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Graduate Certificate in Teaching

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This degree is for domestic students only
Want to take your teaching career to new heights? Study the Graduate Certificate in Teaching at UNSW and undertake advanced professional practice at your school in a specialisation relevant to your experience. This program is open to qualified teachers and provides a pathway to a Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Commencing Terms
Term 1
Duration
0.7 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 7327
CRICOS code -
Entry Requirements
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Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$15,500*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$15,500*
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Overview

Are you a working teacher looking to update or add to your qualifications?

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is recognised as an additional teaching qualification in schools around Australia. It is a flexible but intensive course which includes 25 days of school-based advanced professional practice. You will gain a solid base for further study at the Master level. As this degree is designed for working teachers, you can undertake it part-time. 

To complete a Graduate Teaching Certificate, you must have relevant studies in the teaching specialisation you wish to enrol in. You must also be teaching at a school that will allow you to undertake advanced professional practice, as we do not find suitable schools for this placement.

Why study at UNSW?

Completing this degree will give you accreditation with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES); you will be prepared for employment with the Department of Education and Training, independent schools and other organisations.

Who should choose this degree?

Practising secondary teachers wanting to update or add an additional teaching area to their formal pre-service qualifications will benefit from this degree.

Program Code
7327
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
N/A

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Entry requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching)

OR

  • A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.

AND

  • At least four semester length units of approved disciplinary studies in the relevant teaching area. You must be teaching to gain admission to the program

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

  • A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching)

OR

  • A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.

AND

  • At least four semester length units of approved disciplinary studies in the relevant teaching area. You must be teaching to gain admission to the program

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Full program structure

Future careers

From the first semester, the theoretical concepts you learn in your courses are applied directly to the classroom. Through this program you will be provided with the necessary knowledge and practical experience to walk into your first day of teaching with the confidence of a seasoned teacher.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$15,500*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$15,500*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$21,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$21,500*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

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At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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