Certificate in Education is an excellent place to start your journey.

This course provides you with foundational knowledge about why, what and how we educate, and introduces the foundations of the applied discipline of education.

The course has a focus on developing critical thinking, reflection and skills relating to the study of educational disciplines and it can be the first step on a pathway to an accredited teaching degree in early childhood, primary or secondary education.

Graduates of this course will be eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Bachelor of Education (where applicants must also meet the course-specific requirements).

Core unit:

  • Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought

Elective units (Choose three from the following):

  • Science and Technology: All Things Matter
  • PDHPE: Mind, Body and Soul
  • HSIE: The Universe Next Door
  • Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy: Numbers that Count
  • Foundations of English and Literacy: More than Words
  • Creativity and the Arts.

Course Learning Outcome

demonstrate an understanding of foundational educational concepts, contexts and issues

demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies

communication information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined Education contexts.


Course overview

Course code

2004200

Course abbreviation

CertEd

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

4

Duration

0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

Duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Undergraduate Certificate in Education, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 core unit (12 credit points)
  • 3 elective units (36 credit points)

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

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Title Note

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC1003 - Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
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