The Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies is a six month course, and is available on both a full time and part time basis.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies is a course designed to assist students to develop introductory knowledge and skills in teaching for the purposes of enhancing their capacities to work in an educational support role. The Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies is not a registrable teaching qualification.
Bachelor of Education Pathway – Become a Teacher!
Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies may articulate into the Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) courses through the attainment of prerequisite knowledge and/or rank status.
Course admission information, including the ATAR/selection rank, and student profile for the Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies can be found here.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
I am an applicant with:
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants who have completed secondary education in the last two years and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study of at least a completed Certificate III (with a GPA of at least 5.0 are eligible for admission to this course.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants with completed higher education study, and applicants with higher education study of at least one semester (full-time equivalent) who wish to transfer to or within CHC, are eligible for admission to this course.
WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with work and life experience who demonstrate readiness for higher education, including successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT), are 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 course will be delivered in an online/external and on-campus-internal modes. Delivery is supported by an integrated Learning Management System (LMS) with modular units, rich in resources, media and interactive elements. Your study journey will be supported by a scaffolded study guide, accessible lecturers including regular online conferencing. Assessment is clearly detailed, usually consisting of two significant or three moderate tasks per unit, where in many incidences your school context can be utilised.
Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies ED03
The Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies consists of four units, being:
- 3 core units including 1 Primary or Secondary specialisation unit; and
- 1 elective unit in English, History/HASS, Mathematics or Science.
|CR111 Introduction to Cross Curricular literacies||10|
|CS116 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation I||10|
|plus one Education Studies core unit from below|
Sem 1 intake
ES113 Educational Psychology: Learning & Development (P-6)
Sem 1 intake
ES116 Educational Psychology: Learning & Development (7-12)
Sem 2 intake
ES123 Introduction to Teaching & Learning (P-6)
Sem 2 intake
ES126 Introduction to Teaching & Learning (7-12)
|Education discipline unit (level 100)|
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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