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Learning does not stop once we leave school. It is now an intrinsic part of the contemporary work environment. There is a growing demand for educators who are able to design, implement and deliver a range of learning opportunities for adults in the workplace and the wider community.
USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning) provides the opportunity for you to study facilitated learning outside of school settings. Designed to tap into your work environment, with learning that is relevant and useful, this degree enables you to complete a work-based project for assessment.
After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education (Adult, Professional, and Workplace Learning).
If you do not achieve a GPA of 4.0, you may have the option to continue your studies with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Adult, Professional, and Workplace Learning) before moving on to a Master of Education (Adult, Professional, and Workplace Learning) (provided other program entry requirements are met).
Note: This program does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. To qualify for teacher registration in Queensland, please refer to the Master of Learning and Teaching.
The Graduate Certificate of Education (Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning) will enhance the knowledge and skills of education officers, development officers and workplace mentors in adult professional and workplace learning environments.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.
Courses to be studied
- 4 x specialization courses (4 units)
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
Study Mode/ Cost
- Domestic full fee paying: AUD 9480
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay for your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for the credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.