Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Generalist)

Course 568GN (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Assoc Prof John Polesel


Education Student Centre

Level 2 Alice Hoy Building

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:
January, September
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2010
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: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Graduate Attributes: Not available
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