The Graduate Certificate in Christian Education is a two-semester course which is available on part time basis only.
The course is designed to provide professional development to qualified and experienced Christian teachers. It is aimed particularly at teachers who want to undertake studies which will assist them to develop Christian perspectives and professional education practices. It emphasises critical reflection upon the role and tasks of the Christian professional teacher, and the mission, philosophy and practices of Christian schooling, and becoming equipped to translate this reflection into practice.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Christian Education is four years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Christian Education may articulate into the Master of Education.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
I am an applicant with:
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants with recent secondary education are not eligible for admission to this course.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants with a recognised initial teacher education qualification and at least one year (full-time equivalent) of relevant teaching experience are eligible for admission to this course.
WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible for admission to this course.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)|
|PTE (Academic)||59 (at least 51 in all subtests)|
|TOEFL (IBT)||90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)|
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Education will be delivered in the external/online mode. Delivery is supported by an integrated Learning Management System (LMS) with resource-rich modular units, media and interactive elements. Your study journey will be supported by a scaffolded study guide and regular online conferencing with accessible lecturers. Assessment is clearly detailed, usually consisting of two significant or three moderate tasks per unit which, in many cases, can be applied to your school context.
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Education requires 40 credit points of core units for completion.
In planning their courses, students must consult the Education Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Fees & Scholarships
CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.
The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.
Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.
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