Graduate Certificate of Education Studies - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Education.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

D4001

Credit points

24

Abbreviated title

GradCertEdSt

CRICOS code

084062B

Managing faculty

Education

Coordinator

Student advisersStudent advisers (http://www.monash.edu.au/education/current-students/contact/)

Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/contact/)

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

D4001 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist
Graduate certificate

Standard duration

0.5 years FT, 1 year PT

You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Off-campus (Clayton)

Multi-modal (Singapore)

Award

Graduate Certificate of Education Studies

Description

This course is designed for students with a first qualification in a discipline other than education. It orients learners to the education discipline. It provides you with an understanding of concepts and contemporary issues in education and of educational contexts and systems, locally and globally. It develops knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical and professional debates in specialist areas within the field of education and locates these within contemporary research. Completion of this course positions you to pursue education-related careers and/or further study in education.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. acquire knowledge of foundational concepts and knowledge traditions in education
  2. develop understanding of recent issues and debates in policy and practice in education
  3. apply critical perspectives in their evaluation of substantive and contemporary issues and ideas in education
  4. demonstrate analytical skills in evaluating, synthesising and communicating academic concepts through learning and assessment tasks
  5. build confidence in academic literacy and demonstrate engagement at an advanced academic level.

Structure

The course consists of two units which develop your understanding of concepts and contemporary issues in education and of educational contexts and systems, locally and globally, and your knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical and professional debates in specialist areas within the field of education, and locates these within contemporary research.

Requirements

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-d4001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

This course comprises 24 credit points structured into two units, each of 12 points.

You must complete:*

  • EDF4610 Interacting with research in education contexts
  • EDF4611 Investigating education issues in global contexts

* Note: Where circumstances necessitate, alternative units may be taken with the approval of the faculty.

Progression to further studies

This course provides a pathway to the following master's coursework degrees, and if admitted you may be eligible for credit:

  • D6003 Master of Counselling
  • D6002 Master of Education
  • D6004 Master of Leadership
  • D6005 Master of TESOL