Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Generalist)

Course 568-GN (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview: The School of Education has responded to the significant demand from schools for relatively short, intensive and flexible programs of professional development - programs which will enable participants to access the latest developments in research, policy and practice. In designing a program of studies to reflect the current professional development priorities for teachers in leadership positions in both government and non-government schools, the School has consulted closely with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Chidlhood Department.
Objectives: Students completing the course should:
  • have knowledge of current thinking and research in their field of study;
  • be stimulated to think critically and analytically about issues and ideas;
  • be encouraged to think critically and creatively about their teaching;
  • have the opportunity to explore the relevance and application of new ideas to their professional practice;
  • engage in problem solving both independently and as a member of a team;
  • tease out their own assumptions and evaluate their own ideas;
  • demonstrate broad writing and communication skills;
  • be eligible, under particular specified conditions, for employment in designated positions within the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and in other schools authorities;
  • have an ongoing and deepening commitment to the study and practice of education
  • establish a sound basis for further studies in Education at the Masters level.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: To qualify for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies, a student must satisfactorily complete 50 points of coursework, selected from the pool of postgraduate level subjects accessible to Masters and Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma students. Students are not required to undertake studies in one particular area of specialisation.
Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2009
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1
Entry Requirements: An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies if the applicant has:
  • completed an approved degree and an approved teaching qualification; or
  • completed an approved four-year teaching degree; or
  • completed an approved equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Faculty as evidence of adequate preparation for the course and has a record of professional or teaching experience in a field and at a level acceptable to the Faculty.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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