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Undergraduate Certificate in Education

Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    CertEd

  • Course code

    2004200

  • Credit points

    48


Overview

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 entry requirements).

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.

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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

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 structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
Term1,3,5
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1003 Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought
Choose three units from the following:
SCIN1006 Science and Technology: All Things Matter
HLTH1002 PDHPE: Mind, Body and Soul
CLST1002 HSIE: The Universe Next Door
MATH1002 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy: Numbers that Count
ENGL1005 Foundations of English and Literacy: More than Words
CRTV1001 Creativity and the Arts